Save the Children

Impossible Choice: Why We Cannot Stand Behind Returns To Libya

Gemma Parkin | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Gemma Parkin

It's a strange question to kick off the working day on board Save the Children's rescue ship: Would we rather stop our search and rescue operations completely, and risk people drowning, than return migrants and refugees back to Libya? But that's the question we were forced to ask ourselves - and the answer is clear. This is not an action we can stand behind.

Hunger In South Sudan: Don't Let The Rainy Season Become The Dying Season

John Loreom | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
John Loreom

I tell these mothers to just keep going. Dig for hours to find water underground. Walk for days to find nuts in the bush. Skip meal after meal to keep your children alive. Help is coming. And until then you just have to survive. That's what I tell myself every day when I miss my family painfully and get up, get ready for work, and just keep going.

Face It: There Is No Quick Fix In This Migrant Crisis

Rik Goverde | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Rik Goverde

We're in the heart of the migration and refugee crisis, the big story of our era. Worldwide, more than 65million people have fled their homes. Most of them find refuge in their own countries or region, some try and make it to Europe through the dangerous crossing to Italy, a route on which this year roughly one in 43 people dies. And Italy has been bearing that brunt on its own for years.

These 8 Horrific Deaths Lay Bare The Near-Impossible Decisions Facing NGO Rescue Ships

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - The agonising deaths of eight people in the Mediterranean yesterday has laid bare the near-impossible decisions facing NGOs operatin...

Aid Groups Split Over New Rules On Migrant Rescues In Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - NGOs are split over a new code of conduct on the rescue of migrants making the perilous sea journey from Libya to Europe. Three aid ...

This Is How Six Children Became Orphans In The Mediterranean This Week

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - On Friday morning as Italian politicians and NGOs were about to debate the rules and regulations of rescuing migrants in the Mediter...

Refugee Rescue Missions In Med Face Suspension In Row Between NGOs And Italian Government

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA, Sicily - Charities face having to suspend missions to rescue migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean, unless a row with the Italian gover...

Crew Of Far-Right Anti-People Trafficking Boat Arrested For People Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK

CATANIA - Sicily: The crew of a boat chartered by a far-right group to monitor people-trafficking in the Mediterranean has been arrested - for people-...

Defend Europe Ship 'Evacuated And Captain Arrested' In Cyprus

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

The ship chartered by far-right group Defend Europe to hamper the rescue of refugees in the Mediterranean has been evacuated and its Captain and Deput...

Refugee Crisis: Sea Rescues And Questions On Dry Land

Gemma Parkin | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK
Gemma Parkin

Our sole mission is to save the lives of people, particularly children, who are escaping violence, persecution and extreme poverty. We save people from drowning and if we stopped, the death toll would only increase further.

Katie Hopkins In Row With Save The Children As MailOnline Article Mysteriously Disappears

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK

Save the Children has strongly dismissed a claim by Katie Hopkins that she “spent time” with the crew of one of the charity’s ships whilst inves...

Mosul: A Graveyard For Iraq's Children?

George Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
George Graham

A bombed out school in West Mosul Three years after Mosul first fell to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS), the battle to retake Iraq...

Naomi Campbell Enlisted the Help Of Kate Moss And Kendall Jenner For A Good Cause At Cannes

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Style

Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner Bella Hadid and Jourdan Dunn hit the runway at Cannes Film Festival for a good cause. Enlisting some of the biggest names i...

Rescue At Sea: The Inside Story Of A High Stakes Transfer

Daniel Stewart | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Daniel Stewart

Until the EU provides safe and legal routes for those seeking safer futures, people - including children like Tarek - will continue to risk their lives to reach the sanctuary of Europe. The 300 people on board the Vos Hestia will be far from the last, and the Mediterranean will continue to be a mass unmarked grave for children.

Somalia Crisis: One By One, My Children Slipped Away

Sean Ryan | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Sean Ryan

Across Somalia, the country worst affected by the Horn of Africa's escalating food crisis, more than half a million people are on the move in epic scenes that show not only the desperate urgency of fundraising appeals but also, sadly, the limits of the aid agencies' reach.

Immunisations: Saving Lives, Whatever It Takes

Nicholas Alusa | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Nicholas Alusa

Measles is a highly contagious, horrific disease. If left untreated it can lead to death. There's no specific treatment. All us medics can do is isolate the sufferer, give them vitamin A, and hope for the best.

Time Is Running Out To Stop Famine In South Sudan

Lily Partland | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Lily Partland

An hour and a half northeast of South Sudan's capital Juba by light plane, near the border with Ethiopia, the parched red earth below is dotted with bright green trees. Within weeks, the wet season rains will turn this 'runway' or strip of bare earth that we land on, into a muddy quagmire, making access incredibly difficult. Travelling by four wheel drive to one of Save the Children's treatment centres for malnourished young children, we travel down a picturesque avenue of trees, their canopies providing welcome relief from the hot day.

Why We Must Not Turn Our Backs On A Generation Of Syrian Children

Gemma Chan | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Gemma Chan

Tomorrow, on March 15th, we will reach the 6th anniversary of the war in Syria. At that point this brutal conflict will have lasted for longer than WWII. At least 250,000 people have been killed and 5 million more have been made refugees, half of them children.

The Five Most Harrowing Effects Syria's Civil War Is Having On Children

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year, campaigners are warning the scars of the conflict will be etched on the mental wellbeing of children,...

Aleppo: The Hidden War Is Not Hiding With Tech

Ru Barksfield | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ru Barksfield

As someone who adores new technology I'm not sure whether to be impressed or appalled by this new generation of 'live' carnage. I feel near helpless sat on a comfy couch, in a leafy green part of London, yet as a generation we have never been so empowered by the tools handed to us 'millennials'. But we are not helpless.

Children Pictured Sleeping On 'Cold Industrial Estate', After Being 'Completely Abandoned' In Calais

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Children are being abandoned and left to sleep alone and without shelter after French authorities demolished the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp and did not ...

Calais Jungle Camp: Mission Accomplished?

Dorothy Sang | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dorothy Sang

Yesterday I saw a 17-year-old boy with a broken leg forced to hobble up the road to register, then turned away without so much as a second glance as registration was closed. Turned away and given no alternative for a place to sleep.

Resilience - A True Story

Unni Krishnan | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

We walk along corridors past men, women and children sleeping on the floor. The storm has blown the roof away from the buildings in the school complex, there are cracks on the walls. One young man steps in to one partly damaged building as people wait anxiously outside.

Haiti: Five Things To Remember When Battling A Monster Storm And Its Fallout

Unni Krishnan | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

We can't stop storms or earthquakes. But we can stop disasters turning into crises. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, here is a list of five key things to remember during the relief and recovery effort in Haiti.

Girls Have Mountain To Climb To Achieve Same Opportunities As Boys

Helle Thorning-Schmidt | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Helle Thorning-Schmidt

Supporting this future generation of leaders, and ensuring that their voices are heard - in communities, in national capitals, and on the world stage - will be critical to the goal of ending child marriage, and transforming the lives of millions of children.