Africa

Helping children change the world

We do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn.

Libya

We were one of the first aid agencies to enter Libya after fighting broke out in 2011. Today our teams are still there, supporting displaced people and helping protect children.

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Ethiopia

Despite progress in the last 30 years child mortality rates are still high. We've embarked on a plan to make Ethiopia a place where children can thrive.

Kenya

We work with the poorest people in Kenya, including nomadic communities, refugees from war-torn Somalia, and vulnerable children with uncertain futures.

Mozambique

We want to lift tens of thousands of Mozambique’s families out of profound poverty and set the agenda for early childhood education nationwide.

Rwanda

We started work here after the 1994 genocide. We’re helping communities protect their children and running a major programme to improve children's literacy.

Kinga, 13, looks after her baby sister Lopore , 2, at the stabilisation centre

South Sudan

We’re reducing malnutrition in children under five. We're providing children of all ages with an education and protection from violence and abuse.

Somalia

We’ve been working here for more than 40 years. We’re focusing on improving access to education and basic healthcare across the country.

Spesios* carrying a baby in Save the Children's Child Friendly Space

Tanzania

We’ve been working in Tanzania for more than 10 years. We’re saving lives by providing healthcare, food and shelter to vulnerable children.

Uganda

We started work in Uganda in 1959. We’re working to reduce child deaths from preventable diseases and to protect children affected by HIV and AIDS.

Primary school teacher, Grace works 1 to 1 with student Patience.

Zimbabwe

We began our work in Zimbabwe around 25 years ago. With life expectancy among the lowest in the world, we’re working to protect and care for vulnerable children.

Jacob* in his hut in turkana country, East Africa following his recovery from Malnutrition

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The Association of Working Children and Youth of Burkina (AWCYB) is an implementing partner of Save the Children, providing education alongside vocation training.

Burkina Faso

We work with local authorities to improve education and provide much-needed treatment for children with acute malnutrition.

In Guinea, children, whose schools are currently closed due to Ebola, prepare messaging in their local dialects.

Guinea

In Guinea, we’re saving and improving children's lives through our child protection, education, healthcare and vocational programmes.

Twin sisters with their babies in Cote D'Ivoire.

Ivory Coast

We’ve been working in Ivory Coast since 1996. Our teams provide care and support to those vulnerable to violence and abuse.

Baby Mathew, 2 weeks old, at the Tucker-ta clinic built by Save the Children in Liberia as part of the 'Build it for Babies' fundraising appeal.

Liberia

We first came to Liberia in the aftermath of the civil war. Today, we respond to emergencies and run a range of programmes on health, child protection and education.

Rakia, forty, prepares food with her children at her home in Benigorola village, Sikasso region, Mali.

Mali

We're helping the poorest families prepare for the most difficult times so that they can always give their children the care they need.

Tsahara and her 3 year old son Habou outside their home in Kourni Ban Dawa village.

Niger

We’re saving lives by providing free access to healthcare and food. And we’re protecting vulnerable children.

Sadiya* with the guinea flour she must prepare daily. This is currently their only source of food.

Nigeria

We started work here in 2001. We’re improving access to healthcare for pregnant women and children. And we're getting children back into school.

Mohamed (10) and Madior(4) speak to Babacar Ndiaye (27, Social Worker)

Senegal

Our work in Senegal focuses on the importance of keeping families together and promoting the positive impact that this has on children's lives.

Sierra Leone

Since 1999, we’ve been working on reducing deaths in childbirth and protecting women and children from violence and abuse.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Since 1994, we’ve been helping children caught in conflict. We’re reuniting children with their families and helping to give them an education.

Tebogo, seven, and his mother are both HIV positive and his father died of AIDS when Tebogo was two.

South Africa

We’re giving practical and emotional support to children affected by HIV and AIDS. And we're working to protect children from abuse and exploitation.