The Save the Children Fund,[2] commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization 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. After passing a century, which it celebrated in 2019,[3] it is now a global movement made up of 30 national member organizations that work in 120 countries.

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Save the Children
Founded15 April 1919; 103 years ago (1919-04-15)
FoundersEglantyne Jebb
Dorothy Buxton
TypeInternational NGO
Registration no.England & Wales 213890
EIN: 06-0726487
Legal statusRegistered company limited by guarantee[1]
OriginsLondon, England, U.K.
Area served

Headquartered in London, the organisation promotes policy changes to gain more rights for young people[4] especially by enforcing the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Saving the Children through co-ordinate emergency-relief efforts, helping to protect children from the post effects of war and violence.[5] Save the Children has a general consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council.