Middle East and Eurasia


Friday 23 December 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo sends message of hope, along with life-saving aid, to Syrian children

As the crisis in Syria continues to deteriorate, 2016’s best football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, today offered the children of Syria a message of hope. Ronaldo, a Save the Children Global Artist Ambassador since 2013, told them that amidst a war entering its sixth year they are the “true heroes,” and has made a generous donation to provide immediate life-saving relief to children and families in Syria

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Wednesday 21 December 2016

Children at risk as heavy snow hampers relief effort in Aleppo and Idlib

A heavy snow-storm has hit north-west Syria, adding to the misery for thousands of families who have recently fled East Aleppo and for civilians who remain trapped.

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Monday 19 December 2016

Yemen hospitals on the brink of closure as health system collapses leaving 8 million children without access to healthcare

Yemen’s health system is on the brink of collapse, according to a new briefing by Save the Children which includes interviews with doctors and parents in the war-ravaged country.

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Thursday 15 December 2016

Save the Children: Injured and orphaned children must be evacuated from East Aleppo today

As the delayed evacuation from the remaining opposition-held part of Aleppo appears to have begun, Save the Children is urging the immediate transfer of injured and orphaned/separated children to safe areas.

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Tuesday 13 December 2016

Save the Children deeply concerned for fate of children and aid workers in East Aleppo

We are desperately worried for the fate of aid workers, children and other civilians trapped in East Aleppo. Our partners have at least 300 humanitarian staff in the city still, living under intense bombardment with their families but fearing they will be arrested or killed if they try to leave.

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