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What We Do

We are the World’s leading independent organization for children. We save children’s lives.We fight for their rights. We help them reach their full potentials. Our Vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our Mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children’s Ambition 2030 for Children represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help re-imagine the world for children and realise our founding vision.


Save the Children has worked in Somalia for over 70 years, since 1951, and is a national and international leader in humanitarian and development programming inhealth, nutrition, education,child protection and child rights governance. Our long operational history and broad geographical coverage, hasafforded us positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including national government, local authorities, donors, international and local NGOs, as well as the trust and acceptance of the communities themselves.


Save the Children in Somalia currently implements programmes in the following areas: