Africa

The area of Africa lying south of the Sahel, called sub-Saharan Africa, is the poorest region in the world. Half of all the deaths of children under the age of five occur in the region. West and Central Africa has the world's highest numbers of babies dying within the first 28 days of their life.

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Since 1994, we’ve been helping children caught in conflict. We’re reuniting children with their families and helping to give them an education.
Despite progress in the last 30 years child mortality rates are still the highest in the world. We've embarked on a plan to make Ethiopia place where children can thrive.
We’ve been working in Ivory Coast since 1996. Since 2002 we’ve been providing care and support to those vulnerable to violence and abuse.
We’ve been protecting families from starvation since 2001. We’re running nutrition programmes and supporting livelihoods.
We've been working here since 1991. Since the civil war ended, we’ve been protecting children from killer diseases.
We were one of the first international aid agencies to enter Libya after the outbreak of fighting in February 2011. Today, the conflict has ended, but our work continues.
We were one of the first international aid agencies to enter Libya after the outbreak of fighting in February 2011. Today, the conflict has ended, but our work continues.
We want to lift tens of thousands of Mozambique’s families out of profound poverty and set the agenda for early childhood education nationwide.
We want to lift tens of thousands of Mozambique’s families out of profound poverty and set the agenda for early childhood education nationwide.
We’re saving lives by providing free access to healthcare and food. And we’re protecting vulnerable children.
We started work here in 2001. We’re improving access to healthcare for pregnant women and children. And we're getting children back into school.
We started work here after the 1994 genocide. We’re helping communities develop ways to protect their children and are working to help former child soldiers return home and get an education.
Since 1999, we’ve been working on reducing deaths in childbirth and protecting women and children from violence and abuse.
We’ve been working here for more than 40 years. We’re focusing on improving access to education and basic healthcare across the country.
We’re giving practical and emotional support to children affected by HIV and AIDS. And we're working to protect children from abuse and exploitation.
We’re reducing malnutrition in children under 5. We're providing children of all ages with an education and protection from violence and abuse.
We’ve been working in Tanzania and Zanzibar for more than 10 years. We’re saving lives by providing healthcare, food and shelter to vulnerable children.
We started work in Uganda in 1959. We’re working to reduce child deaths from preventable diseases and to protect children affected by HIV and AIDS
We began our work in Zimbabwe around 25 years ago. With life expectancy the lowest in the world, we’re working to protect and care for vulnerable children.