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What We Do

Since 1983 we have been working in Zambia to ensure all children are surviving, learning and protected.

Our health programmes focus on reducing under five mortality rates. We also work to increase access to quality education, with a focus on early childhood care and development. We support families, communities and the government to protect girls and boys from all forms of violence.

We also work to ensure that children in Zambia can participate in and influence government planning and budgeting processes.

In addition to our development programming, our humanitarian programmes respond to emergencies in Zambia, including the influx of refugees, droughts or floods. In partnership with other humanitarian organisations, we are at the forefront of providing education and child protection services for refugee children and their families in camps and settlements in Zambia, and emergency cash transfers to vulnerable households.

Save the Children in Zambia currently implements programmes in the following areas: