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Action 2015: People power can change the world

Thursday 3 September 2015 by Alice Macdonald

What do Malala, Stephen hawking, Jenifer Lopez, Usain Bolt and One Direction have in common? It might seem like a pretty unusual combination but they’re just some of the famous faces who have come together today to support an unprecedented effort to secure a better world.

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Yemen: The world must listen before it’s too late

Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Mark Kaye

The ongoing fighting in Yemen has left 21 million in need of humanitarian aid, yet few people are talking about it. Mark Kaye describes the situation in Yemen and reflects on why this crisis is being largely ignored.

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Yemen: Key hospital on the brink of closure

Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Save the Children

Fuel shortages and a lack of medical supplies could force this hospital in Sana’a to close within 48 hours.

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Yemen: Listening to children’s stories is key

Friday 28 August 2015 by Voices from the Field

Listening to the experiences and needs of children in Yemen is at the heart of a Save the Children project.

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9 things you don’t know about Yemen

Thursday 20 August 2015 by Sophie Herdman

Following an upsurge in violence, Yemen is a country in crisis, but it is also a country with a fascinating history and many natural wonders…here are nine things you didn’t know about Yemen.

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Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! celebrates 20,000 grants

Thursday 20 August 2015 by Maggi McDonnell

Today Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! our UK early-intervention, crisis grant programme, celebrates a significant milestone. We’ve now awarded 20,000 grants since the programme started in 2011.

Every child should be able to have a home-cooked meal, a warm bed and the chance to learn and play in their own home. But too many of the UK’s poorest children miss out on these vital things.

For four years now, Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play! has been changing families’ lives by giving them grants to buy items that they wouldn’t normally be able to afford, like children’s beds, cookers, pushchairs and fridges.

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Syrian refugees: “I don’t want to remember the journey. Ever.”

Wednesday 19 August 2015 by Voices from the Field

“There was war in Syria but at least there was food. I never imagined that I’d be worse off here, in Europe. This is not the Europe I expected. This is not humane at all”.

He is standing in front of me, in a surreal setting, an informal refugee settlement on a hill on the island of Lesvos. A Syrian refugee, father of three.

This place used to be a children’s traffic education park, with asphalted streets and tiny traffic signs. Now, the site is a temporary home to thousands of war refugees and migrants, living in brightly coloured tents, under the scorching sun.

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World Humanitarian Day: “the most rewarding job I could dream of”

Wednesday 19 August 2015 by Corantine Groccia

It’s a classic job interview question: why would you like to work in this field? And it wasn’t a surprise when this was one of the things I got asked when I applied for a traineeship with Save the Children.

The truth is, I haven’t always wanted to be a humanitarian worker. Actually, I’m just discovering the field.

At university, we would always spot the guys that looked like hippies and identify them as the humanitarian students. We imagined them to be full of dreams about changing the world, and that they’d soon be unemployed.

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Yemen: air strikes put millions of lives at risk

Tuesday 18 August 2015 by Ben Brill

Today’s airstrikes on the Red Sea port of Hodeida have put the lives of millions of Yemeni civilians at risk.

According to Reuters, warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition hit the Houthi-controlled port, destroying cranes and warehouses, and cutting off the main gateway for commercial trade and humanitarian supplies to the north and centre of the country.

For the 14 million people there already in desperate need of assistance, today’s events will be a hammer blow.

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Why curiosity is good for your kids

Monday 10 August 2015 by Sophie Herdman

A new survey by Read On. Get On. shows that lots of parents struggle to answer their kid’s questions, but curiosity and conversations are key for your little one’s development.

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