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Monday 18 March 2019

Fears for the lives of 100,000 people as rivers burst their banks and engulf communities in cyclone-hit Mozambique

  • An area 50 km wide is completely submerged.
  • Families are clinging to roof tops desperate to be rescued.
  • Torrential rain continues.
  • The town of Buzi could be completely under water in 24 hours.

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – Monday 18 March 2019 – Fears are growing for more than 100,000 children and adults whose lives are at risk in cyclone-hit Mozambique as rivers in the worst affected areas burst their banks inundating large swathes of land, Save the Children said today.

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Friday 15 March 2019

Statement on Gaza rocket fired into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and 100 targeted strikes

Following on from the reports of Gaza rocket fired into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and 100 targeted strikes were carried out into Gaza in the early hours of this morning, Senior Programme Officer, Maher Abdullah said: 

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Thursday 14 March 2019

NGO reaction to the “Brussels III” Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies called today for a sustained follow-up to ensure political and funding support translates into meaningful improvements for all Syrians.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Hundreds of thousands of children at risk as Mozambique braces for cyclone Idai

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families are in danger as cyclone Idai is scheduled to make landfall on the coast of Mozambique in the coming days, warns Save the Children, potentially devastating the lives of some 800,000 people.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Number of foreign children in North-East Syria camps up almost 45% in less than a month

There are now estimated to be at least 3,580 children of foreign nationalities living in three camps for displaced people in North-East Syria, Save the Children revealed today.

This is an increase of almost 45 per cent from a previous mid-February estimate of 2,500, as the offensive against the last ISIS-held enclave intensified in recent weeks.

At least 56,000 people have been displaced in the last three months, both Syrians and families from other nationalities, mostly Iraqis, overwhelming the al-Hol camp where people are being transferred.

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