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Idlib hospitals bombed in attacks on rebel-held Syrian province

Jets believed to be Russian or Syrian hit two hospitals in rebel-held Idlib province on Thursday following several other strikes on medical …

Syria

Brunt of Syrian war hitting unborn children, mothers hardest

Before the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, medical professionals participated in an estimated 96 percent of deliveries in the Middle Eastern country. But as the more than six-year-long civil war drags on, with scores of hospitals having been blown to bits and doctors having died or fled, …

Syria

After three months, cause of Malone fire in Baltimore 'undetermined'

Despite more than three months of work, Baltimore fire investigators have been unable to determine the cause of the fire that killed six children in …

Justice

NGOs and Europe’s Migration Crisis

Europeans are shutting their eyes to the mass-migration now occurring in the Mediterranean. Able-bodied men and some women from all over Africa and …

Migration

Magnificent seven are UK’s IT hotshots

01 HEALTHCARE HOTSHOT<p>The NHS badly needs chief information officers (CIOs) with the drive and ambition to turn it into a digital-first organisation. …

United Kingdom

Yemen crisis: Donors pledge $1.1bn in aid

<b>Donors at a conference in Geneva have pledged nearly $1.1bn (£857m) to Yemen to help relieve the "world's largest humanitarian crisis", the UN says.</b><p>The UN had previously asked for $2.1bn this year, as aid groups warn the country is on the brink of famine.<p>Two years of war between a Saudi-led …

Middle East

Give refugee kids in limbo an education

A federal Labor MP has seen first-hand the need to stump up more assistance to ensure refugee kids in limbo throughout south-east Asia don't miss out …

Refugees

Paedophiles shift target to Cambodia’s rural villages, schools

PHNOM PENH: When Cambodian-born Tan Saravuth was a refugee in the United States, he molested young boys and went to jail. Yet, when he decided to …

Asia

More refugees are dying than ever before - and the people trying to save them are under attack

More than 1,000 refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year as charities battling to stem the record deaths increasingly come …

Refugees

Four-year-old girl among refugees raped in Greece as children forced into prostitution to survive

“I told myself, ‘Look at yourself- you came to Europe, what was your aim?’ I am not doing this because I like it but I don’t have the money, I don’t …

Refugees

Drought-Hit Somalia Is 'On the Brink of Catastrophe'

(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group …

Africa

May says foreign aid commitment will stay

The Prime Minister said the pledge "remains and will remain" if the Conservatives win the General Election on 8 June, although she stressed the need …

Theresa May

Saudi 'should be blacklisted' over Yemen hospital attacks

<b>The UN should put Saudi Arabia back on a list of violators of children's rights because of attacks on hospitals in Yemen, two rights groups say.</b><p>In a report, Save the Children and Watchlist detail how attacks on hospitals and doctors, and the blocking of aid, are affecting children.<p>Houthi rebels are …

Yemen

Naomi Campbell to host Fashion for Relief show in Cannes in aid of Save the Children

The event will take place on Sunday May 21 during Cannes Film Festival<p>Naomi Campbell has today announced that she will be hosting this year's Fashion …

Fashion

UN must list S Arabia, allies for violating child rights in Yemen: Aid groups

The UN must add Saudi Arabia to its list of those violating children's rights in Yemen, two aid groups say.

Middle East

Over 800 million youths will be unemployed by 2030 without new education funds: UN envoy

<b>United Nations:</b> The UN special envoy for education warned that years of neglect have left 260 million children out of school and another 400 million …

Education

'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead

Jason Burke reports from Baidoa in Somalia, where more than 6 million people need assistance after two years without rain<p>There is no road to the hundred or so tin-roofed shacks scattered among scrubby trees that make up the village of Erdon, only a dusty track tracing a narrow path for 10 miles …

Africa

Greenpeace fined under Lobbying Act in 'act of civil disobedience'

Exclusive: Greenpeace says ‘gagging law’ favours big business and refused to register as a campaign group in run-up to 2015 election<p>Greenpeace has become the first organisation to be fined under the government’s Lobbying Act which critics warned would silence legitimate campaign groups.<p>Ministers …

Democracy

PRH's #ProjectReadathon Is Open and International This Year: USA, Mexico, Canada

Mexico and Canada this year join the USA in the #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to donate 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy …

Publishing

Attack On Syrian Bus Convoy Killed At Least 68 Children, Monitor Says

The deadly blast ripped through a convoy taking people out of besieged towns.<p>A suicide car bomb attack on a bus convoy carrying thousands of besieged Syrians on Saturday killed at least 68 children just west of Aleppo, according to a monitoring group.<p>At least 126 people in total were killed in the …

Syria

This Jennifer Garner Story Will Make You Love Her Even More

<i>Actress Jennifer Garner explains why she spends her free time working with Save the Children, volunteering in schools and visiting young moms living in poverty in rural America.</i><p>Education can do amazing things for a family—my own parents are the perfect example of that. They both had very little …

Celebrity News

EU takes aim at Hungary as it lays out plan to protect child refugees

European commission says detaining children should be ‘last resort’ in what will seen as a rebuke for member state<p>Detention of child refugees should be “a last resort”, the European commission has said, in remarks that will be seen as a rebuke to Hungary where asylum seekers, including minors, are …

Migration

Suicidal Oregon dad kills two daughters, dies in gunfire exchange

An Oregon father killed his two daughters and then died following an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities say.

Crime

Save the Children From Ecophobia!

Ecophobia is a pretty simple phenomenon: When adults’ ecological concerns are passed on to children, those children tend to grow suspicious of the …

Climate Change

The Originals Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Keepers of the House

The Hollow is a force to be reckoned with in New Orleans.<p>The race was on to save the children on The Originals Season 4 Episode 4 and turned out to …

TV

The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted Aleppo's Downfall Welcomed Trump's Strike

Bana Alabed, the young Syrian girl who chronicled the horrors of the assault on Aleppo on her Twitter feed, has voiced her support for President …

Syria

Bana al-Abed's Twitter account tweets approval of Trump's Syria missile strike

In the wake of President Donald Trump's missile strike on Syria, the Twitter account of Bana al-Abed has come out in support of the president's …

Syria

Pepsi's Protest Ad Is Just One Example of Big Soda’s Hidden Hypocrisy - Munchies

Following several days of public smackdown, Pepsi has announced that it has pulled the ad it released on Tuesday. Yes, <i>that ad</i>, the one that featured Kendall Jenner teaching us that in order to make peace with riot police during curiously cheerful acts of civil disobedience, all one needs to do—or, …

New Mexico

How to help: 7 ways to help children suffering in Syria's civil war

The horrors of the ongoing Syrian civil war continue to unfold as images of dying children and grieving families remind people of the human cost in the six-year conflict.<p>Here's how you can help.<p>More than 5 million people have fled the country in the six years since the war began, and 6.3 million …

Syria

Can Charities Survive Trump? For Some, It’s Life and Death

Tom Sheridan opened his lobbying firm in 1991 with the motto “Helping the good do better,” and these days he could use all the help he can get.<p>As a left-leaning lobbyist for the nonprofit sector, his job is getting the voices of groups like the American Cancer Society, Save the Children Action …

Philanthropy