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Thursday 14 February 2019

Hebron monitors: aid organisations raise the alarm at increased risks to civilians

Palestinians, including children, left without international protection in one of the most volatile areas in the occupied Palestinian territory.

RAMALLAH - The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oxfam and Save the Children have warned today that hundreds of civilians, including children, will see their safety put at risk by the withdrawal of international observers deployed in the city of Hebron.

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Thursday 31 January 2019

One in ten children forced from their homes because of conflict and violence in Yemen

Half a million children displaced by fighting in Hodeidah in just six months 

 

Daoud* (above), 15 months, from Hodeidah, has his arm measured by a health worker at Save the Children’s Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP), in a camp for displaced people (below) in Lahj district, Yemen, where he receives treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition. 

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Friday 18 January 2019

I urge you: stop fueling the war in Yemen

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

Yemeni children are living in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. I see their suffering every day while working on the ground in Yemen. The only way to end this suffering is to end the conflict. It is therefore a shame if national parliaments keep giving the green light to continued sales of military equipment to the Saudi-led coalition.

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Thursday 10 January 2019

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria as flooding hits camps

Syrian refugees in camps in neighbouring Lebanon also struggling to keep warm amid snowstorms

B-roll, interviews and photographs from flooded camps in Idlib are available here

-       Tents and food supplies washed away in heavy rains, leaving thousands to face winter without shelter.

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Thursday 13 December 2018

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director, said: “The warring parties must implement the steps agreed in Sweden, in line with international humanitarian law. The world will be watching. A ceasefire in Hodeidah, and the reopening of Sanaa

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

“The warring parties must implement the steps agreed in Sweden, in line with international humanitarian law. The world will be watching. A ceasefire in Hodeidah, and the reopening of Sanaa airport to domestic flights,are important first steps to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen.

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