Browse 2013 news articles

  • The United Nations Security Council agreement on access for humanitarian relief across Syria could save the lives of thousands of innocent children trapped by fighting and who have been denied access to aid. The move which follows a month of campaigning by Save the Children supporters who have emailed Nick Clegg and David Cameron urging them to take a lead in getting aid to all parts of the war-stricken country.
  • Lack of access to food and soaring prices have left the children of Syria at risk of malnutrition, Save the Children warns today.
  • New child mortality figures released by the UN today show the number of children dying every year has almost halved in a generation – down from 12 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. It's further proof that efforts to reduce poverty are producing results.
  • Jack, a 11-year old Catholic choirboy from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir, has been chosen to support this year’s Save the Children Christmas campaign, making him the youngest ever person to become an ambassador for us.
  • EMBARGOED UNTIL 0401 GMT FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2013: Children trapped amid fighting in Syria are being killed, maimed, and denied access to food and medicine as the number of child refugees fleeing the civil war tops one million, Save the Children said today.
  • More than 10,000 people, mainly women, children and the elderly, crossed in just two days threatening to overwhelm the aid effort.
  • Mothercare has today launched a new clothing collection aimed at babies and children age 0 to 8 years.  For every item sold from the 'Born To' range, the company will donate £1 to Save the Children, helping to raise vital funds to give children the chance to fulfil their potential.
  • When the midwives and stars of Channel 4's ‘One Born Every Minute’ series, visited Liberia with Save the Children they were shocked to discover that young mums in Liberia face a 1 in 24 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth when a simple trip to a clinic could save their lives. Yet many mums-to-be have to walk for up to 8 hours to get to their nearest clinic, and the journey can be treacherous.
  • The club, through The Arsenal Foundation, has committed to donate the money over three years to fund a project that will directly support 4,000 vulnerable young people by providing them with enhanced vocational education and employment skills.
  • Today, on Malala Yousafzai's 16th birthday, we reveal that attacks on children, teachers, and schools in the world’s warzones are increasing.

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