600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year

Save the Children warn that more than 600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year as demand for humanitarian assistance outstrips supply Host communities and relief agencies are struggling to cope with the enormous demand for food, shelter and other assistance in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to in the past three weeks. The mass displacement follows an alarming escalation of violence in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, where there have been disturbing reports of homes being…

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‘Made in Britain, Dropped on Children’ – Save the Children release new film

British actor Dominic West has lent his voice to a provocative new film from Save the Children, highlighting the role of the UK Government in fuelling the devastating war in Yemen by approving arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other states fighting there. The 60-second film, Made in Britain, is shot in the style of a glamourous high street advertising campaign, set to the rising score of Elgar’s Nimrod. Smooth, beautifully lit shots of a racing green shape emerge in silhouette from the darkness.  Intricate details of a highly engineered…

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Google and Facebook are Supporting flood relief efforts in South Asia

Harvey has been a tragedy for so many but there has also been some horrendous flooding in South Asia, this week both Google and Facebook pledged money and resources for that tragedy. They have both pledged to donate $1m each to relief efforts across South Asia. It is estimated that the flooding and subsequent landslides that have killed 1200 people so far. Both sites are working with Save the Children. Google posted a powerful blog post Rajan Anandan, vice president, South East Asia and India at Google, said: “This summer,…

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Save the Children is getting in on the unboxing craze with new campaign

Save the Children is getting in on the unboxing game. But not in the way you might expect. Save the Children’s “Biggest Unboxing Surprise EVER!!” video series features three unsuspecting children unboxing what they think are the latest and greatest toys. But when the contents are revealed – a positive pregnancy test, an ammunition belt and a pick axe with rubble – the children are shocked and confused. Released on 31st May  2017 to commemorate International Children’s Day and in conjunction with Save the Children’s first annual End of Childhood…

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