Save the Children

South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 Children Reunited with Family by Save the Children, UNICEF and Partners

NEW YORK (October 18, 2017) – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited more …

UNICEF

Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say

A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so …

Crime

400,000 children still displaced from Mosul fighting - Save the Children

"Just because the fighting in Mosul has stopped doesn't mean the humanitarian needs aren't great"<p>BAGHDAD, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Around 400,000 children …

Iraq

Could battle for Raqqa bring the end of ISIL in Syria?

Syrian Democratic Forces have launched a major operation against ISIL's last stronghold in Syria.<p>When ISIL took control of Raqqa in 2014, the Syrian province became the first to fall under the armed group's full control.<p>ISIL fighters went on a rampage killing thousands of civilians and used Raqqa …

Syria

Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The …

Middle East

Yemen's cholera outbreak now the worst in history as millionth case looms

Experts predict fastest-spreading cholera epidemic since records began will affect at least 1 million people by turn of year, including at least 600,000 children<p>The cholera epidemic in Yemen has become the largest and fastest-spreading outbreak of the disease in modern history, with a million cases …

Public Health

Cholera Outbreak in Yemen Explodes Into Man-Made Crisis

This week the cholera outbreak in Yemen became the largest and fastest epidemic of its kind ever to be documented since record keeping began in 1949, …

Middle East

More than 20,000 underage girls marry illegally each day, claims study

Analysis reveals 7.5 million illegal child marriages take place globally each year, with one in three girls in developing world affected by the practice<p>Every day, around the world, more than 20,000 children are getting married, underage and illegally.<p>New statistics show that in countries where …

Women's News

Around The World, A New Survey Finds That Sexism Starts Early

Save the Children asked kids in Africa and the U.S. if boys were smarter than girls. The responses will depress you.<p>In 2012, the United Nations designated October 11 as International Day of the Girl, in part to raise awareness of the struggles that girls around the world face in achieving equality …

Gender

Boys Think They're Smarter Than Girls As Early As Grade 4

In this day and age, we like to think that anything a boy can do, a girl can do too. But according to new data released by Save the Children, by …

Gender

Over 20,000 girls married off illegally each day - report

About 7.5 million girls become child brides every year in countries where early marriage is banned<p>By Lin Taylor<p>LONDON, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Bias Against Girls Starts in Fourth Grade

Parents of girls, you aren't going to like this.<p>As a mom of a fourth grade girl, I was more-or-less sickened to come across a study claiming that bias against girls begins this early. That's right; at the tender age of 9 or 10, our daughters are already falling victim to certain stereotypes about …

Parenting

Bias Against Girls Begins Earlier Than You Think

"Save the Children" has new research that shows a learning bias among elementary school kids. Ettore Rosetti, Senior Director of Social Business …

Social Business

Lady Gaga Pledges Support to Journey of Hope to Help Youth Affected by Hurricanes

Lady Gaga has announced her support for Save the Children's Journey of Hope, which she praised as a "transformational program" for youth. The singer …

Lady Gaga

In Africa, boys think they’re smarter than girls. Boys think the same thing in the U.S.

Gender norms are ingrained in kids at a very young age, all over the world<p>A new study by humanitarian organization Save the Children finds that a striking number of fourth graders in the United States and West Africa believe fathers rule the household, boys are smarter than girls and girls need …

Liberal View

Rohingya crisis: Children die as boat capsizes off Bangladesh

<b>At least 12 people have died after a boat packed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized near Bangladesh, officials say.</b><p>Several people are missing after the incident in the Naf river late on Sunday. It is thought up to 100 people - including children - were on board.<p>A rescue …

India News

Helping Amina: The four-year-old girl left mute after seeing her father killed by Isil

By her mother’s account, Amina had been the apple of her father’s eye.<p>She may be one of five sisters, but the four-year-old had a special bond with mechanic Mahmoud.<p>The pair would wake up early together each morning, and in the kitchen of their home in Mosul they would sit enjoying breakfast while …

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

UN moves to blacklist Saudi coalition for violations against children in Yemen

Recognition of efforts to improve child protection branded a sop by campaigners as Saudi-led coalition accused of recruiting child soldiers and bombing schools<p>The Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen has been included in a draft version of the UN’s annual blacklist for grave violations against …

Middle East

Renewed fighting in Syria intensifies, even in 'de-escalation zones'

The UN warns that the seemingly indiscriminate bombings of hospitals, schools and civilians could amount to war crimes. Officials say it is the most …

Syria

Bangladesh to clear space for Rohingya refugees in its forest

As Bangladesh looks for room for the half million Rohingya refugees who have streamed across its border since August, the government has approved …

Refugees

Refugees in Greece feel like 'prisoners and hostages'

When Arash Hampay set out from his native Iran, he envisioned Europe as a safe haven from the torture and interrogations he had endured in his …

Refugees

Why Gabriela Hearst Is Staging A Flash Sale To Fight Famine

Upon learning that east Africa is facing its worst drought in 70 years, designer Gabriela Hearst flew to Kenya with Save the Children in July to educate herself about the unfolding humanitarian crisis. Horrified to hear that one in eight children under the age of five is at risk of dying from …

Next-Generation Aid

The UK needs to bring its arms policy into line with its humanitarian principles.<p>The devastation caused to the British Virgin Islands by Hurricane …

Middle East

‘The Simpsons’ premiere got political last night

This Sunday’s <i>Simpsons</i> season premiere was a <i>Game of Thrones</i> parody, but the episode ended in Springfield instead of Westeros.<p>In a Very Special Episode …

TV

The Level Of Suffering In The Rohingya Crisis Is 'Almost Unimaginable'

I can still remember the sight of fishing boats jam-packed with refugees landing onshore, one after another, and the scared faces.This was in the …

Canadian News

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. We have read the harrowing news reports about a lack of food, …

Puerto Rico

This Week Only, Buying This Coveted Bag Supports Famine Relief Efforts in Kenya

Designer Gabriela Hearst is financing a donation of $600,000 to Save the Children by offering her sell-out handbags online for the first time …

Travel

Gabriela Hearst Partners With Net-A-Porter and Bergdorf Goodman for Hunger Relief

The designer has pledged to donate proceeds from her handbag sales to Save the Children.<p>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For designer Gabriela Hearst, her genius plan to use her hero handbags as a vehicle to raise awareness for the severe drought in east Africa—which has …

Fashion

Gabriela Hearst Launches The Most Philanthropic Of Flash Sales

TAKE note: Woolmark winner, CFDA finalist and all-round fashion favourite Gabriela Hearst is cutting the waiting list for her cult collection of …

Refugee family hunters bring hope to Rohingya children

Watch Full Video<p><b>Kutupalong (Bangladesh):</b> Seven-year-old Hasina only sat down for a moment's rest from chasing aid trucks that are a lifeline for …

Refugees