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Save the Children calls for end to child marriage in Afghanistan following horrific death of pregnant 14-year-old girl

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 14:55 +08

Save the Children calls for end to child marriage in Afghanistan following horrific death of pregnant 14-year-old girl Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to end the practice of child marriage after a 14-year-old girl was set alight last week and later died in hospital.

Bulgari and Celebrities on Behalf of Ethnic-Minority Children in Vietnam

Bulgari and Celebrities on Behalf of Ethnic-Minority Children in Vietnam

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2016 13:10 +08

Bulgari’s celebrity ambassadors such as Singaporean actress Jeanette Aw, Malaysian actress-producer Debbie Goh, Thai DJ-entrepreneur Hattaya Wongkrachang, and Pham Huong, Miss Universe Vietnam 2015, travelled to meet of children of ethnic-minorities in Vietnam. They participated in a first-of-its-kind visit between Bulgari and Save the Children in South-east Asia.

Around 80% of children with disabilities in Central Asia receive no formal education, Save the Children launches #everylastchild campaign

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2016 09:08 +08

In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, around 80% of disabled children do not receive formal education. This fact alone recognised these children are one of the most forgotten children in Central Asia as they find themselves without proper access to good educational materials.

Nearly half of people surveyed in Asia say they faced discrimination when they were children - new research from Save the Children

Nearly half of people surveyed in Asia say they faced discrimination when they were children - new research from Save the Children

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2016 09:02 +08

Aid organisation reveals that millions of the world’s poorest children are being denied life-saving services because of who they are and where they live; Charity launches new campaign to reach ‘every last child’

Deputy Bangkok Governor to Launch Save the Children's DRR Innovation Exhibition

Deputy Bangkok Governor to Launch Save the Children's DRR Innovation Exhibition

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2016 16:45 +08

Save the Children, together with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), the Thai Red Cross Society, and support from FamilyMart, will launch the “Interactive DRR Innovation Exhibition Opening and Student Essay Awards Ceremony” on Saturday 6 February 2016 at 12.30 – 16.30 hrs at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.

Global NGO Save the Children Launches First Regional Corporate Engagement Centre in Singapore

Global NGO Save the Children Launches First Regional Corporate Engagement Centre in Singapore

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2015 11:30 +08

​The regional Corporate Engagement Centre (CEC) was launched yesterday with the goal of partnering multinational and local companies to build strategic, shared-value partnerships. Working with new and existing partners, the CEC, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, will collaborate with businesses to find opportunities for both social and business impact in Asia and globally.

Typhoon to Hit Philippines Over Easter Weekend: Hundreds of Thousands of Children at Risk

Typhoon to Hit Philippines Over Easter Weekend: Hundreds of Thousands of Children at Risk

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2015 13:45 +08

​As millions of families in the Philippines prepare to celebrate the long Easter holiday weekend, pre-emptive evacuations are advised for families living in the projected path of a super storm.

Save the Children's Call to Focus on Education and Children at Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

Save the Children's Call to Focus on Education and Children at Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2015 09:00 +08

As the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction opens in Sendai (Japan) on 14 March, Save the Children calls for all countries to drastically reduce the impact of disasters on education.

Taking Christmas to the children of the Philippines

Taking Christmas to the children of the Philippines

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2013 11:21 +08

Over 1,500 Filipino children whose homes and communities were devastated in typhoon Haiyan are enjoying Christmas parties hosted by Save the Children. In and around the devastated city of Tacloban, seasonal events have been held at 27 child friendly spaces. While in Estancia, parties with games like pass the parcel were also arranged for typhoon-affected children.

One year on from Typhoon Bopha, families still reeling from loss of livelihoods, Save the Children says.

One year on from Typhoon Bopha, families still reeling from loss of livelihoods, Save the Children says.

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2013 13:53 +08

Increased support is needed if families are to fully recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha on their livelihoods. A year after the category 5 typhoon, the children’s aid agency says tens of thousands are still struggling to find work to feed their families. The Typhoon, which struck on 4th December 2012, affected over six million people and left nearly 2000 dead or missing.

Large earthquake strikes Philippines, Save the Children ready to respond if needed

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2013 13:54 +08

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Bohol island of the Philippines on Tuesday. At a depth of 56km in a populated area, the risk for casualties and damage is expected to be high. “Save the Children aid workers are closely monitoring the situation in Bohol and stand ready to respond to the needs of affected children and their families,” said Save the Children Country Director Anna Lindenfors.

Save the Children Emergency Teams Assessing Children’s Needs in India Post-Cyclone Phailin

Save the Children Emergency Teams Assessing Children’s Needs in India Post-Cyclone Phailin

Press Releases   •   Oct 14, 2013 10:08 +08

Save the Children emergency response teams are working with the government and local partners to quickly assess the needs of children as Cyclone Phailin continues to hit Odisha and other parts of eastern India.

Child sexual assault cases in Zamboanga’s evacuation centres require urgent attention, Save the Children says

Child sexual assault cases in Zamboanga’s evacuation centres require urgent attention, Save the Children says

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2013 15:21 +08

Children fleeing the Zamboanga armed conflict in the Philippines require urgent protection, Save the Children says. The children’s aid agency calls on the government, camp managers and other aid organisations to implement greater measures to protect children after reports of child prostitution, assault and trafficking in evacuation centres in the conflict zone.

Save the Children ready to respond as tens of thousands of children flee from their homes in flood-hit Manila and its surrounding regions

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2013 13:09 +08

Save the Children is ready to respond to the needs of 60,000 displaced people, after floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain, enhanced by Tropical Storm Trami, swept through the Filipino capital and five other nearby regions.

Over 100,000 people cut off by floods in seasonal flooding in Sichuan Province, China; Save the Children to respond to the needs of worst-affected families.

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2013 20:47 +08

Over 100,000 people have been cut off by flooding in the mountainous areas of Sichuan Province, China, Save the Children says. The children’s aid agency is now working to respond to the needs of worst-affected families with toiletries, towels, children’s clothes and other essential items.

Almost 50 million children out of school in conflict-affected countries, whilst attacks on education rise, Save the Children warns.

Almost 50 million children out of school in conflict-affected countries, whilst attacks on education rise, Save the Children warns.

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2013 11:01 +08

The number of reported incidents of children being stopped from accessing education, physically attacked or recruited by armed groups has increased sharply over the past year, after monitoring efforts were stepped up in the face of the deteriorating situation in Syria and concerns over girls’ access to education in parts of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Blocked roads and landslides hamper relief efforts to reach worst-hit children and families, Save the Children says.

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2013 11:58 +08

The children’s aid agency has deployed a team from their Bener Meriah field office, close to the epicenter in Aceh province, to assess the destruction and needs of worst-hit families. So far, at least 25 people have been killed, including 7 children, with more fatalities expected as search and rescue efforts enter its second day.

Strong earthquake strikes Northern Sumatra, causing landslides and widespread damage; Save the Children is on the ground to respond.

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2013 19:35 +08

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Sumatra, close to the city of Bener Meriah in Indonesia, at a depth of 10km. At least two people, including a baby, have been killed with more fatalities expected.

Thousands of children at risk of disease after being cut off by monsoon flooding in India, Save the Children warns.

Thousands of children at risk of disease after being cut off by monsoon flooding in India, Save the Children warns.

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2013 13:35 +08

Thousands of children are at risk of disease in the wake of monsoon flooding that has left them stranded in mountainous terrain, Save the Children warned. Early monsoon rains triggered devastating floods that washed away entire villages and destroyed more than 1,000 roads and 100 bridges. It is feared that more than 750 people have lost their lives in the flooding, including women and children.

Storm and floods affect at least 34,000 children in the Red River Delta and North Central Vietnam with more heavy rain expected, Save the Children says

Storm and floods affect at least 34,000 children in the Red River Delta and North Central Vietnam with more heavy rain expected, Save the Children says

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2013 17:18 +08

At least 34,000 children have been affected in flash floods triggered by Tropical Depression Bebinca in the Red River Delta and North Central Vietnam, Save the Children says. So far, two people in Nghe An Province have been killed in the disaster. The storm swept across China’s Hainan Province on Saturday before making landfall in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam this morning.