Middle East and Eastern Europe


Monday 20 May 2019

At least 38 children killed in shelling in Idlib and Hama, Northern Syria

At least 38 children have been killed and 46 were injured in shelling on North West Syria since the 1st of April, Save the Children said today. Working with its partner in North West Syria, Hurras Network, Save the Children has learnt that 9 children died at school, 11 children died at home, 7 children died at the market, 2 children died in a camp and 1 child died in hospital.

Twelve of the 38 children have died in the most recent escalation in violence since the end of April which has displaced 180,000 people, including 80,000 children.

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Thursday 16 May 2019

Save the Children calls for perpetrators of violations against children in conflict zones across the world to be held to account

Charter to protect children in conflict launched today

THE HAGUE – After a day of heavy airstrikes in the Yemen capital Sana’a, in which at least four children were killed and many were injured, Save the Children calls on governments around the world to recognize the role they have to play in ending grave violations against children, including ending arms sales to countries that indiscriminately bomb civilian areas.

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Sunday 5 May 2019

GAZA ESCALATION: “I feel like my family is a sitting target”

GAZA (May 5)—Following an escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza, Save the Children and its partners have temporarily suspended education and other programmes in the Gaza Strip, with only essential services like health now remaining operational. Staff and children have been instructed to stay at home and indoors.

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Friday 3 May 2019

Conflict in Yemen: Devastating toll on pregnant women and new mums becomes clear as malnutrition admissions soar

The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women treated for acute malnutrition almost doubled between 2016 and 2018, new data from Yemen has shown.

Despite the rapid scale up, it is estimated that in 2018 more than 150,000 went untreated due to brutal fighting, lack of access to critical areas and underfunding.

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Thursday 25 April 2019

Yemen cholera outbreak: 100,000 children infected since start of 2019

Sana’a, Yemen, 25 April 2019 – More than 100,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported among children under the age of 15 in Yemen since the start of the year - more than twice the number during the same period in 2018.

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