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Thursday 25 January 2018


‘This morning we were deeply saddened to discover that a further member of our team was killed during yesterday’s attack against our office in Jalalabad. The identity of our late colleague was confirmed today, a young man in his 20s, during the second indepth sweep of the building.

This news comes as our staff struggle to come to terms with news that three colleagues were killed yesterday.

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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Statement update: Incident at Save the Children compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

“It is with profound sadness that we can confirm three Save the Children staff members were killed earlier today in an attack on our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. All other staff have been safely rescued from the office. Four were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment.

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Wednesday 24 January 2018


Save the Children can confirm that the security incident affecting our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is still ongoing. 

Our primary concern remains to secure the safety of all of our staff. In response to this all of our programmes across Afghanistan have been temporarily suspended and our offices are closed. Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in. 

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Monday 22 January 2018

YEMEN: Children bear the brunt of worst diphtheria outbreak for a generation

Anas* is 13 years old. He visited a Save the Children treatment centre when he became ill. He was diagnosed with suspected diphtheria and was put on a course of treatment and vaccinated before being released.


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Wednesday 17 January 2018

More than 110,000 Syrian children forced from their homes by fighting in new wave of mass displacement

 Save the Children / Shafak organisation)

The escalation in fighting in southern Idlib has created one of the worst surges in displacement seen in Syria since the start of the conflict, Save the Children is warning. 

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