Sightsavers’ annual reports

Each year we publish a full annual report, including detailed financial statements. Download PDF versions of our reports below.

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A year in review: see what we achieved in 2021

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Annual report 2021

2021 proved to be another turbulent year, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every country where we work, alongside conflicts and coups in Africa. Despite these challenges, most of our programmes were up and running again.

During the year, Sightsavers reached a huge number of people. We had a great year for delivering NTD treatments, rising from 42.1 million in 2020 to more than 172 million in 2021. We had a significant increase in the number of eye operations, from 287,000 to 410,000. We also raised a record amount of income, reaching almost £124 million (plus £112 million gifts in kind), our biggest ever cash total.

We were dismayed to see the UK government cutting our contracts and grants as budgets plummeted – in one case, exiting the Ascend NTD programme almost a year early. However, Sightsavers remains in good shape to tackle the future and launch new programmes to support our strategy.

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