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What We Do

In Sri Lanka, we started our journey 50 years ago in 1974. Thereafter, throughout the years, our work has focused on providing children and their families with humanitarian assistance during the 1978 Cyclone in Batticaloa, the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 30 year conflict in Sri Lanka, The Covid-19 pandemic, and the current economic crisis. Since then, we have been actively working across the country in the thematic areas of child protection, education, health and nutrition, child rights and governance and climate change with the government, civil society organizations, private sector, and others to give children the opportunities they deserve- to grow up healthy, to learn, and to be safe.

When a crisis strikes, we are among the first to stand beside and support children and the last to leave. With 150+ dedicated staff,  we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children’s voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.

Save the Children in Sri Lanka currently implements programmes in the following areas: