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Wednesday 11 October 2017

More than 20,000 girls married illegally every day

More than 20,000 girls are married every day below the minimum age permitted by national law, according to new research from Save the Children and the World Bank marking the International Day of the Girl.

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Tuesday 10 October 2017

The path to prosperity in protracted crises

Fourteen year-old Adama* from North-East Nigeria always remembers what her father told her about going to school. “Education is the only thing that cannot be taken from you, no matter how hard people might try. With education, we can travel to anywhere in the world and people will respect us.” Her father, a head teacher, was tragically murdered by insurgents during an attack on her village in Borno State. But his words lived on inside Adama. When she was uprooted following the attack, she came across a pre-school where, thanks to Save the Children, she was able to enroll for free and restart her education.

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Saturday 7 October 2017

700,000 children among millions of people in Puerto Rico facing aftereffects of Hurricane Maria

Save the Children has sent additional staff and supplies to address the most urgent needs for children and their families. The organization’s staff arrived in the immediate aftermath of the storm and, working with partners and local officials, has already distributed essential supplies for toddlers and young children in seven shelters on the island, with additional distributions scheduled.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Syria fighting forces hundreds of schools to close

An escalation in fighting has forced hundreds of schools across Syria to suspend classes over the past two weeks, with teachers sending children home in terror as bombs and shells fall nearby.

Vital education and psychological support for tens of thousands of children has been disrupted as a result of what is reported to be the deadliest violence this year. At least three schools have been attacked in the past week, injuring children and destroying classrooms.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Recapture of Hawija: Save the Children expresses concern about continued fighting

As the Iraqi army declares the recapture of central Hawija from ISIS, Save the Children is deeply concerned about continued fighting and displacement as Iraqi and coalition forces try to clear the last remaining villages.

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