Save the Children is a U.S based non-profit organization that works on behalf of children worldwide. The organization. https://www.savethechildren.org/
Save the Children
Save the Children organization focuses
- Health of Children worldwide
-Education of children
-Protection of children
-Policy & Advocacy
-Provide Emergency Response
Through the save the Children Organization individuals around the world can donate, and sponsor children.
Current Issue: Save the Children
Current issues that Save the Children has invested their efforts and dedication
-Poverty in America: How Covid-19 has crippled Children Access to food.
-17% of all children in America live in households that lack access to adepuate food!
The poverty issue in America caught my attention, because poverty effects so many worldwide, and with the pandemic it has become even more of an issue. Individuals are not able to receive support for shelters, or food pantries to help provide for their families. Many of the places where families were able to attend to receive food are currently closed due to the pandemic.
Poverty is too often the reality for children living in rural America’s poverty-stricken pockets, where nearly 1 in 4 grows up in poverty. And the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have further crippled their ability to access food, healthcare and basic services.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Poverty in America
COVID-19 could impact children in the communities least equipped to provide support in many ways.
Health – Poorer children tend to have more underlying health conditions, such as asthma, and therefore may be at higher risk for severe illness. Hunger – 30 million children in the U.S. depend on school for one or more of their meals each week. School closures and loss of family income mean food insecurity rates will rise.
COVID-19 has had an changed everyone life in some way, and communites everywhere must come together as a whole and support each other during these times. Remember it takes a village to raise a child, be apart of someones Village!