Sunday 26 March 2017

Joint NGO Briefing: Brussels Syria Conference

Today more than ever, the international community must share responsibility and stand firmly in support of Syria’s civilian population. It is clear however that the aid response, as vital as it is, will only go so far and cannot fully address the needs of Syrian communities to be free from violence and the violations of international human rights (IHRL) and humanitarian law (IHL) that characterize the conflict.

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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

More than 400,000 children in Afghanistan – over 1,100 per day – are expected to drop out of school this year due to growing instability and a spike in forced returns from Pakistan, Save the Children analysis has shown.

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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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