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Jul 27, 2015, 07:00 ET
Emergency contact cards can serve as a lifeline to children if disaster separates families. Save the Children has a free online tool for parents to create and print out cards at home: www.SavetheChildren.org/Connect   Photo by Susan Warner/Save the Children.

18 States Still Lack Basic Protections for Children, Save the Children's 2015 Disaster Report Card Finds

 Iowa is now the only state in the country that fails to require four minimum emergency planning standards at schools and child care centers,...

Jul 14, 2015, 18:00 ET
Save the Children's "Stay Connected" campaign calls on parents to create emergency contact cards. These can serve as a lifeline to children when disasters separate families. After Hurricane Katrina, there were 5,000 reports of missing children. Credit: Susan Warner/Save the Children

Report: 10 Years after Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Children Still at Risk

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina exposed the widespread neglect of children in U.S. emergency planning, most recommendations of the national...

Jul 01, 2015, 19:01 ET
After his father was killed in the Syrian conflict and his elder brother joined an armed group, Omar*, 12, suddenly found himself responsible for his family and having to work to support his mother and younger brother. Recently he started working in a fuel market in northern Syria, where he is suffering because of the difficult work and the dangerous environment. (* after a name indicates that the name has been changed to protect identity. This must be reflected in all usage.) Photo by Ahmad Baroudi ...

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Child Labor Caused by Syrian Crisis

 The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an increasing number of children into exploitation in the labor market, and much...

Jun 09, 2015, 12:37 ET
Angelo and Ettore Rossetti, who are aiming to break a Guinness World Record and raise $1 million for Save the Children in early August. Photo courtesy of the Rossetti brothers.

Twin Tennis Pros Set to Break Guinness World Record, Raise $1 Million for Save the Children

Identical twin brothers Angelo and Ettore Rossetti will attempt to hold the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the longest tennis rally while...

May 05, 2015, 11:00 ET
Among 25 of the wealthiest capital cities surveyed around the world, Washington, D.C. has the highest infant mortality rate, and Save the Children's "State of the World's Mothers" report found that babies from the District's poorest wards are dying at much higher rates than the city's high average. Photo by Lloyd Wolf/Save the Children.

Among 25 Wealthy Capital Cities, Washington D.C. Has Highest Infant Mortality Rate Despite City's Recent Progress in Reducing the Death Rate

 Today, in conjunction with the launch of the annual report, "State of the World's Mothers 2015: The Urban Disadvantage," Save the Children...

May 04, 2015, 20:00 ET
Margot and her 10-month-old daughter Dana in Villa Salvador, one of the poorest areas in Lima, Peru. The community has no running water or electricity, and there is no garbage collection. Photo by Laura Kennedy/Save the Children.

American Moms More Likely to Die Than Peers in Developed Countries: U.S. Slips to 33rd Spot in Save the Children's Global Motherhood Ranking

The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for moms, slipping to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries,...

May 04, 2015, 20:00 ET

Madres americanas tienen más probabilidades de morir que madres de otros países desarrollados: Estados Unidos cae al puesto 33 en el ranking global maternidad de Save the Children

 Estados Unidos sigue su descenso en el ranking global que clasifica los mejores y peores países para ser madre, cayendo a lugar 33...

May 04, 2015, 20:00 ET
Fatmara, 21, lost a baby a few years ago after giving birth on the floor of her shack. She recently gave birth successfully at the clinic opened by Save the Children in Susan's Bay slum in April 2012. She also benefits from free healthcare for mothers and children under 5 introduced by the government two years ago, thanks in part to lobbying from Save the Children and other organizations. Photo by Alfonso Daniels /Save the Children.

American Moms More Likely to Die Than Peers in Developed Countries: U.S. Slips to 33rd Spot in Save the Children's Global Motherhood Ranking

The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for moms, slipping to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries,...

May 04, 2015, 19:00 ET
Asegedech with her daughter Hirut, who just gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a public hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which has made some of the greatest child survival gains of any city since 2000. Photo by Suzanna Klaucke/Save the Children.

For Babies in Big Cities, It's Survival of the Richest

 As more and more mothers seek better opportunities for their children in urban areas, Save the Children's new report, State of the World's...

May 04, 2015, 19:00 ET
Margot and her 10-month-old daughter Dana in Villa Salvador, one of the poorest areas in Lima, Peru. The community has no running water or electricity, and there is no garbage collection. Photo by Laura Kennedy/Save the Children.

For Babies in Big Cities, It's Survival of the Richest

 As more and more mothers seek better opportunities for their children in urban areas, Save the Children's new report, State of the World's...

May 04, 2015, 19:00 ET

Una historia de dos ciudades: Nuevo informe de Save the Children revela brecha devastadora entre ricos y pobres en zonas urbanas

 Al haber cada vez más madres que buscan mejores oportunidades para sus niños y niñas en zonas urbanas, el nuevo informe...

Apr 29, 2015, 13:57 ET
Lassie, Save the Children's animal ambassador for emergency preparedness, shakes paws with Sophia M. Anwar, a staffer for Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), at a Wednesday Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2015.

Lassie Lends A Paw In Urging Congress To Protect Kids From Disaster

 Lassie, the iconic collie whose latest role is animal ambassador for Save the Children, visited Congress Wednesday to inspire leaders to join...

Apr 29, 2015, 12:41 ET
Nepal earthquake victims rushed to medical centers.  Save the Children response teams are on the ground.

5,000 schools estimated destroyed in Nepal quake, as aid distribution continues in hard-hit areas

 As the scale of the devastation wrought by Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal continues to emerge, nearly 5,000 schools are estimated to...

Apr 27, 2015, 09:16 ET
Save the Children staff unload emergency supplies for children and families left homeless by the earthquake in Nepal.

Nearly two million children affected by Nepal earthquake, as Save the Children begins aid distribution

 With nearly two million children feared affected by Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal – which has claimed more 3,500 lives to date...

Apr 26, 2015, 07:43 ET

Death count continues to rise overnight in Nepal: Save the Children mobilizes relief effort

The death toll after Saturday's earthquake continues to raise overnight in Nepal.  The count is now over 1,800 people killed and 4,700...

Apr 21, 2015, 15:25 ET
These are the only young boys who survived the shipwreck in the morning of the 19th April. Credit: Sarah Tyler/Save the Children

2,500 children could die this year in the Mediterranean unless Europe acts

If current trends continue, 2,500 children could die in the Mediterranean this year unless politicians immediately restart rescue operations, Save...

Apr 01, 2015, 18:30 ET

Simpler Treatment Options Could Help Millions Of Newborns Who Lack Access To Hospital Care

Giving antibiotic regimens with fewer injections to newborns with severe infections - such as pneumonia and sepsis - in lower income countries is...

Mar 25, 2015, 16:40 ET
Audrey Hall/Show of Force.  WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has slashed the budget for early education programs celebrated in the "Breaking the Cycle of Poverty" episode of the recent PBS documentary, A Path Appears.  In this scene, Save the Children Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner joins a home visit with Johnny, 3, in Mason County, one of the counties that will lose funding.

Save the Children says Governor's Education Cuts Short-Sighted

 Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's move this week to slash programs that help struggling children succeed in school is extremely short-sighted, Save...

Mar 17, 2015, 12:02 ET
Save the Children staff in Vanuatu prepare to distribute vital aid packages that include hygiene kits, food and water. Photo Evan Schuurman/Save the Children

Nearly 45,000 Children Cannot go to School in Cyclone-Damaged Vanuatu

 Many of Vanuatu's schools have been damaged or destroyed, leaving nearly 45,000 school-aged children without access to education, says Save...

Mar 14, 2015, 11:11 ET
Cyclone Pam - Destruction of homes in Port Villa, Vanuatu following the impact of the typhoon.

Save the Children launches emergency appeal for Vanuatu children affected by Cyclone Pam

Save the Children has launched an urgent appeal for funds to help the most vulnerable children and their families affected by Cyclone Pam, which...