Whether it’s a sudden emergency or an ongoing crisis, CHILDREN CHARITY works to help those in need around the world.
Our 2030 goal: CHILDREN CHARITY provides quality, gender-focused and localized humanitarian assistance to 10% of people affected by major crises, reaching at least 50 million people by 2030.
In 2020, 168 million people needed humanitarian assistance – a number that has been rising steadily over the past decade.
70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. The human consequences of these crises are devastating. Families are struggling to find shelter, get enough food and find safe places to rebuild their lives. One in five women in crisis has been sexually assaulted.
On average, humanitarian crises are more complex than at any time in the past 15 years and last almost three years longer than before. Conflict, migration and climate change are the main trends driving these crises – 8 of the world’s worst food crises being linked to conflict and climate change. And so far we have only raised 54% of the money we would need to help everyone in crisis.
Food and water
Hunger and malnutrition remain the main threats to public health worldwide.
Our 2030 goal: 75 million people, the majority of whom are women and girls, increase respect for their right to adequate food, water and nutrition.
820 million people will go to bed hungry tonight, and 2 billion more don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
Being hungry impacts everything in these people’s lives. When they cannot meet this basic need, families struggle to find a way out of poverty. It is more difficult to take advantage of economic opportunities or get involved in community actions. Hungry kids don’t do as well in school – if they can get there. Babies who don’t get the right nutrition early in life may never reach their full potential as adults.
Not only are these numbers unacceptable, but globally they are getting worse. Over the past three years, conflict and climate change have increased food insecurity every year. Farmers struggle to grow the food they need to feed themselves and sell in markets for others to eat. If we do nothing, 1.4 billion people could go hungry by 2050.
Every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Our goal for 2030: 50 million people worldwide increase the realization of their right to health and 30 million women their right to sexual and reproductive health.
The story of global health over the past few decades is a story of atrocious inequality.
In poor countries, 4 out of 1,000 women will die in childbirth. In Sierra Leone, 17 out of 97 women will die giving birth. It is 1 times more likely than women in the United States. In sub-Saharan Africa, 13 out of 15 children will die before their 16th birthday; XNUMX times more than children in countries like the United States. We know how to solve these problems, but we have not yet obtained these solutions for the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.
The problems are not limited to wealth, access and infrastructure. Gender inequality plays a huge role. 21% of girls will marry before the age of 18 and 40% of girls in poor countries. One in three women worldwide is a victim of gender-based violence. Conflicts and crises contribute to the problem, with women and children accounting for 1% of those forced to leave their homes due to the crisis.
Education and work
Education and the right to work are the most powerful tools to overcome extreme poverty.
Our 2030 goal: 50 million people have more equitable access to and control over economic resources and opportunities.
131 million girls worldwide are out of school and girls are 50% more likely to lose the opportunity to access education than boys.
This education gap manifests throughout their lives, with only 55% of women able to work, compared to 78% of men. The World Bank shows that gender inequality in the workplace alone could cost the world $160 trillion. That’s twice the value of the entire global economy.
These figures highlight the fundamental flaws in our systems. 1.7 billion adults do not have access to bank accounts. 1 billion of these people are women. The problem goes even deeper: 72 countries prohibit women from opening bank accounts or accessing credit. Violence against women – in and out of the workplace – costs the world $1.5 trillion. CHILDREN CHARITY works to help women succeed throughout their lives, from school to work. It’s good for the world and it’s the right thing to do.