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Sunday 18 June 2017

Thousands of children in grave danger as Mosul Old City offensive begins

An estimated 50,000 children are in grave danger as the fighting in Mosul enters what is likely to be its deadliest phase yet, warns Save the Children.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Yemen cholera epidemic infecting one child every minute

A deadly cholera epidemic sweeping Yemen is spiralling out of control, with at least one child infected every minute, warns Save the Children.

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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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