East and Southern Africa


Thursday 2 February 2017

Fears grow for millions of children in Somalia, as risk of famine looms

Millions of children in Somalia risk starvation, and even death, unless urgent aid is provided by June, Save the Children is warning.

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Thursday 20 October 2016

Thousands of vulnerable children at risk as closure of world’s largest refugee camp looms

More than 165,000 vulnerable children risk violence, forced recruitment and separation from their families, as thousands leave Dadaab refugee camp ahead of its planned closure, Save the Children is warning.

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Tuesday 16 August 2016

Yellow Fever outbreak on brink of going global

The largest Yellow Fever epidemic for decades is now sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola and could soon spread to the Americas, Asia and Europe, Save the Children is warning.

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Friday 22 July 2016

2000 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda daily

More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan.  90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.

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Wednesday 13 July 2016

South Sudan: Growing concerns for children as bodies line the streets and shops are looted in Juba


Following four days of bloody clashes between rival forces in South Sudan, which has left close to 300 people dead, at least 42,000 displaced, and tens of thousands facing critical food and water shortages, the humanitarian situation in Juba is deteriorating despite the implementation of a fragile ceasefire on Monday evening.

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