Save the Children calls on the EU to Halt Child Deaths in the Mediterranean

On Sunday, the harrowing news reverberated around the world that hundreds of migrants drowned off the coast of Libya en route to Europe when their boat – not suitable for transport across the vast Mediterranean – capsized. As many as 700 people are feared dead, but the death toll could escalate as more information is attained by authorities.

This is not the first time that hundreds of northern African migrants have died on the perilous seafaring journey to a haven of tolerance and freedom and most of all peace and security for them. As more African countries – particularly Eritrea, Libya, Niger, Sudan, and Somalia – are accused of mistreatment of their citizens or who do not offer their citizens a peaceful way of life – thousands more are taking the chance to live a more peaceful and prosperous life despite the dangerous journey.

Save the Children is calling upon the European Union to “restart the rescues” to ensure that men, women, and especially children reach European shores without the threat of being stranded in the Mediterranean or drowned to death.

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New Survey: Moms and Charitable Giving #SocialGoodMoms

In an effort to learn more about charitably minded online moms who donate to good causes we asked 1000 Social Good Moms members about their giving habits, influence of social media and blogging on their giving, and the issues that matter most to them. The survey was sent out in January 2013 with 250 respondents. We published some of the key discoveries on our “Moms … Continue reading New Survey: Moms and Charitable Giving #SocialGoodMoms

Why Jhpiego is Honoring Moms Every Monday

Now that Mother’s Day has passed it doesn’t mean you have to wait an entire year to celebrate and honor your mom. Our friends at Jhpiego are honoring moms every Monday during their new “Thank You Momday” initiative. Moms deserve your thanks every day. In the spirit of giving moms their due, Jhpiego is designating Mondays as Thank You Momday. Join them today, and every … Continue reading Why Jhpiego is Honoring Moms Every Monday

Jhpiego Salutes Women Who Save Mothers’ Lives

Jhpiego, a nonprofit organization that works in developing countries to train health professionals in modern reproductive health care, especially family planning, is celebrating women who save mothers’ lives around the world. Be sure to join us and Jhpiego, USAID’s global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program MCHIP, John Snow Institute, Women Deliver, and PSI for a twitter chat on how providing mothers and their babies with a healthy start to life makes … Continue reading Jhpiego Salutes Women Who Save Mothers’ Lives