Middle East and Eastern Europe


Tuesday 17 October 2017

Save the Children statement on recapture of Raqqa

As the city of Raqqa is recaptured from ISIS, Save the Children is warning that the humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria is rapidly escalating.

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Monday 16 October 2017

Iraq: 400,000 children still displaced one year after the start of the Mosul offensive

As Iraq marks the first anniversary of the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS, Save the Children is concerned for the estimated 400,000 children who are still displaced by the fighting. A staggering one million people were forced from their homes by the nine-month offensive, one of the largest mass displacements in recent years. Just under a third have returned to start rebuilding their shattered lives.

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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Yemen: Cholera outbreak now largest and fastest on record, 600,000 children infected by Christmas

Yemen’s cholera outbreak will reach more than a million cases by Christmas at current rates, including at least 600,000 children, Save the Children is warning.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Syria fighting forces hundreds of schools to close

An escalation in fighting has forced hundreds of schools across Syria to suspend classes over the past two weeks, with teachers sending children home in terror as bombs and shells fall nearby.

Vital education and psychological support for tens of thousands of children has been disrupted as a result of what is reported to be the deadliest violence this year. At least three schools have been attacked in the past week, injuring children and destroying classrooms.

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Thursday 5 October 2017

Recapture of Hawija: Save the Children expresses concern about continued fighting

As the Iraqi army declares the recapture of central Hawija from ISIS, Save the Children is deeply concerned about continued fighting and displacement as Iraqi and coalition forces try to clear the last remaining villages.

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