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Monday 17 July 2017

New UN figures reveal alarming increase in child deaths from conflict in Afghanistan as humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate: Save the Children

Save the Children has expressed its alarm after new UN figures released today reveal a surge in the number of children killed by conflict in Afghanistan during the first half of this year.

At least 1,662 civilians were killed and another 3,581 injured between January and June, in a period that saw civilian casualties remain at near record levels in Afghanistan, according to the report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

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Wednesday 12 July 2017

Absence of Greek Government plans for islands' unaccompanied children presents risks, a group of NGOs warns

On August 1, the Greek Government will assume responsibility for services provided to asylum seekers on the Greek islands and for unaccompanied children throughout Greece. Humanitarian organisations working on the islands and with unaccompanied children welcome the transition to a Government-led response.

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Sunday 9 July 2017

Mosul: Save the Children warns a generation of children are at risk of being lost to severe psychological damage

As Iraq's Prime Minister congratulates the armed forces for their "victory" in Mosul, Save the Children is warning that a generation of children are at risk of being lost to severe psychological damage.

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Friday 7 July 2017

The G20 and the inequality crisis

Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the global economy. That’s why, in 2009, at his first global summit as US president, Barack Obama joined then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to spearhead the G20’s upgrade, making it the world’s preeminent economic forum.

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Thursday 6 July 2017

Millions of children will be left behind unless G20 leaders take action in Hamburg

G20 leaders must prioritise investing in education when they meet in Hamburg tomorrow if they are to address the world’s challenges properly, warns Save the Children.

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