Press Releases

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

Dec 03, 2013 13:53 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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.

Have a heart, vote for children, says Bata Muna campaigners

Feb 14, 2013 07:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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 (Asia) 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.

Save the Children and World Vision call for solid commitment from government to fight child undernutrition

Nov 20, 2012 07:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) 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.

Regional meet to gather health and human rights experts and leaders in Asia to push forth child's right to health

Nov 05, 2012 07:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Thirty health and human rights experts and leaders from five Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines will gather here on November 5-6 to identify key challenges and opportunities for improving the implementation and accountability of the child’s right to health in the region.

Children in global race to beat child malnutrition

Oct 16, 2012 08:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) More than 20,000 children across 42 countries will take part in Save the Children’s Race for Survival, a global relay race to raise awareness on the urgent need to tackle child malnutrition. Children will run on October 16th, coinciding with World Food Day, to bring attention to this underlying cause of a third of all child deaths, with 2.3 million dying in 2011 alone.

Save the Children: do not dilute the breastfeeding provisions of the Milk Code

Oct 14, 2012 06:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Save the Children this week advised incumbent lawmakers and aspiring candidates in the upcoming congressional elections in May 2013 "not to tamper with provisions in the Milk Code which promote breastfeeding over milk substitutes.”

Child malnutrition is an urgent election issue - Save the Children

Oct 10, 2012 10:14 SGT Save the Children (Asia) International children’s organization Save the Children challenges candidates who filed their certificates before the electoral commission to address the global issue on children’s survival in an effort to decrease the number of preventable deaths of children and to ensure national development.

Dingdong Dantes to run for children’s survival

Oct 06, 2012 06:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Filipino actor-producer Dingdong Dantes will run in the world’s biggest children’s race on October 16, World Food Day, at the Yńares Center, Rizal Capitol Compound, Antipolo City if only to urge governments and world leaders to decisively address child malnutrition and ensure protection of child rights in times of emergencies and disasters.

Save the Children: First NGO to assist isolated flooded village in Pampanga

Sep 27, 2012 06:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Sapang Kawayan is one of the villages in Pampanga, Philippines severely affected by the Tropical Storm Haikui-triggered flooding, with reports of as much as 5-feet-deep floodwaters during the peak of the incessant rains. However, to date, the local officials said that the only help they have received is a ration of non-food items from the local government one week after the flooding.