Posts Tagged ‘Save the Children’

Appeal for eliminating teen pregnancies in the Philippines

Monday, March 4th, 2024

A global child rights organisation has urged the government to curb early and unintended pregnancies among teenagers in the Philippines, which has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in Asia. Save the Children Philippines drew attention to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) recording 3,135 cases of adolescent pregnancies among young girls aged 10-14 in Read more

India revokes Save the Children’s licence to receive foreign funds

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

India’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has withdrawn the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of Save the Children, adding to the list of organisations facing similar actions. After Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, Save the Children now finds itself unable to receive foreign funds under the FCRA, Asia News reported on Monday. The Read more

Covid emergency over … suffering continues

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

Just because the World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Covid-19 health emergency is over, it doesn’t mean everything’s OK. Far from it. It’s still a global health and welfare threat, WHO officials say. We can expect the same devastating health and social consequences will continue to plague us. The virus keeps evolving and spreading. Many Read more

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of “semi-permanent structures” built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. Save the Children, World Vision and Terre des Hommes Foundation said in a joint statement the government made a decision Read more

Call to stop Australia’s weapons exports to Saudi

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

International children’s rights organisation, Save the Children, is demanding the Australian government immediately stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia. It says 85,000 children have died in the Yemen conflict since 2015. Last August the United Nations (UN) found actions taken by the Saudi- and UAE-led coalition in Yemen might amount to war crimes. They include Read more

Estimated 85,000 children starved since war began

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children. Using data compiled by the UN, Save the Children evaluated mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition. Read more

Babies are suffocating to death in incubators

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Babies suffocating to death in their incubators is a result of bombs targeting the  Syrian hospitals where they are being treated. Last month, four newborns in incubators fought for their lives in a small hospital in Aleppo, the besieged Syrian city. Then a bomb hit the hospital and cut off power—and oxygen to the incubators. Read more

Nauru – multinational replaces Save the Children

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The departure of Save the Children Australia from Nauru, means that the children incarcerated there have been left without a voice. The Australian government has granted the welfare contract to the multinational, Transfield Services. Transfield Services has received $1.5bn from the Australian federal government since being contracted in October 2012 to manage Australia’s detention centres Read more

Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The offices of Save the Children workers helping asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru have been raided by police, the aid agency said Tuesday, as debate rages in Australia over new whistleblower laws. It is understood that police seized electronic items such as phones and laptops during the raid on Saturday, with the operation Read more

Child poverty a business issue

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Business New Zealand, a business lobby group, is supporting a series of discussions that aim to ensure that child poverty in New Zealand is given due consideration. Working with the Every Child Counts campaign (a group of NGO’s including Plunket, Save the Children and Barnados), Business New Zealand’s Phil O’Reilly says that “Businesses first and foremost Read more