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Thursday 20 April 2017

Drought-hit Somalia one step closer to famine

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates continue to rise to alarming levels in drought affected Somalia, a new study from Save the Children reveals.

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Wednesday 19 April 2017

Conditions in South Sudan’s Unity state expected to deteriorate with coming rainy season

As it delivers lifesaving services and vaccinations to thousands of the most hard-to-reach people in famine hit South Sudan’s Unity state, Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit has warned conditions will deteriorate further with the coming rainy season.

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Tuesday 14 March 2017

Women and children flee famine and war in South Sudan

After a UN report warned “a process of ethnic cleansing was under way” in South Sudan and famine was declared in Unity State, refugees have described the horrors that forced hundreds of thousands of women and children to flee to sanctuary in Uganda.

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Friday 10 March 2017

Cholera cases soar as Somalia spirals towards famine

Save the Children deploys emergency cholera task force to respond to outbreak

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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Somalia reaching a ‘tipping point’ as signs of malnutrition among children worsen

Workers at Save the Children-supported health clinics and hospitals in Puntland – one of the areas hardest hit by drought in Somalia – are seeing a significant increase in severe malnutrition cases among children coming through their doors.

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