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Taking Christmas to the children of the Philippines

Taking Christmas to the children of the Philippines

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2013 11:21 SGT

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 SGT

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.

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

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2013 13:54 SGT

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 SGT

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 SGT

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.

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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 SGT

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.

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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 SGT

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 SGT

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.

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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 SGT

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.

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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 SGT

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 SGT

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 SGT

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.

Thousands of children and families stranded in mountains by India floods, Save the Children warns

Thousands of children and families stranded in mountains by India floods, Save the Children warns

Press Releases   •   Jun 24, 2013 13:14 SGT

Thousands of children and families have been left stranded in mountains by heavy monsoon rains that swept through the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Save the Children has warned. More than 150,000 people, almost half of them children, are thought to have been displaced by the flooding and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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Important bills to address children’s issues may be passed this Congress, says “Bata Muna”

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2013 06:00 SGT

As the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) officially completed the proclamation of the 12 senators who topped the May 12 National Elections, children and children advocates of “Bata Muna” are hopeful that the 3 winning senators out of the 5 who met with them last month will give priority to bills that are crucial to children’s rights and welfare in the 16th Congress.

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Children want voters to elect candidates with track records on promoting good health of young moms and their babies

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2013 20:11 SGT

Believing that mother’s health and complete well-being are key to bringing up healthy children, a group of children and children advocates on Mother’s Day in the Philippines calls on voters to choose candidates whose track records show concrete legislative actions that promote the health and the protection of the rights of mothers—particularly young moms—as well as their children.

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Give our parents decent jobs, says children

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2013 20:00 SGT

A group of children on Philippine Labor Day, May 1, challenges the country’s next political leaders to improve their living condition and keep them out of hazardous work by providing their parents with decent and productive jobs.

Children present ‘checklist’ of a pro-children candidate

Children present ‘checklist’ of a pro-children candidate

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2013 07:32 SGT

In an effort to educate the Filipino public on how to select candidates who will stand up and fight for the rights of children, ‘Bata Muna’ campaigners presented a checklist of a pro-children candidate for the upcoming 2013 Philippine national elections during a concert held yesterday, 27 April 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines.

Earthquake-affected children require support to cope with distress, Save the Children says

Earthquake-affected children require support to cope with distress, Save the Children says

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2013 15:18 SGT

Save the Children has begun responding to the needs of children affected in the Sichuan earthquake, providing a host of relief goods and services to help them regain a sense of normalcy. Already, the children’s aid agency has distributed immediate relief to nearly 900 people including 200 children in villages in Sichuan province.

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Large earthquake strikes Sichuan, China; Save the Children ready to respond if needed

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2013 10:48 SGT

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Sichuan province of China on Saturday morning, in a location close to the devastating quake in 2008 that killed nearly 70,000 people and left 4.8 million people homeless. The earthquake was felt by hundreds of millions of people and initial reports say up to seven million people could be affected in the earthquake.

Time to show act of heroism, stand up for the rights of the children, says “Bata Muna”

Time to show act of heroism, stand up for the rights of the children, says “Bata Muna”

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2013 19:59 SGT

Filipino children and advocates in today’s kickoff event for “Bata Muna: Bomoto para sa kapakanan ng mga Bata” nationwide caravan face off with candidates who do not have children's agenda in their political platform for the upcoming Philippine elections this May 2013.

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