Middle East and Eastern Europe


Monday 22 May 2017

More than 600 children a day diagnosed with suspected cholera in Yemen

Save the Children staff in Yemen are warning that a deadly cholera outbreak could become a full blown-epidemic, with more than 65,000 cases expected by the end of June at current rates. Yemen is seeing an average of more than 1,000 suspected cases of cholera a day, with nearly two out of three suspected of being children under 15 years.

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Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children maternity hospital attacked in latest of 12 incidents targeting health facilities in Syria this month

A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in Idlib was damaged after at least two airstrikes landed near the facility late last night.

A similar attack in July left two dead and several, including babies, injured. This incident is the twelfth of a series of attacks against health facilities in April alone. 

Initial reports from the charity’s local partner suggests two airstrikes landed close to the hospital at about 2 am local time, damaging the building.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Yemen: Save the Children statement on UN pledging conference

Save the Children is calling on the international community to do more to ensure aid can reach children quickly.

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Monday 24 April 2017

World is abandoning Yemen’s children in their hour of greatest need

The world is abandoning Yemen’s children in their hour of greatest need, Save the Children says on the eve of a major international donor conference in Geneva. As the country teeters on the brink of famine, only 14% of the $2.1 billion needed to save lives this year has so far been pledged.

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Thursday 20 April 2017

UN must list Saudi Arabia-led coalition for violating child rights in Yemen - report

A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen must be named in the UN’s annual list of perpetrators of child rights violations for carrying out repeated attacks on medical facilities and personnel, a new report says today.

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