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Wednesday 20 December 2017

“I USED TO LOVE WRITING BUT NOW I CAN’T EVEN HOLD A PEN” Children in Yemen bear the brunt of an endless war

13-year-old Noran* suffered a life-changing injury after an airstrike in Yemen.

 

Sana’a, December 20, 2017 – Today marks 1,000 days since the international escalation of the conflict in Yemen, which has already led to the deaths of thousands of children from violence, hunger or preventable diseases like cholera.

 

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Thursday 14 December 2017

Save the Children health teams respond to deadly diphtheria outbreak in Rohingya camps

Thursday 14th December, 2017

Save the Children health workers are on high alert for cases of the deadly disease diphtheria, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 15 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.   

The vaccine preventable disease is no longer common in the western world. There have recently been cases in Yemen, Indonesia and now in the camps for over 628,000 Rohingya people forced to flee human rights atrocities in northern Rakhine state in Myanmar.

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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time is running out for Rohingya children. It is time for Europe to act

“The military set our house on fire. Then they started killing people with machetes. Men, women, children. Everyone. We ran away and never went back. On our way … I walked into an abandoned village to look for food. I came across a big water reservoir where I wanted to get some water for the journey. When I got closer, I saw at least 50 dead bodies floating in it. I can’t forget the smell of the burning houses, or the sight of the bloated bodies. These are horrors I will never forget.”

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Wednesday 13 December 2017

EU Migration: Time for an ambitious human rights-based agenda

 

On 14 and 15 December EU Heads of State are expected to discuss the internal and external dimension of the EU’s migration policy. Instead of proposing policies that represent only the lowest common denominator between member states, the EU should put forward a principled agenda that addresses migration in both a humane and effective way. European leaders should leverage the attention to migration and displacement to promote global policies that are deeply embedded in a strong human-rights agenda. 

 

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Monday 11 December 2017

ROHINGYA CRISIS: Save the Children urges EU to adopt six-point plan

Two-year-old Muhammad Zalal* outside his tent. He fled Myanmar with his family when their village was attacked.

They are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.

 

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