East and Southern Africa

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Millions of children robbed of childhood in East and Southern Africa

In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Some of these global goals are: ending poverty, eradicating hunger, promoting health, securing education, gender equality, access to water and sanitation, living in peace and promoting mechanisms and partnerships among others. It is therefore compelling that we reflect on the SDGs as we mark the Day of the African Child, held every June 16, under the theme 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for children in Africa: Accelerating protection, empowerment, and equal opportunity'.

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Friday 28 April 2017

Children face increased violence and exploitation as famine looms in drought-stricken Somalia

More than a million children in Somalia are at risk of increased violence, child labour and of being separated from their families due to the devastating drought ravaging the country, new research from Save the Children has revealed.

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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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