Syria

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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Saturday 15 April 2017

Save the Children condemns attack on evacuated civilians in Syria

Save the Children strongly condemns today’s appalling attack on buses of civilians being evacuated from the besieged towns of Foua and Kefraya in northwest Syria. Tens of people, including children, are reported to have been killed.

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Wednesday 5 April 2017

2.5 million children left without help as Syria aid effort stalls

Escalating violence in Syria is increasingly preventing the delivery of vital aid, leaving around 2.5 million children without help, Save the Children is warning as world leaders meet in Brussels today to discuss ways to address the crisis.

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Tuesday 4 April 2017

Save the Children calls for immediate investigation into alleged chemical attack in Idlib

Save the Children is appalled by what appears to be a series of chemical attacks today in Idlib, which once again have had devastating and deadly consequences for children and families.
 
Medics in Khan Sheikhoun told the charity nearly a third of the casualties they have seen are children, presenting at hospitals pale and unconscious or struggling to breathe after rockets were dropped from the air.
 

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Monday 3 April 2017

'Graveyard' for Syrian children unveiled in the heart of Europe

Save the Children has teamed up with artist Raúl Armenteros to unveil a graveyard for Syrian children in the heart of Brussels on Monday, April 3, ahead of the Syria Conference in the city on April 5.

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