About Save the Children:
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.
Founded over 100 years ago, Save the Children was the first global organization devoted solely to serving children’s needs and securing their rights.
Our founder Eglantyne Jebb saw children dying of starvation and wracked with disease after the end of the First World War. So, in 1919, she launched the Save the Children Fund to raise much-needed funds to end children’s suffering across war-torn Europe.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, based on our founder’s declaration, is the most universally accepted human rights treaty in history.
Since our founding over 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of over one billion children.