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Monday 1 April 2019

Seven essential steps to fight deadly cholera

By Rachael Cummings & Dr Unni Krishnan

Cholera cases create a new danger for children in the cyclone Idai-ravaged areas of Mozambique. There will be another disaster if cholera spreads.

 

Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Mozambique over two weeks ago, is one of the worst weather-related catastrophes in Africa in recent times. It left a long trail of death and destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, and the flooding and contaminated water caused by the storm pose a huge threat to survivors, including thousands and thousands of children.

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Saturday 30 March 2019

Gaza protests: Number of children killed in protests reaches 50

Save the Children’s Regional Director, Jeremy Stoner said: 

"Save the Children is deeply concerned by emerging reports from Gaza Ministry of Health and news  that a 17-year old boy wasshot in the face and killed at the Gaza perimeter fence today. The full circumstances of the incident are not yet known." 

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Thursday 28 March 2019

Gaza protests one year on: Almost 3,000 children injured in Gaza protests required hospital treatment

Save the Children and its partners have spoken to more than a thousand children impacted by the protests many of whom are struggling to come to terms with life-changing injuries. 

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Wednesday 27 March 2019

Yemen hospital bombing: Number of children killed rises to five

The number of children killed in an airstrike which hit a Save the Children supported hospital in Kitaf, Yemen, yesterday has risen to five.

A boy of just 8 years old was the youngest person killed. Another boy aged 10, two boys aged twelve and one boy aged 14 also lost their lives. The total death toll has now reached eight.

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Seven killed in bombing of save the children supported hospital in Yemen

 

Four children were among seven people killed today when a hospital supported by Save the Children in Yemen was hit by an airstrike. Two other adults are unaccounted for.

A missile struck a petrol station near the entrance to Kitaf rural hospital, about 100km from the city of Saada in the northwest of the country, at 9.30am.

The hospital had been open for only half an hour and many patients and staff were arriving on a busy morning. They included a health worker who died along with their two children.

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