Bassam Khabieh / Reuters
"We don’t need sympathy, we need help in this crisis."
Warmer waters and calmer weather of late have only increased the migrants' attempts to reach Europe.
Image taken by Mayte Torres via Getty Images
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.
laurenbergstrom via Getty Images
Fifty-six per cent of all maternal and child deaths worldwide occur in these countries.
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.
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.
Leonardo Patrizi via Getty Images
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. According to the State of the World's Mothers 2015, Cana...
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?
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.
- via Getty Images
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.
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.
TORONTO - Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it will provide long-term financial assistance to the victims and families affected by a deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh in April.The c...
Do 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%.
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 report from international aid organization Save the Ch...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courtesy, Hellen Keller International
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.
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.
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.
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?
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, says a new report commissioned by two international...
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 ranked mothers' well-being in 165 countries based on male...
Since appeals first went out for donations to the east African famine, relief agencies have reported that approximately $16 million has come in from Canada. The figure for Britain, however, stands at £45 million in public donations. Why? It is our lack of organizational ability to combine our efforts that fails.
The Humanitarian Coalition, which I believe to be inspired by a similar British organization, is a group of seasoned NGO organizations who think that by working together on issues, they can get more done. But it's what they offer to confused Canadian donors that might well prove their most pivotal contribution.
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.