Having expanded from its initial focus on Children in War, today Save the Children works with fifty partner organizations in eight countries. In Southeast Asia, Save the Children is working with local private organizations to expand, strengthen and mobilize community response to protect teenage girls from trafficking. The program also addresses the special medical, behavioral, educational, legal and social needs of children living and working on the streets.
Save the Children creates real and lasting change in the lives of children in need in the U.S. and in over 43 countries around the world. The history of Save the Children is a story of positive change and people - millions of people in thousands of communities around the globe - working together to create opportunities for the world's children to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives. In January 1932 in a small room in New York City, a group of concerned citizens gathered to respond to the needs of the proud people of Appalachia hard hit by the Great Depression.