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Oct 10, 2017, 20:01 ET More than 20,000 girls married illegally every day

More than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and...


Oct 10, 2017, 19:22 ET Biased Views of Girls Begin as Early as Fourth Grade, New Save the Children Survey Reveals

Biased views on the value of girls and their roles within the classroom and society begin to show as early as fourth grade, according to new data...


Oct 02, 2017, 07:07 ET Save the Children Calls on the Trump Administration to Take Immediate Additional Steps to Help Puerto Rican Children and Families Struggling in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

The Trump Administration must take additional steps immediately to address the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and...


Sep 28, 2017, 11:53 ET Save the Children responds to Trump Administration's decision to reduce the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States

"Save the Children deplores the decision by the administration to reduce the number of people resettled in the United States next year from the...


Sep 25, 2017, 14:23 ET Puerto Rico's Lack of Power and Clean Water Puts Hundreds of Thousands of Children at Risk

Five days after Hurricane Maria caused widespread devastation in Puerto Rico, millions of Americans, including nearly 700,000 children, remain...


Sep 22, 2017, 13:19 ET Thousands of Children in Puerto Rico at Risk Following Hurricane Maria

As Puerto Rico begins to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, the most destructive storm to strike the island since 1928, Save the Children...


Sep 17, 2017, 19:00 ET Alarming Spike in Number of Syrian Refugee Children out of School, Exposing Thousands to Child Marriage and Exploitation

More Syrian refugee children in the Middle East are now out of school compared to last year, with the most vulnerable and marginalized bearing the...


Sep 03, 2017, 14:19 ET Save the Children Expands Hurricane Harvey Response into Louisiana

Following what some are saying will be the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history, thousands have been forced from their homes in the wake...


Aug 30, 2017, 09:36 ET Children's Needs Grow in Houston, Dallas and Austin as Catastrophic Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Continues

Devastating flooding continues in Houston, the country's fourth largest city, where droves of people stranded and displaced by the deadly floods...


Aug 28, 2017, 14:00 ET Save the Children Responds Urgently to Child Victims of Hurricane Harvey with Child-Friendly Spaces in Shelters, Essential Items

Tornadoes, lightning, heavy rain and flash floods related to Hurricane Harvey continue to put millions at risk, including nearly 3 million...


Aug 27, 2017, 13:21 ET San Antonio Praised for Welcoming Hurricane Harvey Evacuees, But Save the Children Finds Shelters Initially Fall Short in Meeting Children's Needs

As hundreds of displaced families, including many with infants and toddlers, continue to arrive in San Antonio each day seeking refuge from...


Aug 26, 2017, 11:10 ET Save the Children Media Spokesperson Available on the Ground in Texas

Save the Children's emergency response team is on the ground in San Antonio, Texas, working to meet children and families' immediate needs as...


Aug 25, 2017, 11:32 ET Save the Children Stands Ready to Help Texas Kids and Families Forced to Evacuate as Hurricane Harvey Heads towards Texas Coastline

As Hurricane Harvey continues to intensify into a life-threatening storm, bringing heavy rain and strengthening 110 mile per hour winds towards the...


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...