Child Protection

Monday 18 March 2019

France repatriates five orphaned or unaccompanied children from camps northern Syria

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children, said:

“We welcome this just and compassionate move to protect young children. No child should be exposed to the dangers that children left in the camp are facing.

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Friday 15 March 2019

Statement on Gaza rocket fired into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and 100 targeted strikes

Following on from the reports of Gaza rocket fired into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and 100 targeted strikes were carried out into Gaza in the early hours of this morning, Senior Programme Officer, Maher Abdullah said: 

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Hundreds of thousands of children at risk as Mozambique braces for cyclone Idai

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families are in danger as cyclone Idai is scheduled to make landfall on the coast of Mozambique in the coming days, warns Save the Children, potentially devastating the lives of some 800,000 people.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Number of foreign children in North-East Syria camps up almost 45% in less than a month

There are now estimated to be at least 3,580 children of foreign nationalities living in three camps for displaced people in North-East Syria, Save the Children revealed today.

This is an increase of almost 45 per cent from a previous mid-February estimate of 2,500, as the offensive against the last ISIS-held enclave intensified in recent weeks.

At least 56,000 people have been displaced in the last three months, both Syrians and families from other nationalities, mostly Iraqis, overwhelming the al-Hol camp where people are being transferred.

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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Horrified by reports of sexual abuse and bombing of children in Yemen

Save the Children is horrified by the reports about the sexual abuse of four boys in the city of Taiz in Yemen, and the reported killing of 12 children in northern Yemen this weekend.

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