Latest Blogs

If the poorest children can’t access healthcare, then healthcare must come to them

Tuesday 9 February 2016 by Samy Ahmar

I-C-C-M. This four-letter sequence encapsulates what is fast becoming one of the developing world’s core approaches to tackling under-five mortality.

Read full post

Politicians and Olympians united in use of performance-enabling substance

Tuesday 9 February 2016 by Fran Roberts

Occasionally, Save the Children gives me the chance to write a blog to bring nutrition policy to the fore. But what if I used that privilege to accuse Olympians and political leaders of using performance-enabling substances? Well, let’s see…

Read full post

A day of record-breaking support for Syria’s children

Monday 8 February 2016 by Alasdair Roxburgh

World leaders have made significant commitments to ensure that Syrian children can get back into school – now the challenge is to ensure that these promises are kept.

Read full post

Meet the Syrian children who helped us make a stand on education

Friday 5 February 2016 by Dorothy Sang

After enduring years of life in a war zone, it was the destruction of his children’s school that led Mahmoud and his family to flee Syria. Two years on, they helped us to make a stand ahead of key meetings around the crisis in Syria.

Read full post

Government’s child refugee announcement: Promising but confusing

Friday 29 January 2016 by Martha Mackenzie

The government’s announcement about its plans to help child refugees contains so much promise, but the way it announced it was confusing.

Read full post

Investing in good quality childcare to get every child reading well

Friday 29 January 2016 by Jerome Finnegan

A recent report shows that young people in England are struggling with basic literacy skills more than in any other country in the OECD. Jerome Finnegan explores the link between good reading skills and good language skills – and what the government can do to improve child development in the UK.

Read full post

3 things the government has promised to do for child refugees

Thursday 28 January 2016 by Alasdair Roxburgh

The government might not have agreed to our call to resettle 3,000 lone children, but it has recognised the urgent need to help child refugees and has said promised to do three key things to help.

Read full post

Child refugee crisis: Why we set up a play area in a shutdown German airport

Wednesday 27 January 2016 by Sarah Tyler

Germany’s Tempelhof airport has a history of helping those in need. After World War II it was at the centre of the Berlin Airlift – a scheme that delivered food, coal and other basic necessities to 2.5 million people blockaded by the Soviets in West Berlin. And now, once again, Tempelhof is helping families in desperate need. Since the end of October, thousands of refugees who have travelled across Europe have been using the now closed airport as a temporary place to shelter.

Read full post

Are we learning the right lessons from Ebola?

Tuesday 26 January 2016 by Simon Wright

At the World Health Organisation’s Executive Board in Geneva this week, the first two days show that the Ebola crisis continues to be a traumatic and defining experience for global health.

Read full post

Newborns could be at risk in Ethiopia drought

Monday 25 January 2016 by Ben Brill

This week, world leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon meet in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa for the26th African Union Summit.

The East African country is facing its worst drought in 50 years – and the next six months will be a critical period.

In August 2016, the country’s ‘hunger season’ will peak. Unless leaders raise the global alarm now, thousands of children’s lives could be at stake.

Read full post