Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rohingya camps a 'child protection disaster waiting to happen,' with more than 450,000 children out of school

Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned.

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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Save the Children statement on recapture of Raqqa

As the city of Raqqa is recaptured from ISIS, Save the Children is warning that the humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria is rapidly escalating.

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Monday 16 October 2017

Iraq: 400,000 children still displaced one year after the start of the Mosul offensive

As Iraq marks the first anniversary of the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS, Save the Children is concerned for the estimated 400,000 children who are still displaced by the fighting. A staggering one million people were forced from their homes by the nine-month offensive, one of the largest mass displacements in recent years. Just under a third have returned to start rebuilding their shattered lives.

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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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Tuesday 10 October 2017

The path to prosperity in protracted crises

Fourteen year-old Adama* from North-East Nigeria always remembers what her father told her about going to school. “Education is the only thing that cannot be taken from you, no matter how hard people might try. With education, we can travel to anywhere in the world and people will respect us.” Her father, a head teacher, was tragically murdered by insurgents during an attack on her village in Borno State. But his words lived on inside Adama. When she was uprooted following the attack, she came across a pre-school where, thanks to Save the Children, she was able to enroll for free and restart her education.

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