Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in almost 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we 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 our work, we pursue several core values: accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity and integrity.
Our History in Somalia/Somaliland
Save the Children has worked in Somalia/Somaliland since 1951 when we set up a vocational school for orphaned boys in Somaliland. From the early 1970s we went a step further and began providing emergency assistance to communities in Somalia For nearly 65 years, we have been there whenever a crisis has hit.
In 2016, our 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, we scaled up to respond to humanitarian spikes caused by drought, floods and cholera outbreaks. We 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.