South and Central America

Helping to give every child a better future

We focus on helping every child survive and grow up healthy so they can thrive. When disasters strike, we provide emergency relief for children and their families.

Countries we work in

Milena, six, eats with her sister and mother at a Popular Restaurant in Petrolina, Northeast, Brazil.

Brazil

Here, we’re helping young people access healthcare, including sexual health services. We’re also protecting vulnerable child workers.

COLOMBIA

Since 1991 we've been working with schools and communities affected by armed conflict. Now, we're also responding to the huge influx of people fleeing economic crisis in Venezuela.

Leonel, five, stands where some of the houses that were destroyed by the earthquake once stood.

Ecuador

We started working here in 2002. We’re focusing on helping every child to get a basic education and we’re also working to promote children’s rights.

Maya, 9, (centre) and her friends take part in a peace building workshop in PENNAT school in La Terminal market, Guatemala City.

Guatemala

Since 1999 we've been helping Guatemala's poorest families overcome the impact of the country’s 36-year civil war. Today, our programmes cover education, health, livelihoods and nutrition.

Oswaldynyo, 9 years old - still has scars where a block of cement fell on his head during the 2010 earthquake.

Haiti

The 2010 Haiti earthquake killed 230,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless. We're working with families on health, education, and protection issues, and preventing and treating cholera.

Luzmila (12) harvests barley from from the land on her families farm.

Peru

We started working here in 1980. We’re working to get every child a good education. And we want children here to grow up without fear of violence.

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