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Vanuatu children at risk of deadly water-borne diseases

Friday, 20 March 2015, 4:49 pm | Save The Children

At least 2,000 children on remote islands in Vanuatu at risk of potentially deadly water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, warns Save the Children More >>

Challenges for Vanuatu rival Super Typhoon Haiyan

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:49 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children's Vanuatu director Tom Skirrow has described the logistical challenges as even worse than for Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 7,000 people and affecting a massive 14 million. More >>

Save the Children Disaster Experts Travelling to Vanuatu

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Save The Children

Seven disaster experts from Save the Children are on their way to Vanuatu to assist the in-country team already based in Vanuatu. Due to arrive later today, the team from Australia and New Zealand includes disaster response specialists in health, ... More >>

More Needs to Be Done to End the Conflict in Syria

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:22 pm | Save The Children

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, Save the Children NZ is urging the government to use its seat on the United Nations Security Council as an opportunity to push for an end to the conflict which has killed more than 200,000 people, 76,000 ... More >>

In Gaza, the war continues in the form of the blockade

Monday, 9 March 2015, 9:39 am | Save The Children

Six months ago the ferocious bombardment on Gaza stopped. While the guns may have fallen silent the war continues for the children of Gaza. After the fanfare of donor pledges and grandiose plans to rebuild the devastation that was left after the August ... More >>

Providing critical winter support for displaced Ukrainians

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:05 pm | Save The Children

The escalating violence in eastern Europe has killed more than 5,000 people and forced more than 1.5 million to flee their homes. For those remaining in the midst of the conflict in the Donbas region, the challenges they face are tremendous. More >>

What is left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:10 pm | Save The Children

Miranda Cahn, Save the Children New Zealand’s Director of International Programmes talks about what is left in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines. More >>

Need in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan still massive

Friday, 7 November 2014, 9:56 am | Save The Children

It’s a year since the Philippines was devastated by the largest storm to ever make landfall, and despite a massive immediate relief effort, the level of need remains high says Save the Children. More >>

Five New People Infected with Ebola Every Hour

Friday, 3 October 2014, 4:18 pm | Save The Children

The demand for treatment beds and nurses to halt the rap id spread of Ebola across Sierra Leone is far outstripping supply, according to Save the Children. More >>

Save the Children Builds Its First Ebola Treatment Centre

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Save The Children

A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment centre has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps (IMC). More >>

Coming to Sierra Leone

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:12 pm | Save The Children

The first sign is as you enter the terminal building. A crowd forms around a large bucket of water with a tap coming from it. Every passenger joins, and one by one washes their hands before going inside. As soon as you get close to the water you ... More >>

Save the Children Welcomes Child Protection Register

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:29 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children welcomes the government’s moves to introduce a Child Protection Offender Register. Child protection is a priority for Save the Children’s development and humanitarian programmes locally and internationally. More >>

Save the Children on the ground in Iraq

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 4:33 pm | Save The Children

The Mar Yousef church in Erbil in northern Iraq is packed with people lying on thin mats and blankets or straight on the hardwood floor. Mothers cradle crying babies, children look forlornly across the sweltering room to the world outside, knowing ... More >>

Save the Children representative living in Gaza: Column

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 4:55 pm | Save The Children

My heart sank when the 72 hour ceasefire ended after just 90 minutes last Friday. It plumbed new depths when a missile struck outside another school on Sunday killing at least ten people. More >>

Fuel crisis could force Gaza hospitals to close

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:13 pm | Save The Children

Families in Gaza are facing a complete collapse of essential services, as electricity and water supplies run out. Health facilities are particularly badly affected, with some hospitals warning that they only have enough fuel to run electricity generators ... More >>

Save the Children NZ Appeal to Stop War on Children in Gaza

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 11:53 am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand has launched an online petition urging the international community to act to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza. As part of an international effort by Save the Children, we are calling on the United Nations to speak out against ... More >>

Gaza: Where Evacuation is No Game

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:00 pm | Save The Children

At the bottom of my apartment building in Gaza two girls about six years old sit on the ground, laughing as they hurriedly pack items into their backpacks. Intrigued, I ask them what game they are playing. They tell me it’s called ‘evacuation’. More >>

The situation in Israel-Gaza

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 3:02 pm | Save The Children

Children, rather than combatants, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict. One in five people being killed are children, and the number of children dying in this operation has risen by more than 40 per cent since the ground operation into ... More >>

Save the Children Applauds Budget 2014 for Family Focus

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:24 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children welcomes today’s Budget which has announced that almost $500 million is to be invested in vulnerable children and their families. The charity says that young families are the clear winners, with the news that GP visits and ... More >>

Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children’s Rights

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:58 am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. More >>

 

 

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