Middle East and Eastern Europe


Monday 4 December 2017

Children in Yemen cut off from vital help and risk being injured or killed in intense street battles and airstrikes

Children in the Yemeni capital Sana’a and other districts are cut off from vital help and risk being injured or killed in intense street battles and airstrikes. Save the Children is calling for an urgent ceasefire to allow aid agencies to help children in need of food and medical supplies.

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Friday 24 November 2017

Yemen: 600 new cases of starving children every day

Famine fears grow amid a continued blockade

10-month-old Qais* is malnourished. He received treatment and started to get better but following the blockade his family was unable to provide enough nutrition and his condition worsened again.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

YEMEN: Hunger & disease could kill at least 50,000 children this year, more if the aid blockade continues

SANA’A, YEMEN (November 15, 2017)— Extreme hunger and disease are killing an estimated 130 children in Yemen every day. A continuing blockade by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition on the country’s northern ports of entry is likely to increase the death toll further, past the projected 50,000 children expected to die this year.(1)

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Tuesday 14 November 2017

SYRIA: Grave fears for 175,000 children who have fled Deir Ez-zour

November 3rd, 2017 - The Syrian government today seized the last part of the Syrian city of Deir Ez-zour from Islamic State. The escalation in fighting has pushed hundreds of thousands in recent weeks and months.

The camps for the displaced are overwhelmed and conditions are woefully inadequate. Save the Children is advocating for greater support to all those in need and is calling for urgent action to be taken to get children, many of whom have been out of school for years, back in the classroom so they can start to recover from the traumatic things they have seen.

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

INGO joint statement on closure of Yemen’s air, sea and land ports


November 8, 2017 - 15 humanitarian agencies expressed serious concern today over the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition’s decision to temporarily close all entry points to Yemen, effectively sealing the country off. The agencies demand that humanitarian operations are allowed to resume immediately and request clarity on the planned duration of the current closure and contingencies to allow humanitarian supplies to be delivered. 

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