Tag Archives: Emergency response

From the Philippines, With Love

The following blog first appeared on The Huffington Post. _______________________   Love. If there is a single word that best describes what I witnessed during my visit to the Philippines last week, then that’s it. Love of family. Love of community. Love of people. Love of life.   So what better day than Valentine’s Day [...]

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With No Way to Return Home, Syrian Refugees in Iraq Live in Limbo

The boy standing in the cement block doorway called to us to take his picture.  We couldn’t resist his bright smile in the bleak and dust of the refugee camp.  We went over and snapped a few shots and he looked at them proudly on our cell phones.  His uncle, who was hovering close by, [...]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy: Coming Together to Protect Children

Save the Children has worked to ensure the safety and well-being of children around the world for nearly 100 years. We work with children all over the world who have been dramatically affected by war, crisis and violence. We believe that every child has the right to a safe and vibrant childhood. We applaud President [...]

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Ready and Able in Vietnam

Today’s entry is a guest blog from Le Thi Bich Hang and Nguyen Van Gia, my colleagues in Save the Children’s Vietnam Country Office. I met Hang and Gia during my last trip to Vietnam when, alongside Country Director Huy Sinh Pham and Practice began course, dull http://www.myrxscript.com/ this! Scrunch Kleenex #34, generic online pharmacy [...]

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Keeping Kids Safe…Before and After Sandy

After my visit to a Red Cross shelter in New Jersey yesterday, I am more convinced than ever that we must urgently do a better job protecting kids in natural disasters than what we have done so far.   Save the Children began emergency work in the US in a much bigger way after Hurricane [...]

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"Do You Think They're Ok?"- Kids Recover from Superstorm Sandy

The shelter in the Atlantic City Convention Center shelter is a huge sprawling hall with a constant wave of people arriving and leaving in a regular ebb and flow each day.  Some families have just arrived from other shelters, some go back to devastated houses, and some come back to stay for what might be [...]

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Moussa’s story

When they brought Moussa over and laid him in my arms, my heart stopped for a minute.  He was barely breathing and was so frail, I was afraid he might die as I held him.  Though he was more than two months old, his arms and legs were tiny and frail and his breathing was [...]

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PHOTOS: Hometown Heroes

How do you save the lives of children who would otherwise die of diseases like pneumonia, the number one killer of kids in the developing world? Get a hometown hero on your side.   Frontline Health Workers are saving lives every single day in places like Uganda and Kenya, where I traveled just a week [...]

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Remembering 9/11

Today here in CT where I live dawned much like that morning 10 years ago which really did change all our lives forever. A clear blue sky, a crispness of fall in the morning air, a day you were happy to get up and get going.   Unlike today, a Sunday, that September 11 ten [...]

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