Globally, one child in five lives in extreme poverty.
The poorest children are most at risk of disease, malnutrition and stunting. They’re more likely to miss school or get a poor education. And there’s a greater chance they’ll suffer early marriage, violence or child labour.
For example, in Bangladesh we’re tackling stunting by changing the way nutrition services work and helping develop sustainable livelihoods. We’re also supporting mothers and young children in 191,000 households.
In Lebanon we’re providing cash assistance with five other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to help the most vulnerable Syrian refugees afford food and essentials. Monthly payments will reach around 154,000 people.
Our movement's child poverty programmes reached 4.1 million children in 2021.
You can read more about our work here.