Global news

Saturday 19 August 2017

Violence in food insecure countries leaving people at increased risk of starvation, Save the Children warns on World Humanitarian Day

Save the Children warns that the ability of aid agencies to respond effectively to the hunger crisis threatening millions of lives in four countries is being heavily impacted by violence directed at frontline humanitarian workers, leaving vulnerable communities at increased risk of starvation.

Read more »

Friday 18 August 2017

Child health crisis looms in Sierra Leone as death toll continues to rise

Save the Children has warned of a child health crisis in Sierra Leone due to contaminated water supplies and lack of safe shelter following this week’s deadly floods and mudslide. One hundred and twenty two children are now confirmed to have lost their lives in the tragedy, according Connaught Hospital, with 810 people still missing.

Read more »

Friday 18 August 2017

Worsening child protection crisis plaguing the occupied Palestinian territory

The reality for children living in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)is deteriorating almost every day. There are now more than two million Palestinian children who face increasing violations of their rights: displacement and forcible transfer, the demolition and destruction of homes and schools, arbitrary arrest and detention, harassment at checkpoints, and frequent violence and intimidation when they are simply trying to reach school or attend class.

Read more »

Thursday 17 August 2017

Deadly flood waters keep rising in Bangladesh and India, as Nepal begins to count cost of devastation

Almost 10 million people are affected by flooding that’s inundated large swathes of Bangladesh, Nepal and India following weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

 

The humanitarian situation in Bangladesh deteriorated quickly this week after six days of relentless rain caused the Ganges, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins to rise rapidly, spilling over and submerging much of the north and northeastern parts of the country.

 

Read more »

Thursday 17 August 2017

A blog by Gemma Parkin - Impossible choice: Why we cannot stand behind returns to Libya

Blog by Gemma Parkin – Save the Children’s Media Manager on board the Vos Hestia, currently docked in Malta

It’s a strange question to kick off the working day on board Save the Children’s rescue ship: Would we rather stop our search and rescue operations completely, and risk people drowning, than return migrants and refugees back to Libya? But that’s the question we were forced to ask ourselves – and the answer is clear. This is not an action we can stand behind.

Read more »

Pages

Donate Now

Please select which national member organisation you would like to donate to.