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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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Thursday 14 January 2016

WEST AFRICA EBOLA EPIDEMIC DECLARED OVER BUT HUGE TASK AHEAD REMAINS TO REBUILD AFFECTED SOCIETIES, WARNS SAVE THE CHILDREN

 

Save the Children welcomes the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, but warns that the worst epidemic of the disease in recorded history – resulting in more than 11,300 deaths across West Africa – has had a devastating long-term impact on vulnerable families and children.

 

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Saturday 7 November 2015

SIERRA LEONE DECLARED EBOLA-FREE BUT EFFORTS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE CHILDREN MUST BE STEPPED UP

Save the Children welcomes the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcement marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, but warns that the deadly epidemic has had a devastating long-term impact on vulnerable children.

The unprecedented outbreak in West Africa was the worst in recorded history with more than 11,313 deaths in total across West Africa, including 3,955 in Sierra Leone.

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