Middle East and Eastern Europe


Thursday 2 August 2018

Explosions reported near Save the Children-supported hospital in Hodeidah, as port city sees fresh violence

At least one explosion went off in the vicinity of Hodeidah’s main hospital on Thursday evening, where Save the Children runs a diphtheria treatment centre.

Our staff, some of whom were near the area when the blasts occurred, reported chaos and captured videos of smoke rising up from the streets. We have as yet to confirm reports that civilians have been killed and injured in the attack but are extremely concerned that the area may not be safe for civilians and that hospitals will not be able to cope with any large influx of wounded.

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Friday 13 July 2018

Syria: urgent humanitarian access needed to families displaced by fighting in dera’a, says save the children

Amman, July 13 – Save the Children is calling for a ceasefire and urgent humanitarian access to children displaced by fighting in Dera’a in southwestern Syria. Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced to Quneitra on the border with the Occupied Golan Heights and parts of Western Dera’a under the blazing summer heat.

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Monday 9 July 2018

Mosul’s children haunted by constant fear and intense sorrow a year after the city was retaken from ISIS

Extreme mental distress of parents has left children with nowhere to turn for help

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Friday 6 July 2018


Following the announcement of a pause on the demolition of the village of al Khan al Ahmar, Jennifer Moorehead, Save the Children’s Country Director in the occupied Palestinian territory, said:

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Wednesday 4 July 2018

Education under threat as Al Khan Al Ahmar School set to be destroyed in the West Bank

July 4 – More than 170 children in the Khan Al Ahmar community in the West Bank are expecting to see their school demolishedimminently after bulldozers moved into the village today, sparking protests in which more than 30 people were reportedly injured.

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