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2014-09-27 16:21:23

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 70-bed Save the Children-built treatment center has now opened its doors in Liberia and is being run by the International Medical Corps (IMC). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140927/148799 Bong county - where the center is located - is one of the five counties in Liberia worst affected by the outbreak, which experts claim could claim up to 1.4 million lives by January. "We only have a few weeks to stop the spread...

2014-09-24 16:26:07

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As President Obama highlighted the threat of Ebola in West Africa - and the threat of rapidly crossing borders - this morning at the UN General Assembly in New York, Save the Children is working in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to help prevent the spread of the virus, and warning that the next few weeks are critical in preventing new cases of the deadly virus. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148212 "The Ebola crisis is...

2014-09-22 12:31:36

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global humanitarian and relief organization Save the Children has appointed Robert Clay to the position of Vice President for Health and Nutrition, effective Nov. 1. He will lead a team of more than 100 staff members, based in Washington, D.C., and regional offices around the world, and will oversee an annual budget of $380 million. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147519 "Robert is one of the world's leaders...

2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-09-03 08:29:04

On International Literacy Day, Save The Children Will Team Up With Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner And Other Celebrities To Host A Word-a-thon In Support Of Early Learning For All WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On International Literacy Day on Sept. 8, Save the Children will join forces with actor and artist ambassador Jennifer Garner and other stars to host a day-long virtual word-a-thon and bring attention to the poverty-induced early learning gap. The event is part of...

2014-09-03 08:24:34

Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds Glaring Gaps in Emergency Preparedness FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card finds that 21 states still lack emergency plan requirements for schools and child care providers. At the same time, more than two-thirds of parents of minor children enrolled in child care or school in those states (69 percent) mistakenly assume protections are in place, according to a new national...

2014-09-02 08:23:34

U.S. Parents Spent Five Times the Energy on Back-to-School as Emergency Planning,Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared to protect their children from disaster. Yet the average parent spent only one hour on family emergency planning over the past year--and many spent no time at all, Save...

2014-08-27 12:31:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope this will be sustained and ensure the well-being of children in Gaza and Israel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140606 Over the last seven weeks, an average of 12 children were killed and 77 were injured every day -- 25 of whom were left with permanent disabilities. On a...

2014-08-06 20:23:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network welcomes the commitment by the Obama administration to save the lives of 8 million children and 350,000 mothers by 2020, and to "Accelerate Action in Africa" to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The U.S. Africa Summit concluded in Washington, D.C., today with a pledge by the U.S. to work with African nations on these key deliverables. "This is a promising first step for the survival of moms and their...

2014-08-06 12:29:26

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a month into the military offensive in Gaza, far too many children have fallen victim to violence, with more than 375 killed and 2,700 injured. In the midst of a 72-hour ceasefire, Save the Children is calling on all parties to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable population. "Save the Children does not choose sides in conflicts - we choose children," said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children....


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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