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Thursday 23 March 2017

More than 1,100 Afghan children a day expected to drop out of school in 2017, putting them at risk of exploitation, Save the Children warns

Wednesday 22 March 2017

At least 10,000 people displaced in last 24 hours due to significant escalation in Syria fighting

Children are being killed and injured in a major escalation of fighting around Hama, Idlib and Damascus, with thousands of families fleeing in the past 24 hours.
 
Save the Children has been forced to suspend schools and other non-emergency programming, and to turn its primary healthcare clinics into makeshift hospitals to treat the injured.

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Thursday 16 March 2017

Self-harm and depression rise among child refugees one year into the EU-Turkey deal

The degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the European Union’s agreement with Turkey one year ago have led to an alarming rise in self-harm, increased aggression, anxiety and depression among child refugees and migrants, a new report by Save the Children has revealed.

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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Women and children flee famine and war in South Sudan

After a UN report warned “a process of ethnic cleansing was under way” in South Sudan and famine was declared in Unity State, refugees have described the horrors that forced hundreds of thousands of women and children to flee to sanctuary in Uganda.

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Monday 13 March 2017

6 stories for 6 years: Anniversary photo series by Nick Ballon and Alma Haser visualises toxic psychological impact of the war on Syria's children

Award-winning photographer Nick Ballon and conceptual artist Alma Haser have partnered up to produce a striking series of conceptual, 3D photographs and animations, visualising the devastating mental health impact of conflict on Syrian children, to mark six years since the war began.

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