Justin Forsyth

Risking a Lost Generation in the Middle East

Justin Forsyth | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The psychological trauma inflicted when children lose their parents, see their homes destroyed, or experience torture, is not easily alleviated, particularly when they have to remain in the stressful and unfamiliar environment of a refugee camp. Save the Children's staff see the signs of this in places like Syria and Gaza, from night terrors and bed wetting to children who refuse to speak.

Save The Children Launches Campaign To Help Poor British Families

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

Save The Children's most famous campaigns raised awareness of child concentration camp survivors, starving Ethiopians, the Vietnam War and young Sudan...

Time for Change at the Top: Why the Next President of the World Bank Must Put Poor People First

Justin Forsyth | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

Since the formation of the World Bank in 1944, a gentlemen's agreement has been in place that gifts the presidency to an American citizen, just as a European traditionally takes the helm of the International Monetary Fund.

UK Government Money for West African Hunger Crisis is Welcome - But We All Need to Do More

Justin Forsyth | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

The UK government has just announced an extra £5m for the food crisis in West Africa. The money will help a provide food, water and medical supplies for 115,000 people in the crisis-hit region.

The Poorest Must Not Pay the Heaviest Price

Justin Forsyth | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

Rachel works 22 hours a week in a pharmacy but after rent, bills and childcare she often has only £10 left for food and other household essentials for her and her two-year old son Luca. She skips her own meals to be able to give food to Luca, and is constantly worried about money. Rachel has been told she'd be better off on benefits, but she wants to work.

The Fight Against Syphilis

Justin Forsyth | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK
Justin Forsyth

The greatest tragedy is surely for a mother to bury her child. But imagine the grief of passing on a deadly disease to your child - and being powerless to stop it? An estimated one million babies die every year from congenital syphilis - deaths that could be prevented by just a single shot of penicillin.

The Price Of Delay: Response To East Africa Famine 'Cost Lives'

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of lives and millions of pounds were lost needlessly because of a "dangerous delay" in the response to the East Africa famine, a report has ...

What is the Solution to Fuel Poverty?

Justin Forsyth | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

Getting through 2012 is no doubt a worrying prospect for many in the squeezed middle, but for families with the least, just making sure their kids are warm this winter is one of their biggest concerns. We cannot, as a society, allow this to continue.

Can You Heat Your Home This Winter?

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Politics

Poor families struggling to heat their homes this winter are not getting the help they need from energy suppliers, a charity warned. The Government...

East Africa Food Crisis

Justin Forsyth | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Politics
Justin Forsyth

Two tragedies are unfolding in the horn of Africa. The first is the very visible one, the tragedy of families who've walked for weeks, their children growing weak with hunger, desperate for our help. Then there is the larger tragedy of a failing humanitarian system built around responding to emergencies, not preventing them.