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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Save the Children calls for end to corporal punishment in Afghanistan after death of a high school student

November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The reported incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.

“This is a tragic, heartbreaking situation in which a child has died after reportedly facing violence at school, a place where children should be safe and protected, not fearing for their lives,” Save the Children Country Director in Afghanistan, Onno van Manen said.

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

More than 3,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon face eviction from homes ahead of winter

The eviction of some 6,000 Syrian refugees, including an estimated 3,200 children, living on the outskirts of Beirut must be stopped immediately, Save the Children said today.
 

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Thursday 2 November 2017

UNSC reaffirms support for the Children and Armed Conflict agenda

New York, November 1 – UN Member States have reaffirmed strong support for the Security Council’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) mandate to protect children in conflict at an Open Debate held in New York on Tuesday, October 31.

 

Debra Jones, Save the Children's Director and UN Representative in New York, said:

 

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Thursday 2 November 2017

Pneumonia, world’s deadliest disease, kills two children every minute

Nearly one million children a year are dying from pneumonia even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as 30p Save the Children reveals today.

The aid organisation is publishing a major report, Fighting for Breath, to mark the launch of its global effort against pneumonia, which aims to save a million lives in the next five years. 

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Thursday 2 November 2017

One in four Rohingya children in Bangladesh are malnourished, placing them at increased risk of death, warns Save the Children

Almost a quarter of Rohingya children under five who fled to Bangladesh in the past two months are suffering from acute malnutrition, according to new assessment data from Save the Children and four other organisations.

 

The research shows about a third of those children are ‘severely’ malnourished, meaning they are nine times more likely to die than the children who are not malnourished. They are significantly more vulnerable to infections and diseases like watery diarrhoea and chest infections.

 

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