What does it do?
- It provides humanitarian aid, promotes justice and works with the most disadvantaged communities to fight poverty and bring about sustainable development.
- Its priority is the well-being of children and women, who are most vulnerable to the effects of poverty and emergency situations.
- It funds sponsorship-based development projects to help children and families in the affected regions.
What countries does it work in?
- It works with local staff in thousands of communities around the world to better understand their needs.
- They are on the ground in 100 countries to react swiftly to emergencies, conflicts and natural disasters.
- In Spain, they help the families hardest hit by the economic crisis by providing school supplies, personal hygiene and household cleaning materials.
Other information of interest
- Over 4.2 million children have been assisted in the 1,660 development programmes under way.
- They have over 45,000 workers in 100 countries helping 3 million vulnerable people.