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Friday 9 November 2018

Gaza protests: Futures of nearly 1,000 children shot by live ammunition hang in the balance amid strained health system

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Save the Children urge for an end to violence at border which has seen 948[1] children hit by live ammunition and for support for those who have been wounded.

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Intense fighting reported near save the children health facility in Hodeidah

Aid agency calls for an immediate end to the fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties

November 7, 2018 – Intense fighting has been reported near a Save the Children supported health facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early this morning, damaging one of the pharmacies that supplies life-saving medicines. Shelling has also hit residential areas.

The incident caused widespread panic and demonstrates that heavy fighting has reached the densely populated city, endangering civilians and aid workers alike.

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Monday 5 November 2018

YEMEN STATEMENT: Weekend of heavy bombardment around Hodeidah

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director said:

“Save the Children staff in Hodeidah reported almost 100 air strikes over the weekend, five times as many as in the whole first week of October.

“This serious escalation around Yemen’s most important port city could put tens of thousands of children in the line of fire and further choke delivery of food and medicine to a country where we estimate extreme hunger and disease are killing an average of 100 children each day.

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Thursday 25 October 2018

Cost of food nearly doubles putting thousands of lives at risk in Yemen

Failing economy is as big a threat to children as bombs and bullets, warns Save the Children

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Monday 15 October 2018

Generation of children in need of mental health support in Yemen

“I feel my friend’s pain and my pain. I don’t feel anything else”

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