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Friday 3 May 2019

Conflict in Yemen: Devastating toll on pregnant women and new mums becomes clear as malnutrition admissions soar

The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women treated for acute malnutrition almost doubled between 2016 and 2018, new data from Yemen has shown.

Despite the rapid scale up, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 150,000 went untreated due to brutal fighting, lack of access to critical areas and underfunding.

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Thursday 2 May 2019

At least 350,000 children in India at direct risk in face of Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani, which is expected to make landfall in the eastern states of India, is putting 800,000 people directly at risk, including 350,000 children, Save the Children warns – with many more affected by heavy rains, possible flash floods and landslides both in coastal and urban areas. 

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Wednesday 1 May 2019

Matemo island completely destroyed - Save the Children assessment team report on widespread need in area devastated by Kenneth

Nick Finney, Save the Children's Response Team Leader in Mozambique, said: 

“Our assessment team came back from Matemo Island yesterday and painted a grim picture. They say the island has been destroyed. The hospital, the mosque and the bank are the only buildings left standing.

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Monday 29 April 2019

Cyclone Kenneth: Money running dry as death toll rises to 38

29 April, PEMBA - Save the Children is calling on the international community to commit additional resources to the emergency relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, which have battered parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth rose to 38 today, but aid workers fear that is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Sunday 28 April 2019

Fears for thousands of children as torrential rain hampers aid efforts in Mozambique

PEMBA, 28 April – In the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, torrential rain continues to lash Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique causing flash flooding and leaving thousands of children and adults without access to desperately needed emergency supplies, Save the Children said today. 

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