February 2018 – Save the Children UK

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The donation of February 2018 goes to:

Save the Children - logoSave the Children UK

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. It was established in the UK in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, healthcare, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.

In addition to the UK organisation, there are 29 other national Save the Children organisations who are members of the Save the Children Alliance, a global network of nonprofit organisations supporting local partners and Save the Children International in more than 120 countries around the world.

The organisation promotes policy changes in order to gain more rights for young people especially by enforcing the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Alliance members co-ordinate emergency-relief efforts, helping to protect children from the effects of war and violence. Save the Children has general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

[donation made via the fundraiser of Will Thorpe]

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