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Thursday 23 February 2017

Save the Children urges parties at UN Syria peace talks to secure and fully implement ceasefire

Ahead of Thursday’s renewed Syria peace talks in Geneva, Save the Children is sharing the story of four year old Hazem* to highlight the brutality being inflicted on children.

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Thursday 23 February 2017

The IKEA Foundation calls on funders to step up and save lives in Yemen

Malak* and Lua’e* were displaced from Sa’ada and now live with their family in Amran. Mohammed Awadh/Save the Children

To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to continue to save lives and protect children and families in Yemen, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a €2 million grant to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and €500,000 to Save the Children.

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Friday 17 February 2017

Save the Children statement on launch of offensive into western Mosul

Maurizio Crivallero, Save the Children’s Iraq Country Director said:

“An estimated 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, and the impact of artillery and other explosive weaponry in those narrow, densely-populated streets is likely to be more deadly and indiscriminate than anything we have seen in the conflict so far.

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Thursday 16 February 2017

Save the Children statement on reports of an airstrike on a funeral in Yemen

Following reports of an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a funeral in Sana’a, Grant Pritchard, Save the Children’s Deputy Country Director for Yemen, said:

“This attack was horrific. We’ve heard at least one child was killed, and our teams have just visited a hospital where they saw two infants who had been seriously injured, including a one-year-old girl with shrapnel wounds to her stomach and burns right across her face. The little girl’s aunt told us her mother had been killed in the attack and there are still two children missing in the rubble.

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Tuesday 7 February 2017

The moment a 13-year-old boy was hit by an airstrike

As a legal challenge begins on Tuesday seeking to ban UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia, Save the Children is calling for an independent international investigation into alleged war crimes by all parties in Yemen’s bitter civil war.

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