There were 68.5 displaced persons throughout the world at the end of 2017; of those, refugees account for 25.4 million. Carolyn Miles from Save The Children joins us to share insights from her recent trip to South Sudan and Somalia and to discuss Save The Children’s mission to give children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement currently serves over 157 million children in the US and in 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.
Carolyn Miles is President & Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children. She joined the U.S. organization in 1998, was COO from 2004-2011, and became President and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Resources were just under $800m in 2017. Miles’ signature issues include hunger, learning outcomes, and ending preventable child deaths.
Prior to Save the Children, she worked in the private sector in Hong Kong for American Express and as an entrepreneur. While in Asia, she confronted the deprivation of the region’s children, which motivated her to dedicate her life to their welfare.
Read more about Carolyn’s biography here.
- About Save The Children
- 2017 Annual Report
- “What is a refugee? 5 things people don’t know” – article by Carolyn Miles
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