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In the places Childhood Rescue works...

  • Access to social services is very difficult, or non-existent
  • Hospitals are often over-crowded and physically hard to reach by bus or walking
  • NGOs and local organisations are often first responders to a crisis

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It's very difficult to contemplate the alternative scenario here, had Gabriel's mother not been known to our Childhood Rescue team. Despite the severity of his injuries, there may have been no other help for this young boy.

Just incase you need a little reminder, Childhood Rescue exists to help children survive, recover and build a future in places often forgotten and too dangerous for many to reach.

No day is ever the same, which is why our programs are designed to sure we can respond to 'in an instant' moments, like in this video.

Gabriel, is lucky to be alive. He chose to share his story and his gratitude on the day was very real.

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Honduras has a long history of political upheaval and organised crime. San Pedro Sula, the second largest city of Honduras, has the most murders per capita of any cities in the world. It is highly dangerous making it a perfect location for one of our three feature pilot programs. In our San Pedro Sula project we are creating safe spaces for children and teenagers. Our programs provide opportunities for learning, both educational and vocational training. We also ensure children participate in classes that ensure they know their worth and rights.

  • Gang violence, drug wars, and child labor are commonplace in many neighbourhoods

  • Honduras is the poorest country in Latin America

  • Millions of Hondurans have fled the country in the past few years; in fact, the so-called Central American 'migrant caravan' is widely considered to begin in San Pedro Sula. Many of those fleeing are women and children who fear rape, kidnapping and murder, and therefore they rather embark on a long and perilous journey.


of the population lives in extreme poverty