Middle East and Eastern Europe


Wednesday 17 January 2018

More than 110,000 Syrian children forced from their homes by fighting in new wave of mass displacement

 Save the Children / Shafak organisation)

The escalation in fighting in southern Idlib has created one of the worst surges in displacement seen in Syria since the start of the conflict, Save the Children is warning. 

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Friday 22 December 2017

Seven children, including a six-month-old baby girl, killed in Yemen bombing

Sanaa, Yemen, 21 December 2017 - Save the Children strongly condemns the Saudi-UAE led coalition airstrikes on Bab Najran in Saada last night which killed 11 and injured 8 civilians, and sends a strong reminder to all parties to the conflict of the importance of protecting civilians and respecting International Humanitarian Law.

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Wednesday 20 December 2017

“I USED TO LOVE WRITING BUT NOW I CAN’T EVEN HOLD A PEN” Children in Yemen bear the brunt of an endless war

13-year-old Noran* suffered a life-changing injury after an airstrike in Yemen.


Sana’a, December 20, 2017 – Today marks 1,000 days since the international escalation of the conflict in Yemen, which has already led to the deaths of thousands of children from violence, hunger or preventable diseases like cholera.


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Monday 4 December 2017

Children in Yemen cut off from vital help and risk being injured or killed in intense street battles and airstrikes

Children in the Yemeni capital Sana’a and other districts are cut off from vital help and risk being injured or killed in intense street battles and airstrikes. Save the Children is calling for an urgent ceasefire to allow aid agencies to help children in need of food and medical supplies.

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Friday 24 November 2017

Yemen: 600 new cases of starving children every day

Famine fears grow amid a continued blockade

10-month-old Qais* is malnourished. He received treatment and started to get better but following the blockade his family was unable to provide enough nutrition and his condition worsened again.

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