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Read our media releases for the latest news about our programs in Australia and overseas, our current humanitarian response efforts and activities in the community.

Latest Media Releases

21/10/2020
Pakistan floods: 1.4 million children at risk of homelessness and disease 
As many as 1.4 million children face homelessness and disease following some of the worst ever floods in Pakistan, warns Save the Children.

15/10/2020
600 million children in poor countries miss out on desperately needed support during COVID-19: new analysis
Hundreds of millions of families in low-and-middle income countries did not receive any child and family-specific benefits from their governments to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis from Save the Children.

15/10/2020
Save the Children – 'Situation for children in Helmand deeply concerining'
Responding to the escalation of violence in Helmand province that has led to an estimated 35,000 people fleeing their homes.

13/10/2020
Children's voices need to be heard ahead of another worrying disaster season
Save the Children is calling on the Australian Government to formally consult with children and young people on climate change and disaster planning.

07/10/2020
Budget 2020-21: Commitment to the Region Not Equal to the Covid Task
The wellbeing of children and stability and security of our region is at risk without greater leadership from Australia in the face of the economic impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.

01/10/2020
COVID-19 causing greatest surge of child marriages in 25 years
New analysis from Save the Children reveals a further 2.5 million girls are at risk of early marriage by 2025 because of the pandemic.

30/09/2020
Save the Children’s Statement on the Findings of The Group of Eminent Experts in Yemen Report
Save the Children is extremely concerned by the findings of the Report of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen released today, in addition to their official report for the Human Rights Council which was released a few weeks ago in Geneva.

30/09/2020
Statement following roadside blast in Afghanistan
“We call upon all parties to the conflict to do everything they can to protect civilians in this brutal war"

29/09/2020
Save the Children Impact Investment Fund reaches first close with QBE as anchor investor
Save the Children’s Impact Investment Fund has reached its first close and is now able to start investing in some of the innovative enterprises in its pipeline, in Australia and around the world.

29/09/2020
New report reinforces need for greater support for bushfire affected children
More than 14,000 children forced to flee their homes during bushfires

29/09/2020
Hundreds of thousands more children in Syria face hunger
Unprecedented number of children in Syria battle soaring rates of malnutrition

24/09/2020
Over 21,000 people killed since UN global ceasefire-resolution
Leading aid organisations urge Heads of State meeting in the Security Council to urgently renew their call for a global ceasefire

19/09/2020
Lebanon: Two children die at sea as desperate families seek to escape worsening economic crisis
Flimsy dingy believed to have been stranded in Mediterranean Sea for days

16/09/2020
Save the Children to call for development of 'Pacific JobKeeper'
More needs to be done to support Pacific neighbours by helping to create a stronger economic and social protection system

10/09/2020
Killing of two young children in Rakhine State is utterly unacceptable, says Save the Children
The children, both only five years old, were hit by what appear to have been artillery shells that fell in Nyaung Khet Kan village on the border between Ann

10/09/2020
Save the Children conducts largest global survey on the impact of COVID-19
Children from poorest households suffer greatest family income loss, miss out most on education and face highest risk of violence at home.

2/09/2020
Amendments To Citizenship Bill Fail To Protect Children
Save the Children Australia warns that the Government’s changes to the Citizenship Act do not adequately protect the rights of Australian children, and that the Bill should not be passed in its current form.

2/09/2020
Over 200,000 lone child migrants left to uncertain fates in Europe
Five years since the tragic death of Alan Kurdi, Save the Children is warning that Europe has failed to address the needs of migrant and refugee children.

25/08/2020
BANGLADESH & MYANMAR: More than 100,000 babies born in refugee and displacement camps in recent years
An entire generation of stateless children, warns Save the Children.

21/08/2020
Australia’s Young People Unprepared for Disasters
Students learn more about earthquakes than bushfires, floods, survey finds.

20/08/2020
Two weeks on: Families in Beirut’s disaster zone are still in dire need of support to rebuild and recover
Two weeks after the explosion that tore through Lebanon’s capital Beirut, many vulnerable families in the affected areas are still in dire need of support, Save the Children warned today.

19/08/2020
Humanitarian health workers put their lives on the line during COVID-19 pandemic
Humanitarian health workers across the world are putting their lives on the line to help others during an unprecedented global pandemic.

18/08/2020
275-Strong World Leaders’ Group Warns of Tragic ‘COVID Generation’
Millions of children hit as education faces $150 billion of cuts.

13/08/2020
Child death rate triples in Al-Hol camp as medical access deteriorates
Eight children under five died in Al Hol camp within five days, as health and nutrition services have deteriorated rapidly.

13/08/2020
Beirut’s traumatised children – speechless, sleepless and separated from their parents
Save the Children ramps up emergency response to support affected families and children.

11/08/2020
First case of Coronavirus among residents in Al Hol camp confirmed
One of our worst fears has come to pass in North East Syria.

08/08/2020
Beirut’s children likely to suffer from anxiety, night terrors following blast
The mental health of children who experienced the Beirut explosion could be under serious threat.

07/08/2020
Save the Children on the ground supporting children affected by Beirut explosion
Save the Children teams in Beirut are working around the clock to help children and families affected by the deadly explosion.

06/08/2020
Beirut toxic gas, 100,000 children seen homes destroyed
Save the Children is calling for the safety and wellbeing of children and their reunification with relatives to be a key part of the response.

06/08/2020
Historic Australia-PNG partnership welcome, but must be backed in with funding in October budget
Agreement comes at extraordinary time in human history.

05/08/2020
Fears for children in Beirut explosion, as hospitals are completely overwhelmed
A huge explosion in the Lebanese capital has devastated communities within a 10km radius.

05/08/2020
Two million children affected by monsoon rains in Bangladesh
Nation hit by longest-lasting floods in over twenty years

30/07/2020
Save the Children welcomes Closing the Gap agreement
Closing the Gap targets are an important step towards improving the outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

29/07/2020
Lebanon: More than half a million children in Beirut are struggling to survive
New analysis by Save the Children

29/07/2020
Government must bring home Aussie kids from North East Syria after US reiterates help offer
There aren’t any excuses left, says Save the Children

28/07/2020
Children made up a third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan so far this year
Save the Children condemns all attacks on civilians and urges all parties to protect children

16/07/2020
10 children killed in Yemen in the last four days
Escalation in violence inexplicable at time country should focus on fighting COVID19

13/07/2020
Almost 10 million children may never return to school following Covid-19 lockdown: new report
Save Our Education report warns Covid-19 will force children out of school and into labour.

12/07/2020
Save the Children statement on the renewal of the UN cross border resolution #2
Millions of Syria’s children to suffer the consequences of decision

11/07/2020
Save the Children statement on the renewal of the UN cross border resolution
Save the Children urges Security Council to stop playing politics and put children’s lives first

10/07/2020
First COVID-19 case in North West Syria
Fears of rapid outbreak in densely populated area

09/07/2020
ASIO Bill breaches children’s rights, requires public scrutiny
Save the Children has warned that proposed new Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) powers breach fundamental children’s rights

02/07/2020
UN Security Council’s COVID-19 global ceasefire resolution welcome but overdue
Resolution could prove lifesaving for the 415 million children currently living in active conflict zones

02/07/2020
Australian bushfires six months on
Needs of children remain urgent and must not be forgotten

02/07/2020
Defence spending must be backed by increase in foreign aid
Foreign aid not only in the national interest but the right thing to do

02/07/2020
Syria conference pledges fall short
Increased support urgently needed to bolster emotional wellbeing of children

30/06/2020
Save the Children condemns deadly attack in Afghan marketplace
23 civilians killed including two children

25/06/2020
'Anxiety, panic attacks' among displaced Syrians highlight critical gaps in mental health support
Displaced Syrian children feel scared, exhausted, and are afraid to go home, according to new paper by Save the Children

23/06/2020
MYANMAR: Conflict leads to six-fold increase in killing and maiming of children in the first three months of this year
Save the Children calls for the protection of civilians and for perpetrators of grave violations against children to be held accountable

22/06/2020
Australia should empower local communities to sponsor refugees as global displacement reaches all-time high: Save the Children
Almost 80m people displaced on World Refugee Day

22/06/2020
NORTH WEST SYRIA: Thousands of children return to destroyed homes amid COVID-19 fears in camps
COVID-19 outbreak in North West Syria would have unthinkable consequences, warns Save the Children

16/06/2020
New UN report allows powerful countries to kill and maim children with impunity
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres removes Saudi Arabia from his annual 'list of shame'

15/06/2020
COVID-19: An additional three million children in Afghanistan need help to survive in 2020, warns Save the Children
Global pandemic means 4 out of every 10 children in Afghanistan now need some kind of humanitarian support

09/06/2020
Shocking testimonies of rescued Rohingya children tell of “nightmare” on boats left adrift in the Bay of Bengal for months
Children and youth speak of hunger, death and despair as yet another boat carrying desperate Rohingya refugees is rescued in Malaysian waters

05/06/2020
Save the Children welcomes Australia’s $300m commitment to fund life-saving vaccines
There has never been a more important time to invest in global vaccines

03/06/2020
Save the Children welcomes High Court ruling on unlawful tear-gassing of four teenagers in Don Dale
Youth justice system has let down some of Australia's most at-risk and disadvantaged children

03/06/2020
Pledging conference fails to deliver for Yemeni children in their darkest hour
Reduced funding catastrophic for Yemeni people as COVID-19 spreads

02/06/2020
Five million Yemenis at risk of losing access to food and clean water as Coronavirus spreads in Yemen
Survey reveals impact of funding shortfalls as pledging conference is held today

02/06/2020
Natalie Siegel-Brown to be new Child Wise Managing Director

29/05/2020
COVID-19: Number of children living in household poverty to increase by 86 million
New analysis from Save the Children and UNICEF reveals that without urgent action, the number of children living in poor households across low- and middle-income countries could increase by 15 per cent, to reach 672 million. 

22/05/2020
Ramadan: A family share their pictures from Al Hol Camp, North East Syria
Thousands of families across North East Syria are trying to maintain their spirits as the month of Ramadan comes to an end despite the growing fears of COVID-19. 

21/05/2020
Fears for children and families in low-lying areas as strong winds, storm surge and flooding expected in India and Bangladesh
Evacuation efforts complicated by COVID-19 and social distancing measures.

20/05/2020
Pacific aid welcome but may come at a cost
Much needed support for the Pacific highlights inadequate aid funding bucket.

20/05/2020
UN Security Council Fails to Support Global Ceasefire, Shows No Response to COVID-19
Civil society criticises US, China role in Security Council failure; still sees hope in global ceasefire call.

15/05/2020
First case of COVID-19 reported in Rohingya refugee camp
Media reports of the first confirmed case in the Rohingya refugee camps is a major cause for concern, warns Save the Children.

15/05/2020
Safety of children and young mothers must be a priority in the wake of typhoon VongFong
Aid agency ready to respond with hygiene kits, household materials and mobile health units.

14/05/2020
Australia needs new sanctions regime targeting gross violations of children’s rights
Save the Children welcomes appearance of Amal Clooney and Geoffrey Robertson QC before human rights hearings.

14/05/2020
Funding to break cycle of disadvantage for young people welcome

14/05/2020
Playgroups continuing online during coronavirus lockdown

13/05/2020
Cash one of the best ways to help Solomon Islanders after a disaster
New research part of a series of preparedness activities being rolled out in the Solomon Islands thanks to Disaster READY

11/05/2020
One year on: thousands of children at risk in Al Hol camp
New report 'A Children’s Crisis' paints a dire picture

06/05/2020
Worst fears as first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in north of Yemen
Save the Children renews calls for ceasefire

28/04/2020
Government must ensure safety of Australian children in North East Syria during COVID-19
47 Australian children continue to languish in Al-Hol camp

25/04/2020
Children’s needs systematically overlooked in response to Australian bushfires: submission
Unique needs of children in bushfire affected communities must not be forgotten amidst Covid-19 crisis

21/04/2020
Program adaptations help Aboriginal children connect to country during COVID-19
Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory are gaining new insight into traditional practices

17/04/2020
First case of COVID-19 in North East Syria
Dire conditions prompt outbreak fears for thousands of children.

17/04/2020
Access to full mobile data and telecommunications in Myanmar and Bangladesh is essential to save lives, say 26 major aid groups
Restoration vital to COVID-19 humanitarian response.

17/04/2020
Globally financed and coordinated response to Covid-19 urgently needed
Responding to a new UN Report Save the Children has warned that the world must act to protect a generation of children.

17/04/2020
Save the Children: Convert US$60 billion of debt into fund to fight Covid-19 in world’s poorest countries
Failure to act now could see 'lost decade'.

17/04/2020
PM must step up and answer children’s questions about COVID-19
Save the Children urges PM to follow lead of counterparts in NZ and Norway.

15/04/2020
First case of COVID-19 reported by authorities in YemenFirst case of COVID-19 reported by authorities in Yemen
Save the Children urges all parties to the conflict to adhere to the agreed ceasefire.

9/04/2020
Vanuatu: New aerial photos reveal destruction left by Cyclone Harold
Images show homes totally destroyed, debris strewn across the ground and trees snapped in half

7/04/2020
Save the Children backs call for concerted global action on coronavirus
Coordinated response from world’s largest economies critical to support the most vulnerable and minimise long term fallout

7/04/2020
Save the Children launches its biggest ever appeal to protect children from COVID-19
Aid organisation seeks to raise $100 million in urgent race to help save millions of lives

7/04/2020
COVID-19: Bangladesh has less than 2,000 ventilators serving a population of 165m, warns Save the Children
No ventilators in Cox’s Bazar District, home to more than three million people including one million Rohingya refugees

6/04/2020
Save the Children announces exciting merger with Library For All
Harnessing technology to give more children across the globe greater access to education

6/04/2020
Concerns for children as Vanuatu awaits monster cyclone
Save the Children ready to respond

2/04/2020
Australia’s leading aid agencies call for urgent action to support the charities amid COVID-19 crisis
International aid agencies vital during pandemic

2/04/2020
COVID-19
Australia’s support for Pacific more critical than ever.

31/03/2020
More than 15 million children and their families in Yemen, Syria and Gaza set to face COVID-19 with fewer than 1,700 ventilators and beds
Save the Children calls for an easing of restrictions on aid for hard to reach areas.

28/03/2020
Slow COVID-19 response to cost millions of lives in poorest countries
New modelling compares different scenarios for global response.

26/03/2020
Save the Children condemns deadly attack on Sikh temple in Kabul
Aid agency renews calls for a global ceasefire as COVID-19 spread.

25/03/2020
Five years of war in Yemen: Conflict takes heavy toll on children’s mental health
Amidst COVID-19 fears, new Save the Children survey shows children’s mental struggle as the conflict drags on.

24/03/2020
Global ceasefire could help protect the lives of 415 million children
As Syria reports first case of COVID-19 and Yemen marks five years of war.

23/03/2020
Save the Children Covid-19 Response: Putting children first
Safety and wellbeing of children must be prioritised.

14/03/2020
Syria war nine years on: Almost 3 million people in Idlib in urgent need of help
Save the Children urges world not to forget about Syrian crisis.

11/03/2020
Cyclone Idai one year on
Southern Africa still devastated and vulnerable to climate shocks.

05/03/2020
New analysis reveals scale of destruction and displacement in Idlib
Civilians forced into shrinking space as conflict intensifies.

03/03/2020
Save the Children proposes ‘innocent child’ amendment to security committee
Australian children trapped in Syria may be left stateless by the Australian Government’s decision to strip their parents of citizenship, warns leading child rights organisation.

02/03/2020
Prime Minister’s deafening silence unacceptable on anniversary of Landmine Treaty
Statement by the Australian Arms Control Coalition on United States' decision to lift restrictions on the use of landmines.

28/02/2020
Save the Children renews call to raise the age of criminal responsibility as inquiry submissions close
Early intervention more effective at preventing anti-social behaviour than criminalising children.

27/02/2020
Zimbabwe
Children on the frontline as climate and economic crises collide.

26/02/2020
Casualties as ten schools hit in one day during intense shelling in Idlib, Syria
Schools must be safe havens for children, even in a conflict zone, says Save the Children.

24/02/2020
Climate change and disaster risks
Young people have say on climate change and disaster risks.

21/02/2020
Al Hol camp in Syria
Statement on australian children and their mothers trapped in Al Hol camp in Syria.

19/02/2020
Syria: Children dying in freezing conditions in camps as more than a quarter of Idlib displaced
As many as seven children including a baby have died from freezing temperatures and horrific living conditions in Syrian camps.

19/02/2020
Coalition urges Australia to condemn landmine decision by US
The Australian Arms Control Coalition (AACC) has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to publicly condemn the decision of the United States to lift restrictions on its use of landmines.

19/02/2020
Afghanistan: An additional 1.5 million children need help to survive in 2020, warns Save the Children
The number of children in Afghanistan who will need humanitarian assistance in 2020 has jumped by 40 percent compared to last year.

14/02/2020
Syria: Humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib as thousands of children displaced in sub-zero temperatures
The conditions for children and families forced to flee their homes in Idlib, Syria are deteriorating at an alarming speed in severe winter weather, Save the Children is warning.

14/02/2020
Statement on children injured when school hit by shelling in Myanmar
Following reports of children injured when their school was hit by mortar fire in northern Rakhine state, Myanmar, on Thursday, Save the Children has issued the following statement.

13/02/2020
Closing the gap: far better progress needed on missed targets
Save the Children stresses importance of greater Indigenous voice on matters affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

13/02/2020
A school or hospital attacked every 5 hours
A new report by Save the Children reveals the shocking and deadly impact war has on children around the world.

08/02/2020
Coronavirus Face Masks
Save the Children delivers 36,000 face masks to Wuhan.

07/02/2020
Syria
Hundreds of thousands in northwest Syria caught in humanitarian catastrophe.

04/02/2020
Yemen
Reopening of Sanaa airport for medical flights 'a lifeline' for thousands of children.

03/02/2020
Coronavirus
Children at risk in countries where healthcare systems will struggle to cope with an outbreak.

03/02/2020
Journey of Hope
Lego to fund long term recovery program for children affected by bushfires.

29/1/2020
Save the Children launches ground-breaking impact investment fund
A changing operating environment means the charity sector must adapt its business model

24/1/2020
January 26
Save the Children supports changing the date.

21/1/2020
Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis
The time for debate about climate change is over, it is now time for action.

17/1/2020
Australian Regional Leadership Initiative
Australian politicians to visit Rohingya camps as part of learning tour in Bangladesh.

15/1/2020
More than 20,000 children evacuated from ‘danger zone’ around erupting volcano in Philippines
Thousands of children in evacuation centres are scared and confused and need urgent support, warns Save the Children.

10/1/2020
One child dies each day during conflict escalations in Idlib, Syria
Nine children killed in the first week of 2020 as violence.

9/1/2020
Australian bushfires: Children’s mental health needs a key part of response and recovery
Save the Children warns of importance of addressing the long-term mental health needs of children impacted by the devastating Australian bushfires.

7/1/2020
Bushfires
Save the Children partners with QBE to support bushfire relief and recovery effort.

20/12/2019
Syria
Australian children plea directly to PM: bring us home from Syria.

12/12/2019
Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi's address to the Hague.

16/12/2019
Needs of children must be prioritised in Family Law Inquiry 
Save the Children says family law system does not adequately protect children’s best interests.

12/12/2019
Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi's address to the Hague.

11/12/2019
Syria
Statement following birth of Australian baby boy born in Syrian camp.

10/12/2019
Rohingya crisis
Today marks a crucial step towards justice for all alleged crimes against Rohingya children.

9/12/2019
33 children killed or injured every month in deadliest Yemeni towns
One year after the Stockholm agreement, which should have brought stability to Hodeidah and Taiz in Yemen, children there are still victims of conflict.

9/12/2019
Save the Children deploys health workers to support Samoa measles response
Team of clinical staff to work in main hospital in Samoa to support healthcare of women and small children.

3/12/2019
Failure to resettle remaining offshore detainees to cost Australia $1.2 billion
New figures have revealed that the Australian Government’s failure to finalise resettlement for 535 offshore detainees currently in PNG and Nauru could cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over the next 3 years.

3/12/2019
Save the Children calls on Australian Government to act on climate change
As world leaders meet this week at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25), Save the Children is urging the Australian Government to step up its action on climate change.

2/12/2019
Climate change
Natural disasters claim more than 1200 lives across East and Southern Africa.

28/11/2019
Papua New Guinea National Elementary Education Forum
National Education Forum showcases RISE program.

25/11/2019
Speech
Dr Susan Neuhaus CSC addresses Save the Children National Centenary Event in Canberra.

25/11/2019
Speech
Save the Children Australia CEO Paul Ronalds addresses National Centenary Event in Canberra.

24/11/2019
Funding to support anti-child exploitation initiative in Philippines an important step in the right direction
Save the Children has welcomed an announcement by the Westpac Bank today of funding for a program aimed at preventing online exploitation and sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.

22/11/2019
Syria
Eight children killed in attack on Idlib camp.

21/11/2019
Save the Children supports call to raise the age of criminal responsibility
Child Rights Scorecard finds no good rationale for detaining children under the age of 14.

20/11/2019
Universal Children's Day celebrated in PNG
Save the Children urges government to listen to the voices of children.

20/11/2019
Afghanistan
Many Afghan children are afraid to go outside, new survey by Save the Children finds.

19/11/2019
New partnership with QBE points the way forward for disaster mitigation and recovery
Insurance company partners with leading aid agencies faced with threat of climate change.

19/11/2019
Australia should accept US offer to extract Australian women and children from Syrian camp
US made offer to all coalition partners, including Australia, urging governments to take responsibility for their citizens.

19/11/2019
Thousands of children and families flee flooding
Save the Children supporting displaced families with clean water, hygiene kits and emergency latrines.

19/11/2019
National Centenary Event
Save the Children undeterred in fight to protect children from war.
 

14/11/2019
Two new international court cases offer a “glimmer of hope” for Rohingya children
Legal proceedings in Argentina and the Gambia this week bring new life to efforts to obtain justice for Rohingya.

14/11/2019
Save the Children Australia accredited in world-first for Green Climate Fund
Accreditation allows Save the Children Australia to partner with countries hardest hit by climate change and apply for funding from the USD$10 billion fund.

12/11/2019
Save the Children to provide supported playgroup for bushfire affected children in NSW
Save the Children will set up a ‘child friendly space’ to help dozens of children affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales.

6/11/2019
PNG delegation attends Nutrition Global Gathering in Nepal
PNG government departments and charities including Save the Children take part.

25/10/2019
Greater support needed to address mental health issues facing young people: National Children’s Week
As National Children’s Week activities take place across the country, Save the Children is raising awareness of the mental health and wellbeing challenges facing thousands of young people who are at risk of falling out of the school system in Australia.

23/10/2019
Save the Children getting Fijian communities DisasterREADY
Leading aid agency Save the Children is running emergency simulations in the Western District communities of Narewa, Vio Island and Votua this week to test the effectiveness of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) in emergency responses.

22/10/2019
Civil society resolution outlines 10 steps to tackle PNG’s malnutrition crisis
The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) civil society group is calling on leaders in the Asia Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea, to implement a raft of measures to tackle malnutrition. 

18/10/2019
Syria
Pause in hostilities extends window of opportunity in Syria.

17/10/2019
Afghanistan
20 children injured after explosion near school.

14/10/2019
Children at risk of deadly floods as families flee Typhoon Hagabis
The most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 60 years caused millions of families to evacuate their homes due to extreme flooding.

14/10/2019
African hunger crisis
Hunger levels soar in Horn of Africa as region faces driest summer in over 35 years.


13/10/2019
Save the Children is Preparing for Cyclone Season in the Pacific
On International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Save the Children is warning that climate change must be addressed to reduce the threat to lives and livelihoods in the Pacific.


11/10/2019
Syria
Save the Children preparing to scale up operations, warns of mass displacement of children

10/10/2019
Yemen
Fuel shortages deepen humanitarian crisis.

9/10/2019
New nutrition policy
Save the Children welcomes the launch of Papua New Guinea’s first National Nutrition Policy.


7/10/2019
18 years of conflict: Every single Afghan child affected by war
As of today, every single child born and raised in Afghanistan has experienced war and conflict in their country, Save the Children said in statement today.


4/10/2019
Save the Children supported health compound hit in Syria, seven people injured
A Save the Children supported health compound in Syria was hit by artillery shells on Thursday, injuring seven adults including a doctor at the site, and leaving one in critical condition.


1/10/2019
Pikinini Defenders 
Save the Children joins new child protection campaign. 


29/09/2019
Serious concerns for ethnic minorities, including Rohingya in Myanmar as internet blackout reaches 100 days
Save the Children has expressed grave concerns about the ongoing internet blackout being enforced in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, which is preventing those affected from communicating with the outside world.


28/9/2019
Indonesia
One year on from devastating earthquake and tsunami two thirds of schools in Central Sulawesi remain damaged.


27/9/2019
New energy venture
A ground-breaking partnership between aid organisation Save the Children and Australian energy advisory firm, Energy Estate, aims to revolutionise the way energy is delivered in Pacific island nations.


27/9/2019
Defence industry awards 
Australia must lift shield of secrecy over military exports as defence industry celebrates night of nights. 


27/9/2019
Children of foreign fighters
Civil society groups call for the urgent repatriation of Australian children of foreign fighters.


26/9/2019
Australia's condemnation of Saudi Arabia human rights abuses makes weapons exports strategy untenable
Australia’s strong statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, which criticised Saudi Arabia’s systematic violence and human rights abuses, makes its strategy to export Australian made arms and other military supplies to Saudi Arabia completely untenable, warns Save the Children. 

17/9/2019
Children in crisis want education more than money, food or water
Surveys from toughest places on earth reveal top priorities for children in crisis.

17/9/2019
School strike 4 climate
Save the Children supports children’s Climate Strike. 

11/9/2019
Road to Recovery report
More than 24 million children affected by conflict need mental health support.

08/9/2019
Yemen War
'Unacceptable': Former Defence Secretary on Australian arms sales. 

07/9/2019
Myanmar youth especially vulnerable to online abuse, hate speech and fake news on social media
New report by Save the Children and the University of Sydney.

06/9/2019
Queensland fires
Top 10 tips for keeping children safe during bushfires

04/9/2019
Atrocities in Yemen
UN report on atrocities in Yemen should act as wake-up call for Australia, says Save the Children.

04/9/2019
More than half of children in Idlib, Syria could miss out on school this year 
Half of all schools in NW Syria are damaged, abandoned, unsafe or used as shelters.

31/8/2019
Hurricane Dorian
Hundreds of thousands of children in path of treacherous Hurricane Dorian.

30/8/2019
Another grim milestone: Ebola claims some 2,000 lives in DRC outbreak
The international community must release new funds to help prevent virus speading further

27/8/2019
Syria
One child killed every day in past 17 days.

21/8/2019
Rohingya crisis two years on: internet blackout in Myanmar shows repression continues
Save the Children Australia stages its own blackout to highlight continuing human rights violations

21/8/2019
Rohingya crisis: 61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar
Aid agencies call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

13/8/2019
Climate change
Climate change commitment to the Pacific welcome, but funding shouldn’t come from shrinking aid budget.

09/8/2019
One year anniversary of deadly Yemen bus attack
Child survivors describe gruelling battle to recover: “At night I have ugly dreams. I see the carnage, I see everything”.

08/8/2019
Huge cost of detaining young people in WA reinforces need to invest more diverting from justice system
Following new reports detailing the exorbitant cost of detaining young people in WA, Save the Children has renewed its call for greater funding to divert young people out of the justice system.

08/8/2019
Children and armed conflict
Children in Somalia face highest rates of abduction, recruitment, and conflict-related sexual violence in the world.

08/8/2019
Save the Children lauds Colombian citizenship for thousands of Venezuelan children
Save the Children welcomes the decision by the Colombian government to end the statelessness of some 24,000 children of Venezuelan parents, by granting them citizenship. The measure is an important step towards ensuring children who were born in Colombia after August 18th 2015 will have the same rights as Colombian children.
 
31/8/2019
Afghanistan roadside explosion 
Save the Children appalled by roadside explosion which killed dozens of women and children.

30/7/2019
Unseen and Unsafe: Underinvestment in ending violence against children in the Pacific and Timor Leste
New report reveals harrowing scale of child protection crisis in the Pacific.

26/7/2019
Temporary Exclusion Order Bill fails to take into account best interests of children: Save the Children
Aid agency renews calls for Australian children in camps in North East Syria to be urgently moved to safety.

25/7/2019
Australia needs to be transparent about its military exports: Australian Arms Control Coalition
Civil society organisations call on Australian Government to immediately halt the export of arms to countries involved in the war in Yemen following ABC report.

25/7/2019
More children killed in Idlib in last four weeks than all of 2018
Deadliest week since violence escalated in North West Syria in April.

22/7/2019
Temporary Exclusion Order Bill must not punish children for the actions of parents
Save the Children is urging all sides to ensure the best interests of children are upheld.

22/7/2019
Arsal demolitions 
Syrian children living as refugees in Lebanon are at risk of illnesses and heat stroke as their families continue to demolish their homes.

17/7/2019
More than three million children affected by severe flooding across India, Bangladesh and Nepal
More than a week of heavy monsoon rains in South Asia has led to major flooding in three countries affecting 3.2 million children.

14/7/2019
Aid agencies call for urgent action as food crisis looms in Mozambique
Humanitarian response only 40 percent funded.

9/7/2019
'Voice, Treaty, Truth': Save the Children celebrates NAIDOC Week 2019
Save the Children continues to work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - but there's more to do 

8/7/2019
The battle against cholera in Yemen is far from over, Save the Children warns
There have been more cholera related cases in first half of 2019 than whole of last year

28/6/2019
Don’t Choose Sides, Choose Children
Save the Children statement on conditions for children on the U.S.-Mexico Border.

27/06/2019
Peppa Pig's Muddle Puddle Walk to raise funds for Save the Children
Children given chance to win Peppa Pig appearance at their early learning centre

24/06/2019
Save the Children welcomes news of repatriation
Aid agency urges Government to bring back all Australian children and women

20/06/2019
Australia must immediately halt Saudi defence exports following landmark UK court decision: Save the Children
Court finds UK government decision to issue export licenses for arms sales to Saudi Arabia “wrong in law”.

18/06/2019
Save the Children alarmed by reports that child with disability held for days in Brisbane watch house
Aid agency warns children should never be detained in adult prisons or alongside adults.

15/06/2019
Syrian homes in Lebanon set to be demolished in coming days
“They sent us a notice that we had to demolish our houses. We started demolishing and the ceiling fell off…I have small children – where are they going to sleep?”

13/06/2019
Ebola outbreak
First child dies of ebola in new outbreak in Uganda.

12/06/2019
UN ‘name and shame’ list must explicitly include Saudi Arabia and the UAE
21 charities have written to the UN Secretary General urging him to include those found to have committed violations against children in conflict in report.

12/06/2019
Charred bodies of children are found after horrific attack on village
Investigate senseless killings in Mali, hold attackers to account.

04/06/2019
Demolition of Syrian homes in Lebanon will leave at least 15,000 children homeless
Three international organisations urge the government of Lebanon to halt planned move.

03/06/2019
Rohingya crisis
3 in 4 Rohingya refugee babies are born in unsanitary bamboo shelters.

31/05/2019
Mozambique cyclone appeal
Mozambique cyclone appeal allots less than 1% to needs of women and girls.

29/05/2019
More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago
Despite the widespread gains, war and conflict threaten progress.

21/05/2019
At least 38 children killed in shelling in Idilb and Hama, Northern Syria
At least 38 children have been killed and 46 were injured in shelling on North West Syria since the 1st of April, Save the Children said today.

17/05/2019
Save the Children calls for perpetrators of violations against children in conflict zones to be held to account 
Charter to protect children in conflict launched today at The Hague.

16/05/2019
Three in four child casualties in world’s deadliest conflicts caused by explosive weapons
Save the Children renews call for future Prime Minister to stop the export of Australian weapons to Saudi Arabia.

14/05/2019
Four Corners story highlights urgent need to raise age of criminal responsibility
Save the Children expresses outrage at conditions faced by children in Queensland Watch Houses.

08/05/2019

Save the Children welcomes Labor commitment to strengthen Australian charities and not-for-profit sector
Save the Children welcomes Australian Labor’s announcement that they will significantly invest in Australia’s charity and not-for-profit sector, and create a dedicated Charities Minister, if elected.

​06/05/2019
Letter to election campaigns demands commitment to protect children in conflict
Save the Children has written to political parties seeking a promise to take three clear actions to Stop the War on Children.

​05/05/2019
Inner-city basketball court transformed into bombed-out classroom to highlight war on children
Every three minutes a child is killed by conflict, finds Save the Children as it launches chilling new campaign to mark Centenary year.

01/05/2019

Mozambique: Matemo island completely destroyed
Save the Children assessment team report on widespread need in area devastated by Cyclone Kenneth.

01/05/2019

Cash transfer programming improves dignity of beneficiaries in Fiji and Vanuatu: new report
Capacity building identified as key to effective cash programming in emergencies

30/04/2019
Cyclone Kenneth: Money running dry as death toll rises to 38
Save the Children is calling on the international community to commit additional resources to the emergency relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, which have battered parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

​26/04/2019
Save the Children welcomes Labor funding commitment to address indigenous overrepresenation in justice system
Save the Children has welcomed today’s announcement by the Australian Labor Party of a $107 million package to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the justice system.

26/04/2019
Number of malnourished children set to double in cyclone Idai-hit parts of Mozambique
As cyclone Kenneth hits the north of Mozambique, the number of acutely malnourished children under five in cyclone Idai-hit parts of the country is expected to jump from nearly 60,000 to 115,000, after crops and livelihoods were swept away by the storm, Save the Children warned today.

25/04/2019
Yemen cholera outbreak: 100,000 children infected since start of 2019
More than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported among children under the age of 15 in Yemen since the start of the year – more than twice the number during the same period in 2018.

24/04/2019
Three children killed in Idlib shelling
New wave of shelling in north west Syria hits schools, displaces thousands.

19/04/2019
Children from around the world share testimonies from Al Hol camp in Syria
Save the Children has spoken to dozens of foreign children it supports in Al Hol camp in north east Syria, where conditions are overcrowded and humanitarian aid is insufficient to meet all needs.

18/04/2019
Australia must urgently repatriate children of Australian foreign fighters as Save the Children seeks clarity on government action
With dozens of Australian children of foreign fighters continuing to languish in dangerous camps in North East Syria, Save the Children has written to the Prime Minister seeking greater transparency around Australia’s repatriation efforts.

16/04/2019
New Launceston Office
Save the Children expands its services in northern Tasmania with new Launceston office.

15/04/2019
Australian Children of foreign fighters languish in camps in north east Syria without commitment from leaders
Ahead of a Four Corners interview with the children of Australian Khaled Sharrouf tonight, Save the Children has reiterated its call for the leaders of both major political parties to commit to a policy of repatriation.

15/04/2019
Cyclone Idai
Children talk of death and destruction while world looks away.

13/04/2019
Open letter: Save the Children demands public commitment from future prime minister
Children of Australian foreign fighters must be brought home immediately to ease their suffering in war ravaged Syria.

10/04/2019
Youth Week 
The perfect time to commit to national roll out of acclaimed program helping young people stay in school.

09/04/2019
Save the Children staff describes scenes of devastation at school in Sanaa: “Children were bleeding on the floor, calling for their parents"
A Save the Children child protection worker who rushed to the scene of the school where several pupils were killed yesterday described scenes of devastation, and children bleeding heavily while aid workers tried to reach them.

05/04/2019
Record number of new cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak
Record numbers of new cases reported two weeks running – 57 followed by 72.

05/04/2019
Government must act now to bring back all Australian children stranded in north east Syria 
Save the Children Australia has renewed its call for the immediate repatriation of all Australian children stranded in north east Syria.

04/04/2019
Committee support for major increase in foreign aid reinforces budget folly
Just a day after the Federal budget revealed a sixth straight year of brutal cuts to aid, Save the Children today welcomed a report from the Joint Standing Committee which has unanimously recommended the Government dramatically increase Australia’s aid funding.

04/04/2019
Cyclone Idai: Almost 200 babies expected to be born daily amidst cholera, malaria outbreak
An estimated 6,013 babies are due to be born this month, or 194 a day, in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and are at increased risk of being affected by cholera and malaria, Save the Children warned today.

03/04/2019
Australian aid continues to decline as defence budget skyrockets
While the Australian Defence budget continues to grow, the aid budget suffers sixth consecutive cut.

03/04/2019
Aid cuts in surplus budget are a cruel blow for children in our region
Budget confirms Pacific infrastructure funding will come from Australian aid.

01/04/2019
Syrian War
Australia must help Australian children stranded in North East Syria.

31/03/2019
Calls for Federal Budget funding for acclaimed school engagement program
A program praised by parents for keeping their children in school should be fully funded in Tuesday’s Budget and rolled out nationally, Save the Children has said.

29/03/2019
Federal Budget should prioritise aid, not weapons
Save the Children is urging the Australian Government to use the 2019-20 Budget to revitalise the significantly weakened foreign aid budget, not increase investment in weapons manufacturing.

28/03/2019
Infrastructure investment in the pacific is welcome, but it can't come at the expense of the world's poor
Save the Children is urging the federal government to avoid slashing $500m from the foreign aid budget to finance a new infrastructure facility in the Pacific, which now looks set to go ahead.

27/03/2019
At least 6,000 children still in temporary shelters, six months on from Sulawesi disaster
Thousands of children are still in need of permanent housing six months on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia in September 2018.

27/03/2019
1,000 children infected every day as Yemen cholera outbreak spikes
An alarming spike in suspected cholera cases in Yemen is infecting 1,000 children every day, Save the Children is warning.

27/03/2019
Seven killed in bombing of Save the Children-supported hospital in Yemen
Four children were among seven people killed yesterday when a hospital supported by Save the Children in Yemen was hit by an airstrike. Two other adults are unaccounted for.

26/03/2019
Australia must stop arms sales to Saudi and Emirati-led coalition
On the 4th anniversary of the war in Yemen, Save the Children is demanding a change of policy on defence exports.

25/03/2019
Every month 37 Yemeni children are killed or injured by foreign bombs
Save the Children calls on Australian Government to end defence exports to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

​23/03/2019
Save the Children scales up operations in wake of Cyclone Trevor
Save the Children is scaling up operations, including increased staffing and a third child friendly space in the wake of Cyclone Trevor.

23/03/2019
Save the Children calls for national roll-out of successful school engagement program
Nine out of 10 parents say Hands on Learning improves their children’s sense of belonging at school.

21/03/2019
Cyclone Trevor
Save the Children to open child friendly spaces as Northern Territory declares state of emergency.

21/03/2019
Save the Children scales up aid for Mozambique
Save the Children has delivered 51 metric tons of vital aid to Mozambique at the start of an operation to help hundreds of thousands of children and families in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

20/03/2019
Hear our voices, we are sick of war
Yemeni children call out for peace.

15/03/2019
Save the children supports students taking stand on climate
Save the Children has thrown its support behind the thousands of young Australians attending today’s Climate Strike.

15/03/2019
Children paying the price for eight years of war
The war in Syria has now lasted longer than WWII, and children are suffering the consequences

14/03/2019
Number of foreign children in north-east Syria camps up almost 45% in less than a month
There are now estimated to be at least 3,580 children of foreign nationalities living in three camps for displaced people in North-East Syria, Save the Children revealed today.

13/03/2019
Coalition must match Labor’s commitment on aid
Save the Children Australia welcomes Labor’s commitment to increase foreign aid and calls on the Coalition to at least match the promise ahead of the Federal election.

11/03/2019
New report reveals eight years of war has left third of Syrian children always feeling unsafe
Children surveyed for Save the Children report often feel scared and sad. They demand peace and a return to education.

10/03/2019
Australia must boost humanitarian aid to help children trapped in Syrian conflict nightmare 
The upcoming Brussels pledging conference is an opportunity for Australia to step up as an already dire humanitarian crisis worsens.

27/02/2019
Children leaving last ISIS areas show signs of severe psychological distress
Thousands of Syrian and foreign children who have recently moved from ISIS-held areas into displacement camps show signs of psychological distress, and many will likely need long term mental health and psychosocial support to recover from their experiences.

24/02/2019
Australian Government must pledge more aid to Yemen, not weapons
Australia will attend a high-level pledging conference on Tuesday in Geneva where it must commit more funding to the humanitarian response in Yemen.

22/02/2019
Save the Children and Child Wise welcome national child protection principles
Save the Children and Child Wise welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement of a uniform national approach to child protection and safety, agreed by Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

22/02/2019
More than 2,500 foreign children are living in camps in North-East Syria, says Save the Children
More than 2,500 children from more than 30 countries, including Australia, are living in three camps for people displaced in North-East Syria, Save the Children has revealed.

21/02/2019
New petition launched
Stop Australian defence exports to war-crime accused Saudi Arabia.

20/02/2019
Save the Children demands immediate ban of weapons exports to war crime-accused Saudi Arabia 
Report reveals $36m taxpayer funded weapons system deal destined for Saudi Arabia.

15/02/2019
Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities
In a statement issued today, Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision called on international governments to generously fund the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis. 

15/02/2019
More than 170,000 children under 5 killed by war each year: new report
Save the Children calls on Australia to halt the export of military assets to countries involved in Yemen war, where up to 85,000 children have died from extreme hunger

14/02/2019
Close the Gap commitment on education welcome but out-of-home care crisis must not be ignored
Save the Children calls for unacceptable overrepresentation of Indigenous children in out of home care to be acknowledged as a crucial gap to be closed.

14/02/2019
Save the Children ready to respond if needed as tropical cyclone threatens Vanuatu 
Communities in Vanuatu are bracing for destructive winds nearing 100kmh and heavy rainfall as slow-moving Tropical Cyclone Oma approaches the Pacific nation, warns Save the Children. 

12/02/2019
As vote nears, Parliament urged to seize the day on medical transfer
Save the Children is urging members of the Australian Parliament to work together to deliver an outcome for sick refugees and asylum seekers today.

12/02/2019
97 child deaths as Ebola cases spike in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have lost their lives to the Ebola virus since the outbreak started in August last year.

08/02/2019
Save the Children sets up child friendly spaces to help children affected by Queensland floods
Save the Children has set up three ‘child friendly spaces’ in Far North Queensland to help children and families impacted by floods in and around Townsville.

08/02/2019
Save the Children appoints Meshel Laurie to new community building role
Save the Children is excited to announce the appointment of Meshel Laurie as the organisation’s new Head of Community Building.

07/02/2019
Urgent action needed to address Aboriginal youth suicides, warns Save the Children
Following an alarming spike in Aboriginal youth suicides in recent weeks, Save the Children is calling for greater coordination and funding for programs that address underlying issues.

05/02/2019
Save the Children expresses concern over government's proposed medical panel, urges bill to be passed
Save the Children is calling on federal politicians to pass the Urgent Medical Treatment Bill which is scheduled to go before Parliament on February 12.

31/01/2019
Yemen: One in 10 children forced from their homes because of conflict and violence
Half a million children displaced by fighting in Hodeidah in just six months.

29/01/2019
Save the Children sets up ‘child friendly space’ to help children affected by Tasmanian bushfires
Aid agency Save the Children has established a child friendly space in the bushfire-affected Huon Valley in Tasmania to support children and families impacted by the disaster.
18/01/2019
Save the Children welcomes new Head of the Office of the Pacific
Save the Children welcomes the establishment of the Office of the Pacific and the announcement of its Head, Ewen McDonald, as a positive step forward in improving Australia’s engagement with the Pacific

​16/01/2019
PM’s Vanuatu trip welcome, but funds urgently needed to protect Pacific nations from climate change
Save the Children welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s upcoming visit to Vanuatu but says it should coincide with a plan to deliver much needed climate change funding.

16/01/2019
Humanitarian checklist
New tool to help hold Australian Government to higher standard in protecting children in conflict.

11/01/2019
Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib as flooding hits camps
Syrian refugees in camps in neighbouring Lebanon also struggling to keep warm amid snowstorms.

18/12/2018
Save the Children welcomes Labor commitment on Australian aid
Save the Children Australia has today warmly welcomed a commitment from Federal Labor to rebuild and grow Australia’s aid budget, if elected.

18/12/2018
Save the Children welcomes Australia’s adoption of historic global pact for refugees
Save the Children welcomes Australia’s adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees at the United Nations Global Assembly overnight.

17/12/2018
MYEFO
Return to surplus means Australia has no excuse but to increase foreign aid.

17/12/2018
Labor commitment to 5000 community sponsorship places welcome
The Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) today celebrates the announcement of 5000 community sponsored refugee places by Federal Labor Leader, Bill Shorten, in Adelaide.

14/12/2018
Yemen ceasefire statement
Warring parties in Yemen agree to a ceasefire in Hodeidah.

11/12/2018
Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration World adopts historic pact on global migration without Australia
Save the Children Australia welcomes the adoption overnight in Marrakech of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by the overwhelming majority of UN member states.

10/12/2018
Save the Children: Historic global pact on migration must be adopted to protect vulnerable children
More than 1,200 child migrant deaths have been recorded between 2014 and 2018, but the real figure is likely to be much higher.

07/12/2018
Yemen hunger crisis statement
Famine or not 120,000 children in Yemen are in a catastrophic condition.

04/12/2018
Nauru update
Save the Children supports Urgent Medical Treatment Bill.

03/12/2018
$20 million welcomed to build peaceful futures in Iraq
Australian Government funds largest ever NGO grant under the Australian Humanitarian Partnership to support recovery and stabilisation in Iraq.

30/11/2018
Modern Slavery Bill passed
Orphanage trafficking recognised as modern slavery in world first. 

29/11/2018
Out Teach Mobile Education wins gold
Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. 

27/11/2018
Joint statement of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
Increasing insecurity and a significant rise in school attacks puts almost two decades of progress at risk for Afghan children.

25/11/2018
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Save the Children joins global 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and children.

25/11/2018
Save the Children Youth Ambassadors raise their voices in Canberra
Future leaders demand young Australians be heard.
 
21/11/2018
Yemen: 85,000 children may have died from starvation since the start of the war
An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children.

21/11/2018
Independent Review into the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct
Save the Children Australia welcomes the release of the Independent Review into the Practice and Response of Australian Council of International Development (ACFID) Members in the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct conducted by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM).

12/11/2018
Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030
New analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals predicted pneumonia toll.

12/11/2018
Rohingya crisis
On anniversary of deadliest cyclone on record, thousands of lives at risk during Bangladesh storm season.

11/11/2018
Yemen: Australia must end defence sales to Saudi Arabia to help stop Yemen war
Save the Children is calling on the Australian Government to join international efforts seeking to bring an end to the brutal conflict in Yemen.

10/11/2018
Gaza Protests
Futures of nearly 1,000 children shot by live ammunition hang in the balance amid strained health system.

08/11/2018
Responsible tourism
ReThink Orphanages wins award for work in responsible tourism.

08/11/2018
Yemen: Intense fighting reported near Save the Children health facility in Hodeidah
Aid agency calls for an immediate end to fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties.

07/11/2018
Pacific aid
Save the Children welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to the Pacific, but more aid is needed.

01/11/2018
Yemen statement
Australia must follow the UK and US lead and call for an urgent ceasefire.

26/10/2018
One month on: Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Disaster ravaged Sulawesi drenched by heavy rains, more than 220,000 still homeless.

25/10/2018
Yemen: Cost of food nearly doubles putting thousands of lives at risk
Failing economy is as big a threat to children as bombs and bullets, warns Save the Children.

24/10/2018
Children’s Week
Time to listen to children and get kids off Nauru.

24/10/2018
Rohingya crisis
Save the Children Australia welcomes Australian Government sanctions on Myanmar military officers.

23/10/2018
Child Wise expands services to Tasmania 
Child Wise, one of Australia's leading not-for-profit child protection and safeguarding agencies, is proud to announce its services will now be available in Tasmania. 

23/10/2018
Nauru statement
Save the Children calls on the Australian Government to come to the table and negotiate to get kids off Nauru as soon as possible.

22/10/2018
Adelaide event
Save the Children hosts 'Bread for Success' fundraiser.

22/10/2018
National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
Save the Children recognises today's national apology to the victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse as an important step in acknowledging past crimes and ensuring a safe future for all children.

16/10/2018
#KidsOffNauru
Save the Children welcomes moves to get kids off Nauru as soon as possible.

16/10/2018
Save the Children calls for immediate halt to child returns
New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe.

15/10/2018
Yemen: Generation of children in need of mental health support
Save the Children warns of long term psychological damage unless more support provided.

15/10/2018
International Digital Inclusion Week
Innovation in addressing the digital divide booming in Central NSW.

12/10/2018
#KidsOffNauru
Save the Children calls on Prime Minister to get kids off Nauru.

12/10/2018
Sulawesi search called off
Save the Children statement on government decision to call off search and rescue operation in earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi.

11/10/2018
International Day of the Girl 2018 
If all girls completed secondary school, more than 50 million child marriages could be prevented.

11/10/2018
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami 
More than 2,700 schools badly damaged or destroyed in disaster-hit Sulawesi as children return to class.

08/10/2018
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Save the Children scales up aid delivery to communities devastated by tsunami-earthquake disaster.

06/10/2018
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
Contamination widespread, one week after Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, fears of looming health crisis.

05/10/2018
Vital aid delivered to earthquake and tsunami-hit region of Indonesia by Save the Children
Save the Children, working through its partner Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), has delivered vital aid on a military plane to Palu, the Indonesian city devastated by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami.

04/10/2018
Save the Children welcomes investment into two years of early education
Save the Children warmly welcomes the commitment to fund two years of preschool announced today by Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in Melbourne.

04/10/2018
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami update
Urgent need to identify children who are lost, shocked and alone six days after tsunami, warns Save the Children.

04/10/2018
Hands on Learning innovation accolade
Café program selected for global innovation spotlight.

03/10/2018
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Children in earthquake and tsunami-hit communities face growing risk of disease outbreak and water-borne illness, warns Save the Children.

02/10/2018
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Save the Children launches appeal.

02/10/2018
Disease spike in Yemen humanitarian crisis
Surge in suspected cholera cases in Hodeidah.

01/10/2018
Indonesian earthquake
Fears grow for separated and unaccompanied children in the wake of tsunami.

30/09/2018
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
Hundreds of thousands of children affected by catastrophic Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami as landslides, power outages hamper relief efforts.

28/09/2018
Joint NGO letter
Australia needs to guarantee military exports are not used in unlawful attacks in Yemen.

24/09/2018
Yemen: Civilian casualties soar in Hodeidah since devastating offensive began in June
As world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, the international community has a unique window of opportunity to stand up for Yemeni children, and children in conflict everywhere, who need protection.

19/09/2018
Independent International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar
Save the Children statement on the final report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar.

18/09/2018
Typhoon Mangkhut
Philippines: More than a million children missing out on education as thousands of schools remain shut following “super” Typhoon Mangkhut.

14/09/2018
Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Philippines: Millions of children at risk as country braces for potential devastation from Super Typhoon Mangkhut.

13/09/2018
Save the Children opens first Devonport office
Devonport residents will now have access to vital family and education services with the opening of Save the Children’s first office dedicated to North West Tasmania.

7/09/2018
Extreme hunger could kill 600,000 children in war zones this year
More than half a million children in conflict zones could die from extreme hunger before the end of the year, new research by Save the Children shows.

7/09/2018
Children may be forced to flee again as Idlib offensive looms
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian children who have already been forced to flee their homes once are facing a second devastating onslaught amid reports that preparations are being made for an offensive on Idlib province.

30/08/2018
Entrenched disadvantage at heart of inequality in Australia, children not immune
Save the Children welcomes the findings of the Productivity Commission’s stocktake on rising inequality and its emphasis on the complexity of disadvantage in Australia.

27/08/2018
Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
Save the Children statement on the Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar released today.

24/08/2018
Orphanage tourism symposium
Save the Children launches innovative new tool kit to help combat orphanage tourism.

23/08/2018
Alarming number of Rohingya children orphaned by brutal violence
New research by Save the Children revealed ahead of the one-year anniversary of the crisis on Saturday.

21/08/2018
Tasmania book launch and programs showcase
Save the Children is putting its Tasmanian programs on show in a practical and interactive illustration of the breadth of our work.

20/08/2018
Lombok hit by two more earthquakes in a day
Aid agencies ready to scale up humanitarian response after lombok hit by two more earthquakes in a day.

20/08/2018
#KidsOffNauru
Save the Children Australia joins campaign to free 119 children trapped on Nauru.

19/08/2018
World Humanitarian Day 2018
Civilians, including aid workers, too frequently attacked, warns save the children.

17/08/2018
120,000 books on sale at the 55th annual Save the Children UWA Branch book sale
The annual Save the Children UWA Branch book sale starts today!

10/08/2018
Dozens of young children among the dead in Saada attack
Save the Children calls for immediate and independent investigation into recent attacks on civilians.

9/08/2018
Save the Children raises concerns for Indonesians on earthquake-devastated Lombok
Save the Children and its partner organisation raise concerns for Indonesians in isolated makeshift camps on earthquake-devastated Lombok.

7/08/2018
Programming the future launches in Dubbo
Programming the Future is a joint project of Save the Children Australia and Dubbo Regional Council to deliver digital skills to local children and young people.

26/07/2018
Save the Children to respond to catastrophic dam collapse in Laos
Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country. 

19/07/2018
Time to end the uncertainty for 124 children still languishing on Nauru
Exactly five years since the Australian Government started to detain asylum seekers on Nauru, 124 children still languish indefinitely on the tiny Pacific island with little hope for the future, warns Save the Children.


09/07/2018
Mosul’s children haunted by constant fear and intense sorrow a year after the city was retaken from ISIS
A year since ISIS was expelled from Mosul, the city’s children are living in near constant fear for their lives, and are often reliving memories of devastation, displacement, bombing and extreme violence, a new report from Save the Children reveals.

05/07/2018
Save the Children commemorates NAIDOC Week 2018: Because of her, we can!
Save the Children is proud to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2018 and recognise the invaluable ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made to Australian families and communities across generations. 


02/07/2018
Save the children calls for urgent scale up of education programming for Rohingya children 
Save the Children is calling for an urgent and significant scale up of education programming for Rohingya children living in Bangladesh’s overcrowded refugee camps, ahead of the UN leadership’s most high-profile visit to Cox’s Bazar to date.

29/06/2018
Report confirms dramatic increase in children affected by conflict, as school bombed in Syria 
A Save the Children-supported school in Dara’a, Syria was badly damaged this week after being hit in an airstrike. Classes in the 536 capacity school were suspended, due to escalating violence, only hours before

15/06/2018
Save the Children calls for new approach to refugee resettlement in Refugee Week
In the lead up to Refugee Week, Save the Children Australia is calling on the Australian Government and the Australian community to embrace innovative ways to tackle the global refugee crisis.

14/06/2018
Hodeidah port attack
An estimated 300,000 children stuck in Hodeidah city are risk of being killed or maimed by the fighting. Families and children could be caught in the crossfire, unable to leave but in grave danger from bombs and bullets if they stay, trapped beyond the reach of humanitarian aid or medical care.

5/06/2018
IKEA Foundation grant
Save the Children welcomes the continued support of the IKEA Foundation which this week announced an €8 million global grant (more than AUD$12 million) to train aid workers.

5/06/2018
A mental health crisis for Gazan children
Feelings of depression, hyperactivity, a preference for being alone, and aggression were reported by 95 per cent of children in Gaza, new research released by Save the Children has shown.

22/05/2018
Youth Frontiers calls for volunteers
It’s National Volunteer Week and Save the Children is asking locals in Murrumbidgee to give back to the community by becoming mentors for the recently launched Youth Frontiers program.

16/05/2018
Save the Children calls on all parties to show restraint in Gaza
Save the Children is urging all parties to show restraint and urge all protests to remain peaceful following another devastating day for the children of Gaza.

15/05/2018
Save the Children Kindergarten reopens in Mooroopna
Save the Children Australia’s Mooroopna Kindergarten renovation is complete! 

10/05/2018
Global partnership delivers Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program
Announced today, the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program aims to promote healthy lifestyles and address obesity in Australia by bringing nutrition education, active play and fresh foods to at-risk children and their families.

8/05/2018
Federal Budget 2018-2019 Response: 2018-19 Budget fails to guarantee an increase in aid for most vulnerable
The 2018-19 Federal Budget is a missed opportunity for Australia to fulfil its commitment to help ensure the poorest children in our nation and overseas are not being left further behind.

3/05/2018
Youth Partnership Project wins gong at Community Services Excellence Awards, WA
The Youth Partnership Project, supported by Save the Children, took out the category for outstanding commitment to collaborative place-based service or solutions at the WA Community Services Excellence Awards.

3/05/2018
Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue. Almost half a million affected
Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

20/04/2018
How to Create a Child Safe Organisation – child protection partnership launches 2018 Child Safety Toolkit
A tool will be launched this week to help schools and other organisations involved with kids understand the practical steps they can take to provide safe places for children. 

19/04/2018
New initiative aims to foster Australian community spirit in welcoming refugees ​
Launched today, the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI) is calling on government to create a system that allows the generosity of ordinary Australians to flourish, welcoming refugees into our communities.

22/03/2018
Brighter future for Gippsland
The latest Wellbeing of Children and Young People Report shows that East Gippsland children are less vulnerable in 2015 than in 2012, but there is still more work to do to ensure our region's children have the best start in life.

16/03/2018
Australian Prime Minister must seek a solution to the Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit
Save the Children is calling for the Australian government to use the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney this weekend to push for a regional solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis – described by the UN as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.

15/03/2018
9,000 children out of school in PNG because of devastating quakes

Save the Children is warning up to 9,000 school-aged children risk having their education ruined or severely disrupted because of the devastating earthquake in PNG nearly two weeks ago.

27/02/2018
Youth Frontiers mentoring
Children aged 12 to 16 from Murrumbidgee, Far West and Western NSW will be matched with local volunteer adult mentors and work collaboratively on a community project of their own choosing.

13/02/2018
Reform child protection
Save the Children is urging the Federal, State and Territory Governments to work genuinely with Aboriginal communities in the Closing the Gap refresh process to institute a national target to reduce the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in out of home care.

12/02/2018
Empowering families in Dampier
Families in the Dampier Peninsular will get a boost to children's services through a partnership between Save the Children Australia and Aarnja Empowered Communities.

25/01/2018
Afghanistan attack condemned
It is with profound sadness that we can confirm three Save the Children staff members were killed on Wednesday in an attack on our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. All other staff have been safely rescued from the office. Four were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment.

21/12/2017
Rohingya winter warning
Rohingya children in the camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh urgently need warm clothes and blankets as overnight temperatures drop with the onset of winter, Save the Children is warning.

15/12/2017
Royal commission findings
Save the Children Australia welcomes the final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and calls for urgent resourcing and funding to implement the recommendations.

14/12/2017
Deadly diphtheria in Rohingya
Save the Children health workers are on high alert for cases of the deadly disease diphtheria, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 15 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.

13/12/2017
Child wise merger
Save the Children Australia and Child Wise have today announced their intent to merge. Child Wise is one of Australia's leading not-for-profit child protection and child safeguarding agencies.

12/12/2017
Solomon islands CRC report
Save the Children has submitted a landmark report highlighting the opportunities and challenges children face growing up across the Solomon Islands.

8/12/2017
Orphanage tourism modern slavery
Save the Children Australia welcomes the news that orphanage tourism will be included within the modern slavery definition.

30/11/2017
Thousands evacuated in Bali
The number of evacuees from the base of Mt Agung in Bali is growing as the volcano continues to erupt, raising concerns that children may be separated from parents.

30/11/2017
Children with disabilities
Save the Children is celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities and rallying to raise awareness for women and girls with disabilities who live in developing countries and face the triple discrimination of gender, poverty and disability.

23/11/2017
Foreign Policy White Paper
Save the Children welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to promoting prosperity, security and peace in the Indo-Pacific region, outlined in its Foreign Policy White Paper, and its recognition of the role of overseas aid in achieving these aims.

17/11/2017
NT Royal Commission
Save the Children Australia is calling for urgent and collective action to prevent children from being exposed to the serious harm inflicted at the Don Dale Detention Centre.

17/11/2017
Rohingya children testimonies
Save the Children urges foreign ministers at Myanmar meeting to step up pressure to end violence.

13/11/2017
ABC joint Rohingya appeal
Save the Children Australia has today welcomed the launch of the ABC’s joint appeal with humanitarian agencies to support the escalating Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh.

3/11/2017
Children dying from pneumonia
Nearly one million children a year are dying from pneumonia even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as 52 cents, Save the Children reveals today.

25/10/2017
Bush kinder teacher award
An inspiring teacher working with Save the Children Australia has been named Early Childhood Teacher of the Year at this week's Victorian Early Years Awards.

24/10/2017
Funding for volcano crisis
Save the Children Australia has today welcomed $400,000 of Australian Government funding to help manage the aftermath of the Ambae volcano evacuation in Vanuatu, as part of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP).

23/10/2017
Funding for Rohingya
Save the Children has welcomed an Australian Government announcement of a further $10 million in funds to help aid agencies respond to the growing humanitarian crisis on Bangladesh's border with Myanmar.

5/10/2017
Malnutrition in Rohingya
Save the Children is warning of a malnutrition crisis in the Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar, where more than half a million Rohingya have arrived in the past six weeks after fleeing horrific violence and bloodshed over the border in Myanmar.

3/10/2017
Vanuatu volcano emergency
A volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island continues to erupt rocks and ash, as Save the Children staff help authorities evacuate the last residents.

27/9/2017
Refugees depart Nauru for US
After more than four, long years, Save the Children welcomes reports that at least 27 refugees on Nauru may finally have the chance to resettle in the United States.

21/9/2017
Protecting displaced children
A coalition of NGOs is calling on the Australian Government to lead the way in protecting child refugees and migrants, when two ground-breaking compacts are discussed at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

19/9/2017
New funding for Rohingya
Save the Children applauds today's announcement by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of up to $15 million funding to be released to aid displaced Rohingya in Bangladesh.

14/9/2017
Greater government leadership
Save the Children is seeking greater leadership from the federal government to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.

1/9/2017
South Asia flood risk
At least 18,000 schools have been damaged or destroyed by South Asia’s worst flooding in years, which is putting children’s education and long-term wellbeing at risk, warns Save the Children.

28/8/2017
Alarm at return to Nauru
The child rights agency that formerly supported children and families on Nauru, Save the Children, has expressed alarm at the prospect of asylum seeker and refugee children living in Australia being returned to Nauru.

24/8/2017
Cameron challenges government
Save the Children has today applauded one of its youth ambassadors for challenging a government decision to exclude 16- and 17 year-olds from participating in the same-sex marriage postal ballot.

23/8/2017
Marawi three months on
Three months on from the deadly siege in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, tens of thousands of children continue to face a grim daily struggle since first escaping the violence.

19/8/2017
Food-insecure countries
Save the Children warns that the ability of aid agencies to respond effectively to the hunger crisis threatening millions of lives in four countries is being heavily impacted by violence directed at frontline humanitarian workers, leaving vulnerable communities at increased risk of starvation.

4/8/2017
First 1000 Days Australia
Save the Children and the University of Melbourne have joined forces to create a transformational change program with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples called First 1000 Days Australia.

22/3/2017
Brighter future for Gippsland
The latest Wellbeing of Children and Young People Report shows that East Gippsland children are less vulnerable in 2015 than in 2012, but there is still more work to do to ensure our region's children have the best start in life.

1/3/2017
Funding for East Africa
Save the Children welcomes today's $20 million announcement by the Australian Government to help tackle extreme hunger in Somalia and South Sudan where famine has been declared in parts of the country.

 

 

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