Report: 8,468 perished trying to reach Europe since 2019February 14, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — More than 8,400 Europe-bound migrants perished at sea while attempting to cross the Mediterranean over the past four years, a charity said Tuesday.
Save the Children said in a report that about a half million people crossed or attempted to cross the Mediterranean to Europe since 2019.
Taliban ban on women workers hits vital aid for AfghansJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Last June, a team of female doctors and nurses drove six hours across mountains, dry riverbeds and on unpaved roads to reach victims of a massive earthquake that had just hit eastern Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people.
Charity urges donor support to avert oil spill off YemenSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — An international charity on Wednesday urged global donors to pay up on pledges to remove oil from a long-stranded and rusting supertanker off Yemen to avert an explosion or leak that could wreak environmental and economic disaster.
Sudan says tribal clashes in southeast displace thousandsSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that erupted this month in Sudan's southeastern Blue Nile province have displaced thousands so far, the state-run news agency reported on Thursday.
According to the SUNA news agency, a total of 21,189 people fled to the north, seeking safety in the neighboring province of Sennar.
Groups providing support for eastern Kentucky flood victimsAugust 3, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Multiple organizations are providing support to flood victims in eastern Kentucky.
Gov. Andy Beshear has established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund.
DiCaprio donates to Ukraine, but earlier reports falseMarch 10, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio has donated to humanitarian organizations supporting Ukraine, though an earlier widely circulated report was inaccurate.
In recent days, reports have circulated online that DiCaprio donated $10 million to an organization to benefit Ukraine, which those reports said was his grandmother's native country.
Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacreDecember 28, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — The humanitarian group Save the Children said Tuesday it has confirmed that two of its staff were among at least 35 people, including children, who were killed in eastern Myanmar on Christmas Eve in an attack it blamed on the country's military.
Photos of aftermath of massacre in Myanmar fuel outrageDecember 26, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Photos of the aftermath of a Christmas Eve massacre in eastern Myanmar that reportedly left more than 30 people, including women and children, dead and burned in their vehicles, have spread on social media in the country, fueling outrage against the military that took power in February.
Save the Children says staff missing after Myanmar massacreDecember 26, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Two members of the international humanitarian group Save the Children were missing Saturday after Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be women and children, fatally shot more than 30 and burned the bodies, according to a witness and other reports.
Indian police rescue 17 children employed illegallyAugust 26, 2021 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police accompanied by activists from a children’s rights group raided automobile repair shops on the edge of the Indian capital on Thursday and removed 17 children who were employed illegally.
160,000 at risk in Mozambique after 2nd cyclone in 6 weeksApril 28, 2019 GMT
PEMBA, Mozambique (AP) — A second disaster unfolded on Sunday in northern Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth as raging flood waters killed one person and began to cut off the region's main city from the outside world...
Save The Children: 7 killed in airstrike on Yemen hospitalMarch 27, 2019 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen was hit by an airstrike Tuesday killing seven people and wounding eight others, Save the Children said...
Ethiopian crash victims were aid workers, doctors, academicsMarch 12, 2019 GMT
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it...
Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in YemenNovember 21, 2018 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — A leading international aid group said Wednesday that an estimated 85,000 Yemeni children under the age of 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of the country's civil war in 2015...
Apartment building proposed for Save the Children propertyMarch 8, 2018 GMT
WESTPORT — A new 16-unit condominium building was proposed for a portion of the Save the Children Property, with an interesting twist to how the developers hope to meet the affordable housing requirements for the project.
Save the Children exec on leave after alleged sex harassment reportJanuary 26, 2018 GMT
Fairfield-based Save the Children has placed a top executive on administrative leave after an investigative news organization outed him for sexual harassment and pointed fingers at the American Red Cross for withholding the allegations.
Cy-Fair ISD counselor focuses on rebuilding lives after HarveyJanuary 9, 2018 GMT
As the Cy-Fair Independent School District plans to rebuild Moore Elementary School after it was damaged by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey, the school's campus counselor is working to help rebuild lives.
Aid group projects 48,000 births in crowded Rohingya campsJanuary 5, 2018 GMT
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An aid agency projects 48,000 babies will be born this year in the refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh after military operations against them in Myanmar...
Report: Syrian children suffering ‘toxic stress’March 7, 2017 GMT
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report released on Tuesday...
Save the Children hosts Women in Philanthropy at PequotJanuary 16, 2017 GMT
FAIRFIELD — The19th century French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville noted during a lengthy tour of America that philanthropy is a uniquely American tradition and goes beyond giving funds.
“It is building community, being an advocate, organizing for effective change and investing in the future,” according to Fiona Hodgson, vice president for Development and Philanthropic Services for the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
Community Postings:December 30, 2016 GMT
Studying abroadCollege student Megan Connors spent the summer semester in Italy as part of a study abroad group. Connors, of Fairfield, is majoring in psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.Take the plungeThe Fairfield community and local area residents can kick off the New Year with a “Polar Plunge” into the refreshing waters of Jennings Beach on Sunday to benefit Fairfield-based Save the Children.The 13th annual Save the Children Star Shine Plunge starts at 10 a.m.