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Dec 08, 2014, 14:52 ET
On Dec. 12, Americans of all ages are asked to wear their favorite holiday-themed sweater and donate $5 to Save the Children to make the world better for kids in need.  Photo by Dan Burn-Fort / Save the Children.

On Dec. 12, Make the World Better with a Sweater

 This holiday season, Save the Children is making giving back easier than ever through its "Make the World Better with a Sweater" holiday...

Dec 01, 2014, 11:23 ET
Grammy Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes kicks off holiday concert tour and teams up with Save the Children to support the agency's child sponsorship programs. Rimes sponsors a child in Haiti through Save the Children.

LeAnn Rimes Teams Up with Save the Children to Spread the Joy to Kids in Need this Holiday Season

 Grammy Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes is spreading the joy this holiday season to children in need.  Rimes is kicking off her holiday...

Nov 19, 2014, 17:06 ET
Destiny's Daycare Director Deborah Holmes comforts her Jaquan, 3 and Breanna, 5, after an April 2014 tornado destroyed their Louisville, Miss. child care center. Mississippi is one of 31 states that currently meet three child care emergency planning standards tracked by Save the Children annually. A new federal law means 19 lagging states will also need to meet the standards. Credit: Amie Vanderford/Save the Children.

New Child Care Law to Force States Failing Save the Children's Disaster Report Card to Require Emergency Plans

 Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina showed the nation how vulnerable children are to disaster, basic emergency planning...

Nov 13, 2014, 14:55 ET
Construction of the first Save the Children Community Care Center for Ebola patients in Margibi County, Liberia. Aubrey Wade/Save the Children.

Save the Children Receives Largest Private Donation to Date to Fight Ebola

Save the Children received today its largest private donation to date for its Ebola response. The $6.6 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family...

Nov 10, 2014, 11:44 ET
Joshua*, 13, and his two siblings lost their father and six other members of their family to Ebola. He and his two sibling survived the disease, and were subsequently helped by an interim care center supported by Save the Children in Sierra Leone, before they were reunified with their extended family. (* after a name indicates that the name has been changed to protect identity. This must be reflected in all usage.) Photo by Ashley Hamer/Save the Children.

Google to Match Donations to Save the Children In the Fight to Contain the Ebola Virus

 Save the Children and Google today announced a new public giving campaign to combat the deadly Ebola virus that is sweeping across West...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:08 ET
Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles visits with Moses at the home of his caretaker in Liberia. Both Moses' parents died from the Ebola virus. Save the Children photo.

Facebook Offers an Easy Way to Donate to Save the Children's Ebola Response

Facebook announced today an exciting new initiative to help fight Ebola. Over the next week, people on Facebook will see a message at the top of...

Nov 04, 2014, 19:00 ET
Prospective health-care workers in the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center test decontamination procedures in Sierra Leone. Photo by Louis Leeson/Save the Children.

Save the Children Opens Ebola Treatment Center in Sierra Leone

Save the Children is opening its first specialist Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in Sierra Leone, as part of...

Sep 27, 2014, 15:34 ET
Save the Children recently built an Ebola treatment facility in Bong County, North Central Liberia. Bong is one of the five counties that have been worst affected by the Ebola crisis. Save the Children photo. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Save the Children Builds its First Ebola Treatment Center in Liberia

 A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment center has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:28 ET
In rural Freetown, Sierra Leone, Save the Children is leading a community sensitization program, where it trains community leaders on how to spread the word about preventing Ebola. Save the Children photo. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Ebola Crisis at a 'Tipping Point': 2.5 Million Children under 5 Live in Affected Areas

As President Obama highlighted the threat of Ebola in West Africa – and the threat of rapidly crossing borders – this morning at the UN...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:00 ET
Global humanitarian and relief organization Save the Children has appointed Robert Clay to the position of Vice President for Health and Nutrition, effective Nov. 1. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Robert Clay Joins Save the Children as Vice President for Health and Nutrition

 Global humanitarian and relief organization Save the Children has appointed Robert Clay to the position of Vice President for Health and...

Sep 19, 2014, 17:52 ET

Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Coons, Graham and Cardin for the introduction of the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act of 2014

Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the...

Sep 18, 2014, 00:00 ET
In rural Freetown, Sierra Leone, Save the Children is leading a community sensitization program where it trains community leaders on how to spread the word about preventing Ebola. Save the Children is focusing on prevention of Ebola, including training of teachers, health workers, nurses and local organizations on prevention measures, distribution of protective kits in schools and public messaging through radio broadcasts to educate people about the risks. Save the Children photo. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Ebola crisis could set progress in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone back a decade

As the UN Security Council meets today for only the second time in history to address a world health emergency, the Ebola crisis continues to...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:30 ET
Save the Children, along with Save the Children artist ambassador Jennifer Garner and other stars, will host a day-long virtual word-a-thon on Sept. 8 to bring attention to the poverty-induced early learning gap. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Save The Children Wants YOU To Help #FindtheWords For Kids

On International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Save the Children will join forces with actor and artist ambassador Jennifer Garner and other stars to...

Sep 03, 2014, 08:00 ET
Children in The Action Center's summer program in Far Rockaways, N.Y., line up to sign the preparedness pledge a Save the Children Prep Rally. Photo by Susan Warner of Save the Children. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

21 States Lack Plans to Protect Children--and Parents are Unaware

Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card finds that 21 states still lack emergency plan requirements for schools and child care...

Sep 02, 2014, 08:00 ET
Deborah Holmes with her daycare students, Jaquan Webster, 3 and Breanna Webster, 5. Deborah's daycare, Destiny Daycare, was destroyed by a tornado this past spring in Mississippi. Photo by Arnie Vanderford for Save the Children. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Parents Doubt U.S. Is Ready to Protect Kids from Disaster, Yet Are Doing Little to Prepare, Poll Shows

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared...

Aug 27, 2014, 12:48 ET
Rayan*, 13, in the rubble of his former school in the Gaza Strip. (* indicates that the name has been changed to protect identity. This must be reflected in all usage). Photo by Anas Baba/Save the Children. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Israel-Gaza Ceasefire: Blockade Now Needs to be Lifted to Avoid Humanitarian Catastrophe

Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope...

Aug 12, 2014, 08:46 ET

Save the Children, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, launches Youth in Action program

Unique $39.8 million initiative aims to tackle Africa's youth unemployment epidemic through opportunities in agriculture TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014...

Aug 06, 2014, 21:03 ET

'Accelerating Action in Africa': Ending Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths within the Next Generation

 Save the Children Action Network welcomes the commitment by the Obama administration to save the lives of 8 million children and 350,000...

Aug 06, 2014, 12:45 ET

Children Have Paid the Heaviest Price in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

More than a month into the military offensive in Gaza, far too many children have fallen victim to violence, with more than 375 killed and 2,700...

Jul 16, 2014, 19:01 ET
Maha* is a 13-year-old Syrian refugee. She was forced to marry her 23-year-old husband when she was 12 due to financial difficulties and fear of sexual assault. She is now one month pregnant. Due to her young age, her pregnancy is very weak. She hasn’t been in school since she was 10 years old (* after a name indicates that the name has been changed to protect identity. This must be reflected in all usage). Photo by Rosie Thompson/Save the Children. (PRNewsFoto/Save the Children)

Syrian child marriage in Jordan has doubled since start of war, Save the Children Says

Early and forced marriage among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan has doubled since the onset of war, Save the Children said today. Data collected by...