Health & Nutrition

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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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Yemen: Cholera outbreak now largest and fastest on record, 600,000 children infected by Christmas

Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Almost 150,000 Rohingya children in urgent need of supplementary food to stave off or treat malnutrition

Save the Children is warning of a malnutrition crisis in the Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar, where more than half a million Rohingya have arrived in the past six weeks after fleeing horrific violence and bloodshed over the border in Myanmar.

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