In the event of an emergency, Save the Children provides resources and support for early livelihoods recovery. Our programs enable vulnerable households to meet immediate survival needs and recover assets. We also provide access to safety nets (provision of cash or food), community-based disaster risk reduction strategies and access to safe savings systems and affordable insurance products, which all help to build resilient households.
Save the Children provides strategies that assist economically vulnerable households to grow income and assets, helping to strengthen their resilience to shocks. Interventions include improved access to financial services, market opportunities and promotion of key production practices. Farming systems improvements reduce periods of hunger between harvests, improve the variety of nutritional foods available for children and form the basis for improved incomes through crop sales
In many countries, young people make a significant contribution to the economic viability of the household. Save the Children's experience has demonstrated that early introduction of skills and training in cash management and savings practices leads to positive long-term financial habits and improved future prospects, particularly for girls. Save the Children works with youth in both program areas and implements several youth-focused programs.
Child Hunger Crisis Fact Sheet October 2009Last Updated on 2010-05-05 00:00:00
Save the Children is aggressively scaling up its efforts to reach children affected by the worst food crisis in 20 years. New programs over the past four months have reached approximately 1.7million people in regions where rates of acute malnutrition are exceeding standard emergency thresholds and child mortality is high.
Child Hunger Crisis Fact Sheet October 2009