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Cicely McWilliam, Senior Advisor, Policy, Campaigns, Media
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November 3, 2014 - IKEA Canada, Save the Children and UNICEF Launch Annual Soft Toy Campaign to Support Education for the World's Most Vulnerable Children

September 30, 2014 - Save the Children builds its first Ebola treatment centre in Liberia

September 23, 2014 -  Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Ebola Outbreak

August 12, 2014 - Save the Children, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, launches Youth in Action Program

May 21, 2014 - Canadian Government proves to be a leader in supporting mothers, newborns and children in sub-Saharan Africa

February 18, 2014 - Thank you, IKEA customers and co-workers! 11 million children supported since 2003




November 26, 2013 - Save the Children Canada President and CEO Patricia Erb on the ground in the Philippines 

November 13, 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan Response Relief 

November 7, 2013 - Super Typhoon Hayian, in the Philippines, Threatens Life and Shelter for a Significant Population

September 24, 2013 - Food Shortages Put Syria's Children at Risk of Malnutrition, Save the Children Warns

September 13, 2013 - New Data Shows Global Reduction in Child Mortality

August 20, 2013 - Save the Children ready to respond as tens of thousands of children flee from their homes in flood-hit Manila and its surrounding regions

August 19, 2013 - Thousands of Syrian refugees stranded on the Iraqi border as influx overwhelms aid effort, Save the Children says

August 12, 2013 - Save the Children prepares emergency response for children as Typhoon Utor targets the Philippines

June 27, 2013 - Statements by Patricia Erb, President and CEO, Save the Children, and Richard Running Rabbit,
Siksika First Nation’s Brighter Futures Coordinator, on Flooding in Alberta

June 24, 2013 - PRESS RELEASE - Alberta Floods

June 20, 2013 - Editorial Commentary - Poverty or Prosperity Report

June 12, 2013 - World Day Against Child Labour: Protecting working children from harm

June 8, 2013 - Save the Children welcomes nutrition breakthrough Statement from Patricia Erb, President CEO Save the Children Canada

June 7, 2013 - Syrian Refugees: The Humanitarian Coalition Highlights the UN’s Call for Additional Funds

June 7, 2013 - Access to millions at risk in Syria must become priority, Save the Children says, as UN announces largest ever humanitarian appeal

June 6, 2013 - Save the Children reaction to new Lancet figures on child deaths through malnutrition

May 30, 2013 - Joint statement of child-focused agencies on the post-2015 High-Level Panel report

May 27, 2013 - Chronically malnourished children are 20% less literate – Save the Children

May 14, 2013 - Save the Children ready to respond as Tropical Cyclone Mahasen heads towards Bangladesh and Myanmar

May 14, 2013 - The Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Syrian Refugees

May 9, 2013 - GSK and Save the Children form unique partnership to save the lives of one million children over five years

May 7, 2013 - Democratic Republic of Congo world’s toughest place to be a mother, Finland the best – Save the Children

May 2, 2013 - Save the Children reaction to new UN findings that 130,000 children died in 2011 Somali famine

April 26, 2013 - Savar Disaster: Save the Children to help affected children and families

April 20, 2013 - At least 100 killed in large earthquake that struck Sichuan, China; Save the Children ready to respond

April 10, 2013 - Children make up majority of victims of sexual violence in many of world’s conflict and post-conflict zones, Save the Children warns, ahead of G8 meeting.

March 12, 2013 - Two million Syrian children caught in crossfire of conflict entering its third year, Save the Children warns

March 8, 2013 - Statement by Patricia Erb, President and CEO, Save the Children, on International Women's Day

February 13, 2013 - Thousands of displaced children in Mali face food shortages, warns Save the Children

January 30, 2013 - Statement by Patricia Erb, President and CEO, Save the Children, on Canada's Funding Announcement in Support of Syrian Children and Families

January 29, 2013 - Syrian families without vital aid as humanitarian response faces major funding shortages, Save the Children warns ahead of major donor conference

January 29, 2013 - Thank You IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting the IKEA Soft Toy for Education Campaign

January 25, 2013 - Mass exodus as Syrian children run for their lives

January 14, 2013 - Renewed fighting forcing Mali's poorest to flee

January 8, 2013 - The Humanitarian Coalition Marks the Three-Year Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

January 8, 2013 - End extreme poverty in 20 years, Save the Children urges UN panel

January 3, 2013 - Cristiano Ronaldo Kicks Off the New Year as Save the Children’s New Global Artist Ambassador for Child Hunger and Nutrition




December 28, 2012 - Thousands of separated children at extreme risk as displaced families flee conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Save the Children warns.

December 18, 2012 - 13,000 children victims of conflict in Somalia and DRC to benefit from EU Nobel prize money granted to Save the Children and Norwegian Refugee Council

December 13, 2012 - Children sleeping in open areas after Typhoon Bopha ravaged eastern parts of Mindanao

December 6, 2012 - Schools could be closed for months as clean up begins following killer typhoon in the Philippines

December 4, 2012 - Fears grow for Syrian children and families struggling to survive bitter winter, as massive funding gap threatens aid response, Save the Children warns

December 3, 2012 - Save the Children prepared to respond to children’s needs as Typhoon Bopha targets the Philippines

November 22, 2012 - Children risk recruitment to armed groups as Goma battle sees thousands flee, Save the Children warns.

November 7, 2012 - IKEA Canada partners with UNICEF and Save the Children to launch the 9th annual Soft Toys for Education Campaign

September 20, 2012 - Persistent failure to tackle malnutrition putting millions of children at risk, warn two leading charities

September 12, 2012 - Save the Children welcomes accelerating reduction in children deaths, but warns progress remains insufficient

March 12, 2012 - Refugees report shortages of food, water and medical supplies in Syria as conflict forces thousands from their homes

March 7, 2012 - Children no longer play outdoors, as unseen radiation danger fuels anxiety of Fukushima children one year on

February 15, 2012 - Hidden Malnutrition Crisis to Put Almost Half a Billion Children at Risk without Global Action

January 18, 2012 - Thousands of lives and millions of dollars lost due to  late response to food crisis in East Africa

January 18, 2012 - Crise alimentaire dans la Corne de l’Afrique en 2011 : des milliers de vies et des millions de dollars perdus en raison de la lenteur de la réponse

January 12, 2012 - Future of Haiti's children put at risk by underfunding, warns Save the Children

January 12, 2012 - Le manque de fonds menace l'avenir des enfants haïtiens, avertis Aide à l'enfance




December 29, 2011 - Thousands of flood-affected children in the Philippines may need help coping with psychosocial distress

December 19, 2011 - At least 50,000 children caught up in Philippines flooding as damage leaves key areas inaccessible

December 1, 2011 - Save the Children statement on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. Busan, South Korea

November 30, 2011 - Save the Children’s reaction to release of Afghanistan Mortality Survey 2010

November 30. 2011 - On World AIDS Day (December 1st), Save the Children warns cutting funding for HIV and AIDS work is a false economy.

November 28, 2011 - Busan Conference a chance to save thousands of children's lives, charity says

November 28, 2011 - Early winter onset spells hunger for at least 20,000 Tajik children, Save the Children warns

November 18, 2011 - Afghan families hit by severe drought could be cut off by extreme winter weather within weeks

November 11, 2011 - New Hope to Prevent Leading Cause of Child Death

November 4, 2011 - Children falling ill with thousands more at risk as waters flood Central Bangkok

November 3, 2011 -Crisis far from over in flood-hit Thailand, warns Save the Children

November 1, 2011 - G20 warning: Soaring food prices put children’s lives at risk

November 1, 2011 - UNICEF and Save the Children Announce IKEA Soft Toy Campaign Launch

Novembre 1, 2011 - L’UNICEF et Aide à l’enfance annoncent le lancement de la campagne de jouets en peluche d’IKEA

October 31, 2011 - As seven billionth baby is born, 20, 000 children die. Global children’s charity says investing in children’s survival can help tackle population growth.

October 28, 2011 - Hundreds of thousands of children's lives at risk as killer diseases increase in flooded parts of Pakistan

October 28, 2011 - Children in danger as snakes, crocodiles and disease lurk in Thailand’s floodwaters

October 23, 2011 - Save the Children aid planes leave for Mogadishu as floods compound hunger crisis

October 20, 2011 - Battle to save Bangkok risks leaving children in north without needed aid

October 18, 2011 - 250,000 children missing school education due to floods in Cambodia

October 17, 2911 - 800,000 children now at risk as Thailand's floods crisis worsens 

October 13, 2011 - Children swept away by deluge in Mogadishu camps as rains threaten drought-displaced families 

October 5, 2011 - At least 3 million children at risk of malnutrition and disease as world ignores aid funding plea for Pakistan floods, Save the Children warns

October 3, 2011 - Save the Children Launches Emergency Relief Effort in the Philippines

July 20, 2011 — Over one million children could die as the UN declares famine in Somalia

 June 16, 2011 — Exploited child domestic workers to gain new protection

June 13, 2011 — Four hours to save four million

May 16, 2011 — Frigidaire and Save the Children Canada launch new initiative May 15 

May 5, 2011 — Missing Midwives  State of the World's Mothers Report

March 18, 2011 — Save the Children expands efforts to meet 'profound' humanitarian need in Japan

March 16, 2011 — Plummeting temperatures and strong winds bring fresh misery for children in Japan>

March 15, 2011 — Save the Children opens first child-friendly space in Japan following disaster

March 14, 2011 — Up to 100,000 children displaced in Japan earthquake and Tsunami

March 13, 2011 — Save the Children deploys teams to tsunami-affected areas  

March 11, 2011 — A massive earthquake has hit Japan triggering a deadly tsunami, raising warnings of more tsunamis across the Pacific basin, Save the Children warns

March 2, 2011 — A million children at risk as humanitarian crisis threatens Libya

February 23, 2011 — Save the Children responds to devastating New Zealand earthquake

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