Save the Children is working to relieve the suffering of those affected by war, natural disaster, disease, violence and poverty by delivering vital health care services, education, training, and helping devastated families recover their independence.
Poverty affects every aspect of children’s lives. It limits their opportunities for education, puts them at risk for health problems and increases the likelihood that they’ll be subjected to child labour or early marriage.
Millions of children around the world are in danger of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Millions of children are not learning because of poverty, discrimination, or because they are too hungry to learn.
The most dangerous day in a child’s life is the day it is born. Each year, almost seven million children under age five die due to malnutrition, poor maternal health and diseases like malaria.