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This evaluation of Save the Children Sweden’s Sida-funded “Local to Global” (LtoG) programme was undertaken to examine the extent to which the LtoG approach of doing simultaneous advocacy work at local, national and global levels has contributed to achieving advocacy and partner capacity building outcomes identified at national and local levels.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal
As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.
Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a regional drought emergency triggered by El Nino, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE.
In a statement this week, SADC Council has approved a ‘Declaration of the Regional Drought Disaster’. Approximately 28-30 million people in Southern Africa now face severe levels of hunger and food insecurity. If no action is taken, that number could rise quickly to 49 million.
No child should be denied their right to immunisation – but millions still are
One child in five misses out on basic vaccinations.
Immunisation for All identifies country-level strategies to reach the unreached. And it identifies factors at the global level that will help to create a more conducive environment for countries to achieve and sustain universal immunisation coverage.
WESTPORT, Conn. (Dec. 5, 2012) — Social and economic development policies in Africa are ignoring the demographic realities of an increasing number of children living in poverty in urban slums with devastating impacts, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Gap between rich and poorest widest since the nineties
The gap between rich and poor is at its highest since the 1990s and is growing – with children hit hardest, according to our new report, Born Equal, published today.
Thursday 1 November 2012
In some countries, the gulf between the richest and poorest families has increased by up to 179% over the past two decades according to the findings of Born Equal.
One Little Life at a Time: Emergency Response in the Horn of Africa
In 2011, people in the Horn of Africa asked only one question: When will the rains return?
After two years of drought, 13 million people (half of them children) are still hungry and at risk of malnutrition—or worse. Families now depend on humanitarian aid to survive, many sheltered in the camps on the borders of Ethiopia and Kenya.
Agreements signed with AMREF, CARE International UK and Save the Children as part of commitment to reinvest 20% of profits in LDCs
Westport, Conn. (February 8, 2008) - Save the Children's work to protect and nurture children in flood-soaked Mozambique continues as the region's rivers remain at or near flood stage.
In the Zambezi River basin, Save the Children is focusing on immediate shelter and protection needs, including education.
Over 10 million people in Southern Africa are at risk from a severe food crisis caused by a combination of drought, poverty and HIV/AIDS.
Save the Children and our campaigners have been calling for free healthcare in the world's poorest countries. Today the government announced money for Zambia to make healthcare free in its rural areas, which will cover five out of the seven million Zambians living below the poverty line.
Peter Harlock, Save the Children Chief Operating Officer said:
"Save the Children has long been calling for free healthcare. If this were rolled out across 20 African countries, the lives of nearly a quarter of a million children under the age of five could be saved each year.
A combination of a mid-season drought and a lack of agricultural inputs in some countries have resulted in an estimated 10 million people in Southern Africa in need of emergency assistance.
Warnings that were not heeded
In 2002, Save the Children produced research that highlighted how many households in Southern Africa were living on a 'razor's edge', barely meeting subsistence and survival needs. We warned that when a crop failure or some other shock affects them, they are easily tipped over the edge.
One of the biggest challenges in southern Africa is how to support the huge and growing numbers of orphans and vulnerable children within their own communities. Small groups of committed community members are already caring for children – but are in urgent need of more funds and technical support to ensure all orphans and vulnerable children receive the support they need.
Two years ago, Southern Africa was the focus of attention for the humanitarian community and for public concern. Between the 6 focus countries of a regional appeal (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Angola, over 16.5 million people were estimated to be in need of emergency assistance to meet their food needs.
This paper is intended both for managers and technical staff working either in food security and livelihoods or in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health who require an introduction to the linkages between the two areas, and as a guide to the many issues that need to be considered when carrying out assessments (or reviewing others' assessments) and when planning interventions. The focus is specifically on economic impacts of AIDS, and does not address important emotional, psychological and social impacts.
A Review of Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in the Southern African Region - from a Child Rights Perspective
Key issues affecting children
- Food insecurity is threatening the well
being and lives of children across the region
- Children are at risk of being removed
from school to work and help their families find or pay for food
- Children are vulnerable to exploitation
such as prostitution in the current climate