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Airlifting aid to Somaliaupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 05:39:00

CNN's Errol Barnett travels with the first UNHCR airlifed aid into Mogadishu, Somalia, in five years.

Aid group: Hundreds of children fleeing drought arrive in Kenya dailyupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:58:00

More than 800 Somali children are arriving at crowded refugee camps in Kenya daily after walking for days to escape a prolonged drought, an aid group said this week.

As some Libyan children return to school, effects of war evidentupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:23:00

After months of being holed up as the war in Libya continues, some children in the besieged city of Misrata have returned to class.

Back to school in Misrataupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:23:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on how school children are coping in war-torn Misrata, Libya.

Lampedusa's boat people: One man's storyupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 11:02:00

When the boat people arrive at this small Italian island on the southern edge of Europe, many look lost, not even sure what country they are in.

Tsunami aid and relief: How you can helpupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:29:00

The world continues to mobilize to help victims after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan.

Getting food to people in Japanupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 17:29:00

Food is starting to arrive in Japan for earthquake victims. NHK has more.

In Japan, parents try to go on: 'My child should come home to me'updated: Thu Mar 24 2011 04:39:00

Keiko Naganuma laughs at her six-year-old son, Ran, as he takes his toy alligator and pretends it's eating their blanket in the evacuation center.

People.com: Emperor Addresses Stricken Japan - Here's How You Can Helpupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:48:00

A "deeply worried" Emperor Akihito speaks of the nuclear crisis following the earthquake and tsunami

People.com: Japan's Tsunami Disaster: How You Can Helpupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 13:08:00

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami, the world is reaching out to help and so can you

CNNMoney: Japan earthquake: How you can helpupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 09:29:00

After the fifth largest earthquake in history struck Japan, many Americans have been eager to help -- but donations can be tricky, particularly in the earliest phase of the recovery effort.

NGOs in Egypt adjust to turmoilupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 11:41:00

As fighting erupted across Egyptian society, Save the Children, an international aid group devoted to helping poor boys and girls, and other agencies watched their world and work start unraveling.

Julianne Moore plays big role in Save the Children charityupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:26:00

Growing up as an "Army brat," actress Julianne Moore bounced around the United States and witnessed first-hand the needs of underprivileged children in her own country.

Julianne Moore saves the childrenupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 10:26:00

Actress, Julianne Moore talks to CNN's Alina Cho about her artist ambassadorship for 'Save the Children.'

Kidnapped aid worker happy to be freeupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 13:38:00

The British aid worker released after being kidnapped in Somalia says he's glad to free.

British aid worker released in Somaliaupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 10:05:00

Somali gunmen on Wednesday released a British aid worker kidnapped last week while working for Save the Children.

Somali town quiet a day after heavy fighting leaves at least 17 deadupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 09:43:00

Guns fell silent Tuesday in the embattled central Somali town of Beledweyne, a day after heavy fighting between Islamist insurgents and government forces left at least 17 people dead and 20 others injured.

People.com: Jennifer Garner Slightly Scared About Halloween with Her Girlsupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 18:28:00

She has yet to nail down the costumes - and will have to come up with rules for all the candy

Group: Kidnapped British aid worker is well, 'in good spirits'updated: Sun Oct 17 2010 14:55:00

One of two aid workers kidnapped from a Somali town near the Ethiopian border is doing well, according to a spokeswoman for their organization, Save the Children.

Two aid workers abducted in Somaliaupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 09:10:00

Gunmen kidnapped two aid workers from a Somali town near the Ethiopian border, Save the Children said Friday.

Parents bring kids to Games work sitesupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 11:43:00

Poverty-plagued parents bring their kids to Commonwealth Games construction sites in India. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

At construction sites, India's poor children swarmupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 11:43:00

There are five days left until the opening day of the biggest sporting event India has ever put on.

Freeze forces Mongolian herders off landupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 04:28:00

For 38-year-old Bayanzul it was just one winter too far. After losing a third of his herd in the -45 degree temperatures that struck Mongolia last winter, the long-time herder has decided to give up on the nomadic life and try his luck in the city.

More than 400 people dead in Pakistan floodingupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 19:49:00

Flooding caused by monsoon rain has killed more than 400 people across Pakistan, a provincial government official said Friday.

People.com: Matt Damon Preps for 'Little Tornado' of Next Babyupdated: Sat May 22 2010 11:48:00

"We're excited, but it is a lot of work," the dad-to-be (again) tells PEOPLE

People.com: Jennifer Garner Says, 'Start Snacking!'updated: Wed May 05 2010 11:48:00

As artistic ambassador for Save the Children, the actress shares her tips on getting kids to snack healthy

Helping Haiti's childrenupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 18:24:00

The devastating earthquake affected 3 million people -- one-third of Haiti's population. Considered the most vulnerable are the Haitian children that survived the catastrophe. These organizations have created specific programs to protect these children, meet their medical and nutritious needs and help them recover from the trauma of this disaster. Information + Action = Impact

Quake-hit Haitians leave tent cities for campupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:21:00

Officials in Haiti on Saturday moved the first people out of a ballooning tent city -- one of many erected in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude quake that devastated the country in January -- and into a new resettlement camp before the rainy season enters full swing.

Haitians seek high ground ahead of rainsupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 12:21:00

Thousands of Haitians move to higher ground before the rains come. CNN's Justine Redman reports.

Moved to adopt Haitians? It's not always best, experts sayupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 15:23:00

The images of Haitian children crying or injured or wandering the streets alone are heartbreaking. It's no surprise there has been a flood of well-intentioned people who want to adopt those children.

10 days after quake, Israeli workers rescue buried survivorupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 14:29:00

Israeli rescuers pulled a 22-year-old man from the ruins of a three-story building on Friday, 10 days after the massive earthquake killed tens of thousands of people.

Haiti textile factory fireupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 14:29:00

A fire burns at a textile factory in downtown Port-au-Prince.

Aftershocks a way of life in quake-ravaged Haitiupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 15:35:00

Another aftershock rocked Haiti on Friday. Buildings shook. People looked around to see what else might fall.

Aid groups urge halt to new Haiti adoptionsupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:37:00

Three aid groups called Thursday for an immediate halt to any new adoptions of Haitian children after last week's earthquake.

Helping Haiti's orphansupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:37:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on the situation at some of quake-ravaged Haiti's orphanages.

Outside Port-au-Prince, 'towns are absolutely destroyed'updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 22:31:00

Jacmel was the artsy town Kathryn Bolles would travel to on weekends, a respite from the bustle of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince.

Searching for Haiti's missingupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 22:31:00

Gabriela Frias shows us some of the websites used to help locate the missing in Haiti.

Trying to prevent 'absolutely catastrophic' situation in Haitiupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 09:36:00

International aid groups were feverishly trying to get supplies into quake-ravaged Haiti on Thursday to prevent the situation from going from "dire to absolutely catastrophic."

Feeling aliveupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 22:11:00

For Annie Lennox doing the things that make her feel alive has been a guiding force in her life.

Annie Lennox: Singing with all her heartupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 22:11:00

She hit the big time in the 1980's with Eurythmics and found huge success as a solo artist with her 1992 album "Diva", but for singer Annie Lennox, being able to express her passion has always been the motivating factor in whatever she's done.

U.N.: Sudan letting some aid groups return after expulsionupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 22:00:00

After expelling aid organizations in March, the government of Sudan is letting some back in the country, the United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday.

Madonna says adopted kids would return to help their peopleupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 03:28:00

Madonna said she hopes the Malawian girl she wants to adopt and the boy she already adopted "will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country."

Madonna's adoption rejected by Malawian judgeupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 06:39:00

Madonna's petition to adopt a second Malawian child was rejected by a local judge Friday, an official said.

Malawians support Madonna's adoptionupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 10:22:00

Malawians are rallying behind Madonna as she awaits a ruling Friday on whether she can adopt a girl from the southern African nation.

Madonna under fireupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:34:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry talks to Dominic Nutt, spokesman for Save the Children UK, about Madonna's plans to adopt.

Children best raised in their own environment, charity saysupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 13:34:00

Madonna is in Malawi this week attempting to adopt a second child from the African nation. A judge ruled Monday that she will have to wait until Friday to learn a decision.

Begging for careupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 14:53:00

One in five Afghan children die before their 5th b-day despite billions of dolllars in aid. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Families find little comfort at Afghan children's hospitalupdated: Thu Mar 19 2009 14:53:00

Babies lie side by side in warming beds or sprawled on blankets atop crude wooden tables.

Gaza horrors sow seeds for future violenceupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 22:51:00

Mohammed Abu Hassanin may be a young boy, but he's old enough to know he's scared of the attacks being launched by Israel in Gaza.

Zimbabwe cholera deaths pass 1,500updated: Mon Dec 29 2008 09:57:00

The number of cholera deaths in Zimbabwe continues to increase, a World Health Organization spokesman said Monday.

Zimbabwe's children 'wasting away' - aid groupupdated: Sat Dec 27 2008 19:06:00

Some of Zimbabwe's children are "wasting away" as political turmoil and economic crisis have caused a severe food shortage, according to a report from Save the Children.

Long road home for Zimbabweansupdated: Sat Dec 27 2008 19:06:00

Many Zimbabweans make the tough journey home to visit friends and loved ones for the holidays. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Zimbabwe's troubled youthupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 08:41:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow meets Zimbabwean refugee children who tattoo themselves with a swastika as a show of toughness

Thousands of Zimbabwean youth flee to South Africaupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 08:41:00

Roughly etched onto Brian's arm is a swastika tattoo.

Commentary: A better beginning for the world's babiesupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 13:11:00

Last year, 9.2 million children didn't make it to their fifth birthday. Of these, roughly 4 million children died within the first 28 days of life -- the newborn period.

Time.com: UNICEF: Child Mortality Down 27% Since 1990updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 16:50:00

The U.N. Children's Fund said Friday the number of children who die before the age of five has declined by 27 percent over the last two decades, and the rate is expected to continue falling

Why one girl refuses to rememberupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 12:40:00

Nway pretends that it never happened.

Hard times force parents to send eldest son to orphanageupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:03:00

Ahri's chin quivers, and his large dark eyes fill with tears the 11-year-old can't control.

Poor parents giving up kidsupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:03:00

Increased cost of living is leading Indonesian parents to leave their children in orphanages. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Time.com: Burma Approves Aid Worker Visasupdated: Thu May 29 2008 08:00:00

Burma's military rulers have approved visas for dozens of international relief workers and were allowing more foreigners into areas devastated by a cyclone that left millions in need of aid

Time.com: When Peacekeepers Prey on Childrenupdated: Tue May 27 2008 18:00:00

A devastating report accuses U.N. peacekeepers as well as aid workers of engaging in the sexual abuse of children in disaster areas and war zones

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children updated: Tue May 27 2008 17:35:00

Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said.

Abuse by those sent to helpupdated: Tue May 27 2008 17:35:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks takes a look at how aid agencies are working to limit abuse in conflict zones.

Time.com: UN Peacekeepers Accused of Abuseupdated: Tue May 27 2008 16:00:00

A leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers

Time.com: Report: Child Soldiers Decreasingupdated: Wed May 21 2008 09:00:00

The number of conflicts in which child soldiers were involved dropped sharply from 27 in 2004 to 17 at the end of last year, according to a United Nations report

Time.com: Treatable Ailments Kill 10M Childrenupdated: Tue May 06 2008 11:00:00

More than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 do not get basic health care, leading to nearly 10 million deaths annually from treatable ailments

French aid worker shot to death in Chadupdated: Fri May 02 2008 09:37:00

A French national who worked for a British aid agency was killed in eastern Chad on Thursday in a shooting, his group said.

Children bearing brunt of Kenya violenceupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 12:32:00

Save the Children's Carolyn Watt sends this dispatch from Kenya and describes how children are the real victims of the post-election violence. Many have been witness to or victims of attacks and abuse, and 100,000 children are now living in makeshift camps.

Time.com: Iraq's Need: A Humanitarian Surgeupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 16:35:00

Angelina Jolie's visit notwithstanding, the do-good organizations are too cowed by violence to return to Iraq

People.com: Julianne Moore's Valentines to Help Kidsupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 13:44:00

Julianne Moore is seeing red – in the best way possible.

Kenya's humanitarian crisisupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 14:25:00

ITN's Lucy Hannon reports from the Ugandan border where Kenyans are seeking refuge from the fighting.

Survivors grieve for cyclone deadupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 19:05:00

Survivors of a storm that killed more than 3,000 people in the impoverished nation of Bangladesh grieved and buried their loved ones Monday as they waited for aid to arrive.

Bangladesh: At the mercy of cyclonesupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 01:37:00

Bangladesh, low-lying and with isolated villages, is extremely susceptible to the type of conditions Sidr has brought.

Fears rise cyclone death toll could soarupdated: Sun Nov 18 2007 21:08:00

Bangladesh's death toll from Cyclone Sidr has reached an estimated 2,000 people, officials said Sunday, amid fears that it could skyrocket to five times that number.

Congo militia releases 232 child soldiers updated: Sat Nov 17 2007 14:16:00

More than 200 children recruited to serve with militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released by the fighters and are being returned to their families, an official for the U.N. children's agency said Saturday.

Refugee Childrenupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:27:00

CNN's Hala Gorani talks from Amman about Iraqi refugee children

Iraqis flooding Jordan get free schoolingupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 08:27:00

In the sunbathed schoolyard of the Shmisani Institute for Girls in Amman, Jordan, principal Sanaa Abu Harb makes an announcement over the speaker system.

Peru sends in army as misery grows among quake survivors updated: Sat Aug 18 2007 23:50:00

The government sent the army to stop looting fueled by rising desperation in earthquake-shattered Peru, where tens of thousands were without fresh water and shivering families huddled in makeshift shelters at the center of the devastation.

Time.com: Backlash from Afghan Civilian Deathsupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 01:20:00

With even Hamid Karzai a critic, it's clear that mounting casualties are turning more of the country against the West

'Silent victims': What will become of Iraq's children?updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:32:00

Mustafa Karim, a fourth-grader, now lives with family members in a squalid camp in eastern Baghdad where displaced Shias go after fleeing their homes, often after relatives have been killed.

Mideast crisis aid groupsupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 09:38:00

The following are links to aid group Web sites who are assisting civilians in the Mideast crisis (some sites may respond slowly due to increased traffic):

Indonesia quake: Where to donateupdated: Sun May 28 2006 03:19:00

International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the earthquake in Indonesia. The groups include:

U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world, report saysupdated: Mon May 08 2006 19:25:00

An estimated 2 million babies die within their first 24 hours each year worldwide and the United States has the second worst newborn mortality rate in the developed world, according to a new report.

Quake zone goes to schoolupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 18:47:00

Putting education first is common in Kashmir.

Earthquake survivors face winter against terrible odds updated: Tue Dec 27 2005 11:10:00

Flying over northwestern Pakistan two months after the strongest earthquake to hit the area in 70 years is a stark testament to what happened on October 8, 2005.

Girl soldiers: Hidden faces of warupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 09:06:00

Almost half of the world's 300,000 child soldiers are girls. But despite efforts to raise awareness about their needs, little is being done, according to the international group Save the Children.

Surf the Web to raise charity cashupdated: Tue Jun 21 2005 11:28:00

A new Web search engine gives users the opportunity to generate cash for their favorite charities every time they browse the Internet.

Teen tells of losing 5 of familyupdated: Fri Jan 07 2005 05:59:00

Mesmerized by giant waves approaching his family's Thai beach resort, Christian Olsson's father called out to his son to come and take a look.

Treating children's emotional woundsupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 15:10:00

As residents of tsunami-ravaged regions struggle for the basics of clean water, food and medical care, focus also turns to the less immediate, but still devastating, mental toll on children.

Vulnerable victimsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 16:22:00

As if it weren't enough of a nightmare to endure the tsunami, the smallest victims face another threat that aid organizations are trying to prevent: children, particularly orphans, being exploited, whether it's abduction or sexual abuse.

Where do your donations go?updated: Tue Jan 04 2005 01:46:00

Aid agencies have raised an unprecedented amount of money to go to areas affected by the tsunamis.

Fortune: HOT TIESupdated: Mon Jul 25 1994 00:01:00

They're either coming off altogether or they're going wild. Dressing down at the office has become more common, so tiemakers have come up with eye-catching reasons to tie the knot. Novelty neckwear...

Money Magazine: WHICH CHARITY BOSSES EARN THEIR KEEP One in five top executives at America's biggest charities gets more than $200,000 a year. Hupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

Once you might have reasonably assumed that money you gave to a highly respected charity would be well spent. No longer. In February, the United Way of America, whose 2,100 chapters raised $3.1 bil...

Money Magazine: THE MONEY CHARITY HONOR ROLL The 10 winners on our list spend your contributions wisely year after year.updated: Sun Dec 01 1991 00:01:00

Before giving money to a charity, you surely want to feel confident that the group will put your dollars to good use. The exclusive MONEY honor roll of the 10 best-managed large U.S. charities (pre...

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