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Sunday 15 January 2017

World is more than 450 years off target from meeting child poverty promise

The world is 452 years away from delivering on the promise of ending extreme child poverty, new figures commissioned by Save the Children show. This timescale of four and half centuries is as remote from today as the reign of the English Queen Elizabeth I.

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Friday 13 January 2017

Save the Children Humanitarian Update: Almost no aid has reached Syria’s besieged areas despite ‘truce’

Two weeks on from the start of the ceasefire agreement in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey on 30th December, the majority of besieged areas have yet to receive any humanitarian aid despite the freezing winter conditions.

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Thursday 12 January 2017

Protecting children in war and conflict: European and global implications for child rights

Speech given by Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 12 January 2017.

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Tuesday 10 January 2017

Families stranded in freezing temperatures in the Balkans

Dozens of migrants and refugees are at risk of freezing to death in Europe if immediate action is not taken Save the Children is warning after recent heavy snows and bitterly cold temperatures hit Greece and the Balkans.

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Monday 9 January 2017

IKEA Foundation's Let’s Play for Change campaign raises €3.4 million for Save the Children

Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, thanks to IKEA co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign.

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