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Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

The study, published on World Pneumonia Day, finds scaling up existing vaccination coverage, coupled with cheap antibiotics and ensuring good nutrition for children, could save a total of 4.1 million lives

2019 local bets urged to prioritize child protection in disasters

Oct 13, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Save the Children Philippines calls on candidates in the local elections next year to support the implementation of the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act of 2016

989 individuals from different barangays take refuge at the Lazaro Fransisco Elementary School, in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, on September 16, 2018, after rains due to Typhoon Ompong flooded their communities. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Winnie the Pooh brings laughter to Indonesian quake kids

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Volunteers are cheering up children across Palu with songs and games as the youngsters come to grips with a city hollowed out and twisted by nature.

WINNIE THE POOH. Indonesian children hug a Winnie the Pooh character as they attend a trauma healing program at a shelter in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 8, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Children of Basilan celebrate healing

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:29 AM

'Ang Basilan ay may pag-asa,' over a thousand childen of the conflict-torn province are told at the 'Festival of Love and Peace'

AS HAPPY AS CHILDREN SHOULD BE. Happy Basilan children run with stuffed toys handed out at the Festival of Love and Peace in Sumisip town on October 4, 2018. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Indonesia earthquake: Kids traumatized as rescuers race against clock

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

(UPDATED) According to Save the Children, many youngsters are sleeping on the streets among ruins in Palu, and authorities urgently need to identify and reunite them with their relatives

REFUGE. Children pose in front of a tent on a field of a mosque where they took refuge in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

1.2 billion children threatened by war, poverty, discrimination – study

May 31, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Save the Children study entitled 'Many Faces of Exclusion,' ranks 175 countries in terms of the threat of child labor, exclusion from education, child marriage and early pregnancy

DISPLACED. In this photograph taken on May 30, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan girl looks on at her inside temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

UNICEF number two faced complaints at Save The Children

Feb 22, 2018 - 9:34 AM

The UN children's agency says it is unaware that its deputy director faced complaints of inappropriate behavior toward female staff before hiring him two years ago

FACING COMPLAINTS. In this file photo, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth speaks during a UNICEF media briefing at UNICEF House September 6, 2016 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Oxfam probes new sexual misconduct cases as British MPs grill bosses

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:57 AM

Chief executive Mark Goldring told a parliamentary committee in London that the cases varied in their seriousness, while 16 related to its international operation

PARLIAMENTARY PROBE. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) on February 20, 2018 shows Oxfam CEO Mark Goldring (C), Oxfam Chair of Trustees Caroline Thomson (R) and Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima (L) atttending an evidence session as witnesses before the International Development Committee of members of parliament at Portcullis House in London. PRU/AFP

Save the Children suspends operations in Afghanistan after ISIS attack

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) It is the latest attack on a foreign aid group in the war-torn country

ATTACKED. Afghan civilians gather on a street next to a plume of smoke coming from the area around an office of the British charity Save the Children during an ongoing attack in Jalalabad on January 24, 2018. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

Rappler journalists among 2017 Save the Children Media Awards finalists

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo

Ayo, bantu korban kebakaran Kampung Adat Tarung di Sumba Barat

Oct 13, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Puluhan keluarga menjadi korban kebakaran di Kampung Adat Tarung, Sumba Barat, NTT. Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik menggalang bantuan untuk mereka

Kampung Adat Tarung di Sobawawi, Sumba Barat, habis dilalap api. Foto dari kitabisa.com

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Marawi children need our help

Jul 01, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Children in these areas need immediate psychosocial support They are starting to live in constant fear with a decreasing sense of normalcy

CHILDREN. Rescue workes load children onto a truck after government troops evacuated trapped residents from their homes in the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Can boys play with dolls?

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:47 AM

Meet Angelo an 8 year old boy who loves art books and dolls Here’s why children should be allowed to express themselves free from all forms of discrimination

INFOGRAPHIC: How childhood is stolen from kids around the world

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

There are 700 million kids whose childhood ended early says a report by by international child’s rights group Save the Children

LOST CHILDHOOD. Over 700 million kids around the world have ended their childhood early due to young child mortality, malnutrition, poor education, child labor, early marriage, teenage pregnancy and war. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 2, 2017

Jun 02, 2017 - 9:55 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday

Resorts World shooting incident in Pasay on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 8-14, 2017

May 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Must watch videos from this week

Being a mother goes beyond bearing children

May 13, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Though without a child of her own Elinor Umali is a mother to countless children

MOTHERHOOD. Even if she never had a child, Erlinor Umali feels she's a mother to the children she helps as a development worker.

Iraq launches assault on ISIS-held west Mosul

Feb 19, 2017 - 12:56 PM

UPDATED Iraqi military forces approach Mosul airport marking a new phase in their largest operation in years

An Iraqi flag flutters above an armored vehicle as troops, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance near the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters commenced on February 19, 2017. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Rappler's hunger animation awarded by Save the Children Media Awards

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:01 AM

The animated video a part of Rappler’s HungerProject campaign discusses the global situation of hunger and malnutrition and how collective action can help end these problems

Rappler journalists finalists in 2016 Save the Children Media Awards

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The annual competition seeks to encourage and engage members of the media to continue raising the public’s awareness regarding the reality of hunger and malnutrition’s impact on Filipino children and their families

A boy prepares the fishes for cooking which were caught at the Pasig river. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Oct 15, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Four global NGOs issue the joint plea to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo to allow the sick and wounded to be evacuated and for food and medical aid to enter the besieged area

Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit North Korea

Oct 07, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Thousands of children are suffering and the impending winter will trigger a second disaster if we do not increase assistance for children and families says UNICEF s country head in North Korea Oyunsaihan Dendevnorov

SECOND DISASTER? This handout photo received from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on October 3, 2016 and taken on September 30, 2016 shows a general view of the area during a visit by a Red Cross team in Musan County in North Korea's North Hamgyong Province after floods struck the area at the end of August 2016 causing widespread devastation across six counties. Handout photo by IFRC/AFP

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Gov't urged: Give undernutrition same attention as illegal drugs

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM

A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa

#1000ChallengePH: Show off your baby pictures and save children

Jul 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Save the Children aims to raise P1 million for its malnutrition treatment program by encouraging 1 000 Facebook users to donate P1 000 each

Photos by Save the Children

When a child raises a child

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:18 PM

An 18 year old mother tries her best to keep her 1 year old malnourished baby alive

Ever been to Market 3 where kids grow up with dirty water?

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM

In the Philippines fisherfolk remain the poorest basic sector next to farmers Can you guess the 3rd poorest group? It’s children

At the Market 3, a community of informal settlers in Barangay North Boulevard Bay North (NBBN) in Navotas City, hills of trash are everywhere. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez

Aquino signs law protecting children affected by disasters

May 18, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act mandates the creation of a comprehensive emergency program that will provide various services for children during disasters

VULNERABLE CHILDREN. Children innocently play at Rizal Ceremonial Hall as President Benigno S. Aquino III signs into law Republic Act No. 10821, the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection Act during the Ceremonial Enactment at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Wednesday (May 18, 2016). Photo by Joseph Vidal/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hunger malnutrition is a man made problem we create this situation and it s completely preventable says Save the Children

Enrique Iglesias gets Valentine's Day cards from young Yolanda survivors

Feb 14, 2016 - 2:02 PM

For supporting Yolanda relief efforts via fundraisers Enrique Iglesias receives Valentine s Day cards from grateful kindergarten students in Tacloban

Laguna youth on #PHVote: ‘We will not sell our vote’

Feb 01, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Students from Laguna province take the PHVote Challenge promising that they will choose the right leaders in the coming elections

YOUTH VOTE. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor challenges more than 2,000 students of Laguna State Polytechnic University - Siniloan Campus to exercise their right to vote responsibly. Photo by Misael Ramos/ The Baybay Granary/ Rappler

Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher give $1m for Syrian refugees

Dec 28, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The Borat star and his wife donate to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee

HELPING OUT. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to Syrian refugees. File photo by Nina Prommer/EPA

Rappler wins in the Save the Children Media Awards

Nov 26, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Rappler bags 3 awards: Most Outstanding Article People s Choice Award for an Article and Most Outstanding Online Video Feature

Surviving Yolanda as an outsider

Nov 08, 2015 - 6:24 PM

People saw me as a survivor but I saw it quite differently

WHERE TO? A child walks in the rubble after supertyphoon Yolanda ravaged central Philippines. Photo by April Sumaylo/Save the Children.

WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:51 PM

The announcement represents a hugely significant milestone in UN backed efforts to wipe out Ebola leaving neighbouring Guinea as the only country still registering cases

Rappler journalists finalists in Save the Children Media Awards

Oct 28, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Four Rappler journalists are recognized for their articles and photographs that uncover child hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines

After Lando: A call for help for the children of Casiguran

Oct 27, 2015 - 1:14 PM

These children need immediate assistance to help them recover from this calamity They need temporary learning spaces and basic school materials so that their classes could resume at the soonest possible time

Save the Children distributes lifesaving relief supplies in Casiguran Aurora and aims to reach 8000 families in its emergency response

Kenalkan anak Indonesia yang berbicara di Sidang Umum PBB di New York

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Ayo ikuti kegiatan Putri Gayatri selama menjadi delegasi Indonesia dalam Sidang Umum PBB di New York

Delegasi Indonesia untuk Sidang Umum PBB 2015 Putri Gayatri bersalaman dengan Sekjen PBB Ban Ki-moon. Foto dari Save the Children

Filipino 'shortness' more than just a 'racial trait' – report

Sep 09, 2015 - 8:23 PM

The Philippines ranks second shortest among ASEAN countries Are Filipinos really just genetically short?

'Lahat Dapat': No child should be left malnourished

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Malnutrition and hunger among Filipinos – especially children – should be the centerpiece of electoral campaigns for 2016

Child-led groups push to end corporal punishment

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:42 PM

How do you discipline your children?

Tacloban City, Leyte province back child protection bill during calamities

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act proposes that national agencies develop a comprehensive plan to enhance services and increase protection and services for children before during and after disasters

Roy Bautista Advocacy Manager of Save the Children discusses the importance of the Children's Emergency Relief and Protection bill to representatives of LGUs, non-government organizations, community leaders in Tacloban City. Photo form Save the Children

Pakistan shuts down Save the Children office – officials

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:59 AM

Government officials and police arrive at the charity s office in the heart of the capital Islamabad after working hours and place a lock on the compound gate

The challenges of maternal health in PH

May 14, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Poor unemployed mothers struggle to find ways of putting a meal on their table is constant and their health and that of their children take the back seat

A Filipino mother and her child eat their lunch while waiting for their ship back to their provinces in Port Area, Manila, Philippines on 07 January 2010. Slightly fewer Filipinos look forward to 2010 with hope after experiencing a series of tragedies in 2009, among them epic floods in Metro Manila and Luzon, a survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. The survey, conducted from 05 to 10 December 2009, found that while nine out of 10 Filipinos were hopeful, the rate was lower than in the previous three years. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

How can rest of PH copy Metro's child mortality rates improvement?

May 13, 2015 - 8:46 PM

In a report Save the Children recommends 3 key concepts to help improve child health

Improved child mortality rates in Metro Manila seen – survey

May 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The metropolis is among a list that includes 6 cities which successfully halved their child mortality rates over a period of 15 years

IMPROVED CARE. Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. File photo by  Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

New migrant deaths in Mediterranean; 5,800 rescued

May 04, 2015 - 12:25 AM

UPDATED The number rescued this weekend is one of the highest recorded in recent years raising fears that the tide of people risking their lives to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East has not been slowed by recent disasters