West and Central Africa


Friday 8 August 2014

Ebola-affected children are hardest to treat

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:   

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Monday 12 May 2014

Abduction of Nigerian school girls

 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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Friday 28 March 2014

Two days in Abuja

Sitting in Charles de Gaulle airport waiting for my connection after a hectic couple of days in Abuja. I went at short notice invited by the African Union to be part of the Finance Ministers' meeting on industrialisation with a special session on malnutrition.

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Wednesday 24 April 2013

Malnutrition big problem in DR Congo

Blog by Jessica Bourdaire, Programme Manager in Democratic Republic of Congo

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