Middle East and Eurasia


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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Saturday 15 April 2017

Save the Children condemns attack on evacuated civilians in Syria

Save the Children strongly condemns today’s appalling attack on buses of civilians being evacuated from the besieged towns of Foua and Kefraya in northwest Syria. Tens of people, including children, are reported to have been killed.

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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Born on the run: Young Iraqi mothers fleeing ISIS give birth anywhere they can

With the battle for West Mosul still raging, and ISIS increasingly using civilians as human shields as coalition airstrikes continue, many expectant mothers are fleeing for their lives – in some cases even giving birth on the run.

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Wednesday 5 April 2017

2.5 million children left without help as Syria aid effort stalls

Escalating violence in Syria is increasingly preventing the delivery of vital aid, leaving around 2.5 million children without help, Save the Children is warning as world leaders meet in Brussels today to discuss ways to address the crisis.

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