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There Are Few Places Where the Message of Easter Is as Relevant as the Central African Republic

Dr Alastair Redfern | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK
Dr Alastair Redfern

I have faith in the human capacity for hope and generosity of spirit. Easter is a time for celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and sacrifice into new life. For the children of CAR, who have sacrificed so much, this is our opportunity to give them something to be hopeful about.

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

Jessica Elgot

Rwanda's Genocide Survivors Show Their Inspiring, Smiling Portraits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

The polaroid of the smiling boy standing with his puffed chest straining his pink and red striped t-shirt is difficult for Cyprien to look at. "Wh...

Why Are We Still Watching Poverty Porn?

Billy Hill | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Billy Hill

Every night, when we sit down in front of the television, the inevitable adverts pop up. That generic charity appeal that makes the room go silent, where a small, semi-naked, helpless child crawls across our television screens and the only thing we can do is awkwardly squirm or hope that our satellite box has enough minutes to fast forward.

Syria: Where Is Our Outrage and Why Does It Matter That It's Missing?

Cat Carter | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK
Cat Carter

Aid workers work in some tough places. Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central African Republic, Syria...the list goes on. It can be a difficult life - faced with daily tragedy on a massive scale, far from family and friends for months on end, unchanging stodgy and irregular food, limited clean water.

Spot The Difference: Helena Bonham Carter And Boy George

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Helena Bonham Carter took more than a little style inspiration from Boy George while attending a Save The Children charity event last night, leaving u...

In Syria There Is Little Help for Anyone, Let Alone Those in Dire Need

Roger Hearn | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Roger Hearn

Imagine the horrors of healthcare in a warzone: children having limbs amputated because of a lack of medical supplies and equipment to treat their wounds. Patients knocked out with iron bars, rather than face an operation without anaesthetic. A newborn baby dying in an incubator because of power-cuts... For millions of people inside Syria - this is the reality of their lives now.

If London Were Syria: Harrowing Video Shows Impact Of War

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

What if London was plunged into a conflict similar to that in Syria? A harrowing video has imagined the nightmare a British child would endure if w...

Fighting to End Newborn Deaths Across the World

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In an effort to save millions of newborn lives, we are urging all global leaders to take a stance this year and commit to a blueprint for change, namely, the Five Point Newborn Promise. This agenda focuses on training and equipping enough skilled healthcare workers to make sure no baby is born without proper help, and removing fees for all pregnancy and birth services.

One Million Babies Die On First Day Of Their Lives (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

One million babies die on the first day of their lives every year, Save the Children has warned. But more than half of these deaths could be preven...

Central African Republic Teeters on the Brink of Catastrophe

Justin Forsyth | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Justin Forsyth

I have just returned from a week in the Central African Republic (CAR). I was shocked by what I witnessed. Dead bodies littering the streets. Children shot and injured in the fighting. Hundreds of thousands of families driven into the bush by fear, living out in the open with no food or shelter. In the capital, thousands huddled around a monastery frightened for their lives. I will never forget the fear in the eyes of the children I met.

Comic Relief Invested In Arms Trade

PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Comic Relief has defended its investment policy after claims in a BBC Panorama documentary that it could have generated more cash from "ethical" funds...

One Thousand Days of Syria's Conflict: Childhoods Stolen and Futures at Risk

Rosie Thompson | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Rosie Thompson

Today marks the thousandth day of the conflict. For over two and a half years, children have lived through a nightmare of death and destruction. Losing their homes, their schools and the carefree lives they once knew.

Top Of The Tree: Arsenal Stars Don Christmas Jumpers (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Sport

Arsenal players are so excited about Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day they have pulled out their best woolly jumpers early. Per Mertesack...

Developing Countries Are Finding Innovative Solutions to Their Health Challenges

Allan Pamba | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Allan Pamba

Malawi might not spring to mind as a hot-bed of healthcare innovation. Neither might Bangladesh or Colombia. But that view is changing. All over developing countries, determined people are finding brilliant and creative solutions for long-standing problems. ..

Cyclone Phailin Hits India's East Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

With winds of 200mph expected to devastate the Bay of Bengal, an area the size of France, aid agencies are desperately trying to get almost half a mil...

500,000 Pupils Destined To Fail At School

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are destined to fail at school and are being written off at the age of seven, a children's charity has warned. Many...

Increasing Humanitarian Access to Syria

Lex Croucher | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Lex Croucher

As I write this I'm looking out over the UN building in New York and its rows of flags from member nations. Right now world leaders are speaking at the annual UN General Assembly, discussing the issues that are most affecting their countries and the world as a whole. One issue that is central to this week is the ongoing Syria crisis; what I'm here to do is to make sure these leaders don't forget the voices of children caught up in this conflict.

Innovation in the Name of Global Partnership: What the Private Sector Must Bring to the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Duncan Learmouth | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Duncan Learmouth

The shortage of health workers is one of the most fundamental barriers to improving health in developing countries. A fully trained and well-supported community health worker like Saley can deliver treatments and provide health education to 5,000 children a year.

Saving Syria's Children

Lex Croucher | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Lex Croucher

Hearing about atrocities and suffering halfway across the world doesn't tend to hit close to home. The people feel distant and the language is foreign; it's too far. Standing at the edge of the Za'atari camp in Jordan listening to the sound of explosions from just across the border in Syria, suddenly it didn't feel so far anymore.

PHOTOS: Syrian Children Handle Weapons Like Toys

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Syria's children have already borne the brunt of the conflict, with reports of torture, child soldiers and others embarking on "death journeys" to esc...

Education in Conflict-Torn Syria: We Are All Malala

Cat Carter | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK
Cat Carter

Today is Malala Day. Her 16th birthday. Less than a year ago she became a victim of an attack on education, when she was shot and almost fatally wounded by armed men on her way back from school. Her bravery has shone a light on the scale of the educational crisis the world still faces, as well as the struggle for a future faced by children living in areas affected by conflict. The situation in Syria typifies this struggle.

Syria: We Were Many People, Where Are They Now?

Cat Carter | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK
Cat Carter

The crossing point is metres away from where I'm standing and I can see into Syria. Vicious clouds of sand and grit surround us, and the sun is beating down - the average temperature here is 40 degrees. Trucks stream past us, crammed with sacks of food and desperate refugees...

Syria's Children Bearing Brunt Of Violence, Say Save The Children (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

Harrowing pictures of child refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria have been released by the charity Save the Children. The aid agency said childr...

Blair Urges West To Intervene In Syria

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

The cost paid by the West for not getting involved in the conflict in Syria could be higher than that of intervening in the civil war, Tony Blair has ...