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Friday 8 July 2016

Ethiopia food crisis reaches 'critical moment', warns Save the Children

As the impact of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years peaks over the next three months when the traditional ‘lean season’ takes grip, the response of the international community will be critical, Save the Children is warning.

An estimated 10.2 million people, including more than 5.75 million children, will remain reliant on emergency food assistance until the main November harvest yields.

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Thursday 30 June 2016

South Sudan faces highest levels of food insecurity since onset of conflict in 2013, warns Save the Children

4.8 million people in South Sudan – more than a third of the country’s population - will face severe food shortages over the coming months, amid a looming hunger crisis threatening large parts of the country, Save the Children warns today. 

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Wednesday 15 June 2016

Protecting children's rights in conflicts and crisis in Africa

With forty per cent of Africans aged 14 or younger, Africa is officially the fastest growing continent in the world.  Sadly, it is also the most conflict-prone region with three out of 10 African children living in fragile, conflict-affected regions or countries, and an estimated 12 million children internally displaced throughout the continent.

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Friday 8 April 2016

Ethiopia in the grip of its worst drought in 50 years. Six million children in need of food aid

Save the children is warning that at least six million children in Ethiopia are facing critical food shortages as a result of the worst drought in 50 years.

 

Newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt urges the international community to step up its support.

 

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