SAVE THE CHILDREN
In the world’s poorest countries, 8 million children under five die needlessly every year. They’ll never get the chance to fulfil their potential. Most are killed by illnesses we know how to prevent and treat, such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. And every single day, thousands of children face starvation.
In 2013, this is totally and utterly wrong. Save the Children already saves thousands of lives across the world, but you can help us save many, many more.
We need you. In fact, children need you. They need your voice, your energy, your families and friends. When the cost of just a chocolate bar would pay for a baby's essential medicine, your money really does have the power to save a life.
A three-day-old twin boy receives his first inoculation at Chicala Health Clinic Huambo Province, Angola
- £29 can pay for a course of emergency food supplements to save a malnourished child’s life.
- £50 can buy 25 blankets to keep babies suffering from deadly pneumonia warm.
- £100 can pay to train a healthworker to diagnose and treat children for deadly diseases.
We’re asking you to do whatever you were born to do, do it for Save the Children. So, if you were born to walk, the money you raise really does have the power to save lives.
"I had seven children, but four died and now I only have three. The first two died of measles because they hadn’t been given their vaccines. The second two died of malaria and loss of blood, because we had no mosquito nets in our home to protect them. I was left with three children. The older two are twins and they’re 11 years old. The younger one is two years old. And now I’m nine months pregnant. "During this pregnancy I’ve had all my vaccines and I go to the health clinic for a check-up every month. Now I know the importance of mosquito nets and vaccines. Now I know how I can protect my baby."