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Wednesday 13 May 2015

Save the Children statement on today’s European Commission meeting on migration

Save the Children calls on the European Commission to recognise the shared responsibility for the lives of migrants risking – and sometimes losing – their lives in a desperate and dangerous journey to reach Europe’s shores, including victims of persecution, violence, and torture, and those fleeing conflict. EU member states must do more to ensure the care and protection of these vulnerable migrants, especially children.

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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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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Gavi secures $7.539bn for live-saving vaccines

Carolin Albrecht, Save the Children International

It is a cold afternoon in Berlin, Germany but there is reason to celebrate as Gavi secures $7.539 billion in pledges for its next strategic period, exceeding its target of $7.5 billion. This money will go a long way, providing an additional 300 million children with access to vaccines and saving the lives of 6 million children over the next 5 years. 

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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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