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18 U.S. States Lack Basic Protections for Children

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18 U.S. States Lack Basic Protections for Children

Iowa is now the only state in the U.S. that fails to require four minimum emergency planning standards at schools and child care centers, placing it last among 18 states missing basic protections for children, according to Save the Children’s 2015 National Disaster Report Card. “If we were passing out report cards to states for [...]

Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

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Hurricane Katrina: U.S. Children Still at Risk

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina exposed the widespread neglect of children in U.S. emergency planning, most recommendations of the national commission created to address those gaps remain unfulfilled, a new Save the Children report shows. Nearly four in five of the recommendations issued by the National Commission on Children and Disasters in its 2010 final [...]

Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

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Shark Attacks: How to Stay Safe in Beach Waters

You may have seen news reports about increased shark attacks this summer. If you’re taking a family vacation to the beach in the coming weeks, and you’re worried about letting your children swim in the ocean, check this advice from Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Service before you go: 1. Don’t go alone in the water. [...]

Berlin Hosts Children’s Football for Friendship Forum

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Berlin Hosts Children’s Football for Friendship Forum

Today Berlin hosted the Third International Children’s Forum organised within the Gazprom social Football for Friendship program. The program is aimed at developing youth football and promoting universal human values among children and teenagers. The event gathered young players from football clubs of 24 European and Asian countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech [...]

Bomb Attacks Killing Children in Sudan

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Bomb Attacks Killing Children in Sudan

The Sudanese government’s persistent indiscriminate air attacks in the Nuba Mountains area of Southern Kordofan are killing and maiming children, according to new reports released today by Human Rights Watch. An aid blockade is causing a health and education crisis in the conflict-affected region, it was reported. In April 2015, Human Rights Watch visited 13 [...]

FBI: We Regret to Inform You…

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FBI: We Regret to Inform You…

At an event held last week at FBI Headquarters, the Bureau—in conjunction with its partners at Penn State University (PSU)—announced a new, no-cost training website. It is for law enforcement agencies and other first responders responsible for notifying the family members of those who have died suddenly as a result of a crime, an accident, [...]

Two Million Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake

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Two Million Children Affected by Nepal Earthquake

With nearly two million children feared affected by Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal – which has claimed more than 3,500 lives to date – Save the Children has begun the distribution of much-needed aid in Kathmandu Valley. “As the sheer devastation of the recent earthquake becomes clearer, we know that children have been the most [...]

Harry Potter Writer J.K. Rowling to Help Children

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Harry Potter Writer J.K. Rowling to Help Children

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, introduced Thursday Lumos USA, a non-government organization (NGO) to help “eight million children living in orphanages and institutions around the world.” The author went to America this week with the messages at the heart of Lumos’ work – that 80% of children in orphanages are not orphans [...]

What Is the Impact of Cyclone on Vanuatu’s Children?

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What Is the Impact of Cyclone on Vanuatu’s Children?

Nearly 45,000 children cannot go to school in cyclone-damaged Vanuatu. Many of Vanuatu’s schools have been damaged or destroyed, leaving the school-aged children without access to education, says Save the Children. Cyclone Pam that hit the Oceanian island nation Saturday has caused extensive damage to Vanuatu. “The cyclone has effectively knocked out Vanuatu’s schools system. [...]

U.S. Population to Reach 400 Million in 2051

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U.S. Population to Reach 400 Million in 2051

A new U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday provides an in-depth analysis of the nation’s population looking forward to 2060, including its size and composition across age, sex, race, Hispanic origin and nativity. These projections are the first to incorporate separate projections of fertility for native- and foreign-born women, permitting the Census Bureau to better [...]

Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

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Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems

Health systems throughout the developing world need to be strengthened to prevent another Ebola-style outbreak, or worse, warns Save the Children in its new report “A Wake Up Call: Lessons from Ebola for the World’s Health Systems.” The report ranks the world’s poorest countries on the state of their public health systems, finding that 28 [...]

Dr. Seuss: What Pet Should I Get?

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Dr. Seuss: What Pet Should I Get?

An original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, which was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late children’s author will be published by Random House Children’s Books. It was announced Wednesday by Barbara Marcus, President & Publisher, and Susan Brandt, President, Licensing and Marketing, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. [...]

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