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Around the world

Rotary members carry out a range of international programmes and activities designed to reach out to people in need throughout the world.

In many countries, thousands die of starvation and from diseases that could be prevented by clean water, proper sanitation or medicines.

Children often become adults without having access to even a basic education. Without books, they cannot learn to read.

Rotary members in Great Britain and Ireland use their skills and links to clubs in other countries to alleviate some of the main causes of death, illness and deprivation. Projects include programmes aimed at the:

  • Eradication of poverty, hunger and malnutrition
  • Improvement of water supplies and sanitation
  • Reduction of child mortality
  • Control of diseases
  • Achievement of education for all