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Monday 20 November 2017

Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs

In the early hours of Saturday 18th November, after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018. Finance Ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to increase external spending and agreed to limit funding at €9.57 billion, a decrease of €868 million, or 8%, below the final 2017 budget, with €256m left unallocated in the margin.

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Thursday 16 November 2017

Women and children burnt alive, widespread rape and a dam full of bodies: new report details the harrowing testimonies of Rohingya children.

Save the Children urges foreign ministers at Myanmar meeting to step up pressure to end violence.

Chilling experiences of Rohingya children who fled their homes in Myanmar have been laid bare in a powerful new report released by Save the Children today.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

YEMEN: Hunger & disease could kill at least 50,000 children this year, more if the aid blockade continues

SANA’A, YEMEN (November 15, 2017)— Extreme hunger and disease are killing an estimated 130 children in Yemen every day. A continuing blockade by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on the country’s northern ports of entry is likely to increase the death toll further, past the projected 50,000 children expected to die this year.(1)

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Tuesday 14 November 2017

World leaders must use ASEAN summit to end horrific violence against Rohingya: Save the Children

Save the Children is urging world leaders attending the ASEAN summit in the Philippines to use their influence to end the violence, killing and persecution faced by Rohingya in Myanmar.

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Tuesday 14 November 2017

SYRIA: Grave fears for 175,000 children who have fled Deir Ez-zour

November 3rd, 2017 - The Syrian government today seized the last part of the Syrian city of Deir Ez-zour from Islamic State. The escalation in fighting has pushed hundreds of thousands in recent weeks and months.

The camps for the displaced are overwhelmed and conditions are woefully inadequate. Save the Children is advocating for greater support to all those in need and is calling for urgent action to be taken to get children, many of whom have been out of school for years, back in the classroom so they can start to recover from the traumatic things they have seen.

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