Feb 14, 2013 07:00 SGT A group of children and child rights advocates in the Philippines campaigning for a “children-centered” election on Valentine’s day urge voters to have a heart and think of the future of their children, younger siblings, nieces and nephews as they choose their candidates in the coming elections.
Jan 14, 2013 08:44 SGT Save the Children’s new report 'Ending Poverty in Our Generation' outlines an ambitious new development framework which, it says, can help all countries end extreme poverty in the next 20 years. This is the first time that an organisation proposes specific new targets to replace the MDGs.
Nov 20, 2012 07:00 SGT International organizations Save the Children and World Vision are calling on the National Government to strengthen its commitment to reduce cases of child undernutrition in the Philippines, a hidden crisis that is accountable for more than a third of all child deaths worldwide—around 2.3 million in 2011.
Aug 24, 2012 22:17 SGT Water has receded in areas and some people are starting to clear the mud but communities are apprehensive and concerned the clean up effort may be in vein if a new typhoon develops.
May 24, 2012 12:07 SGT Progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goals remains a challenge for Pakistan. MDG 4 requires a two third reduction in child mortality, whereas, MDG 5 demands a reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarters. There is a need to accelerate the efforts to achieve the desired results by 2015.