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More than 1 in 3 children under five at risk of starvation in Central Sahel
More than one-third of children under five in Africa’s Central Sahel – or about four million - are at risk of starvation in coming weeks as the region faces one of the world’s fastest-growing hunger crises, Save the Children said today.
Almost 10 million children going hungry in Afghanistan as food aid alone fails to meet tidal wave of need, Save the Children says
9.6 million children in Afghanistan are going hungry every day due to a dire combination of economic collapse, the impacts of the war in Ukraine and the ongoing drought, new figures released today show.
Australian Regional Leadership Initiative visits Fiji
Influential Australians to boost understanding of the impact of Australian development assistance.
Save the Children condemns school attack in Ukraine
Save the Children strongly condemns the reported bombing of a school in Luhansk, Ukraine, believed to be sheltering 90 civilians, including children in its bunker. While 30 people have been rescued, grave fears remain for the 60 people reported to remain trapped under the rubble.
School meals off the menu for children in Sri Lanka as economic crisis bites
All of the one million children receiving free school meals in Sri Lanka – or one in four students in the country – could go hungry after government funding was cut as food prices skyrocketed, Save the Children warned today.
Youth activists launch political party* to demand climate action
Save the Planet Party* is gatecrashing the Federal Election.
“I would never wish this Ramadan on anyone”: Afghan families surviving on bread and water through holy month as economic crisis worsens
The rising cost of food in Afghanistan, which has seen some items almost double in price since June last year, means many families and their children are only surviving on bread and water this Ramadan, Save the Children said.
Bombs and dead bodies: Children’s drawings haunted by war in Ukraine
Tanks, helicopters, dead bodies, and their homes. Children fleeing Ukraine have shown the devastating impact that the conflict is having on their mental health in a series of drawings released on Thursday by Save the Children as the war entered its ninth week.
Save the Children welcomes Pacific aid pledge
Save the Children welcomes Labor’s election pledge to commit an additional A$525 million over four years in development assistance funding for Pacific nations.
Insomnia, nightmares, and wanting to die: The toll of witnessing violence on Al Hol’s children
Children in Al Hol camp, North East Syria, are witnessing devastating levels of violence daily, leading to nightmares, psychological problems, and fear for their own lives, according to new research by Save the Children.
More than 63,000 babies born into war in Ukraine and uncertain future in two months of fighting
More than 63,000 babies are estimated to have been born into war in Ukraine in the past two months and into conditions that could have a lifelong impact on their mental health, according to Save the Children.
ROMANIA: More mothers and children crossing river border as 5 million flee Ukraine
Romania’s Isaccea border crossing is braced for a second wave of refugees as the conflict intensifies in southern Ukraine, joining an estimated five million people who have already fled into neighbouring countries in the past two months.
HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT: Fears mount as rains failing for the fourth time and war in Ukraine sends food prices rocketing
A poor start to the rainy season in the Horn of Africa has added to fears that the worst drought in decades could soon have catastrophic results, with the crisis worsened by the war in Ukraine driving up food prices and diverting international attention, Save the Children said.
Statement in response to reported high school attack in Kabul
In response to reports that a high school was attacked overnight in Kabul, killing six people and injuring several children, Save the Children’s Country Director in Afghanistan, Chris Nyamandi, said the agency strong condemns the attack.
Two in three Afghan children struggle for daily food in devastating drought
About two in three children in Afghanistan – or 12 million – whose families depend on farming to survive, are struggling to get enough to eat daily due to the country’s worst drought in decades and forecasts of below-average rains this wet season, Save the Children said.
Save the Children: Fresh attacks on cities show no safe place for children in Ukraine
Recent aerial attacks on cities across Ukraine show there is no safe place in the country for children, Save the Children said.
UN slams Australia's failure to repatriate innocent children from Syria
Save the Children Australia has called for Australia to urgently repatriate children and their mothers from camps in Syria in response to a scathing letter from the United Nations.
Half of Lebanese children now need support due to flood, healthcare shortages - new data
Half of Lebanese children – or about 700,000 - are now in need of humanitarian aid, with thousands at risk of malnutrition as the war in Ukraine threatens to further exacerbate a national food crisis, Save the Children warned after the release of new data.
Almost 400 children killed or injured with two-thirds fleeing their homes in first seven weeks of war
Nearly two thirds of the 7.5 million children in Ukraine have fled their homes since the conflict escalated seven weeks ago, with reports of at least 153 children killed although Save the Children fears the number could be much higher.
Children among those killed at Kramatorsk railway station strike
Save the Children is horrified that five children are reported to be among the at least 50 people killed at the railway station attack in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region of eastern Ukraine.
Two children injured and two adults killed in hospital attack in southern Ukraine
An attack on a children’s hospital in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, has left two children in critical condition with two adults killed and a further seven adults injured, Save the Children said.
Ukraine: More than 20 schools attacked on average every day since escalation of war
An average of 22 schools a day have come under attack in Ukraine since the start of the war five weeks ago, with military operations disrupting the education of 5.5 million children remaining in the country, Save the Children said today.
Window to limit deadly climate impacts is closing
Save the Children says Australia must urgently slash emissions.
Millions of Afghan children fight hunger, disease and exploitation as donors meet to determine their fate
World leaders have the chance to save Afghan children from crippling hunger, exploitation and death if they commit to urgently needed funds and address the drivers of the economic crisis at tomorrow’s virtual donor conference, Save the Children said.
Budget missed opportunity to invest in child focused recovery
Save the Children Australia has said the 2022-23 Budget failed children facing conflict, COVID and climate crisis.
STAR-STUDDED CONCERT TO LAUNCH EMERGENCY ACTION ALLIANCE UKRAINE APPEAL
The Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) will this Wednesday launch their first emergency appeal in conjunction with media partner ABC.
Yemen: Seven years into conflict, children remain in the firing line
Over 70% of children in Yemen report their school has been attacked at least once, while nearly half said their local health facility had been attacked during the country’s seven-year conflict, according to a new report released by Save the Children.
Climate Strike: We must listen to young people and act
As thousands of children and young people join the School Strike for Climate on Friday, Save the Children is urging policymakers to listen and act on this generation’s urgent demands for climate action.
Three years after fall of Bahgouz, innocent Australian children still stuck in camps
At current rate of repatriation, Save the Children says foreign children could be stuck in North East Syria for next 30 years.
Cautious hope for girls’ education in Afghanistan as secondary schools reopen
Secondary schools for girls reopen across Afghanistan today as the Taliban authorities follow through on plans to ensure both boys and girls have access to a quality education, Save the Children said.
AFGHANISTAN - Save the Children appalled by reports that formal ban on girls’ education will continue as secondary schools reopen across the country
Today, Taliban leadership announced that all secondary school classes for girls are to be suspended, pending further policy.
Ukraine Crisis: Save the Children calls for immediate halt on intercountry adoptions to keep children safe
Save the Children has called for an immediate ban on intercountry adoptions of children uprooted by the war in Ukraine to protect them from further risk of harm at the hands of traffickers or child abusers until appropriate safeguards are in place.
Six million children trapped in Ukraine face grave danger as attacks on schools and hospitals soar
Up to six million children trapped inside Ukraine are in imminent danger as an increasing number of hospitals and schools come under attack, Save the Children said.
Funding for life-saving aid, not weapons, needed in Yemen
Australia fails to commit any funding at Yemen pledging conference this week.
Afghanistan: Desperate mother agreed to sell her unborn baby as debt-ridden families are pushed to crisis point
An Afghan mother agreed to sell her unborn baby as the country’s economic crisis forces jobless, debt-stricken parents to abandon their children, Save the Children said.
Syria 11 years: Children still being bombed, face hunger and malnutrition
After 11 years of conflict, children across Syria remain in catastrophic conditions, living in unsanitary, unsafe camps, exposed to shelling and airstrikes, and facing hunger, illness and malnutrition.
Yemen: Fuel crisis pushes sickest children to the brink
Thousands of children in Yemen are on the verge of losing access to life-saving healthcare as the country faces its worst fuel crisis since the start of the conflict, Save the Children said.
Ukraine: Children without caregivers risk being forgotten
An estimated 100,000 children living in orphanages and institutions in Ukraine are at risk of being left behind or being permanently separated from family members as the war continues, Save the Children said today.
Afghan family in Ukraine forced to flee conflict for second time in eight months
Vicious conflict has forced a family from Afghanistan to flee across borders twice in less than a year.
Millions of children exposed to illnesses like hypothermia as big freeze hits Ukraine, says Save the Children
Millions of children both inside Ukraine and fleeing to neighbouring countries are at risk of hypothermia, hunger and even death, as temperatures could plummet to -20˚C degrees this weekend, Save the Children warned today.
Extreme weather in Australia just the beginning of climate crisis, warns Save the Children
For the hundreds of thousands of children forced from their homes during severe flooding on the east coast of Australia, the climate crisis is only just beginning, Save the Children warned today.
Statement in response to bombing of children's hospital
Save the Children's Eastern Europe Director responds to reports that a hospital, including a maternity and children’s ward in Mariupol, Ukraine has been bombed.
AFGHANISTAN: Save the Children welcomes announcement that girls will be returning to secondary school
Officials from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education said on Sunday that girls will be returning to secondary schools later this month. Secondary schools for girls in Afghanistan have been closed since September, forcing millions of girls out of school.
One child killed and 1,000 children left homeless as fire rips through Rohingya refugee camp
A six-year-old boy has been killed and an estimated 2,000 people have been left homeless – including 1,000 children – by the sixth fire this year to tear through the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, says Save the Children.
COVID-19: Five crises facing children after 2 years of pandemic
From battling rising violence to worsening mental health, children have been severely impacted by two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, with urgent action needed globally to prevent years of progress from being reversed, said Save the Children.
Some 1 million child refugees on the move from Ukraine, at risk of separation
An estimated one million children have fled Ukraine in recent weeks, as the total number of refugees reaches 2 million people.
Calls for civilians to be protected as two children killed while fleeing Irpin, Ukraine
All children in Ukraine - at least 7.5 million under 18 years - are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress and displacement following the outbreak of large-scale conflict.
New Early Childhood Service for Tassie Kids
Save the Children has secured $7.6m for Tasmanian children through an innovative partnership with the Federal Government and the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
Ukraine: Families facing dwindling supplies as fighting blocks access to markets, services
Save the Children is working through local partners to ensure children in Ukraine have access to food, water and shelter as Russia's military operations enter the second week.
At least 400,000 children fleeing Ukraine at risk of hunger, illness, trafficking, abuse
Save the Children estimates that at least 40% of the 1 million people who have fled Ukraine are children.
Save the Children expands flood response to flood-affected NSW
The flooding disaster presents immediate and long-term concerns for child health and wellbeing.
Ukraine crisis threatens to push millions more children globally into hunger
Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to the violence, not only to protect children in Ukraine but also to prevent further catastrophe in what is already an unfolding global hunger crisis.
Ukraine: Children in grave danger of blast injuries as Russian convoy closes in
Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to violence in Ukraine as Russia's military operation intensifies in major cities.
IPCC report warns: Soon we won't be able to change climate path
Save the Children urges the Australian Government to heed warnings, before it’s too late.
Ukraine: Children and mothers distressed after journey to Romania
Fighting has forced children and families to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, with more than 500,000 people displaced according to the UN.
Save the Children supporting children in flood-hit Queensland
Impact of extreme weather events on children should jolt governments into action, says Save the Children Australia.
Attacks on schools in Ukraine endangering children's lives and futures
Reports of up to 10 children killed in the fighting and educational facilities being bombed across the country is endangering the lives and futures of Ukraine's 7.5 million children.
Ukraine: At least three children killed as conflict escalates
The deaths of three children reported in the conflict in Ukraine shows that any war is a war against children, with fears that more innocent young lives will be lost if the fighting does not stop immediately, Save the Children said.
Six children a minute left without caregivers from COVID-19 at risk of orphanages
Nearly six children every minute on average lost at least one parent or guardian to COVID-19 and now face a heightened risk of violence, exploitation and abuse, as well as the danger of being put into institutional care, said Save the Children.
Escalation of hostilities across Ukraine putting 7.5 million children at risk
All children in Ukraine - at least 7.5 million under 18 years - are in grave danger of physical harm, severe emotional distress, and displacement following an escalation in hostilities.
Ukraine: “Don’t give up on diplomacy because more violence will destroy a generation of children.”
Children will bear the brunt of a significant escalation in fighting in Ukraine says Save the Children, calling for an immediate cessation to hostilities.
Cash transfers prove ‘life-saving’ during COVID crisis in Fiji
An innovative Save the Children digital cash program helped vulnerable families in Fiji to manage the devastating impacts of COVID-19, a new report shows.
Climate vulnerability highlighted as children in Madagascar brace for fourth tropical storm in five weeks
Children and communities on the South East Coast of Madagascar who have lost their homes and schools from successive major storms are steeling themselves for the country’s fourth tropical storm in five weeks, Save the Children said today.
Afghanistan six months on: Children on the edge of life
From children living under tarpaulin in a basement, to desert communities digging wells and collecting rain water, a series of photographs for Save the Children by world-renowned photographer Jim Huylebroek highlight the human tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan as the country marks six months since the dramatic transition of power.
Afghanistan: A fifth of starving families sending children to work as incomes plummet in past six months
Up to one fifth of families in Afghanistan have been forced to send their children out to work as incomes have plummeted in the past six months with an estimated one million children now engaged in child labour, according to new Save the Children research.
Yemen: January deadliest month since 2018 with one civilian killed or injured every hour
Nearly one civilian was killed or injured every hour in Yemen last month, making January the deadliest month since the last major escalation of the conflict in 2018, according to a new analysis by Save the Children.
Save the Children slams WA Government for serious breach of children's rights
Save the Children Australia is calling on the McGowan Government to overhaul Western Australia's juvenile justice system to ensure children's lives are protected and their rights are upheld.
Save the Children statement on child death in Al Hol’s Annex
Save the Children responds to reports that at least one child has been killed and others injured after security forces opened fire in Al Hol’s Annex.
North West Syria: Children Reported Killed and Injured Following US Military Operation
At least six children, including two infants, were killed in Atma town, Idlib according to reports.
"I lie awake at night thinking of the children we can’t reach": Afghanistan's doctors at breaking point as pneumonia and hunger soar
More than half of surveyed families couldn’t get healthcare when they needed it, new Save the Children data reveals. In December, 135 children died in or on their way for treatment at one overwhelmed hospital, the majority fighting for breath from pneumonia.
Back-to-School is Not Enough: Australian Parents and Children have their say on COVID Recovery Plan
With the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Save the Children Australia surveyed 1,500 parents and more than 1,000 children about the impact of COVID-19 and what support they need to recover.
Violence intensifies in Myanmar as at least 150,000 children forced from their homes in the year since military coup
One year since the Myanmar military seized power in a coup, the scale and severity of violence against civilians, including children and humanitarian staff, is escalating, Save the Children said today.
Diplomatic solution urgently needed to avoid escalation of conflict in Ukraine
Urgent action is needed to prevent a dangerous military escalation in Ukraine which could threaten thousands of children’s lives, Save the Children has warned.
Parents and teachers race to clear ash from schools wrecked by Tonga volcano
Save the Children says return to school on January 31 will help children in Tonga recover from the trauma of the volcano and subsequent tsunami.
Save the Children: Calls to evacuate 700 boys from Syria’s Guweiran prison due to intense fighting
Save the Children today called for the immediate evacuation of children from Guweiran prison in Hasakeh city, North East Syria, following five days of intense fighting and the emergence of audio recordings of a boy begging for help, reportedly from inside.
Change the Date: Save the Children backs campaign
Save the Children has declared its continuing support for the Change the Date campaign.
Yemen: At least three children among more than 60 killed as airstrikes down internet across the country
At least three children and more than 60 adults are reported to have been killed and at least 100 others injured in a series of airstrikes today in Yemen, Save the Children said, but the true number is feared to be higher.
Aid arrives in disaster-struck Tonga as food, water running out
The race is on to get life-saving supplies to children and families in Tonga as water and food supplies dwindle following the volcano and tsunami disaster which struck nearly a week ago.
Afghanistan: Number of malnourished children at Save the Children clinics doubled since August
The number of dangerously malnourished children visiting Save the Children’s mobile health clinics in Afghanistan has more than doubled since August, with some dying before they can reach hospital.
Funds to protect children in crises fail to keep up with skyrocketing needs
Funding for child protection in the world’s worst crises dropped from 42% of the amount required in 2019 to 24% in 2020, according to a report released today by a coalition of leading humanitarian agencies.
Tonga volcano: Lives lost and homes destroyed as extent of damage becomes clearer
At least three people have been killed and 50 homes destroyed following the eruption of an underwater volcano near Tonga on Saturday that triggered a tsunami, with parts of the South Pacific archipelago still cut off from all communication.
Save the Children ready to respond in Tonga and region affected by volcano
Save the Children stands ready to assist communities throughout the Pacific region affected by tsunamis and tidal waves following a series of volcanic eruptions.
Children from Australia and the Pacific needed to advise UN on climate
Save the Children is urging children from Australia and Pacific Island nations impacted by climate change to apply for the chance to join a new advisory team to the United Nations.
Australian children must be repatriated, before it’s too late
Save the Children Australia says the Australian Government must urgently follow the US, Canada and members of the EU in repatriating citizens from camps in Syria.
Two-thirds of Afghan children need help to survive in 2022
Two in three – or more than 13 million – children in Afghanistan are in desperate need of life-saving aid, according to new UN figures. That’s an increase of more than a third since the start of 2021 as the country descends into one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
Second fire of 2022 leaves 750 children homeless in Rohingya refugee camp, says Save the Children
About 750 children have been left homeless in what is already this year’s second fire to hit the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Save the Children said today.
Save the Children staff identified among the dead after burnt bodies found in Myanmar
Confirmation two members of Save the Children’s staff were among at least 35 people, including women and children, who were killed on Friday 24th December in an attack by the Myanmar military in Kayah State, in the east of the country.
Burned bodies of women, children found in Myanmar; Save the Children staff missing
Save the Children has today condemned an attack by the Myanmar military in which at least 38 people, including women and children, were killed in Kayah State in Eastern Myanmar.
Save the Children office destroyed by fire amid violent clashes in Myanmar
Save the Children is horrified that dozens of buildings have been deliberately set ablaze in Thantlang in Myanmar today, including one of its own offices. This comes amid an upsurge in the military’s offensive in Chin State.
Global leaders make urgent COVID vaccine appeal to G20 ahead of weekend summit
G20 summit is critical turning point in fight against COVID say world leaders. Premier Mario Draghi urged to direct G20 summit to stop vaccine hoarding, end a vaccine distribution crisis and halt growing COVID death toll.
Prime Minister must commit climate finance ahead of Glasgow: Save the Children
The Prime Minister’s plan lacks ambition at home and no new commitment to help most vulnerable to the impacts of the climate crisis.
Children dying from starvation in Kabul as ‘unprecedented’ food crisis leaves almost 14 million Afghan children hungry
More children in Afghanistan are going hungry than ever before, according to UN data analysed by Save the Children, with 22.8 million people – including almost 14m children – expected to face crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity this winter.
Digicel Acquisition Must Deliver Development Dividend Too: Save The Children
Save the Children urges the Australian Government to ensure the strategic acquisition of the Pacific’s largest telecommunications network is utilised for development outcomes.
Safe Schools Conference: 300 children call on world leaders to protect schools from attack
Children are making a series of demands to world leaders, including requesting they deny armies access to schools, and ensuring paths to schools are free of mines and explosives, in a Children’s Manifesto launched today.
Lives of Australian children trapped in Syria in peril unless government acts
Save the Children urges the Australian Government to accept offer from Kurdish and US authorities to repatriate Australian children and their mothers.
Weeks ahead of COP26, water crisis in Iraq and North East Syria ‘creeping into every corner of children’s lives’
Children’s lives in Iraq and North East Syria are hanging in the balance as drought, low levels of water in key rivers, and lack of access to maintain damaged water station infrastructure have put water out of reach for millions, Save the Children said today.
Joint Release: More than one in five children in Queensland in poverty and massive rent rises revealed at Anti-Poverty Week launch
Nearly 600,000 adults and children in Queensland struggle to survive on income payments well below the poverty line. The figures come at the launch of Anti-Poverty Week in Queensland today.
World Food Day: Nearly Half of All Stunted Children Live in Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change
Nearly half of all children whose growth is stunted by poor nutrition face further threats from climate change because they are growing up in the countries most vulnerable to its impacts, new analysis from Save the Children revealed.
Save the Children calls for the protection of children caught in Beirut clashes
Save the Children is calling for all parties involved in the clashes in Beirut to prevent a further escalation in violence and protect all civilians, especially children.
Australia caught out exporting weapons to countries accused of violations against children in war
Explosive new documents have revealed Australia is granting defence export licenses to 24 countries, many of which have a track record of child rights violations.
Shepparton - Hands on Learning students thrive during lockdown
The Shepparton community may have had it extra tough over recent weeks, but that didn’t stop the Hands on Learning team at Greater Shepparton Secondary College from creating masterpieces while school attendance was restricted.
Save the Children welcomes National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Save the Children Australia has today warmly welcomed a national focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing, noting the plan has arrived at a critical time for children’s mental health support and recovery.
Save the Children to deliver education to 38,000 displaced Afghan boys and girls thanks to multi million dollar grant
Tens of thousands of displaced Afghan children will receive an education through a $4million USD (approximately $5.5million AUD) grant secured by Save the Children Australia.
COVID19: Children globally struggling after lockdowns averaging six months–Save the Children
Children around the world have stayed indoors for an average of six months since the start of the pandemic, with growing concerns about rising levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness and even self-harm, Save the Children has warned on World Mental Health Day.
Latest repatriations from camps in Syria show Australia the way
Save the Children has welcomed the repatriation by the Danish and German governments of 37 children and 11 women from camps in North East Syria this but called on governments not to leave any children behind as winter fast approaches.
Afghanistan’s imminent health system collapse will result in thousands more child deaths every month
The collapse of Afghanistan’s health system will result in the deaths of thousands more children under the age of five each month, Save the Children warned today.
More than 76,000 children in Myanmar displaced by violence since coup, with pregnant women forced to give birth in forest
More than 76,000 children in Myanmar have been forced to flee their homes since the coup on 1 February as armed conflict has erupted in several parts of the country, Save the Children said today.
Young climate campaigners’ message to Scott Morrison: if you won’t go to COP26, we will represent Australia instead
Young climate campaigners are calling for a seat at the table at the all-important COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in 27 days, offering to take the place of Australia’s Prime Minister.
Northern Syria: COVID-19 claims a 20 day-old baby and a 17-year-old pregnant girl
A 20-day-old baby and a 17-year-old pregnant girl are among COVID-19’s latest victims in Northern Syria as the number of people catching the virus continues to rise sharply, Save the Children said today.
Australia’s leading child-focused aid agencies demand more meaningful climate policy involvement for the young people most impacted
Today’s one-year-olds will live through up to 24 times as many climate-induced extreme weather events: Save the Children report
Climate modelling conducted for 178 countries worldwide projects up to 10 times more extreme weather events for children in Australia and the Pacific, more in parts of Africa and Asia.
Children abandoned by their governments are ‘wasting away’ in Syrian camps – New Report
Many of the world’s richest countries have failed to bring home the majority of their children stuck in two camps in North East Syria, Save the Children said today, as youngsters say their lives are “simply wasting away” with violence and illness a daily risk.
Education in a quarter of the world’s countries is on the brink of collapse without urgent action
New analysis from Save the Children finds that factors such as climate change, a lack of COVID-19 vaccines, displacement, attacks on schools and lack of digital connectivity are jeopardising access to schooling.
Wellbeing program that supported thousands of children caught up in Black Summer bushfires offers new promise for COVID-19 recovery
Hundreds of children in bushfire and flood-ravaged communities across Australia have reported positive results from a mental wellbeing and resilience program offered in Australia for the first time, a new Save the Children report has found.
Save the Children: response to Victorian Liberal Party calling for mental health support for every school child in Victoria
There’s no doubt Victorian kids are hurting right now. Mr Guy is right when he says mental health support is urgently needed, but we’d go further and say that prevention is always better than cure.
Save the Children calls for radical new approach to Child Protection in National Week
More than a decade after the first National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children was adopted, Australian children are no better protected says Save the Children.
Save the Children hoping to resume life-saving services for children in Afghanistan soon
Save the Children hopes to restart some life-saving health and nutrition services in Afghanistan before the winter months set in amid growing concerns about a devastating humanitarian crisis unfolding across the country.
Save the Children supporting Afghan children arriving in Australia
Save the Children Australia has mobilised to provide 1,500 Afghan children and their parents with support packs as they arrive in Australian quarantine facilities this week.
Worst year yet”: Four years since Rohingya exodus, fires, floods and COVID-19 take toll on children
Four years after almost one million Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar into Bangladesh, Save the Children warns that an onslaught of fires, floods, cyclones, and the COVID-19 pandemic in the past year has left refugee children struggling to cope with many self-harming.
Australia must raise humanitarian intake from Afghanistan to 20,000:Save the Children
The humanitarian organisation – which has worked in Afghanistan since 1976 – says Australia’s recent commitment to take in 3000 Afghans is a good start, but Australia should increase that to 20,000 over its existing humanitarian intake over time.
Save the Children concerned hunger crisis in Afghanistan will worsen as aid efforts on hold
Save the Children is extremely concerned that a severe hunger crisis facing children in drought-hit Afghanistan will escalate with aid efforts on hold, putting thousands of young lives at risk as the world faces its biggest hunger crisis of the 21st century.
Families in Les Cayes, Haiti, suffering trauma and fear as aftershocks rock the country and death toll now exceeds 2000
Children and their families in Les Cayes, one of the areas hardest hit by an earthquake in Haiti five days ago, are still afraid to go into what’s left of their houses to get their possessions, Save the Children said.
Save the Children fears for children in Haiti as Tropical Storm Grace heads for worst affected regions
Following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that levelled parts of Haiti on Saturday, killing some 1,300 people and injuring thousands, Save the Children is racing to cover basic needs of the most severely affected children and families as a tropical storm approaches.
Report is a harrowing warning, but children already suffer devastating impacts of climate change
In response to the IPCC report that was launched today, Save the Children has released the following statement.
Government’s sanctions proposal doesn’t go far enough on human rights
Experts and Parliamentarians have all urged Australia to introduce laws similar to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012, which would address both human rights violations and corruption, and be applicable to the immediate family members and direct beneficiaries of human rights abusers.
AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES UNITE TO LAUNCH HISTORIC DISASTER RELIEF ALLIANCE
Sixteen Australian charities joined forces for the first time today Friday 6 August, to launch the newly-formed Emergency Action Alliance. In an historic move the humanitarian agencies will be uniting in their campaign and fundraising efforts to improve how Australians can support and donate when large scale overseas humanitarian disasters take place.
AFGHANISTAN: 18 civilians, including children, killed in air strikes in Kandahar
Save the Children is devastated by reports that 18 civilians, including women and children, have been killed during air strikes on the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan today.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day
On National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, Save the Children Australia restates its support for a constitutionally enshrined National Voice to Parliament that is reflective of the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
AFGHANISTAN: Almost 80,000 children displaced in past two months
Some 80,000 children in Afghanistan have fled their homes since the start of June as violence has swept parts of the country, Save the Children warned today, and are in dire need of food, shelter and medical care.
LEBANON – One year after Beirut blast, economic crisis pushes families further into hunger, says Save the Children
Hundreds of thousands of children in Lebanon are going to bed hungry, Save the Children warned today, as their parents increasingly fail to make ends meet at the end of every month and are unable to pay for basics such as food, electricity and medicine.
Australia’s leading aid agencies welcome Australia’s funding pledge for the Global Partnership for Education, but warn it does not go far enough
Five of Australia’s leading international aid agencies today welcomed the Australian federal government commitment to increase its global funding pledge at the Global Education financing Summit in London - but expressed disappointment that the pledge doesn’t go far enough.
Four years after the battle for Al Raqqa, children are living among ruins
Children in Al Raqqa, North East Syria, are still living among ruins, with limited water, electricity, and access to education, four years after the city was taken from ISIS, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Number of children killed or injured in Afghanistan rose more than 55% in first half of 2021
Save the Children is appalled by new UN data published today which shows that the number of children killed or injured in Afghanistan in the first half of this year rose more than 55% compared to a year ago to 1,682.
Vulnerable children who have lost their caregivers to COVID-19 at grave risk of abuse and exploitation
A study published in the Lancet on children impacted by COVID-19, which estimates a staggering 1.5 million children have lost at least one parent or grandparent to the virus, is a wake-up call that cannot be ignored, warns Save the Children.
Southeast Asia’s COVID-19 deaths surging, with ‘worst yet to come'
Southeast Asia is fast becoming the region hardest-hit by COVID-19, with the rate of infections racing ahead of previously worst-affected places like Latin America and India.
Inquisitive: Save The Children’s Impact Investment Fund Supports Innovative Education
Save the Children Australia is proud to announce its most recent impact investment in Inquisitive, a leading Australian education company that supports teachers to better deliver quality education.
375,000 children displaced and three dead in flood-hit India
More than 800,000 people, including 375,000 children, have been displaced by worsening floods in Bihar, India after heavy monsoon rains submerged160,000 homes.
North East Syria: Repatriations show giving children a future is possible with political will
Save the Children welcomes the repatriation of some 26 children and a number of their mothers from camps in North East Syria to Belgium, Kosovo, Finland and North Macedonia over the past four days.
Save the Children is “horrified” by reports of 80 college students abducted in Nigeria
Save the Children is horrified by reports that 80 students have been abducted from their college in Kebbi State.
NORTH WEST SYRIA: Save the Children condemns attacks killing at least 13 children in three days in ceasefire zone
Save the Children said at least 13 children have been killed in a wave of violence in North West Syria, over the last three days.
‘There is no safe place anymore for children in this climate crisis’
The devastating floods in Germany, which have killed dozens of people and caused widespread devastation, must be a wake-up call to politicians across Europe and worldwide.
Urgent search to find families to care for COVID-19 orphans in Indonesia
Fears for orphaned children in Indonesia as death toll reaches 70,000
Indonesia’s COVID disaster a ‘child rights crisis on our doorstep’, warns Save the Children Australia
Indonesia’s rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreak is infecting and killing children at an unprecedented rate, as Save the Children Indonesia issues an urgent plea to the international community for more vaccines.
Nine out of ten displaced children struggle to have food, water, schooling
With the ongoing violence in Yemen forcing children and their families from their homes, nine out of ten children in displacement camps don’t have sufficient access to basics like food, clean water and an education, Save the Children said today.
Lebanon crisis: children as young as five face violence, dog attacks as forced onto streets to work
Children as young as five are being forced onto the streets to sell black market petrol and collect scrap metal and plastic, as COVID-19 exacerbates the economic crisis in Lebanon.
South Africa: Save the Children calls for greater protection of children as violence spreads
Save the Children is gravely concerned about the safety of children during the civil unrest in South Africa following the reported killing of a 15-year-old boy in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, among the protesters.
Syria: Save the Children statement on the UNSC decision on Syria cross-border mandate
The UN Security Council’s decision could keep the only effective route for humanitarian aid into North West Syria open for another 12 months but more is needed to help millions of children living there, Save the Children said.
Australia to respond to international pressure to raise the age at the UN
The Australian Government is set to front the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva tonight to respond international pressure to lift the bar on human rights.
Fiji:‘Children surviving on sugar water’ as devastating second wave wipes out livelihoods
The second wave of the coronavirus has devastated lives and livelihoods across Fiji forcing many families to rely on cash support and food relief packages.
Many more children will die’: Urgent call for vaccines as Indonesia suffers one of world’s highest numbers of child COVID deaths
With one of the world’s highest rates of COVID-19 child deaths, cases soaring and people losing their jobs and livelihoods to the pandemic, Save the Children is deeply worried about the impact of the pandemic on children in Indonesia.
PHILIPPINES: Fears for children as thousands evacuate Taal Volcano area amid COVID-19 chaos
Save the Children is deeply concerned about the safety of thousands of children and their families in Batangas, after the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines - which experts warned could be followed by further, more dangerous eruptions
Young children “don't have the will to eat” as mental health crisis grips Cabo Delgado
Children displaced by the conflict in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, are showing signs of severe mental stress and distress.
West Bank and East Jerusalem: Four out of five children feel ‘abandoned by the world’ after their home is demolished
Four out of five children in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, whose homes have been demolished by Israeli authorities say they feel abandoned by the world, a new report by Save the Children revealed today.
Girls facing higher risk of ‘summer’ marriages in Middle East and North Africa
Girls in the Middle East and North Africa are in greater danger of being forced or sold into ‘tourist’ or ‘pleasure’ marriages due to the surge in poverty, displacement, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Save the Children warned ahead of a global meeting next week on gender equality.
Digital Library Launched For The Children Of Solomon Islands
Children across the Solomon Islands will have the chance to read local stories that spark imagination and build foundations for a lifelong love of reading, with the nation’s first ever digital library of books launching this month.
AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of children losing access to education as schools attacked in escalating conflict
After the burning of dozens of schools and with six children injured today in the eastern province of Nangarhar when an unexploded mortar shell went off, Save the Children is calling for all parties in the escalating conflict in Afghanistan to abide by international humanitarian law and ensure children and schools do not become collateral damage.
More than 5.7 million children under five on the brink of starvation across the world
With an estimated 5.7 million children under five on the brink of starvation across the globe, the world is facing the biggest global hunger crisis of the 21st century.
Saudi led coalition gets a free pass to destroy children's lives in Yemen yet again
194 Yemeni children killed and maimed in 2020, but UN Report on Children and Armed Conflict again fails to hold perpetrators to account, said Save the Children.
Stranded, stateless, detained: new report reveals 700,000 Rohingya children are denied basic rights across Asia
Save the Children reveals that some of the world’s most persecuted children are denied safety, citizenship and education in five countries across Asia.
MYANMAR: More than 100 attacks on schools in May, says Save the Children
Myanmar saw 103 schools and other education facilities attacked and often damaged by explosives in May this year alone.
North West Syria: Two children among several killed in Syria airstrikes and shelling
Save the Children can confirm that at least two children, aged three and 11, are among those killed today in a spate of airstrikes and shelling attacks north west Syria.
Prime Minister urged to listen to children on climate change ahead of G7 talks
As Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads to Cornwall, England to meet with G7 leaders like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden, Save the Children is urging him to listen to Australian children and young people on climate change.
Afghanistan’s children are paying the price of global COVID-19 vaccine rollout failures, warns Save the Children.
Save the Children is calling for urgent attention and vaccines from the international community to protect Afghan children from the impacts of the third wave of COVID-19.
Kids in world’s poorest countries lost 66% more of lifetime at school than richer peers
Girls in poorer countries missed 22 percent more days in school than boys, new analysis by Save the Children found. Save the Children is calling on global leaders to prioritise education spending to send children back to school safely. News comes as pressure mounts on G7 leaders to back global vaccination plan.
Save the Children shocked by recent killings of children in Burkina Faso
Attacks on the community of Solhan, in the Sahel region, have killed more than a hundred people, including several children and people who already had fled their homes.
UN puts children’s environmental rights on global agenda
On World Environment Day, Save the Children says Australian Government must be accountable to children and their climate rights.
Save The Children partners with Tongan government to protect access to education
To mitigate impact of Covid-19 on children’s education, the leading child rights agency will operate in Tonga for the first time.
Save the Children warns Nepal faces “lethal cocktail” of testing and oxygen shortages as vaccine drive stalls
The combination of testing and oxygen shortages, a critically fragile health system and vaccination efforts at a standstill, has Nepal facing a crisis scenario with thousands of lives at risk, Save the Children warned today.
Save the Children enhances child safeguarding
Save the Children Australia will further enhance its child safeguarding practices by installing NetClean Proactive, a world-leading software technology to detect and stop child sexual exploitation material on work computers.
Majority of refugees flowing into Rwanda from DRC volcano are children
In the past 24 hours at least 3,000 people, including 1,800 children, have crossed into Rubavu district in Rwanda from the Democratic Republic of Congo following increasingly volatile volcanic eruptions near the major town of Goma.
Save the Children wants children consulted on Indigenous Voice to Parliament
Save the Children Australia is reiterating its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, a clear and urgent call for reform, to be implemented in full.
Malala Yousafzai donates $150,000 for children in Gaza
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is donating $100,000 USD to Save the Children to support families in Gaza as they begin the long process of rebuilding and rehabilitation after the recent escalation of violence with Israel.
Save the Children welcomes Federal Court ruling on duty of care to children
Save the Children Australia has welcomed today’s decision by the Federal Court that the Australian Government has a duty of care to protect children and young people from the impacts of climate change.
Fears for children as India braces for Cyclone Yaas Amid COVID-19 chaos
NGUTU COLLEGE: Save the Children’s Impact Investment Fund makes first investment
First investment made to Ngutu College in South Australia
Rich countries need to spend just $0.80 a week per citizen to stock world with COVID-19 vaccines, says Save the Children
Economic cost of failing to back global vaccination drive will be 35 times the required funding, new analysis reveals
CLIMATE STRIKE: children to vote with their feet
Save the Children Australia will stand with children and young people striking to save the planet this Friday, 21 May.
Thousands of homes destroyed by Cyclone Tauktae as India grapples with COVID-19
Following the devastation caused by cyclone Tauktae, which hit the West coast of India killing at least 26 people and destroying thousands of homes, Save the Children is assessing the damage and the immediate needs of communities in the worst affected areas.
YEMEN: A quarter of all civilian casualties are children
Millions of children at risk of death, injury, starvation, or disease as the world’s worst famine in decades looms.
Yemen: Tens of thousands of children denied access to education after a single month of attacks on schools
Five attacks on schools in Yemen in March of this year have left an estimated 30,600 children without access to education.
Nepal’s looming Covid crisis poses serious threat to children, warns Save the Children
As Nepal’s rapidly escalating Covid-19 emergency puts the country’s hospitals under increasing strain, Save the Children warned today that there could be “catastrophic” consequences for children if the virus is not brought under control.
14 Palestinian children and one Israeli child have been killed: “It was the worst night of my life"
Heavy bombardment and rocket attacks exchanged between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza have seen 53 Palestinians, including 14 children.
Save the Children intervenes in climate change court case brought by young people against 33 countries
Save the Children has officially intervened in a ground-breaking climate change case before the European Court of Human Rights as a third-party.
Reality of Covid And Climate Crises For Region Bites In Budget
Save the Children Australia has expressed alarm at the failure of the Federal Budget to accept and respond to the escalating COVID and climate crises in our region.
Statement on violence in Gaza and Israel
Save the Children is horrified by the airstrikes last night that killed 24 people, including nine children in the Gaza Strip. A further 103 people have been injured.
10,000 vulnerable children at risk as funding falls off a cliff
Critical child wellbeing program Journey of Hope is on the precipice of a funding cliff, with money due to run out on in June, putting the psychosocial needs of more than 10,000 children in jeopardy.
Save the Children fears trafficking and abuse amid social media pleas to adopt India’s Covid orphans
Save the Children is deeply concerned about the growing number of children who have lost parents to COVID-19 in India.
‘Waiver by Biden is great step, sharing of vaccine-recipes should be next’
Save the Children is thrilled with the announcement of the Biden administration to back the waiving of intellectual property rights to COVID-19 vaccines, but emphasizes other countries now must follow suit immediately as part of a wider effort to ensure fair access to vaccines for all.
Grave concerns for young children and pregnant women in India amidst COVID-19 crisis
India could be facing thousands of additional deaths among children under five and an increase in maternal deaths, as hospitals and clinics are directing virtually all their staff and medicines to coping with COVID-19 patients, Save the Children warned today.
Six months on: Almost 5,000 children separated from parents by conflict in Tigray, says Save the Children
Thousands of children are currently separated from their parents as the result of the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia, with many living in unsafe and dire conditions in informal camps, according to Save the Children.
Joint sector release: Leading INGOs call on Australia to increase budget pledge to Global Partnership for Education
Australia’s leading international development organisations have today called on the Federal government to make a commitment to replenish the Global Partnership for Education in the 2021-22 Budget.
Children demand world leaders save the planet
Save the Children Australia has launched a campaign to amplify the voices of children and young people ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, April 22-23.
Aid organisations call on governments to give one day’s military spending to fight hunger
Aid organisations, including Save the Children, have called on governments to give a single day’s military spending to fight hunger. Only 26 hours of global military spending is enough to cover the $US5.5 billion ($AU7.1 billion) needed to help those most at risk.
Climate crisis - 710 million children live in countries at high risk
Save the Children warns that drastic action is needed to ensure children and their families can cope with current and future climate-shocks.
Mexico, migrant, refugees, border, wall, shelters, capacity, save the children, el salvador, guatemala, honduras – Save the Children
Thousands of children making the dangerous journey to the United States are being held in Mexican shelters that are rapidly filling up, with some lacking basic necessities.
North East Syria: COVID-19 spreads through camps as Ramadan begins under emergency lockdown
People in displacement camps in North East Syria are being plunged into an even deeper critical situation as 46 COVID-19 cases have been reported across three camps, Save the Children said today.
Australia must raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14
Save the Children calls for attorneys-general report to be released publicly and decision be steeped in overwhelming evidence.
Save the Children takes fake news fight to the airways in PNG
As the coronavirus situation in Papua New Guinea continues to worsen, a massive spike in misinformation and fake news is undermining efforts to bring the outbreak under control.
Disaster for Somali families as income from livestock sales expected to halve in coming months
Millions of children and their families in Somalia will be left without enough food to eat as crop and vegetable production is expected to drop by 75-80 percent this season and income from livestock sales, the basis of survival for many Somali families, is expected to drop by up to 55 percent.
G20 must work harder on debt relief for poorer countries
Every day without action means lost lives and futures for children who have borne the brunt of the crisis.
'Disaster upon disaster' for children in Indonesia as 100,000 have exams disrupted by flash floods
Around 100,000 children in three districts of Indonesia have had their exams disrupted by flash floods and landslides, after a tropical cyclone hit Indonesia and neighbouring Timor-Leste on Sunday, killing 128 and leaving over 8,400 displaced.
Myanmar: 43 children killed by armed forces in just two months since the coup began
At least 43 children have reportedly been killed by armed forces in Myanmar in the two months since the military coup began.
COVID-19 in Iraq: Hundreds of infants and children infected every day as new variant spreads
Almost 2,000 children under-10 across the country have been infected in just two weeks.
Statement in response to reports that armed forces have killed several children in Myanmar
Save the Children truly appalled that children continue to be among the targets of these fatal attacks on protestors.
SIERRA LEONE: Thousands, including children, need food, shelter after fire devastates deprived community
Children have been reported missing and many more left without a home, a day after a fire tore through a deprived community in Sierra Leone’s capital.
Race to find at least 23 children still missing after Rohingya camp blaze
Save the Children is working around the clock to locate at least 23 Rohingya children still reported missing after a huge fire swept through the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh on Monday.
Caboolture Rotary Club ‘Moreton Bay Red Ride’ fundraiser donates to Save the Children
Save the Children welcomes the announcement the charity will be a beneficiary of funds raised in the first ever Caboolture Rotary Moreton Bay Red Ride.
Save the Children ready to support children impacted by flooding
With 18,000 people evacuated, and a further 15,000 on alert in NSW, the unique needs of children must be a priority.
Save the Children horrified by the killing of a 7-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy by security forces in Myanmar
Death toll of children rises to over 20, with at least 17 children still held in arbitrary detention.
Fire blazes through Rohingya Camp putting lives of thousands of refugees at risk
Save the Children is deeply concerned by a fire currently tearing through several densely populated Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, which are home to over 800,000 Rohingya people.
Victoria urged to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14
Save the Children is calling on Victorian MPs to back raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14.
‘Terrifying’ Humanitarian catastrophe brewing on Australia’s doorstep
Save the Children welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government of support for our neighbors in Papua New Guinea as they face a devastating Covid-19 outbreak.
Children as young as 11 brutally murdered in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique – Save the Children
Children as young as 11 are being beheaded in the Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado, Save the Children said, as conflict continues to displace thousands.
Call for millions of teachers in Asia-Pacific to receive COVID-19 vaccine
A year since the start of the global pandemic and as vaccine roll-out gathers pace in Asia-Pacific, Save the Children calls for millions of teaching staff to be among the first in line to be inoculated once frontline health workers and vulnerable populations are vaccinated.
‘Anywhere but Syria’: After ten years of war, the vast majority of children can’t imagine a future in the country
On average, 86% of Syrian refugee children surveyed in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and the Netherlands said they would not want to return to their country of origin.
Children ‘pay the highest price’ in Yemen war, says Save the Children as seven injured while leaving school
Seven children were injured by an artillery shell attack as they left school in Taiz city, Yemen
Save the Children welcomes decision to repatriate Belgian children from Syria, urges repatriation of all children and their mothers
Save the Children welcomes the news that the Belgian government will repatriate children from Al Hol camp in North East Syria, urging Australia to do the same
Save the Children appalled after at least four children killed in Myanmar by security forces since Sunday
At least 15 people have reportedly been killed by the security forces on Wednesday March 3, in addition to the 23 people killed since the coup began on February 1st.
Save the Children Australia appoints new Board Chair
Save the Children Australia is delighted to announce Larry Kamener as the new Board Chair, succeeding Peter Hodgson.
Children have lost more than a third of their school year to Covid-19 pandemic
Further catastrophe looms for Yemen if funding cuts continue, aid organisation said
Vital aid funding will be the difference between life and death for 400,000 children in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.
NIGERIA – ‘Attacks unacceptable, schools should never be a place of fear’
Save the Children asks for the immediate release of up to 450 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria’s Zamfara State
COVID-19: $2 billion urgently needed to tackle global shortage of oxygen
The scale of global oxygen crisis laid bare as second wave of pandemic threatens to overwhelm health systems.
Call to save lives of Rohingya refugees reportedly adrift on a vessel in the Andaman Sea
Save the Children calling for an immediate search and rescue effort to help save the lives of those who reportedly are on board the drifting vessel.
Save the Children calls on Qld MPs to vote down youth justice changes
Save the Children is urging Queensland MPs to vote down the proposed youth justice changes, being introduced into parliament this week.
Save the Children speaks out over the ‘appalling’ death of a child during protests in Myanmar
The shocking killing of a boy under 18 confirms children are not safe
Yemen: At least one child killed and two injured in artillery shelling in Taiz
Save the Children is outraged by an artillery shelling on a residential area in Taiz city, which has killed at least one child and left two others severely injured.
The needs of South Australia’s children to be systematically included in disaster planning
Leading child rights organisation Save the Children has signed a MoU with the South Australian government to child friendly spaces in evacuation centres when a bushfire or other disaster hits.
Safety of children must be prime minister's priority
Save the Children Australia has today urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to put the safety and wellbeing of Australian children ahead of politics.
YEMEN: Over two million children expected to go hungry or starve in 2021 - Save the Children
2.3 million children under five in Yemen are expected to go hungry or be on the brink of starvation by the end of this year
Nearly 840,000 children are going hungry as Somalia declares state of emergency over locust invasion
Save the Children is deeply concerned by the deteriorating humanitarian situation for hundreds of thousands of children under five in Somalia
An End to U.S. Participation in the War in Yemen: “A Critical Step to Saving Children’s Lives”
Save the Children applauds the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will take concrete steps to end U.S. participation in Yemen’s conflict
SYRIA: Thousands of children pushed out of education after 119 schools are flooded amidst funding gaps
Save the Children is deeply concerned about the flooding and destruction of 119 schools across North West Syria
Save the Children and Facebook launch the first ever Online Safety Campaign in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga
Reduced humanitarian access impedes response to rising cases of COVID-19 and the harsh effects of winter in Northern Syria amid aid shortages
Sub-zero temperatures, floods and soaring food prices – combined with rising cases of COVID-19 and ongoing aid shortages – have rapidly increased the needs across northern Syria at a time when humanitarian access to the area has been severely constrained, NGOs warned today - six months after the UN Security Council voted to further limit access points for humanitarian aid to the country.
COVID-19: Focus and funds must pivot to Africa as countries reel from deadly second wave
Save the Children is warning that the lives of thousands of children across Africa are at risk as the hard-hitting second wave of COVID-19 surges across the continent.
60 million children across eight humanitarian crises need urgent help to survive
COVID-19 has put decades of progress at risk for vulnerable children.
Save the Children supports changing the date
The leading child rights agency is enabling staff to make an individual choice to mark January 26 or choose an alternate day to take as their Australia Day public holiday.
Calls For An End To The Violence As Three Aid Workers Die And 90,000 People Media Release Displaced
Save the Children is appalled by the escalation of violence in West Darfur, which has led to 200 deaths and 300 injuries in just the past few days, and the displacement of 90,000 people.
Australia set to be grilled by the UN on human rights
Today, Australia’s human rights performance over the last 5 years will come under scrutiny by the United Nations Human Rights Council through the Universal Periodic Review.
Revealed: 10 Million Afghan Children Need Life-Saving Help
New figures reveal that just over 18 million people in Afghanistan, including 9.7 million children, desperately need life-saving support. Save the Children and its partners are calling calling for urgent increases in humanitarian funding for Afghanistan.
Veil of secrecy must be lifted as Australia continues to sell weapons to countries accused of war crimes in Yemen
Government must increase transparency and accountability over weapons exports
Focus on children in aftermath of Sulawesi earthquake
The earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia has reportedly killed at least 34 people.
Fire blazes through Rohingya camp, devastating hundreds of homes
‘Children and their families robbed of what little they had’ – Save the Children
Children and families in Lebanon face critical days as curfew begins
“I can go without food, but my children can’t.”
Lebanon: Vulnerable children at risk from total lockdown without immediate support
Save the Children is deeply worried that the COVID-19 lockdown that was announced in Lebanon yesterday will impact vulnerable families and children extremely hard
Save the Children launches a first-of-its-kind digital cash project to help Fijian families devastated by COVID-19
Technology could be rolled out to help those affected by future disasters
U.S. Terrorism Designation in Yemen Threatens Children’s Lives
Save the Children is warning that the humanitarian crisis in Yemen will likely deepen in the coming weeks after the U.S. Government announced its decision to roll out a new terrorism designation on Ansar Allah in Yemen.
North West Syria: Shortages of oxygen, water as COVID-19 cases quadruple in two months
Vulnerable families suffer most as they are plunged deeper into poverty
Revealed: 300,000 children face illness, even death from Afghanistan’s freezing winter conditions
More than 300,000 Afghan children face freezing winter conditions that could lead to illness, in the worst cases death, without proper winter clothing and heating, warns Save the Children.
Violence, flooding, and displacement push one million children in South Sudan to the brink of starvation
Save the Children calls for immediate action to prevent children dying of hunger
Trail of destruction slowly emerging after Cyclone Yasa smashes Fiji
Reports of immense damage left by Cyclone Yasa are beginning to emerge after the cyclone tore across Fiji overnight.
Connecting families in Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga and Griffith
Save the Children Australia has received $3 million in funding from the NSW Government to deliver a new Family Connect and Support program in the Murrumbidgee region of NSW, including the regional centres of Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga and Griffith and is ready to hit the ground running from New Year’s Day 2021
Concerns for children as Cyclone Yasa barrels towards Fiji
Cyclone Yasa is expected to bring destructive winds in excess of 220km/h as it moves across the island nation.
Malnutrition could kill 153 children every day over the next two years because of COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has put the world on the brink of a nutrition crisis, Save the Children warned in a new report today, with pandemic-related malnutrition projected to kill an average of 153 children a day over the next two years if action is not taken.
‘School Turned Into Nightmare After Attack In Nigeria’
Hundreds of school students abducted by gunmen.
Set an extra place at the Christmas table this year and feed a hungry child
Donations support work helping vulnerable children in Australia and all around the world.
New report highlights need to intervene early and support children rather than jailing them
Save the Children renews call to raise minimum age of criminal responsibility to 14
Youth need to have an enshrined voice on climate
Save the Children is insisting young people have an enshrined seat at the climate change policy table in Australia ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit on Saturday 12 December.
Australia must adopt Magnitsky-style laws targeting child rights abusers following bipartisan inquiry
Save the Children urges Foreign Minister to support findings in full and ensure Australia develops a sanctions regime that protects children across the globe
Yemen More than 20 000 Children in Yemen Facing Death from Starvation In 2021
Save the Children is alarmed and deeply concerned by the new UN report on food insecurity in Yemen, revealing that 16.2 million people in the country are facing high levels of acute food shortages early next year.
Hundreds of Ethiopian separated child refugees arriving in Sudan at risk of exploitation and abuse
Save the Children is deeply worried about lone child refugees arriving separated from their parents from Ethiopia into Sudan, as they are at risk of exploitation and abuse.
11m children under five at risk of extreme hunger or starvation across eleven countries
Potential risk of famine in Yemen and South Sudan, warns Save the Children
Children forced to live among corpses, unexploded bombs and rubble after camp closures strand thousands
Children's safety is at risk without adequate accommodation, Save the Children warns; parents say they have come back to destruction and bomb remnants.
More than 125 children killed or injured amid frequent violence in North West Syria Subheading: October registers the highest casualty toll as children die in recent escalation
October registers the highest casualty toll as children die in recent escalation
Afghan children left out in the cold by rich countries, says Save the Children
International donors to Afghanistan have made disappointing funding pledges to a country where nearly 40 per cent of the population, 14 million people, are in desperate need of life-saving support.
Shocking new data: Five children killed or maimed in Afghanistan every single day for past 14 years
Between 2005 and 2019, at least 26,025 children have been killed or maimed in Afghanistan – an average of five children every single day over the past 14 years.
New report: on average 25 children killed or injured in conflicts every day for the past decade
The figures are disclosed today in a Save the Children report, Killed and Maimed: A Generation Of Violations Against Children In Conflict.
Conflict threatens global health security as children miss out on life-saving vaccines: report
Save the Children urges world leaders to deliver global ceasefire to help fight spread of COVID-19
At Least Four Children Killed In Intense Shelling Across Idlib
Save the Children is saddened by the deaths of four children who died during intense shelling in the Syrian province of Idlib this morning. Two staff members of a partner organisation were also killed during the attacks.
Fears for more than 450,000 children as Philippines struck by Typhoon Goni
There are fears for more than 450,000 children in the Bicol region of the Philippines after being battered on Sunday by reports of the strongest storm of the year to make landfall, warns Save the Children.
Children huddled in evacuation centres at risk from COVID19, as year’s strongest storm batters the Philippines
Typhoon Goni made landfall across Luzon island on Sunday local time, bringing with it catastrophic winds, storm surges and widespread floods.
Fears for 20 million children as year’s strongest storm approaches the Philippines
There are fears for the safety of more than 20 million children as the year’s most powerful storm bears down on the Philippines, warns Save the Children.
Save the Children welcomes vaccination funding for Pacific, South East Asia but says more support needed now
Save the Children has applauded the Australian Government’s pledge to provide $500 million in additional aid funding to help Pacific and South East Asian countries roll out immunisation programs to cover their entire populations against COVID-19.
Fears for children’s safety as families in Turkey caught in aftermath of earthquake
Save the Children is deeply concerned for children and their families after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck in the Aegean Sea, affecting the western coast of Turkey, and parts of Greece.
Children largely forgotten by bushfire royal commission
The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements final report devotes more attention to animals in evacuations than to children.
“Treated Like Animals”: Palestinian Children Face Inhumane Treatment In Israeli-Run Prisons
Save the Children consulted more than 470 children from across the West Bank who have been detained over the past ten years.
Save the Children deeply concerned by alarming increase in child malnutrition in war-torn Yemen
Children paying the ultimate price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
New report reinforces need for greater support for bushfire affected children
More than 14,000 children forced to flee their homes during bushfires
Hundreds of thousands more children in Syria face hunger
Unprecedented number of children in Syria battle soaring rates of malnutrition
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australia’s Young People Unprepared for Disasters
Students learn more about earthquakes than bushfires, floods, survey finds.
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.
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.
275-Strong World Leaders’ Group Warns of Tragic ‘COVID Generation’
Millions of children hit as education faces $150 billion of cuts.
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.
Beirut’s traumatised children – speechless, sleepless and separated from their parents
Save the Children ramps up emergency response to support affected families and children.
First case of Coronavirus among residents in Al Hol camp confirmed
One of our worst fears has come to pass in North East Syria.
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.
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.
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.
Historic Australia-PNG partnership welcome, but must be backed in with funding in October budget
Agreement comes at extraordinary time in human history.
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.
Two million children affected by monsoon rains in Bangladesh
Nation hit by longest-lasting floods in over twenty years
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
Lebanon: More than half a million children in Beirut are struggling to survive
New analysis by Save the Children
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
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
10 children killed in Yemen in the last four days
Escalation in violence inexplicable at time country should focus on fighting COVID19
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.
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
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
First COVID-19 case in North West Syria
Fears of rapid outbreak in densely populated area
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
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
Australian bushfires six months on
Needs of children remain urgent and must not be forgotten
Defence spending must be backed by increase in foreign aid
Foreign aid not only in the national interest but the right thing to do
Syria conference pledges fall short
Increased support urgently needed to bolster emotional wellbeing of children
Save the Children condemns deadly attack in Afghan marketplace
23 civilians killed including two children
'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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
Pledging conference fails to deliver for Yemeni children in their darkest hour
Reduced funding catastrophic for Yemeni people as COVID-19 spreads
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
Natalie Siegel-Brown to be new Child Wise Managing Director
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.
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.
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.
Pacific aid welcome but may come at a cost
Much needed support for the Pacific highlights inadequate aid funding bucket.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding to break cycle of disadvantage for young people welcome
Playgroups continuing online during coronavirus lockdown
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
One year on: thousands of children at risk in Al Hol camp
New report 'A Children’s Crisis' paints a dire picture
Worst fears as first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in north of Yemen
Save the Children renews calls for ceasefire
Government must ensure safety of Australian children in North East Syria during COVID-19
47 Australian children continue to languish in Al-Hol camp
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
Program adaptations help Aboriginal children connect to country during COVID-19
Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory are gaining new insight into traditional practices
First case of COVID-19 in North East Syria
Dire conditions prompt outbreak fears for thousands of children.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Save the Children announces exciting merger with Library For All
Harnessing technology to give more children across the globe greater access to education
Concerns for children as Vanuatu awaits monster cyclone
Save the Children ready to respond
Australia’s leading aid agencies call for urgent action to support the charities amid COVID-19 crisis
International aid agencies vital during pandemic
Australia’s support for Pacific more critical than ever.
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.
Slow COVID-19 response to cost millions of lives in poorest countries
New modelling compares different scenarios for global response.
Save the Children condemns deadly attack on Sikh temple in Kabul
Aid agency renews calls for a global ceasefire as COVID-19 spread.
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.
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.
Save the Children Covid-19 Response: Putting children first
Safety and wellbeing of children must be prioritised.
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.
Cyclone Idai one year on
Southern Africa still devastated and vulnerable to climate shocks.
New analysis reveals scale of destruction and displacement in Idlib
Civilians forced into shrinking space as conflict intensifies.
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.
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.
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.
Children on the frontline as climate and economic crises collide.
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.
Climate change and disaster risks
Young people have say on climate change and disaster risks.
Al Hol camp in Syria
Statement on australian children and their mothers trapped in Al Hol camp in Syria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Face Masks
Save the Children delivers 36,000 face masks to Wuhan.
Hundreds of thousands in northwest Syria caught in humanitarian catastrophe.
Reopening of Sanaa airport for medical flights 'a lifeline' for thousands of children.
Children at risk in countries where healthcare systems will struggle to cope with an outbreak.
Journey of Hope
Lego to fund long term recovery program for children affected by bushfires.
Save the Children launches ground-breaking impact investment fund
A changing operating environment means the charity sector must adapt its business model
Save the Children supports changing the date.
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.
Australian Regional Leadership Initiative
Australian politicians to visit Rohingya camps as part of learning tour in Bangladesh.
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.
One child dies each day during conflict escalations in Idlib, Syria
Nine children killed in the first week of 2020 as violence.
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.
Save the Children partners with QBE to support bushfire relief and recovery effort.
Australian children plea directly to PM: bring us home from Syria.
Aung San Suu Kyi's address to the Hague.
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.
Aung San Suu Kyi's address to the Hague.
Statement following birth of Australian baby boy born in Syrian camp.
Today marks a crucial step towards justice for all alleged crimes against Rohingya children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural disasters claim more than 1200 lives across East and Southern Africa.
Papua New Guinea National Elementary Education Forum
National Education Forum showcases RISE program.
Dr Susan Neuhaus CSC addresses Save the Children National Centenary Event in Canberra.
Save the Children Australia CEO Paul Ronalds addresses National Centenary Event in Canberra.
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.
Eight children killed in attack on Idlib camp.
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.
Universal Children's Day celebrated in PNG
Save the Children urges government to listen to the voices of children.
Many Afghan children are afraid to go outside, new survey by Save the Children finds.
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.
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.
Thousands of children and families flee flooding
Save the Children supporting displaced families with clean water, hygiene kits and emergency latrines.
Syrian homes in Lebanon set to be demolished in coming days
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.
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.
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.
PNG delegation attends Nutrition Global Gathering in Nepal
PNG government departments and charities including Save the Children take part.
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.
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.
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.
Pause in hostilities extends window of opportunity in Syria.
20 children injured after explosion near school.
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.
African hunger crisis
Hunger levels soar in Horn of Africa as region faces driest summer in over 35 years.
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.
Save the Children preparing to scale up operations, warns of mass displacement of children
Fuel shortages deepen humanitarian crisis.
New nutrition policy
Save the Children welcomes the launch of Papua New Guinea’s first National Nutrition Policy.
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.
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.
Save the Children joins new child protection campaign.
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.
One year on from devastating earthquake and tsunami two thirds of schools in Central Sulawesi remain damaged.
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.
Defence industry awards
Australia must lift shield of secrecy over military exports as defence industry celebrates night of nights.
Children of foreign fighters
Civil society groups call for the urgent repatriation of Australian children of foreign fighters.
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.
Children in crisis want education more than money, food or water
Surveys from toughest places on earth reveal top priorities for children in crisis.
School strike 4 climate
Save the Children supports children’s Climate Strike.
Road to Recovery report
More than 24 million children affected by conflict need mental health support.
'Unacceptable': Former Defence Secretary on Australian arms sales.
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.
Top 10 tips for keeping children safe during bushfires
Atrocities in Yemen
UN report on atrocities in Yemen should act as wake-up call for Australia, says Save the Children.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of children in path of treacherous Hurricane Dorian.
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
One child killed every day in past 17 days.
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
Rohingya crisis: 61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar
Aid agencies call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns
Climate change commitment to the Pacific welcome, but funding shouldn’t come from shrinking aid budget.
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”.
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.
Children and armed conflict
Children in Somalia face highest rates of abduction, recruitment, and conflict-related sexual violence in the world.
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.
Afghanistan roadside explosion
Save the Children appalled by roadside explosion which killed dozens of women and children.
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.
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.
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.
More children killed in Idlib in last four weeks than all of 2018
Deadliest week since violence escalated in North West Syria in April.
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.
Syrian children living as refugees in Lebanon are at risk of illnesses and heat stroke as their families continue to demolish their homes.
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.
“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?”
First child dies of ebola in new outbreak in Uganda.
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.
Charred bodies of children are found after horrific attack on village
Investigate senseless killings in Mali, hold attackers to account.
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.
3 in 4 Rohingya refugee babies are born in unsanitary bamboo shelters.
Mozambique cyclone appeal
Mozambique cyclone appeal allots less than 1% to needs of women and girls.
More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago
Despite the widespread gains, war and conflict threaten progress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mozambique: Matemo island completely destroyed
Save the Children assessment team report on widespread need in area devastated by Cyclone Kenneth.
Cash transfer programming improves dignity of beneficiaries in Fiji and Vanuatu: new report
Capacity building identified as key to effective cash programming in emergencies
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three children killed in Idlib shelling
New wave of shelling in north west Syria hits schools, displaces thousands.
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.
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.
New Launceston Office
Save the Children expands its services in northern Tasmania with new Launceston office.
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.
Children talk of death and destruction while world looks away.
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.
The perfect time to commit to national roll out of acclaimed program helping young people stay in school.
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.
Record number of new cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak
Record numbers of new cases reported two weeks running – 57 followed by 72.
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.
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.
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.
Australian aid continues to decline as defence budget skyrockets
While the Australian Defence budget continues to grow, the aid budget suffers sixth consecutive cut.
Aid cuts in surplus budget are a cruel blow for children in our region
Budget confirms Pacific infrastructure funding will come from Australian aid.
Australia must help Australian children stranded in North East Syria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save the Children to open child friendly spaces as Northern Territory declares state of emergency.
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.
Hear our voices, we are sick of war
Yemeni children call out for peace.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New petition launched
Stop Australian defence exports to war-crime accused Saudi Arabia.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
New tool to help hold Australian Government to higher standard in protecting children in conflict.
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.
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.
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.
Return to surplus means Australia has no excuse but to increase foreign aid.
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.
Yemen ceasefire statement
Warring parties in Yemen agree to a ceasefire in Hodeidah.
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.
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.
Yemen hunger crisis statement
Famine or not 120,000 children in Yemen are in a catastrophic condition.
Save the Children supports Urgent Medical Treatment Bill.
$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.
Modern Slavery Bill passed
Orphanage trafficking recognised as modern slavery in world first.
Out Teach Mobile Education wins gold
Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.
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.
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.
Save the Children Youth Ambassadors raise their voices in Canberra
Future leaders demand young Australians be heard.
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.
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).
Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030
New analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals predicted pneumonia toll.
On anniversary of deadliest cyclone on record, thousands of lives at risk during Bangladesh storm season.
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.
Futures of nearly 1,000 children shot by live ammunition hang in the balance amid strained health system.
ReThink Orphanages wins award for work in responsible tourism.
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.
Save the Children welcomes the Prime Minister’s commitment to the Pacific, but more aid is needed.
Australia must follow the UK and US lead and call for an urgent ceasefire.
One month on: Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Disaster ravaged Sulawesi drenched by heavy rains, more than 220,000 still homeless.
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.
Time to listen to children and get kids off Nauru.
Save the Children Australia welcomes Australian Government sanctions on Myanmar military officers.
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.
Save the Children calls on the Australian Government to come to the table and negotiate to get kids off Nauru as soon as possible.
Save the Children hosts 'Bread for Success' fundraiser.
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.
Save the Children welcomes moves to get kids off Nauru as soon as possible.
Save the Children calls for immediate halt to child returns
New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe.
Yemen: Generation of children in need of mental health support
Save the Children warns of long term psychological damage unless more support provided.
International Digital Inclusion Week
Innovation in addressing the digital divide booming in Central NSW.
Save the Children calls on Prime Minister to get kids off Nauru.
Sulawesi search called off
Save the Children statement on government decision to call off search and rescue operation in earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi.
International Day of the Girl 2018
If all girls completed secondary school, more than 50 million child marriages could be prevented.
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
More than 2,700 schools badly damaged or destroyed in disaster-hit Sulawesi as children return to class.
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Save the Children scales up aid delivery to communities devastated by tsunami-earthquake disaster.
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
Contamination widespread, one week after Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, fears of looming health crisis.
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.
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.
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami update
Urgent need to identify children who are lost, shocked and alone six days after tsunami, warns Save the Children.
Hands on Learning innovation accolade
Café program selected for global innovation spotlight.
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.
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami
Save the Children launches appeal.
Disease spike in Yemen humanitarian crisis
Surge in suspected cholera cases in Hodeidah.
Fears grow for separated and unaccompanied children in the wake of tsunami.
Indonesia: Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami
Hundreds of thousands of children affected by catastrophic Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami as landslides, power outages hamper relief efforts.
Joint NGO letter
Australia needs to guarantee military exports are not used in unlawful attacks in Yemen.
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.
Independent International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar
Save the Children statement on the final report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar.
Philippines: More than a million children missing out on education as thousands of schools remain shut following “super” Typhoon Mangkhut.
Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Philippines: Millions of children at risk as country braces for potential devastation from Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orphanage tourism symposium
Save the Children launches innovative new tool kit to help combat orphanage tourism.
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.
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.
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.
Save the Children Australia joins campaign to free 119 children trapped on Nauru.
World Humanitarian Day 2018
Civilians, including aid workers, too frequently attacked, warns save the children.
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!
Dozens of young children among the dead in Saada attack
Save the Children calls for immediate and independent investigation into recent attacks on civilians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save the Children Kindergarten reopens in Mooroopna
Save the Children Australia’s Mooroopna Kindergarten renovation is complete!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orphanage tourism modern slavery
Save the Children Australia welcomes the news that orphanage tourism will be included within the modern slavery definition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rohingya children testimonies
Save the Children urges foreign ministers at Myanmar meeting to step up pressure to end violence.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.