West and Central Africa


Tuesday 15 August 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide: Save the Children staff member and his children among those missing

Save the Children has confirmed that a staff member, along with his young children, is among the hundreds of people missing following a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone.

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Monday 14 August 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide: Save the Children statement

Dozens of children are likely to be among the hundreds of casualties in a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone that buried houses and trapped families in their homes, Save the Children has warned.

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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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