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Every last child deserves access to clean, safe drinking water. Give the gift of clean water today at the link in our bio.
Our Child Sponsorship programs are helping malnourished babies in El Salvador. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, we deliver food and information about breastfeeding and appropriate food handling practices to help moms and babies survive and thrive. We tracked exciting improvements by monitoring the weight and height of 392 girls and boys under the age of five. #WhyISponsor
We're so amazed that generous supporters like you helped raise over $33 million for #RedNoseDay! We can achieve so much for kids in need when we all work together. Thank you!
Today is the day! We're polishing our noses and getting ready for the #RedNoseDay Special airing tonight on NBC. Tune in and help fight childhood poverty.
Sangay, 4, is ready for #RedNoseDay. Tune into the Red Nose Day Special this Thursday, May 25th on @nbctv and see what we can accomplish for children this year.
Hoodo collects water following a Save the Children water delivery in drought-affected Somaliland.
Life-threatening child malnutrition rates continue to rise to alarming levels in Somalia. We truck water several times per week to Hoodo's village, which has largely run out of water and has suffered large scale livestock losses. Learn what else we're doing to help children and families affected by the #HungerCrisis at the link in our bio.
Newborn baby Shephard was born premature, but our community health workers in Malawi are working to ensure his survival with interventions like Kangaroo Mother Care. The prolonged skin-to-skin contact helps the youngest and most vulnerable children by promoting breastfeeding and reducing infection—all the while providing a great bonding opportunity for mom and baby. “I’m optimistic,” mother Ester tell us. “I notice that he likes the warmth and tranquility when I put him on my chest. I think this will go well, and that he has a future.”
"Young mothers are learning how to keep their babies healthy, and nothing is more important," says a nurse midwife at our new Healthy Moms and Babies program in the Philippines.
Through this program, we train health professionals in birthing and delivery techniques, and teach parents how to keep their infants healthy through practices like breastfeeding. We're thankful to our #childsponsors whose support has a crucial impact in this community. #WhyISponsor
We're thankful for the support of Christopher and our other Partners for Children that allows us to be there every single day for the world’s most vulnerable children.
You can help by becoming a #Partner4Children at the link in our bio.
The world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II - there are more people fleeing war and persecution than ever in history, and the majority are from Syria. We work tirelessly to provide refugees with lifesaving assistance, improve access to education and quality health care, and protect children from exploitation. Please support our work today- link in bio.
"Our sole mission is to save the lives of people, particularly children, who are escaping violence, persecution and extreme poverty," writes our Search and Rescue staff from the Mediterranean. "We save people from the very real threat of drowning and protect the children we bring aboard." Read more from our blog- link in bio.
7-year-old Anisa eats her lunch in the one-room makeshift home that her family lives in following earthquake destruction in Nepal. Her town was badly hit by the 2015 earthquake which took lives, homes and livelihoods, putting children in jeopardy of trafficking. Anisa attends our Child-Friendly Space where our staff informs girls about the dangers of child trafficking.
The best way to ensure all children have a fair chance at a brighter future is to give each child the opportunity to learn and grow early on. Our Early Steps to School Success program lays a critical foundation of language and literacy skills for children from birth to age 5, so they can enter school ready to succeed. Click the link in our bio to learn more.
More than 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth complications, according to the World Health Organization— while 5.9 million children die each year before their 5th birthday. Every day, we work to improve maternal, newborn, infant and child health and survival in developing countries. Learn more at the link in our bio.
Young children like Fatchima are most susceptible to acute malnutrition and waterborne illness, which makes them vulnerable to rapid dehydration, infections and death. Click the link in our bio to watch how one mom’s fierce devotion helped her child survive acute malnutrition in Niger.
Motherhood is the toughest job in the world. This Mother's Day, we thank all the strong moms and women around the world, fighting for children. But for those women living in crisis, the challenges of being a mother are greater— and the stakes are so much higher. Help us change their story through our Child Sponsorship programs. Help mothers keep their children healthy, in school and learning- link in bio. #WhyISponsor
We all succeed when girls are given the opportunity to succeed. This Mother's Day, get Mom something that will give back to girls in need all around the world. Our programs can help a young girl realize her dreams by providing books, learning materials and more. Educate a girl and unlock endless possibilities- link in bio.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a moment and their hearts for a lifetime.” – Anonymous
Bintou shares a tender moment with her mother, Amadou, at a health unit for severe acute malnutrition in Mali. Thanks to our #Partner4Children supporters, Bintou we were able to treat Bintou by tube-feeding her therapeutic milk until she was able to eat on her own. While her daughter was recovering, Amadou learned how to keep her precious daughter healthy and well-nourished.
A baby’s weight is the most essential measures of health. An accurate baby scale helps save precious time and newborns' lives. This #MothersDay, give a gift that helps ensure infants around the world get the care they need- link in bio.
Sharmila cradles 6-month-old Ayusha at home in Nepal. Sharmila lost her first two babies due to complications in childbirth and travel difficulties to the hospital.
Maternal and newborn health is a core area of our work. We train frontline health workers— including female community health volunteers— and equip them with the skills they need to save vulnerable moms and babies. Training these essential health workers in midwifery, community-based newborn care, and infant and young child nutrition helps ensure more children like baby Ayusha from Nepal survive and thrive.
Emergency treatment using this specially formulated peanut paste can restore the health and vitality of a severely malnourished child. This Mother's Day, give a gift that gives back and feed a child in need- link in bio.
Repost from @pritheworld - Stay tuned all this week as our reporter @_richardhall checks in from aboard a migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean.
When you support our mission, you help us reach children with lifesaving aid and life-changing programs. Please donate at the link in our bio to help us make a difference for even more children in need.
Our team at sea recently helped save more than 500 people who risked drowning in the Mediterranean— one of our largest and most complex missions aboard our search and rescue vessel. Watch BBC News tonight for the report on our most recent rescue.
Midwife Sadya holds a newborn baby at a public health clinic in Afghanistan. “I wanted to serve my villagers,” Sadya told us of starting her job. She was motivated to become a midwife when she noticed a high mortality rate among mothers and newborns in her village. “My work is important for me,” she said. “Because women form an important part of society.” #MondayMotivation
8-month-old Nyakong* is treated for severe malnutrition at one of our stabilization centers in South Sudan.
Right now, children in East Africa are going without food and water – and not by choice. We invite you to help us raise awareness of this severe #HungerCrisis by going #Lunchless. Learn more at the link in our bio. *Name changed for protection
10-month-old Nyanian* is tested for malnutrition at one of our clinics in South Sudan. The red marking on the measurement band indicates she is severely malnourished.
We're responding to the East Africa #HungerCrisis— distributing food, treating malnourished children, supporting education programs and trucking water into areas with high need. Learn how you can help at the link in our bio. #Lunchless
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We're distributing food, treating malnourished children, supporting education programs and trucking water into areas affected by the East Africa #HungerCrisis. Your donation can help us reach even more children in need. #Lunchless
The worst drought in decades has left Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia in urgent need of food and water. The time to take action is now. Learn about our response and how you can help at the link in our bio. #Lunchless
Your $10 donation can help treat a malnourished child for two weeks. Please go #Lunchless and instead donate your lunch money to help us save children suffering in the East Africa #HungerCrisis.
22-month-old Ali* is pictured at a stabilization center in Somaliland where we offer therapeutic feeding, antibiotics and oxygen therapy. It is very rare that so many countries are affected by drought and conflict this severe at the same time—and right now nearly 20 million children and families in Africa are in urgent need of food and water, with kids being the most vulnerable. Please donate to help at the link in our bio. *Name changed for protection
Right now, children in East Africa are going without food and water – and not by choice. We invite you to stand in solidarity with them and help raise awareness of this severe hunger crisis. Please consider going #Lunchless for one day this week to experience what it might feel like to go without– and donate your lunch money instead to help provide food, water, medical care and more to children like Guvia. Get involved at the link in our bio.
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