Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Save the Children seeks to ensure that children’s needs and capacities are considered in how people mitigate risk, prepare for, react to and recover from disasters and adapt to long-term trends. We work to make this happen at all levels by building partnerships and collaborating with children, communities, civil society, local and national governments, and regional and international organisations. Governments as primary duty bearers have the main responsibility for the implementation of the post 2015 DRR framework, and we support them in it.
Save the Children integrates risk reduction and resilience building into sector based programming “full spectrum”; meaning that it is considered in both development and humanitarian contexts. It is crucial that we reduce risk where we can. When this is not possible, it is crucial that we build resilience in high-risk areas before disaster strikes, so that the communities we work with are better able to manage the challenges during crises and recover quickly.