Wednesday 21 November 2018

Coca-Cola Donates US $75,000 to Aid Flood Victims in Laos

The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated US $75,000 to Save the Children in Laos to aid flood victims affected by the collapsed dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province in Lao PDR. The handover ceremony was held at Save the Children Country Office on Wednesday November 21, 2018 in Vientiane Capital.

Friday 24 August 2018

Child Friendly Spaces established in Attapeu

In order to support children and to help keep them safe, Save the Children has set up Child Friendly Spaces under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Sports and in coordination with development partners. Supervised by trained facilitators, children can take part in educational, recreational and social activities. These spaces provide protective and nurturing settings for children and their families to have a sense of normalcy during this crisis. In addition, these spaces act as a bridge to help prepare children for a return to formal schooling. With the school year potentially delayed for hundreds of children, these Child Friendly Spaces are more essential than ever.

Monday 6 August 2018

Mentorship Capacity Building: Sustainable Solutions

Officials from the Ministry of Health, central hospital managers, Paediatric and OB/GYN associations, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and NGO partners together with provincial and district leadership and maternal/newborn health care providers from Luang Prabang and Sayaboury met on 31 July 2018 to exchange experience and share learning from the mentorship approach.

Friday 3 August 2018

Responding to urgent needs of families and children in Attapeu

Following the Government of Laos’ appeal for support, Save the Children in Laos finalized delivery of urgent disaster relief and recovery support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following flash floods in Attapeu triggered by the collapse of a dam in the south of the country. The flooding has claimed several lives, with over a hundred still missing and thousands seeking refuge in temporary evacuation centres. 

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Save the Children to respond to catastrophic dam collapse in Laos

Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country.