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Tuesday 27 November 2018

Increasing insecurity and a significant rise in school attacks puts almost two decades of progress at risk for Afghan children

[Geneva, November 27] – With twice as many UN-verified attacks on education in Afghanistan in the first half of 2018 than during the whole of 2017—and, the number of out-of- school children on the rise for the first time since 2002, according to an inter-agency study*—urgent action is needed to prevent more Afghan children from being excluded from the education system, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) is warning today in a new briefing paper

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Yemen: 85,000 children may have died from starvation since start of war

Urgent need to reach hundreds of thousands of severely malnourished children before it’s too late, warns Save the Children

SANAA, November 21 – An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children.

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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Gaza Audio statement and Spokesperson

Following a night of violence in Gaza and Israel, Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to the hostilities on both sides, to prevent any further suffering of children and their families. Our Senior Programme Officer and spokesperson, Maher Abdullah, has shared his family’s experience overnight in Gaza.

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Monday 12 November 2018

Rohingya crisis: On anniversary of deadliest cyclone on record, thousands of lives at risk during Bangladesh storm season

Save the Children is warning of potential large-scale damage and loss of life among Rohingya refugees this cyclone season as they continue to languish in makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

The warning comes as the world marks 48 years since the deadliest cyclone on record ripped through the Bay of Bengal, killing more than 500,000 people with winds of up to 240 km/h. Currently, only five percent of Rohingya shelters can resist winds up to 80km/h, with the remaining 95 percent only able to withstand lower wind speeds.

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Monday 12 November 2018

Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030

Femi*, 2, was admitted to hospital with pneumonia and tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). See here for case studies and content

Pneumonia is on course to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, new analysis conducted by Johns Hopkins University and Save the Children reveals.

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