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Eritier*, 7, plays with this brothers outside his home

Photo: Martin Kharumwa / Save the Children

Photo: Martin Kharumwa / Save the Children


Overcoming adversity. Creating hope.

2020 was a challenging year. But together we have been able to bring hope to millions of children.

Lincoln who wrote a poem about coronavius

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Patrick* poses for the camera in a refugee settlement in Uganda

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Asmau*, 12, studies at home thanks to radio learning supported by Save the Children in Nigeria

Photo: Kunle Olawoyin / Save the Children

Photo: Kunle Olawoyin / Save the Children

Creating hope

Photo: Tom Nicholson / Save the Children

Photo: Tom Nicholson / Save the Children


See the world differently

Children and adults are taking it on themselves to find new ways to support their communities. And to start to build a better future. 

We hope, like us, they’ll inspire you to question what’s happening in our world. And want to stand with children and adults taking action to change the future we all share.

Photo: CJ Clarke / Save the Children

Photo: CJ Clarke / Save the Children

Photo: Tom Merilion / Save The Children

Photo: Tom Merilion / Save The Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children

Photo: Fredrik Lerneryd / Save the Children

Photo: Tom Merilion / Save The Children

Photo: Tom Merilion / Save The Children


Catching Alices

“After I gave birth I thought… second to my Ma, you’re my heaven-sent, God sent you to help me.” - Etta, whose first daughter, Alice, is now four

Alice's story is about love, survival and hope – and the difference one person can make...

Alice the midwifestands inside White Plains Clinic, Liberia.
n a Liberian village, over 800 babies have been named Alice in honour of the incredible midwife who delivered them. Meet Alice... and some Alices!

Photos: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photos: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Alice the midwife celebrates with girls named after her outside White Plains Clinic, Liberia

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children


2019 In Pictures

Save the Children's creative team selected twenty images from 2019 that celebrate children’s uniquely compelling stories and personalities. Then we asked our incredible staff photographers and award-winning freelancers to share their memories of that day.

The final collection shows moments of grace, acts of hope, exhausting journeys, agonising waits. And celebrates the private moments so easily taken for granted.

Friends Danusha, 8, and Elsa,10, play together at a camp for people affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique.

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Ryian*, 15, plays with his younger sister Siba*, two, at their home in Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees, Jordan.

Photo: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children

Photo: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children

Peter* and his pet pigeon Am, at his home in a refugee settlement, northern Uganda

Photo: Louis Leeson / Save The Children

Photo: Louis Leeson / Save The Children


I Am Alive

Award-winning photographer Dominic Nahr and journalist Anna Mayumi Kerber travelled across the globe with Save the Children, capturing the stories of 11 survivors of the most devastating conflicts of the last century.

He documented ten historical witnesses, one for each decade – and a baby, a new life and symbol of hope for the new century. Together, they provide moving first-hand testimonies of what it means to experience the horrors of war as a child.

A childhood picture of 12 year old Yong Woong Jo and his mother, taken in 1956.
6-year-old Theophilus Chukwuemeka Amadi at his birthday in 1971
 Mawla Jan Nazari, 54 years old Survivor of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (1979 – 1989)


Vanilla for Change

Since 2016, children in the Sava region of Madagascar have been thriving thanks to the life-changing partnership between Unilever's Wall’s brand, Symrise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Save the Children.

"The vanilla is ripe and smells really good. I like vanilla and its taste. My mother has worked on a vanilla farm for four years. She has always planted rice and started planting vanilla before Symrise came. She told me she joined Symrise because there are many advantages. For example, during the harvest season they give us rice. During the pollination process, Symrise lends her money until she gets paid. And we get a healthcare card that we can use to be treated in hospital." - Castella, 17, Madagascar.

Bolo poses with a toy ice-cream by her home in the Sava region of Madagascar

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children

Castella, 17, poses with a toy ice-cream by her home in the Sava region of Madagascar

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children

Bolo, 18, dances with friends from the youth association in their village in the Sava region of Madagascar

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children

Photo: Charlie Forgham-Bailey / Save the Children


GSK & Save the Children

Our current work in Ethiopia is providing children in some of the hardest-to-reach communities with access to life-saving vaccines, in order to protect them from dangerous but preventable diseases.

Through our partnership support, children are given the chance to grow up safe and healthy, with the opportunity to become who they want to be.

“Save the Children help us to provide the vaccines and gave me training. They give us cold chain maintenance training, how to check the temperature and keep vaccines in the cold chain with a kerosene fridge. Now that GSK funded the maintenance of motorcycles, we can get to hard to reach areas. There are mountain areas that can only be reached by bike.” - Hasan, a health supervisor in Ethiopia

Women and babies attend a community vaccination in the Degehabur district, Somali region, Ethiopia

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Asli’s child holds a baby goat near her home in the Degehabur district, Somali Region, Ethiopia

Photo: Karin Stowe / Save the Children

Photo: Karin Stowe / Save the Children

Health worker Ifra Mahamud at a community vaccine outreach session in the Deghabur district, Somali Region, Ethiopia

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children

Photo: Hanna Adcock / Save the Children


Protecting Children in Conflict

Conflict turns a child’s world upside down. It brings chaos, disorder and violence – causing children to witness things that no one should ever see. Your kind and generous support enables us to stand side by side with children living in conflict, to make sure they do not become a lost generation.

When children’s lives are torn apart by conflict, we work to protect them from danger. We help them to overcome the emotional traumas they have experienced. And we support them to stay in school, so they can reach their full potential.

Amina* 14, Sana'a, Yemen

Photo: Sukaina Sharafuddin/ Save the Children

Photo: Sukaina Sharafuddin/ Save the Children

 more than 60 activists of all ages from across the UK joined together in Westminster to hand in Save the Children's peace petition of more than 58,000 signatures to the Foreign Office.

Photo: Jeff Moore

Photo: Jeff Moore

Save the Children team visiting the Kitaf hospital which was hit by an airstrike on 26 March 2019 in Saada, Yemen.

Photo: Save the Children

Photo: Save the Children


Forever changed: Forever hopeful

Every day, they experience the horrors of war – horrors compounded by the particular challenges girls face. They are more vulnerable to sexual violence and early marriage. They’re more likely to be denied their basic rights, like healthcare and education.

Photographers Lynsey Addario, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Esther Mbabazi worked with nine girls from Afghanistan, Gaza and the Democratic Republic of Congo to capture this rarely told, rarely heard story.

Rania*, 16, at her home in Gaza

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children

Rania*, 16, at her home in Gaza

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children

Amani*, 16, with her mother at their home in Gaza

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children

Photo: Alessandra Sanguinetti / Save The Children


COVID-19 in the UK

When COVID-19 hit, we were already working in some of the poorest parts of the country, collaborating with key people and organisations in children’s lives – such as schools, the NHS, and social services – to support children’s early years’ development.

Within weeks, we developed an emergency response plan to help families get what they need to get through this.

North (11 months) and mum Lorna photographed at home in Bristol

Photo: Emli Bendixen/ Save the Children

Photo: Emli Bendixen/ Save the Children

Rachel* with her daughter Beth* in their home in Margate, UK

Photo: Kate Stanworth / Save The Children

Photo: Kate Stanworth / Save The Children

Lexi-Mae, aged 5, and her mother Georgina at the window of their home in Sheffield.

Photo: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children

Photo: Jonathan Hyams / Save the Children