East and Southern Africa


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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Monday 20 February 2017

More than one million children in South Sudan risk starvation as the country faces its worst lean season on record

More than one million children in war-torn South Sudan risk starvation, Save the Children is warning, as a famine is declared in the country’s Unity State.

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Friday 10 February 2017

Tens of thousands of drought-stricken families in Somalia forced to flee their homes in search of food and water

Tens of thousands of families are abandoning their homes across drought-stricken Somalia in search of food, water and viable grazing land amid alarming indications of the breadth of the food crisis gripping the nation.

Local government authorities and Save the Children field offices are reporting that hundreds of trucks a day have been arriving in the coastal regions of Puntland over the last six weeks carrying families and their livestock from as far as Somaliland, simply because they have heard there had been some fleeting rain just before Christmas.

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