East and Southern Africa


Thursday 21 March 2019

Save the Children scales up aid for Mozambique

Save the Children has delivered 51 metric tons of vital aid to Mozambique at the start of an operation to help hundreds of thousands of children and families in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the aid agency has said.

A cargo plane carrying 8,400 tarpaulins, 3,500 terry cans, 2,500 buckets and 20 tents arrived last night, 19th March, in the capital, Maputo.

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Monday 18 March 2019

Fears for the lives of 100,000 people as rivers burst their banks and engulf communities in cyclone-hit Mozambique

  • An area 50 km wide is completely submerged.
  • Families are clinging to roof tops desperate to be rescued.
  • Torrential rain continues.
  • The town of Buzi could be completely under water in 24 hours.

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE – Monday 18 March 2019 – Fears are growing for more than 100,000 children and adults whose lives are at risk in cyclone-hit Mozambique as rivers in the worst affected areas burst their banks inundating large swathes of land, Save the Children said today.

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Thursday 14 March 2019

Hundreds of thousands of children at risk as Mozambique braces for cyclone Idai

Hundreds of thousands of children and their families are in danger as cyclone Idai is scheduled to make landfall on the coast of Mozambique in the coming days, warns Save the Children, potentially devastating the lives of some 800,000 people.

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Thursday 18 October 2018

One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.

More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state.  

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Friday 14 September 2018

Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs including Save the Children, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.

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