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400,000 Afghan kids drop out of school

More than 400,000 children in Afghanistan are expected to drop out of school in 2017 due to growing instability in the country and the forced returns …

Violence, corruption threaten Afghan progress in getting kids to school

| KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan<p>Afghanistan's progress in educating its children is under threat, as growing insecurity and corruption shut more schools and reduced international funding undermines a system struggling to cope.<p>Rising school attendance, up from fewer than a million when the Taliban were …

Afghanistan

Millions of Afghan children unable to attend schools: Aid group

An aid group says nearly a third of children in Afghanistan are unable to attend school.

Refugees

Making a stop in Serbia, part I: The killer journey

Every day, hundreds of refugees enter Serbia. Most of them hope to cross to Hungary and eventually reach the West. But Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans …

Refugees

The Syrian War Is Creating a Generation of Traumatized Children

It should come as no surprise that if you hear bombs and bullets around the clock, you’ll have trouble sleeping at night. It doesn’t seem to keep up …

Refugees

Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi – Pride Uganda

Diana Zeyneb AlhindawiPride UgandaBetween August 5th and 9th, 2015, the LGBT community in Uganda held their fourth Pride celebration despite the …

Photojournalism

The face of famine

Magnum documentary photographer Mustafa Saeed spent eight days travelling across in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland with charity Save the Children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.<p>Thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their …

Africa

I Visited A Syrian Refugee Camp, And Here’s What Business Leaders Should Know

The debate around refugee relocation and treatment has rarely been in the media spotlight as much as it is right now. Across the globe, governments …

Refugees

With 20 million people facing starvation, Trump's foreign aid cuts strike fear

President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the United Nations, which runs agencies such as the World Food Program and UNICEF, come at a time when famine is reaching a crisis point in parts of Africa, and children in some countries are dying of starvation.<p>The timing of the proposed cuts has sent …

Africa

Aid workers get a bad rap – but too often they're thrown in at the deep end

Acute famine in the Horn of Africa, an impending food crisis in Yemen and ongoing civil war in Syria are among the main causes of today’s global …

Refugees

The Internet Steps Up After Image Perfectly Captures The 'Selfless' Love Of This Father

Individuals locally and abroad are rallying around this Filipino man and his family.<p>Locals created a Facebook group for others in the country and …

Good News

Jennifer Garner Delivers Passionate Speech About Helping Children

Jennifer Garner spoke in front of members of Congress to advocate for early childhood education in a passionate speech on Thursday.<p>The actress, who …

Parenting

Jennifer Garner Breaks Our Hearts With Her ‘Save the Children’ Speech

Jennifer Garner has had an emotional week. First, with the heartfelt public thank you from her ex-husband and co-parent, Ben Affleck, and now with her speech at a House Committee hearing as an ambassador for Save The Children, a charity that provides for underprivileged children.<p>Garner, who herself …

Parenting

Pakistani Artist’s Concept Art Of A Sci-Fi Pakistan Will Blow You Away

Sci-Fi and Fantasy fans get ready to be blown away by what you are about to see. Have you ever wondered what would Pakistan look like if it was set …

Science Fiction

Jennifer Garner Urges Congress to Combat Child Poverty

Jennifer Garner went to Washington yesterday to testify about child poverty at a hearing for the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee on behalf of the charity Save the Children. Garner, who is a trustee of the charity, appeared before the committee on the …

Parenting

Refugees in Greece suffering after EU deal with Turkey, say NGOs

Oxfam and other groups tell of more than 14,000 trapped in abysmal conditions through ‘degrading asylum policies’<p>Greece is being used as a testing ground for degrading asylum policies that fall short of the democratic values Europe would normally uphold, say refugee groups marking the first …

Refugees

EU lauds Turkey deal one year on, but activists remain highly critical

Rising tensions between EU and Ankara have put a one-year-old migration deal in the spotlight. It benefits political institutions on both sides, but humanitarian activists say refugees are the ones paying the price.<p>One year after the European Union and Turkey signed an agreement swapping money for …

Immigration

Jennifer Garner Chokes Back Tears While Testifying About Child Poverty in Washington

You might be used to seeing Jennifer Garner on the big screen, but the <b>Miracles From Heaven</b> actress is no stranger to the courtroom. Four years after testifying at a California State Assembly Committee over paparazzi regulations in 2013, Jen traveled to Washington DC to deliver an emotional plea at …

Jennifer Garner

Babies starving to death as Yemen calls for aid

New evidence of babies starving to death in Yemen has emerged as the United Nations (UN) and aid agencies issue urgent calls for increased aid …

Persian Culture

Jennifer Garner Delivers Powerful Emotional Testimony For A Good Cause

Jennifer Garner got emotional on the House floor this morning during a committee meeting. The actor appeared before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee, imploring lawmakers to provide more funding to poverty-stricken children and early childhood …

Jennifer Garner

Desperate child refugees are trying to kill themselves in EU camps

Desperate refugees trapped in Greece are self-harming and attempting suicide as a result of “disastrous” EU policies, aid agencies have warned.<p>More …

Refugees

The shocking reality for a generation of Syrian children

The new executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump on Monday once more suspended the United States' refugee resettlement …

Refugees

After six years of war, Syria is the 'worst man-made disaster since World War II'

At least 14 children died in an air strike in the rebel-held Idlib province and 31 people were killed in two suicide bombings in the Syrian capital …

Syria

Syria's lost generation of refugee children, in 12 pictures

Late last month, the aid group Save the Children sent photographer Nick Ballon to the Syrian-Turkey border with a grim mission: Put a human face on the suffering of the estimated 7.5 million Syrian children directly impacted by the country’s brutal civil war.<p>The resulting project, published below, …

Refugees

Women and children being raped and slaughtered by soldiers 'using knives to save bullets'

Women and children are being slaughtered in South Sudan by soldiers who said to be using knives for the massacres to save their ammunition.<p>The brutal …

Africa

These Short Films Give A Devastating Glimpse Of The Stories Of Syria's Child Refugees

Save The Children wants to shine a light on the suffering of the youngest and most vulnerable in the ongoing war.<p>Last August, a picture of Omran Daqneesh, the dazed, dusty and bloody little boy sitting in the back of an ambulance, captured the horrors of warn-torn Aleppo. What it couldn’t really …

Refugees

These Remarkable 3-D Animated Photos Visualize the Psychological Trauma of 6 Syrian Children

The Syrian civil war has entered its sixth year. It’s been labeled the humanitarian crisis of our time, but 2016 specifically was a wretched year for …

Refugees

Naomi Campbell’s heartfelt letter on the suffering of Syria’s children

<i>Wednesday 15 March marks six years since the start of the Syria War. To observe it, Naomi Campbell shares with Vogue her experiences from a recent</i> …

Refugees

Global Fund-supported programs suspended amid Tanzanian government crackdown on LGBT community

The Tanzanian government’s decision to revise guidelines for HIV services to key and vulnerable populations has forced a Global Fund principal …

Public Health

Gemma Chan On Six Years Of Syria's War

Today marks six years since the start of the war in Syria. Gemma Chan has recently returned from a trip to Lebanon to see the vital work that Save …

Syria