Middle East and Eastern Europe


Thursday 28 June 2018

Yemen: Save the Children statement on UN secretary-general’s children & armed conflict report

Save the Children is disappointed that the Saudi- and Emirati-led Coalition fighting in Yemen has been exonerated for attacks on schools and hospitals in this year’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Report by the UN Secretary-General. This is despite at least 19 verified aerial attacks on schools and five verified attacks on hospitals/health centres attributed to the Coalition in 2017.

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Thursday 28 June 2018

Save the Children-supported schools bombed amid escalating violence as 50,000 displaced in southern Syria

Destroyed classroom in the Olive Branch ‘alternative learning centre’ 

(image courtesy of  Olive Branch Organisation)


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Friday 22 June 2018

Two girls orphaned and badly injured by shrapnel following an airstrike near Hodeidah

Save the Children has begun assisting two sisters, Shadia*, 2 and Wafa*, 6, who have been orphaned and badly injured following an airstrike that hit near their parents' vehicle, close to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.

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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Hodeidah Port Attack in Yemen

Tamer Kirolos, Yemen Country Director, Save the Children, says:

An estimated 300,000 children stuck in Hodeidah city are risk of being killed or maimed by the fighting. Families and children could be caught in the crossfire, unable to leave but in grave danger from bombs and bullets if they stay, trapped beyond the reach of humanitarian aid or medical care.

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Tuesday 12 June 2018

Yemen: Catastrophic consequences for civilians should port city of Hodeidah come under attack, warn aid groups

London, June 12, 2018: Aid groups operating in Yemen are warning of catastrophic consequences of any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah. According to credible reports, a possible attack of the city looks imminent and could, according to the UN, cost up to 250,000 lives.   

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