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I Survived Saddam's Chemical Attacks, but I Never Imagined a Crisis Like This

Aram Shakaram | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Aram Shakaram

These are problems that can only be fixed with more funding and resources, and now is the time to respond. Not only are the displaced battling to survive each day, they don't know how long they can stay wherever they are, if they will need to flee again or if their lives will ever return to normal. When and how this ends, nobody knows. What we do know is that humanitarian aid is desperately needed to keep people alive. The road ahead is long and the international community needs to step up now to save Iraq before it falls beyond repair.

What Can We Learn From Young Sandy Survivors?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Shocked. Scared. Sad. This is how Oladayin Ogunsola described feeling when at age 10 Hurricane Sandy devastated her community of Far Rockaway, Queens.

Concentrate on Africa's Children

Mark Shriver | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

The economic future of Africa is all about the well-being of children -- and with one in ten of our children dying every day, it would be a terrible missed opportunity for these most vulnerable children and their mothers to not be at the center of the conversation.

Border Children Need Immediate Cooperation

Save the Children | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Save the Children

These are not criminals. They are innocent children caught up in a situation beyond their control. Regardless of why and how they came, they are here now -- and they deserve to be treated with humanity.

Can a Village Revolution for Mothers and Newborns Go Global?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

Fifteen years have passed since a husband and wife team in western India challenged the notion that the deaths of thousands of mothers and millions of babies during pregnancy and childbirth are inevitable in poor and remote communities.

Let's Use Evidence-Based Interventions to Save the Lives of Children and Mothers

Agnès Binagwaho | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Agnès Binagwaho

Rwanda's success, while remarkable, is not a mystery. Investments were based on the evidence, tackling the biggest threats to child survival by increasing effective interventions such as vaccinations and breastfeeding rates.

We Must Cut the Issue of Child Labor From Its Roots

Thomas Chandy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Thomas Chandy

India, unfortunately, remains at the spotlight with the highest number of child laborers in the world -- an estimated 12.6 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are engaged as laborers.

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

Global Issues Are Connected to Local Issues

K. Sujata | Posted 07.13.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Both internationally and domestically, maternal health is at the center of concern, especially as we near the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals that focus on preventable child and maternal deaths.

Abortion, Like Contraception, Is Essential Health Care That Saves Lives

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well -- maternal death.

5 Charities Doing More for Mothers

Dylan Nord | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Dylan Nord

For many women, even in the best of circumstances, motherhood is quite a challenge. However, when poverty, disease, violence, poor healthcare or a lack of education is present, mothers and their children both suffer.

These Models Were Asked To Make This Issue Sexy, And They Failed For Good Reason

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Almost 800 mothers and 18,000 young children die each day, mostly from preventable causes. Not the sexiest of statements, huh? According to AdWe...

The Most Important 'Sexy' Model Video Ever

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

"The Most Important 'Sexy' Model Video Ever" features unsuspecting fashion models invited to a commercial shoot for a "sexy" new brand. But when the shoot takes a surprising turn the models start to squirm.

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Children Bear Brunt Of Recent Airstrikes, Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A spate of airstrikes and other attacks in recent days have left scores of children dead across Syria, underscoring the dangers facing inn...

Thousands Donated Their Photos To Make One Powerful Image

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

One campaign is taking an artistic approach to raising awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Syria. To mark the third anniversary of the Syria...

Saving the Children of Syria, Saving Dreams

William Lambers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Over two million other Syrians have fled the country. They can escape the fighting, but hunger and cold still exist. The host countries are welcoming but it's difficult to provide for this population that grows daily.

Shocking 'Second A Day' Video Shows The Horrors Of War Could Happen To Any Child

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact

Videos of people documenting a second each day over long periods of time have grown in popularity online. However, one group has taken the idea and fl...

Charity Ad Features Explicit Birth Footage Highlighting That More Than 1 Million Newborns Die (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact

More than 1 million babies don’t live beyond one day, a devastating fact that a nonprofit is drawing attention to with a graphic PSA. Save the Ch...

No Birth Should Be Left Up to Chance

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

As new research released today by Save the Children reveals, 40 million women give birth without any trained help whatsoever. What's more, 2 million women give birth entirely alone.

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

Child Gladiators

Betty Goldstein | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Betty Goldstein

There is MADD to protect our children from drunk drivers and we have AMBER Alert to help find our abducted children. But where is the outrage against sending these children onto the battlefield so that the networks can make millions?

Kufr Yuba Journal: A Jordanian Village, a School and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Merissa Khurma | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Only one-third of Syrian refugee children attend school. We simply cannot sit and watch. Words are not enough to address this predicament. Action is required, on a global scale.

Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.

Saving Children of Incarcerated Parents: The Terrence Stevens Story Featured on PBS

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.24.2014 | New York
Anthony Papa

Terrence Stevens is on a mission to save children whose parents are incarcerated. He knows too well the stories that these kids represent.

JFK and Thanksgiving

Mark Shriver | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Mark Shriver

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death, yet just 10 days ago, Jeanne and I were celebrating with my cousin Caroline Kennedy as she was sworn in as Ambassador to Japan.