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U.S. Border Crisis: Save the Children's Growing Role in Meeting the Immediate Needs of Children

The Emergency:

For years, children and minors from violence-plagued Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and other Central American nations have sought refuge in the United States. However, the number of unaccompanied children and those with other family members arriving at the Mexico-U.S. border has increased dramatically since late 2013. President Obama has declared this to be the largest humanitarian crisis in the U.S., and has appointed the head of the Federal Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA) to lead the response.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Over 17,800 Children and Adults Benefit from Save the Children's Aid and Medical Care

The Emergency:
A massive international relief effort in the Philippines—of which Save the Children is part—is reaching people and communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan on November 8. According to the government's most recent estimates, 13.1 million people in 9 regions have been affected by Haiyan and 5,235 people were killed. The number of houses damaged or destroyed has been estimated at 1.1 million

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Number of Syrian Children Who Have Fled
Reaches One Million; Save the Children Warns of
Siege-like Conditions for Children inside Syria


The Emergency: Children caught in fighting in Syria are being killed, maimed, and denied access to food and medicine as the number of child refugees fleeing the civil war tops one million, Save the Children said today.


Save the Children has spoken to families trapped by some of the worst violence yet seen in the two-and-a-half year conflict. They tell of a desperate struggle to survive, living under bombardment, the threat of violence and ever-dwindling supplies as the war chokes Syrian cities.

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One year after Hurricane Sandy upended their lives, many children are still struggling with intense fears and stress brought on by the devastating storm and its aftermath, Save the Children said.


"Sandy was the most terrifying experience in the lives of thousands of children. But the day the storm struck was only the beginning of the upheaval and turmoil many children have experienced since," said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children's President & CEO.

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The Save the Children Long Island Council was founded in 1984 by Susan Lassen and M.L. Galston in response to a devastating famine in Ethiopia. From the small luncheon party they hosted at the very beginning, the Council has gone on to raise approximately 5 million dollars in the following years, which were distributed to Save the Children programs worldwide. The Council is made up of a Working Board of about 25 volunteers and is aided by a group of Council Partners. We focus locally on fund raising, education and building awareness. 

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