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Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children alarmed by 17 percent increase in number of children killed by conflict in Afghanistan

Children are increasingly becoming victims of conflict in Afghanistan, according to new figures released by the United Nations, which documented more than 200 child deaths and 500 child injuries from fighting during the first three months of this year.

Save the Children expressed its deep concern at the findings and called for greater accountability by armed groups operating in Afghanistan. 

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Thursday 23 March 2017

More than 1,100 Afghan children a day expected to drop out of school in 2017, putting them at risk of exploitation, Save the Children warns

More than 400,000 children in Afghanistan – over 1,100 per day – are expected to drop out of school this year due to growing instability and a spike in forced returns from Pakistan, Save the Children analysis has shown.

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Thursday 9 March 2017

1.2 million people affected by drought in Sri Lanka as farmers are confronted with worst harvest in 40 years

Sri Lankan farmers are counting the cost of the nation’s worst drought in decades, which has caused widespread crop failure and food shortages while compounding the nation’s existing malnutrition crisis.

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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Mongolia’s herders living on the brink as 'dying season' begins for livestock in extreme winter ‘dzud’

Mongolia’s poorest herders are increasingly going into debt to buy food, selling off livestock cheaply and skipping meals as they brace for large-scale livestock deaths over the coming months, warns Save the Children

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Monday 6 February 2017

Children must be 'off limits' during times of fighting, warns Save the Children, as grim new UN figures reveal almost three children per day were killed by conflict in Afghanistan in 2016

Save the Children has expressed its alarm at shocking new UN figures that reveal 2016 to be the most deadly year on record for children in Afghanistan.

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