Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. They work in almost 120 countries. They save children's lives; they fight for their rights; they help them fulfill their potential.
Their vision is a world in which every Somali child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.
They work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Across all of thier work, they pursue several core values: accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.
Their History in Somalia/Somaliland
Save the Children has worked in Somalia/Somaliland since 1951 when they set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somaliland. From the early 1970s they went a step further and began providing emergency assistance to communities in Somalia For nearly 65 years, they have been there whenever a crisis has hit.
In 2016, their work in Somalia/Somaliland reached 1,276,392 people - 600,936 being children with Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and Child Protection services. As well as long-term development work, they scaled up to respond to humanitarian spikes caused by drought, floods and cholera outbreaks. They have worked closely with the Government and supported policy makers and communities across Somalia and Somaliland to develop and approve policies and systems that will ensure a protective environment for children.
Where is Save the Children Somalia