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Encyclopedia > Save the Children Fund

Save the Children is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid. It was founded in the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the First World War.


Basing its operations on the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, Save the Children works worldwide to provide emergency relief as well as long-term development and prevention work to help children, their families and communities to be self-sufficient.


The Australian and U.S. divisions have been involved in the Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.


External links

  • American Save the Children website (http://www.savethechildren.org)
  • British Save the Children website (http://www.savethechildren.org.uk)

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Save the Children - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1248 words)
The Save the Children Fund was founded in London, England in 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton.
This was the first important assertion of the rights of children as separate from adults, and began the process that would lead to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the United Nations in 1989 and now ratified by nearly all countries worldwide.
By the 1970s, Save the Children was one of the major aid agencies in the United Kingdom, and with a sufficiently secure place in the British establishment to merit a member of the Royal Family, Princess Anne, as its president.
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