Time to stop talking….

I spent last week at the Clinton Global Initiative and the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. There was much talking about issues of international development, about the rights of children to an education, about saving children dying from preventable things like pneumonia, about making sure that the world is free from hunger. But [...]

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Moms are the Heroes

We’ve all heard it before in one form or another: “Don’t get between a mother and her baby,” “There is nothing better (or worse depending on your position!) than a fired up mom” or “Mothers are their kids’ best advocates. However you phrase it, I see evidence of this everywhere I go for my work [...]

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2014 Must be a Better Year for Kids

This past year, like so many other years, saw its share of challenges for children around the world. There were the more than one million refugee children who fled Syria, the tens of thousands of young children who lost their homes and loved ones in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and the over 300,000 babies [...]

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Finding Hope in Haiti

I expected to be disappointed. Disappointed that more had not been done; disappointed that there were still families living in squalor in tent cities; disappointed that there was still no education or health system; disappointed that there wasn’t more progress. And while I saw things that made me frustrated and angry on my fourth trip [...]

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Sign our Petition to Keep America’s Kids Safe

In 1987,  Congress created a National Commission on Children tasked with assessing the status of children and families in America.  This three-year Commission created some of the most meaningful and influential policies for children in modern American history, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and the creation of the Children’s Health [...]

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Our Response to Stephen Colbert’s Offer to Donald Trump

Hi All,   Much to our surprise, Save the Children made fake headline news yesterday when we were mentioned on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” In case you missed it, check out the video here.   The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive


Harnessing the power of Technology and New Media to Save Children’s Lives

An open response to The Global Conversation Question posed by Mashable and the UN Foundation at the Social Good Summit 2012: How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community?   New York, NY — If you had asked me even a few years back if the heartbeats [...]

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In 2011, Disasters Hit Kids Hard. Let’s Make it Better in 2012

As is almost always the case when large disasters strike, kids suffered disproportionately in 2011 in the face of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tornadoes. While the biggest disasters were the tsunami and earthquake in Japan and the resulting nuclear reactor crisis in March, and the Horn of Africa hunger crisis that got the world’s attention [...]

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Some wins for kids but so much more to do……

As I reflect back on 2011, the changes in the world and the world for children were vast, both here in the United States and around the world.   Here in the US, more children are living in poverty as we begin 2012 than in the last 20 years, both as a percentage of our [...]

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Our Kids Deserve Better

I travel all over the world with Save the Children, but I spent time earlier this week visiting some of our most important efforts anywhere—those for kids right here at home. Poverty rates here in the United States are some of the worst we have seen in decades with nearly 1 in 4 kids living [...]