For children. Since 1919.

Save the Children was founded in the UK by teacher Eglantyne Jebb in 1919, shortly after the First World War. For her, there were no winners or losers, just children suffering from hunger and poverty. Children still need our support today, as they did in 1919. That is why we are as fervent in our fight for children and their rights today, as was our founder nearly 100 years ago.
Eglantyne Jebb
"All wars, just or unjust, disastrous or victorious, are waged against the child." (Eglantyne Jebb)

Children in Germany were among the first to be helped by Save the Children. After the First World War, orphans were given clothes, food and medicines and were cared for in hostels.

As well as establishing Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb was also a pioneer of the international children's rights movement. After the outbreak of famine in Russia in 1921, she recognised that aid would need to be available for children in the long term. In 1923, she wrote the first declaration of the rights of the child. It is thanks to her fervent commitment to children's rights that these principles were adopted in 1924, initially by the League of Nations as the Declaration of Geneva. They later formed the basis for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. On 20 November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, finally creating the basis for children's rights in international law.