Press Releases

UN Panel must not let growing inequality squander historic opportunity to end poverty

Mar 25, 2013 09:18 SGT Save the Children (Asia) New research following some of the world’s poorest children over a decade shows how inequality is holding back improvements in alleviating poverty, education, nutrition and food security, Save the Children warns. The study shows that economic growth does not automatically translate into improved lives for all children.

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.

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 and World Vision call for South East Asian countries to fight persistent child malnutrition crisis

Sep 21, 2012 10:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) The two organisations launched a new Nutrition Barometer which assesses governments’ political, legal and financial commitments to tackling malnutrition in the 36 countries where 90% of the world’s undernourished children live. Four of the five South East Asian countries included in the report – Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Philippines – are showing progress in fighting child undernutrition.

Save the Children welcomes accelerating reduction in children deaths, but warns progress remains insufficient

Sep 13, 2012 09:27 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Save the Children says the latest United Nations figures on children mortality suggest the world is achieving strong results in the fight to end preventable child deaths. But whilst progress is accelerating, global progress is still too slow to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, warns Save the Children.

Over half a million children unable to return home a month after Philippines floods; Save the Children warns that more typhoons are expected in coming months

Sep 06, 2012 09:58 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Over half a million children are still living in evacuation centres or with host families a month after floods triggered by Tropical Storm “Haikui” hit the Philippines. Save the Children warns that the most severe typhoons have yet to hit this storm season.

East Asia sees 17% increase in proportion of children suffering from acute malnutrition– Save the Children

Jul 19, 2012 11:52 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Save the Children is warning of a global increase in acutely malnourished children for the first time in a decade – with the increase most evident in East Asia. The charity’s Child Development Index – published every four years – measures child development against three criteria: the number of children in school, under five mortality rates and the number of underweight children.