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Tuesday 5 May 2015

American Mothers More Likely To Die Than Peers In Developed Countries - Save the Children

The United States continues its descent in the global rankings of best and worst places for mothers, slipping two places to 33rd out of 179 surveyed countries, reveals Save the Children’s 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers report.

Norway rose to the top of the list, closely followed by other Nordic countries, while Somalia remained last for the second year running, with all but two of the 11 bottom-ranked countries in the world in West and Central Africa.

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Thursday 5 February 2015

The Lottery of Birth report: All children must have equal chance to survive

 
A child’s chances of survival should not depend on where they are born, how wealthy their parents are, or their ethnic identity. Yet across the world, these factors continue to determine whether a child lives to celebrate his or her fifth birthday – factors which, for the child, are purely a matter of chance. 
 
This unfair lottery of birth violates every child’s right to an equal start in life.

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Friday 23 January 2015

Don't just respond to Ebola - Rebuild

By Kadi Jumu, Save the Children, Sierra Leone

Every weekend the markets are packed with shoppers stocking up on their weekly groceries.  The markets are always hot and buzzing with vendors shouting, buyers haggling, and children weaving in and out of stalls.  This is what any weekend in Freetown looks like—at least it was, before Ebola hit. 

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Thursday 15 January 2015

Campaigning to end child marriage across Africa

By John Graham, Country Director, Save the Children in Ethiopia 

African leaders are gathering here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, this week, to discuss pressing issues in the continent and chart out the path to a better future for the people of Africa.

The African Union Summit, which is underway under the theme “Women's Empowerment Year and Africa Development for the Concretisation of Agenda 2063 ” is also expected to put child marriage as one of its key agendas.

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Thursday 16 October 2014

Save the Children team up with BAFTA winning film agency to highlight the plight of children surviving in the world’s toughest places

Save the Children and BAFTA award-winning creative agency Don’t Panic unveiled a powerful short film today to help raise global awareness of the millions of children struggling to survive in some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities on the planet.  Watch the film here: http://bit.ly/1sbZn40

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