Due to the increasing scale of the ebola crisis and the specific difficulties of treating infected children, Save the Children announced today that they are rapidly scaling up their response to the West African outbreak.
Rob MacGillivray, Regional Humanitarian Director talking from heart of crisis in Sierra Leone said:
Jasmine Whitbread, Save the Children International CEO says: “Save the Children is appalled by the abduction of the schoolgirls in Nigeria. As a children’s rights organisation we believe every boy or girl has the right to be educated and to be protected against all forms of violence.
“This is yet another indication of how violence against children is being used in conflict across the world. Save the Children urges that those responsible for the abduction of the schoolgirls ensure their safe and immediate return to their families and communities.
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