Our vision is of a world in which every child has the chance to live life to the full; where they are loved, protected and cared for, and enjoy good health and an education. Where they can live free from fear.
For this to become a reality, we work alongside communities in close to 100 countries to bring about long-term change; we give children a voice in the places where decisions are made and we respond quickly to the emergencies that affect more than 250 million people around the world each year. As we do this, we focus on three key areas: child protection, child health and emergency response.
Every day 19,000 children die. Most of them die needlessly from preventable diseases and malnourishment. We focus on putting an end to this by improving the health of children and families living in poverty.
We want children living in the world’s hardest places to be free from exploitation and abuse, to be flourishing in safe communities. Our child protection programmes are helping us to do just this.
Implementing change for good is at the heart of what we do. Because this change is brought about through the support of our donors, we are honest about our impact and fully accountable for our actions.
Providing survivors of Typhoon Haiyan with essentials like food, water, and hygiene and shelter kits, we are helping the worst affected areas. We are also beginning early recovery work – helping people to rebuild their homes, their livelihoods and their lives.