Save the Children International
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Save the Children International, formerly known as the International Save The Children Alliance, is a worldwide non-profit organisation which aims to improve the living of children. There are 30 Save the Children member organisations around the world.
In 1997 a more formal structure was set up and the organisation was renamed the International Save the Children Alliance. Soon afterwards, a permanent secretariat was set up in London. This was later moved to Geneva, but currently is based once more in London. Since 2010 it has been known as Save the Children International.
Save the Children International continues the worldwide aims of the original Save the Children organisation, which was founded in 1919 in London and became part of the International Save the Children Union founded in Geneva in 1920.
Save the Children International, helps to provide medical aid, shelter, food and water to children that are in need because of different crisis situations they are in such as, floods, famines, earthquakes and armed conflict. In addition to these services, the organization provides a safe environment for children who need it as well as emotional support to those who may need to overcome a crisis. Another example of aid they provide is training and informing communities on what to do when a crisis due to weather happens. The idea here is that by training the communities they will be able to soften the impact of crisis to their communities if one were to occur.
One example of the aid they provide is in East and West Africa. There, children are suffering because of food shortages and this is also causing food prices to rise. They are providing children in this area with aid and helping communities become more prepared for future crises. This kind of aid is set to help around 250,000 children from dying due to malnutrition every year.
EVERY ONE is a global campaign that started in 2009 by Save the Children. This global campaign was born to try and end children who are born from dying and prevent mothers from dying when giving birth. The campaign believes that no child under the age of 5 should die from a cause that could and should be prevented. The campaign is striving to achieve a two thirds drop in child mortality rates by the year 2015. The campaign believes that they inexpensive and low technology solutions that are available to help these children from dying need to be used at a greater scale to help attack this problem. As stated on their website, “What we need is the will – from politicians, the public, aid agencies, companies, EVERY ONE – to make it happen on a global scale.” 
The financial funds that are collected for this organization are received from different foundations, companies, governments and even individuals. The organization is able to raise an estimated $1.6 billion a year. The money raised is used to go towards programs that aid children and their specific needs in the poorest countries around the world.
The organization’s strategy and programs are headed by leaders that are on the Save the Children International Board. Those who serve on the board are all experts in their fields. Some of the fields they come from are law, finance, healthcare, government positions and are well informed on children’s rights.