One of the bright spots in Save the Children’s 15th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mother, released Monday, is the progress Afghanistan has made improving maternal health.
By Larisa Epatko
Finland is the best country to be a mother, according to Save the Children’s 15th annual ranking released Monday, while Somalia comes in last. The United States hovers at 31 -- about the same as last year -- but is…
Norway is the healthiest country in the world to be a mother, according to a new report released by the international non-profit Save the Children. The worst: West Africa's Niger. Gwen Ifill and Save the Children President Carolyn Miles discuss…
By Jenny Marder
Save the Children Report: Best and Worst Countries to be a Mom…
Zimbabwe opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and several of his aides were detained at a police roadblock Wednesday ahead a run-off election later this month, his party said. Police later released Tsvangiari after holding him for eight hours.
By PBS NewsHour
Some children in conflict and crisis zones are being sexually exploited by aid workers and peacekeepers, with much of the abuse going unreported and unpunished, the British non-profit group Save the Children said on Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived Thursday in cyclone-damaged Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, to meet with Senior Gen. Than Shwe in hopes of convincing the stringent military junta to loosen restrictions on international aid.
France, Britain and Germany called for humanitarian aid to continue to flow to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar despite sporadic government resistance. Andrew Kirkwood, country director for Save the Children in Myanmar, describes the challenges aid groups are facing.
As thousands of people in Myanmar continue to languish in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, humanitarian assistance is slowly trickling in despite disputes with the country's military rulers over the distribution of the aid. Two aid officials update the situation.
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