Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children alarmed by 17 percent increase in number of children killed by conflict in Afghanistan

Children are increasingly becoming victims of conflict in Afghanistan, according to new figures released by the United Nations, which documented more than 200 child deaths and 500 child injuries from fighting during the first three months of this year.

Save the Children expressed its deep concern at the findings and called for greater accountability by armed groups operating in Afghanistan. 

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Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children maternity hospital attacked in latest of 12 incidents targeting health facilities in Syria this month

A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in Idlib was damaged after at least two airstrikes landed near the facility late last night.

A similar attack in July left two dead and several, including babies, injured. This incident is the twelfth of a series of attacks against health facilities in April alone. 

Initial reports from the charity’s local partner suggests two airstrikes landed close to the hospital at about 2 am local time, damaging the building.

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Friday 28 April 2017

Children face increased violence and exploitation as famine looms in drought-stricken Somalia

More than a million children in Somalia are at risk of increased violence, child labour and of being separated from their families due to the devastating drought ravaging the country, new research from Save the Children has revealed.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Yemen: Save the Children statement on UN pledging conference

Save the Children is calling on the international community to do more to ensure aid can reach children quickly.

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Monday 24 April 2017

World is abandoning Yemen’s children in their hour of greatest need

The world is abandoning Yemen’s children in their hour of greatest need, Save the Children says on the eve of a major international donor conference in Geneva. As the country teeters on the brink of famine, only 14% of the $2.1 billion needed to save lives this year has so far been pledged.

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