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May 31, 2017, 14:00 ET One in Every Four Children Robbed of Their Childhoods, New Save the Children Report Reveals

One quarter of the world's children are being denied the opportunity to have the childhoods they deserve and grow to their full potential, a new...


Apr 10, 2017, 19:40 ET Save the Children Offers Ways Parents Can Help Children Cope With News of School Violence

In the wake of the tragic news of a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, Save the Children is offering tips for...


Feb 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Dr. Jill Biden Joins Save the Children as Board Chair

Save the Children, the global humanitarian organization, today announced that lifelong educator Dr. Jill Biden has been elected Chair of the Board...


Jan 15, 2017, 00:00 ET World Is More Than 450 Years Off Target From Meeting Child Poverty Promise

The world is 452 years away from delivering on the promise of ending extreme child poverty, new figures commissioned by Save the Children show....


Dec 21, 2016, 15:06 ET Snow Storm and Freezing Temperatures Hamper Aid Delivery in Aleppo and Idlib Putting Thousands of Children and Families at Risk

A heavy snow storm has hit northwest Syria, adding to the misery for thousands of families who have recently fled East Aleppo and for civilians who...


Dec 12, 2016, 10:30 ET Save the Children Praises Rep. Payne, Jr. for Championing New Legislation to Protect Children in U.S. Emergencies

Save the Children applauded Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) for his leadership in championing greater protections for children in U.S....


Nov 13, 2016, 15:32 ET Save the Children Prepared to Respond to Children's Needs In New Zealand Earthquake

Aid workers from Save the Children will mobilize staff to meet the needs of children and their families affected by last night's earthquake in New...


Oct 20, 2016, 14:54 ET More than 200 People Rescued off Libyan coast

Save the Children's search and rescue ship, the Vos Hestia, is returning to Italy with more than 200 refugees and migrants rescued in two separate...


Oct 19, 2016, 09:30 ET Hurricane Matthew Flooding Leaves Future of Safe, Affordable Child Care in Limbo for Many in Carolinas, Save the Children Says

Scores of flooded child care centers in North and South Carolina cannot tap official disaster recovery support, putting children's safety and...


Oct 14, 2016, 19:00 ET Four leading NGOs call for immediate Aleppo ceasefire ahead of key Switzerland meeting

As world leaders meet in Lausanne to discuss the carnage in Aleppo, children continue to be killed in the east of the city at a rate of more than...


Oct 14, 2016, 13:12 ET Save the Children Rapidly Scaling Up Operation in Haiti to Meet Critical Needs

1.4 million Haitian people, including 600,000 children, are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance following Hurricane Matthew last week....


Oct 10, 2016, 19:01 ET One Girl under 15 Married Every Seven Seconds

One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to new analysis by Save the Children that reveals the scale of the threat posed by...


Oct 10, 2016, 13:49 ET A Potential Cholera Catastrophe in Haiti Threatens Thousands of Children, Save the Children Warns

As the death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Mathew continues to mount by the hour, Save the Children has joined the ministry of health, other major...


Oct 09, 2016, 16:19 ET Children Exceptionally Vulnerable in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

As the full extent of the devastation in Haiti becomes known, children are not only unable to access basic necessities and medical care but are...


Oct 06, 2016, 12:50 ET Emergency Responders on High Alert as Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida Coast

After devastating Haiti, Hurricane Matthew is taking aim at the eastern coast of Florida over the next 24-28 hours, bringing with it the...


Oct 04, 2016, 10:17 ET Save the Children Prepared to Help Families in Haiti Bracing the Effects of Hurricane Matthew

 Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm, slammed the southern coast of Haiti on Tuesday morning with winds of 145 mph, flooding and extensive...


Sep 30, 2016, 10:14 ET Aleppo's Children Not Safe from Bunker-Busting Bombs as Even Underground Schools Have to Close

 Children in Aleppo are in so much danger from bunker-busting 'earthquake bombs' that they cannot even go to schools that have been moved...


Sep 29, 2016, 10:30 ET 'Mack & Moxy' Episode Developed with Save the Children to Stream on Netflix Starting Oct. 1

 Starting Oct. 1, families will be able to stream on Netflix the new children's program "Mack & Moxy," including an episode on the...


Sep 25, 2016, 14:12 ET Children Make Up Approximately Half Of Casualties In Eastern Aleppo, According To Medics

 Humanitarian partners in Eastern Aleppo have told Save the Children that approximately half of the casualties they are pulling from the rubble...


Sep 22, 2016, 15:34 ET Ambulance medic seriously injured amid intense Aleppo violence

 A medic with the Syrian charity Shafak has been seriously injured in a barrel bomb attack on his home in eastern Aleppo, amid escalating...


Sep 20, 2016, 18:52 ET President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees is Step in the Right Direction

 Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children issued the following statement on the results achieved at the Leaders' Summit on...


Sep 20, 2016, 13:57 ET Media Availability and Statement from Carolyn Miles on Aid Convoy Attack in Syria

In response to the attack on the aid convoy near Aleppo, Syria, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children US, issued the following...


Sep 13, 2016, 19:00 ET Alarming Trends Face Children and Families of World's 21st Largest Country

The world's 65.3 million forcibly displaced people — who would make up the world's 21st largest country based on population — are...


Sep 08, 2016, 13:25 ET Save the Children's Search-and-Rescue Ship Sets Sail from Sicily to Save Children's Lives in Deadly Mediterranean

Save the Children's search and rescue ship, the Vos Hestia, has launched its first search and rescue mission for refugees and migrants crossing the...


Sep 01, 2016, 08:00 ET Families Should Take 3 "Prep Steps" to Protect Kids this National Preparedness Month, Urges Save the Children

 Save the Children, which is responding to the historic floods in Louisiana and has served more than 1 million U.S. children affected by...