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Child Suicide Attempts Have Increased In Syrian Town: Charity

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada

"We don’t need sympathy, we need help in this crisis."

Over 700 Feared Dead In Mediterranean Shipwrecks

CP | Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada

Warmer waters and calmer weather of late have only increased the migrants' attempts to reach Europe.

Changing People's Lives: From Delivering Aid To Ending Need

Development Unplugged | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

If we are to achieve a world that has put an end to extreme poverty and preventable maternal and child death, a world where children have quality education and a chance at opportunity, a world that is environmentally and economically sustainable, we will need a new and more comprehensive approach to development and humanitarian response.

5 Worst Countries To Be A Mother

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Parents

Fifty-six per cent of all maternal and child deaths worldwide occur in these countries.

This Is What It Was Like to Be Tortured at Campo de Mayo

Patricia Erb | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

On this day, the International Day of the Disappeared, I want to share my story. I was taken to the infamous Campo de Mayo. I knew then this meant torture and death. Compared to some, my time at Campo de Mayo was relatively short, four weeks -- that felt like four centuries. The next day the torture began and with it the test of my resilience. Again, memories are a maelstrom of images, sounds and smells: interrogation sessions, my head submerged in water or sewage, rats running amongst exhausted and tortured bodies, injections of "truth" serum, nights of rape.

I Know First Hand Why Canada's Aboriginals Need Truth for Reconciliation

Patricia Erb | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Patricia Erb

On September 13, 1976, I became one of the "Disappeared" in Argentina's Dirty War and I became a witness and a voice for those who could no longer speak. The search for truth, justice and memory can be a painful one and it is never easy work but I have seen the rewards. This is why I passionately believe in the work of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The reparations of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples need allies. Allies that support and respect differing worldviews. This is about nation building.

How Canada Ranks On List Of Best Countries To Be A Mother

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Parents

With Mother’s Day coming up, Save the Children appropriately released its annual report ranking the best countries in the world to be a mother. Acco...

These 30 Public Figures Are Asking World Leaders, What Side of History Will You Be on?

Save the Children | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Save the Children

Dear World Leaders, There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. We believe it's just possible that we could end 2015 with a new global compact -- an agreed pathway to a better, safer future for people and planet that will inspire all the citizens of the world. We can choose the path of sustainable development. Which side of history will you be on?

The Philippines Still Needs Your Donations

Patricia Erb | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

We're pleased to say that the tremendous amount of work that has been achieved is in large part due to the support we've received from generous Canadians. Canadians donated over $80 million to support the Typhoon Haiyan response. A generation of children thank you, but continue to need your support.

Breaking the Silence on South Sudan

Patricia Erb | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

Headlines and news stories keep us updated on the sometimes harsh truths around the world. While we are disturbed by the increasingly horrific situation in Iraq and the ensuing displacement of millions of Syrian refugees, another serious humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in South Sudan in near silence.

An Investment Today Could Save a Generation of Syrian Children

David Morley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Impact
David Morley

UNICEF, Save the Children and World Vision are urging the global community to commit US$1 billion to provide the education, protection, and support Syrian children need to fulfill their potential, and to develop the skills their societies need to create a more sustainable future. This investment could well save a generation.

Loblaws To Compensate Factory Collapse Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it will provide long-term financial assistance to the victims and families affected by a de...

What I Would Change About the Indigenous Plight in Canada

Jenn Grant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Jenn Grant

2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gifDo you know how many beautiful indigenous children there are, right now, living under the poverty line in Canada? Half of all status First Nations children are living in poverty and that number goes up to more than 60% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. For Métis, non-status and Inuit children the number living in poverty is still shockingly high at 27%.

Canada Second In Industrialized World For First-Day Baby Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO, ONTARIO, - Babies born in Canada have a surprisingly high likelihood of dying on the day of their birth, a new study suggested Tuesday.A repo...

Fighting Hunger Is More Than Handing out Food

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The food bank in Perth, Ont., changed its name last year to The Table Community Food Centre. The difference? Everything. From a single-staff operation handing out canned food to those in need, The Table has become a bustling hive of healthy food, community building and empowerment.

Solving World Hunger: Bangladesh Can Show Us the Way

Roger Mooking | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Roger Mooking

The only way for us to end global hunger is for governments, non-governmental organizations, business and the community work together to implement solutions we know will work. I left Bangladesh knowing that I want to help bring about an end to global hunger. So my family and I are going to take a few simple steps.

Street Food from Bangladesh -- Made at Home

Roger Mooking | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Living
Roger Mooking

Against the advice of our local guide in Bangladesh I tried this dish from a street food vendor. The dish is called Jhalmuri -- pronounced Chahl Mooree. It is Indian Puffed Rice and is a fun, very quick and very flavourful snack food. This dish is a great snack for football season and to spice things up for the chilly weather we are experiencing now in Canada. This recipe is my best attempt at trying to duplicate what I had on the streets of Dhaka.

Celebrating Save the Children Day

Patricia Erb | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

Today is World Food Day. Every child has a right to food. I recently returned from Bangladesh where I lead a group of Canadian supporters as we visited maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition programs. The trip once again demonstrated to me how sustainable change requires the engagement of donor and local government, communities, and civil society.

Using Technology and New Media to Save Children's Lives

Patricia Erb | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world, their child and maternal mortality numbers are still too high and millions of children are stunted by malnutrition. Bangladesh clearly demonstrates the need but it surprisingly also demonstrates the hope. It would probably surprise many Canadians how important technology, particularly cell technology and the internet, is to the practice of development today.

Time to End Hunger Around the World

Roger Mooking | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Impact
Roger Mooking

In a couple of days I will be travelling to Bangladesh with my wife. This time I am not going to film a television show. Leslie and I are travelling with Save the Children to visit their food and nutrition programming. Leslie and I want to bring the story of these children and their families to the attention of Canadians.

When the Love of a Parent Alone Isn't Enough

Patricia Erb | Posted 11.21.2012 | Canada Impact
Patricia Erb

For over 25 years I worked for Save the Children across Latin America. We worked in the poorest communities and I witnessed the pain of parents who would have done anything they could, if they could to help their hungry child, their sick child, their child who wanted to go to school but couldn't for lack of money.

Why Some Developing Countries Need a Men's Movement

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

While women's empowerment has taken the development world by storm, the men of Emori Joi, a city in Kenya, are a stark example of a question that is arising in communities -- developed and developing alike -- around the world: in an age of growing women's empowerment, what about the men?

How To End West Africa's 'Everyday Emergency'

CBC | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

The hunger crisis in West Africa owes more to a lack of reserves rather than sudden spikes in food prices or weather that kills crops and livestock, s...

What Country Treats Moms Best? (Hint: It's Definitely Not Canada)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living

A new report uncovers the best place in the world to be a mother. And it's not Canada. Save The Children's State of the World's Mothers report rank...

Somalia's Image Deficit: Helping or Hurting Aid?

Carol Mott | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada
Carol Mott

Once again the pictures of little children starving in Somalia break your heart. But this time there are other pictures that come to mind too: warlords, pirates, radical Islamists... Many will remember when the world was there to help and just how badly it turned out.