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01 Apr 2011 description
report Save the Children

Almost 48 million women - one in three - give birth around the world every year without expert help, and of them two million deliver their babies completely alone - often with devastating consequences, according to Save the Children's new research published to coincide with Mother's Day on April 3.

The Missing Midwives report reveals that pregnant women frequently give birth at home without a midwife with only a dirty blade to cut the umbilical cord and herbs from a traditional healer to try and combat infection.

In some countries, cultural reasons mean that husbands …

19 Mar 2010 description

Introduction

The practice of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) participating in the leadership and management of country level clusters is occurring more frequently in recent years. In several situations, cluster leads are approaching NGOs to take on roles in the cluster, such as coleadership. This review draws on the experiences of NGOs in cluster leadership and management in the four focus countries of the NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwe.

28 May 2009 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

This third annual Last in Line, Last in School report examines recent trends in donor support for education for children living in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) and those caught up in emergencies. Its broad conclusion is that, although donors have increased their focus on meeting the education needs of children in these countries and situations, there is still a long way to go.

19 May 2009 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children hails progress on children's rights but warns of challenges ahead.

(May 19, 2009) - Save the Children, founder of children's rights, today celebrates 90 years of work achieving change for children around the world. In 2009, the aid organisation faces challenges of conflict and economic crisis similar to its beginnings in the aftermath of the First World War.

Today in Ethiopia 4 out of 10 children suffer from hunger.

12 Mar 2009 description
report Save the Children

(Sarajevo, 12 March 2009) Today, top peace negotiators and education experts joined representatives of governments and the United Nations at a unique summit to examine how quality education can be prioritised in peace processes, and become a reality for all children living in conflict-affected countries.

Nobel Peace Prize winners Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Rigoberta Menchu addressed the conference via video link to lend their support and energy to the attendees.

Tutu declared, "Nothing can be more unjust than denying children their right to education.

21 Oct 2008 description

Background

Since the beginning of the UN-led humanitarian reform process, there have been several suggestions about the need to better involve NGOs - particularly national and local NGOs - in the various aspects of reform.

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.

03 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Thirty-seven million children living in conflict-affected fragile states remain out of school, denied their right to education and the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of an endless cycle of poverty and conflict. With the capacity of their governments weakened, and education systems destroyed as the result of years of conflict and crisis, these children face a bleak future unless external support is forthcoming.

12 Apr 2007 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Half of the world's out-of-school population - 39 million children - live in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS), even though these countries make up just 13 per cent of the world's population. The numbers of out-of-school children are disproportionately high for a number of reasons.

12 Sep 2006 description
report Save the Children

43 million children living in countries around the world wracked by war and armed conflict are being left without the chance to go to school according to new research published today.

New research from Save the Children reveals the devastating consequences of armed conflict on education in thirty countries . Schools are destroyed or commandeered by armed forces, teachers are killed or flee to escape the violence, children can be recruited and forced to fight, and are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

11 Aug 2006 description
report Save the Children

On International Youth Day Save the Children highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of children around the world who are currently incurring the atrocities of war in their everyday lives, mirroring those in the Middle East. During the last ten years 6 million children have been injured and 2 million children have been killed in armed conflicts.

11 Apr 2006 description
report Save the Children

A group of young refugees and asylum seekers are to get a rare opportunity to influence the asylum debate at a conference in Westminster on 19 April.

31 Mar 2006 description
report Save the Children

Afghanistan What's happening in Afghanistan?

12 May 2005 description
report Save the Children

Afganistan

Severe consecutive droughts combined with 23 years of conflict have left 400,000 people displaced and the country struggling with high levels of poverty, poor nutrition and limited access to medical services and education.

Chronic water shortages and widespread food insecurity prevail, and especially in southern and eastern parts of the country. As of Spring 2005, the central province of Ghor has been additionally cut off by heavy snowfalls.

Security incidents continue to occur daily.

What’s the outlook for children?