Tag: Save the Children

Afghan kids out of school risk early marriage, child labor

Afghan kids out of school risk early marriage, child labor

Children of Afghan families returning from Pakistan who don’t go to school and have no access to education are increasingly at risk of early marriage and child labor, according to a survey released on Wednesday. The survey by Save the Children reveals an alarming crisis in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province where the polling took place […]

December 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Charity airs moral outrage over Aleppo child deaths

Charity airs moral outrage over Aleppo child deaths

Save the Children has hit out at the moral outrage of the mounting deaths and suffering of children in the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo, in a statement released Wednesday. The charity said medics across northwest Syria were looking to fortify hospitals after a wave of attacks in rebel-held east Aleppo left facilities struggling to […]

November 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Leading charities in call for Aleppo truce

Oct 15, – Four global NGOs issued the joint plea “to establish a ceasefire of at least 72 hours in east Aleppo”, where an estimated 250,000 live under bombardment and are besieged by pro-government forces. Leading charities called Saturday for a ceasefire in the battered Syrian city of Aleppo, ahead of a meeting of world […]

October 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
For Kenya’s child brides, school offers a break from tradition

For Kenya’s child brides, school offers a break from tradition

Oct 12, – Such a destiny is common for girls in Kenya’s tough, arid north-east — but Halima dodged this fate. Halima’s future at 13 was foretold: a pastoralist’s daughter, she was married to a man 12 years her senior. Next would surely come the first of many pregnancies, and a life of domestic hardship. […]

October 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary

Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary

Oct 04, – In a poignant reminder of the ongoing drama being played out on Europe’s southern shores, the coastguard coordinated the rescue of a total of 39 distressed vessels, the bulk of them overcrowded rubber dinghies but also including five converted fishing boats crammed full of people, mostly Africans. Italy’s coastguard said nine corpses […]

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More