Save the Children

Climbing Mountains and Crossing a Sea to Keep Her Baby Safe

<i>Young Syrian refugee mother and her newborn receive “baby box,”along with care and support from Save the Children</i><p>For three months, Medina*, 17, lived …

Babies

Saudi Arabia donates millions to end Yemen cholera outbreak it helped start – VICE News

By Alexa Liautaud on Jun 23, 2017<p>Saudi Arabia announced Friday it would donate $66.5 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and other partners to help alleviate the cholera outbreak ravaging Yemen, but the kingdom and its coalition have played a major role in transforming a “preventable” …

Middle East

‘We’re told we’re anti-Welsh bigots and fascists’ – the storm over Welsh-first schooling

With a third of schools in Wales teaching pupils primarily in Welsh, debate rages over the ethics of using the classroom to bolster a minority language<p>“We’ve been told we are anti-Welsh bigots and even fascists,” says Alice Morgan in her soft Welsh accent. The comments she is talking about began …

Education

Save the Children and Facebook Share the Plight of Children in War-Torn Syria

Save the Children teamed up with Facebook on an ad campaign that launched on World Refugee Day Tuesday.<p>“It’s Not the Same This Year” features a …

Syria

We All Want to Help Refugees. So Why Aren’t We Doing So?

Five things you may not know about refugees.

Refugees

Over 700 Migrants Rescued From the Mediterranean

<b>Madrid/Milan:</b> Humanitarian ships picked up about 730 migrants on Sunday from rubber and wooden boats in the Mediterranean, adding to a lengthening …

Refugees

U.S. Is a Sorry No. 36 Among Nations in Quality-of-Childhood Ranking

By <b>April M. Short / AlterNet</b>For 700 million kids around the world, childhood ends too soon.<br>Related Entries• June 20, 2017 Can the U.S. Establish a …

Liberal POV

The best and worst countries to be a kid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children.<p>The nongovernmental organization's report for 2017 ranked the country as the worst place to be a kid, globally.<p>Norway and Slovenia share the top position as …

Central African Republic

Yemen's Famine Is a Major Crisis

And the U.S. is helping back a war that has contributed to the problem.<p>Yemen has been called “the world’s next great refugee crisis,” and for good reason: The civilians that aren’t being hit by weaponry the U.S. has provided to Saudi Arabia are dying from famine or preventable diseases, such as …

Middle East

Manus payout appears intended to protect both the Government and the Opposition

Given the lengths the government has gone to in order to conceal the human cost of its refugee detention program since 2014, it seems probable a …

Brisbane

Yemeni children infected by cholera at rate of one every 35 seconds

Save the Children warns rate of infection has tripled in two weeks, fuelled by near-famine conditions and crippled infrastructure<p>The cholera outbreak in Yemen is escalating at an alarming rate, with experts warning that a child is now infected with the disease every 35 seconds, according to Save …

Public Health

One child in Yemen is infected with cholera every 35 seconds

Save the Children has warned that the rate of cholera infection in Yemen has tripled over the past 14 days, with an average of 105 children …

Public Health

Flash - Italy pressed to do more for child migrants - France 24

ROME (AFP) -<p>More than 70,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy since 2011, and they are increasingly young and vulnerable, Save the Children said Wednesday, calling on authorities to do more.<p>The de facto closure of Italy's northern borders in 2016 seriously complicated the challenge facing …

Refugees

Child refugees held in 'harrowing' conditions across south-east Asia

Report reveals young people detained in cells 24 hours a day without enough food or proper access to healthcare, often forced to sleep on the floor<p>Thousands of children are languishing in “dangerous and harrowing” conditions in detention centres across south-east Asia, a report has revealed. …

Refugees

New Report Ranks Easiest and Hardest Places to Be a Kid

We tend to think of childhood as a precious, sheltered time of learning, growing, and playing. But millions of children face a very different …

Geography

Yemen cholera epidemic: A child infected 'every 35 seconds', as death toll nears 1,000

A child in Yemen is being infected with cholera every 35 seconds as the death toll from the epidemic sweeping the war-ravaged country nears a thousand, according to a humanitarian group.<p>Yemen has already been wracked by civil war and parts of the country are on the brink of famine but an epidemic …

Middle East

Cholera crisis in war-torn Yemen

A cholera epidemic raging across Yemen is spiralling out of control, with around one child falling sick every minute.<p>Thousands of people could die in …

Middle East

News24.com | Toddler twins and sibling die in Durban fire

Three children have died and one person has been treated for burn wounds after a fire broke out at a house in an informal settlement in Durban.

News (South Africa)

Despite Progress, Too Many Children Are Still Dying From Diarrhea

Why are children still dying from this preventable and treatable illness?<p>In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the world changed dramatically. The smart phone was introduced. New planets were discovered. Yet children were still dying from a preventable and treatable illness that has plagued the …

Public Health

These Infographics Prove That We Don’t Take Care Of Our Children

<b>New Delhi</b>: The recently released End of Childhoods Index report 2017 titled "Stolen Childhood" paints a grim picture of India when it comes to child …

Parenting

Enrique Iglesias Talks About Music's Healing Impact and Role in Kids' Lives

The Latin pop star launches a new t-shirt campaign to benefit Save the Children’s Healing and Education Through the Arts program in Mexico.<p>Enrique …

How the world’s biggest refugee settlement sprung up in Uganda

They come in their thousands. Day after day after day. Then they come in their thousands more. In Africa’s biggest...

Africa

The 16 best countries in the world for children

In honor of Children's Day on June 1, international NGO Save the Children has released its "End of Childhood Index 2017."<p>The ranking highlights the best and worst places for kids to grow up across 172 countries, taking into account things like mortality rates, child-labor laws, threats of violence, …

South Korea

One child bride is married every seven seconds

One child bride is married every seven seconds across the world, according to a new report.<p>The Stolen Childhoods report, commissioned by Save the Children, has found that 40 million teenage girls aged between 15 and 19 are currently married worldwide.<p>It is believed that 15 million more teen girls …

Parenting

Fashion and Activism Are a Perfect Pair for Kenneth Cole and Gabriela Hearst

In 2017, designers tweet and Instagram about their social activism almost as much as they do about their red carpet coups, but it wasn’t always thus.<p>When Kenneth Cole released his 1985 AIDS awareness campaign, lensed by Annie Leibovitz and starring Christie Brinkley and Paulina Porizkova, among …

U.S. Army

The best place to raise kids? These 12 countries rank highest

Ever wonder where you should raise your kids to give them the best shot at a terrific childhood?<p>Turns out it’s Norway and Slovenia.<p>Childhood is the part of most people's lives that helps mold them into the person they will eventually become. It can make or break your spirit, and shape your values …

Central African Republic

America Ranks 36th on End of Childhood Report

Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, released its first ever End of Childhood Index, …

Children's Rights

More Swiss children need care after abuse

The number of children entering paediatric care clinics in Switzerland due to abuse rose in 2016, according to figures released today. A total of …

European News

10 Best and Worst Places to Be a Kid in America Revealed

Millions of kids in the United States are being denied the opportunity to have the childhoods they deserve and grow to their full potential, a new …

New York City

FEATURE-Kidnapped for marriage: Mali pupils join forces to save classmates

In parts of Mali, bride kidnapping is rife: While some girls escape, others are forced to wed, so students are striving to save their peers from a …

Africa