There are many problems in the world that the Salvation Army faces. We need to be familiar with these issues, such as poverty, disasters, education and human trafficking. And we keep an eye on these problems and work every day to save those who are suffering.

We hope that everyone living in Japan will understand what is happening around the world and please support us if possible.

People Suffering fromPoverty
736 million

Source:Regional aggregation using 2011 PPP and $1.9/day poverty line


Currently, 736 million people (as of 2015) are living in poverty, which does not meet the minimum standard of living, mainly in South Asia and Africa. This is 10% of the world's population. In these countries, children are left out of society due to lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and primary education, which will have a major impact on their lives later.

People victimized byNatural Disaster160 million

Source: Cabinet Office


Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, droughts, and typhoons have killed many people around the world, destroying their livelihoods in an instant and threatening their lives. The number is estimated to be about 160 million per year. Most of the victims of this disaster are concentrated in low-income and middle-low-income countries, and the vicious cycle of disaster and poverty is an serious issue. In these countries, many victims are said to be children, and even if they can survive the crisis, their lives will remain difficult in the situation where the living environment is destroyed.

People victimized byHuman Trafficking
21 million

Source: NGO World Vision Japan


In the world, vulnerable people are traded for the purposes of forced labor, sexual exploitation, organ removal, etc., and human trafficking is rampant under the control of others. Most of the victims are women and children and the number is said to be 21 million, but because human trafficking is done behind the scenes, it is estimated that there are more victims of this matter.

Children unaffordableto attend School
264 million



It is said that there are about 264 million children in the world who cannot attend elementary, middle and high schools. Many of these children live in Africa. They cannot attend school because of the reasons such as lack of note books and uniforms, having to work for financial reasons, high risk going to school due to conflict, no school in the community, no teachers, etc. It is essential for these children to receive education for the development of the future of the world.

The Salvation Army

exitsts to save people
who are suffering
from these problems.

The Salvation Army is committing in line with

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

promoted by the United Nations.
The Salvation Army has been a UN NGO with special consultative status at
the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1947.

Retun to About Us

There are people
that you can save
with your support

With your little compassion, you can help people suffering from poverty and illness, help children to receive education, support disaster victims and more. You can deliver your thoughts to those who need help. Would you like to participate in this donation in the form of support?

Donate Now