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Thursday 21 February 2019

More than 2,500 foreign children are living in camps in North-East Syria

AMMAN - More than 2,500 children from more than 30 countries are living in three camps for people displaced in North-East Syria, Save the Children revealed today. They include 38 who are unaccompanied, according to the agency, which is urging the international community to take the  necessary steps to ensure the safety of all the children.

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Thursday 14 February 2019

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of conflict


More children are living in areas affected by armed conflict than at any time over the past two decades, a new report from Save the Children reveals 

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Thursday 14 February 2019

Hebron monitors: aid organisations raise the alarm at increased risks to civilians

Palestinians, including children, left without international protection in one of the most volatile areas in the occupied Palestinian territory.

RAMALLAH - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oxfam and Save the Children have warned today that hundreds of civilians, including children, will see their safety put at risk by the withdrawal of international observers deployed in the city of Hebron.

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Monday 11 February 2019

97 child deaths as Ebola cases spike in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Deadly virus outbreak in DRC could last for at least another six months, Save the Children warns KINSHASA – Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

KINSHASA – Almost one hundred children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have lost their lives to the Ebola virus since the outbreak started in August last year. Save the Children warns the death toll could be set to rise as the number of new cases spiked in January, from around 20 a week to more than 40. Of the 97 children who lost their lives, 65 were younger than five years old.

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Thursday 31 January 2019

One in ten children forced from their homes because of conflict and violence in Yemen

Half a million children displaced by fighting in Hodeidah in just six months 


Daoud* (above), 15 months, from Hodeidah, has his arm measured by a health worker at Save the Children’s Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP), in a camp for displaced people (below) in Lahj district, Yemen, where he receives treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition. 

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