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Thursday 23 February 2017

Children in desperate quest for education after conflict lays waste to schools in north east Nigeria

Children as old as 15 are flooding into pre-school facilities in a desperate effort to learn after more than seven years of conflict compounded the world’s worst education crisis in north-east Nigeria, says Save the Children.

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Wednesday 18 January 2017

Risk of humanitarian emergency in Gambia and Senegal as tens of thousands of children are displaced

Hospitals, schools and other public services in Gambia and neighbouring Senegal risk being overwhelmed as tens of thousands of children flee their homes fearing political violence.

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Friday 2 December 2016

David Oyelowo heads cast including Bono and Aliko Dangote in plea to save 400,000 children from looming Nigeria famine

As humanitarian donors prepare to gather in Geneva, award-winning British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo has joined Nigerian luminaries and international charities in writing an open letter warning global leaders of the tens of thousands of children who could starve in North East Nigeria unless the world acts immediately.

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Monday 14 November 2016

Two hundred children could die every day in north-east Nigeria hunger crisis

New data from Save the Children reveals that up to half of all under-fives in some areas are suffering from acute malnutrition

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Tuesday 16 August 2016

Yellow Fever outbreak on brink of going global

The largest Yellow Fever epidemic for decades is now sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola and could soon spread to the Americas, Asia and Europe, Save the Children is warning.

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