Middle East and Eastern Europe


Tuesday 26 March 2019

Seven killed in bombing of save the children supported hospital in Yemen


Four children were among seven people killed today when a hospital supported by Save the Children in Yemen was hit by an airstrike. Two other adults are unaccounted for.

A missile struck a petrol station near the entrance to Kitaf rural hospital, about 100km from the city of Saada in the northwest of the country, at 9.30am.

The hospital had been open for only half an hour and many patients and staff were arriving on a busy morning. They included a health worker who died along with their two children.

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

1,000 children infected every day as Yemen cholera outbreak spikes



  • Surge in suspected cases; 40,000 in last two weeks
  • Children make up more than a third of new cases
  • Malnourished children more likely to contract – and die – from cholera

SANA’A, YEMEN (March 26) - An alarming spike in suspected cholera cases in Yemen is infecting 1,000 children every day, Save the Children is warning.

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Tuesday 26 March 2019

Statement on Gaza escalation last night

Regional Director Jeremy Stoner said:

“We are deeply concerned by the escalation in Gaza last night, which shook homes across the Gaza strip and terrified the 2 million residents who live there.

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Monday 25 March 2019

Statement on rockets fired into Tel Aviv in the early hours of this morning

Save the Children’s Regional Director, Jeremy Stoner said:

'Save the Children is deeply concerned at reports of rockets fired into Israel last night, reportedly injuring seven people including three children. We urgently call on both sides to uphold the ceasefire and prevent any further injury to children in Israel or Gaza.

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Tuesday 19 March 2019

“Hear our voices, we’re sick of war"

Yemeni children call out for peace

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