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9-year-old Gerald carries his younger sister, 3-year-old Xyril, near their home in the Philippines. When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November of 2013, Gerald encouraged his family to evacuate their home and go to a nearby school, where they sheltered as the storm destroyed the area around them. When they returned home, they found their house had been destroyed.

We supplied Gerald’s family with supplies to restore their home, and helped repair classrooms and hygiene facilities at his primary school. Today, Gerald is a member of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Club and helps promote hygiene in his school and community. You can help us be there for #EveryLastChild like Gerald: http://ow.ly/qahg301PYAP
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1-year-old Suriya receives his Yellow Fever vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The DRC is experiencing an unprecedented Yellow Fever outbreak. The potentially deadly disease that is spread by mosquitos found a perfect breeding ground in the country’s capital, Kinshasa. The city has a population of around 10 million people, approximately 7 million of which are believed not to be vaccinated and therefor at risk of contracting the disease. Adding to the threat of urban spread, there is a global vaccine shortage.

Our Emergency Health Unit is assisting the DRC’s Ministry of Health in one of the largest ever attempted emergency mass vaccination campaigns in Africa. We’re working to vaccinate 96% of the population in one of the Health Zones of Kinshasa to help protect children like Suriya from contracting the disease.
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"Leaders gathering in New York for #UNGA have an obligation to make sure that the world’s 65 million forcibly displaced people — a population large enough to form the 21st largest country — are protected, provided with quality education and health services, and given access to jobs," writes our CEO, Carolyn Miles. Read more:
One year ago, leaders committed to making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality by 2030. Now, those same leaders need to make greater commitments to help refugees and forcibly displaced people. Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children, outlines three actions for leaders at UNGA that would support refugees and the countries that host them.
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Many mothers — no matter where they are in the world — would do almost anything to give their children the best chance at life. Meet 3 incredibly strong refugee mothers who've crossed continents and risked their lives to find safety and security for their children:
Since January 2015 more than 1 million people have arrived in Greece. 90% are from the world’s top-10 refugee producing countries.
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Every child deserves an education, yet millions of refugees are being denied the opportunity to learn because they’ve been forced from their homes. If we don't act fast, millions of these children will miss out on their educations.

Today, President Obama is hosting a summit with world leaders about refugees—a critical opportunity to raise the dire need to keep these children safe and in school. Add your voice to show him that we care about the plight of refugee children:
Every child deserves an education. Yet millions of refugees are being denied the opportunity to learn because they have been forced from their homes. Refugees often spend 17 or more years displaced from their homes, and they are five times less likely than other children in their host countries ...
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2015 marked the first full year of #ChildSponsorship programs in Vietnam! Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors, the percentage of schools with appropriate handwashing facilities increased from 37% to 52%. This is a huge step towards keeping the children of Vietnam healthy and in school.
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We know so much about the benefits of girls’ education, including reducing the likelihood of teen pregnancies and early marriages. But out of the world’s 30 million out-of-school youth, 70% are girls, according to the United Nations Foundation.

Traditionally, girls have been kept at home instead of enrolling in school, but we’re working to break these traditions. In Kenya, our programs focus on the factors that may push children out of school and showing the wider community how transformative education can be for marginalized children. Now more young girls like Jemima are enrolled in school, which opens up their opportunities for the future.
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3-year-old Emmanuel loves his book bag!

Did you know that by age 4, children from low-income families are up to 18 months behind their peers developmentally? Our #Partner4Children community is helping to change this reality. With their dedicated support, 85% of children enrolled in our early education program score well on pre-literacy tests by age 5.
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"I am what and who I am today in large measure because of Sponsorship programs," says 22-year-old Bourama in Mali, who was sponsored from 2001 to 2008. Thanks to #ChildSponsorship and the hope and support he received from his sponsor, Bourama was able to access clean drinking water, receive essential deworming and vitamin A treatments, and complete his education. He still proudly displays a picture of his sponsor to this day. Read more about Bourama's journey to a career in the medical field on our blog: http://ow.ly/Q7Th304veX5
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This is what daily life looks like for internally displaced peoples in Iraq. Children are living in makeshift homes with little shelter from the elements. They're safer here than the towns that they fled, but this isn't a place where children should have to live long-term.

There are now 3.4 million internally displaced peoples across Iraq. In this IDP camp, children attend our Child-Friendly Space where they can receive the ongoing psychosocial support they need.
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5-year-old Majida* from Syria is living in Lesvos, Greece with her mother, her aunt, and her younger cousins. This year, thousands of people continue to cross the Mediterranean on flimsy boats to reach safety in Europe.

Almost a third of the total arrivals to Europe this year have been children. With brutal conflict ravaging swathes of the Middle East and more than 60 million people on the move worldwide, children and families will continue to risk everything in the search for safety and better futures. Donate now to help us #SaveChildRefugees: http://ow.ly/XGZh3041h2t

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The world has made incredible progress for children—but there are still so many who’ve been forgotten because they live on the streets like Selim*, in camps or remote villages; discriminated against because of their gender, ethnicity or a disability. Help us reach the most vulnerable children with what they need most: life-saving healthcare and education: http://ow.ly/qahg301PYAP #EveryLastChild

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Together, we're changing our world—one child's life at a time. We help children in 120 countries, including the United States, working with Save the Children members worldwide. We put children first - giving them what they need to grow up happy and healthy.

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