Health & Nutrition

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Intense fighting reported near save the children health facility in Hodeidah

Aid agency calls for an immediate end to the fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties

November 7, 2018 – Intense fighting has been reported near a Save the Children supported health facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early this morning, damaging one of the pharmacies that supplies life-saving medicines. Shelling has also hit residential areas.

The incident caused widespread panic and demonstrates that heavy fighting has reached the densely populated city, endangering civilians and aid workers alike.

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Thursday 18 October 2018

One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.

More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state.  

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

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Tuesday 27 February 2018

Leading milk formula companies spend £36 on marketing for every baby born worldwide – violating rules and threatening lives

  • New Save the Children analysis reveals six companies spend the equivalent of £36 on marketing for each baby born worldwide - amounting to £5 billion every year
  • Marketing activities of Nestlé, Danone, RB (Mead Johnson), Abbott, Kraft Heinz and FrieslandCampina routinely violate a World Health Organisation code set up to stop aggressive marketing to new mums

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Increased EU development aid must reach those most in need, NGOs say

The European Parliament has shown its support for the fight to end extreme poverty, by voting to increase funds for humanitarian and development aid in the EU’s 2018 budget.

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