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Thursday 3 May 2018

We need an EU budget that invests in every last child: Save the Children statement on the proposed EU Budget

Children around the world and in Europe are being left behind. Time and again, we hear our leaders talk about the ‘crises’ Europe is facing in the form of migration, security and Brexit. However, the crises children face across the world are very different - poverty, social exclusion and inequality.   

Investment in children makes sense

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brussels Syria donor conference fails to go 'nearly far enough'

Joint NGO reactive: CARE, IRC, Mercy Corps, NRC, Save the Children, Oxfam, Humanity and Inclusion, Action Against Hunger, World Vision

Credit: Ángel Navarrete/Save the Children


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Monday 23 April 2018

Brussels II Syria conference must not fall short, eight leading aid agencies warn

Focus on aid, increased pledges and accountability for previous commitments needed

Donors and governments meeting Tuesday and Wednesday for the Brussels II conference must take the opportunity to bring change for the millions of vulnerable Syrians in their war-torn country and in the region by following through on previous commitments to protect displaced people and fund the aid response.

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Friday 20 April 2018

Refugee camp submerged as flash floods hit northern Kenya

Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.

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