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Wednesday 8 November 2017

INGO joint statement on closure of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports

 

November 8, 2017 - 15 humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered. 

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Save the Children calls for end to corporal punishment in Afghanistan after death of a high school student

November 6, Kabul – Save the Children is urging the Afghan government to properly enforce its corporal punishment ban following reports that a high school student died after facing violence at school. The reported incident took place in the northern Afghan province of Balk.

“This is a tragic, heartbreaking situation in which a child has died after reportedly facing violence at school, a place where children should be safe and protected, not fearing for their lives,” Save the Children Country Director in Afghanistan, Onno van Manen said.

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

More than 3,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon face eviction from homes ahead of winter

The eviction of some 6,000 Syrian refugees, including an estimated 3,200 children, living on the outskirts of Beirut must be stopped immediately, Save the Children said today.
 

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Thursday 2 November 2017

UNSC reaffirms support for the Children and Armed Conflict agenda

New York, November 1 – UN Member States have reaffirmed strong support for the Security Council’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) mandate to protect children in conflict at an Open Debate held in New York on Tuesday, October 31.

 

Debra Jones, Save the Children's Director and UN Representative in New York, said:

 

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Thursday 2 November 2017

Pneumonia, world’s deadliest disease, kills two children every minute

Nearly one million children a year are dying from pneumonia even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as 30p Save the Children reveals today.

The aid organisation is publishing a major report, Fighting for Breath, to mark the launch of its global effort against pneumonia, which aims to save a million lives in the next five years. 

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