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Syrian children have the right to go to school

There are 1.4 million school-age children affected by the war in Syria who are living as refugees in the neighbouring countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. More than half of these...

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Protecting adolescent mothers in Bolivia

18-year-old Blanca lives with her 2-year-old daughter, Maria, in one of the major cities in Bolivia. Four years ago, her mother passed away, so she dropped out of school to take care of her...

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Escaping child marriage in South Sudan

Ayen is a 15-year-old girl from Bor in South Sudan. When war broke out in Bor, she fled to Awerial County with her father and step-mother. While in Awerial, Ayen was told by her father that she...

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Defying exclusion – every last child deserves a good start

To be born deaf mute is hard enough. To be born deaf mute into a Roma family adds another layer of difficulty. And if that family is mostly illiterate, that’s down right impossible. Yet, this is...

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Social accountability as a stepping stone for children in Malawi

Save the Children is working to ensure every last child has the opportunity to survive and learn. One of the ways we will achieve this is by calling for fair finance....

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Yemen's forgotten children

The scale of suffering in Yemen is staggering. Yemen is witnessing one of the world's largest humanitarian crisis with 21.2 million people – or 82% of the population – in need of emergency...

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Campaigning with and for children in Bolivia

Children in Bolivia have proved that child participation can bring about significant change. Two years ago, child workers staged a demonstration in the streets of La Paz to make their voices heard...

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Empowering daughters of sex workers to build a better future

Save the Children is campaigning for children excluded from quality education and life-saving healthcare. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to reach every last child. But, reaching every...

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Every Last Child - the world's invisible children

Delphine received a losing ticket in the lottery of birth. She lives with her father and two brothers in a single-room makeshift mud and thatch hut on the fringes of Mbuji Mayi, a sprawling...

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Community health workers saving children's lives in hard to reach areas

Each year more than six million children under the age of five die of preventable causes. Nearly two million of these deaths are attributable to just three causes: pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria....

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We can't afford to have a lost generation of children in Za'atari Camp

Two million children inside Syria and 700,000 Syrian refugee children are out of school as a result of the crisis in Syria. Some of the most excluded children live in Za'atari camp in Jordan, where...

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Migrant Children Deserve Equal Chance to Attend School in Thailand

Thailand has a long history of hosting migrants and refugees from neighboring countries as they flee conflict and extreme poverty. Over the past decade alone, hundreds of thousands of migrant...

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