Every day, poverty, conflict, rural exodus and pandemics are destroying families and social structures around the world. More and more children are being separated from their families or abandoned and find themselves all alone and having to find their way in brand new surroundings. As a result of this development, the children concerned face increased danger and become victims of rape, abuse and exploitation.
Save the Children is convinced that it is safest for children to grow up at home and within their social community. For this reason, we are strongly committed to protecting children and support families, local authorities and national governments in their efforts to enable children to have the necessary care and appropriate protection in their own families.