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Monday 22 January 2018

YEMEN: Children bear the brunt of worst diphtheria outbreak for a generation

Anas* is 13 years old. He visited a Save the Children treatment centre when he became ill. He was diagnosed with suspected diphtheria and was put on a course of treatment and vaccinated before being released.


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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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Saturday 13 January 2018

UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP settlement evictions in Mogadishu, Somalia

The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today. 

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Thursday 4 January 2018

At least 48,000 Rohingya babies set to be born in overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh in 2018

New figures reveal that more than 48,000 Rohingya babies are expected to be born in Bangladesh this year, beginning their lives in refugee camps and makeshift settlements where families rely on food rations to survive and live in flimsy tents made of plastic and bamboo.

Few of these babies will be born in health facilities, and from day one will be at an increased risk ofgetting sick, suffering malnutrition and therefore dying before the age of five, warns Save the Children.

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Tuesday 26 December 2017

Southern Vietnam awaits strong winds and deluge of rain after Cyclone Tembin lashes Philippines

25th December, 2017


Communities in southern Vietnam are bracing for heavy rains and powerful winds this Christmas Day, when Cyclone Tembin is expected to make landfall in the very south of the country.


Tembin, currently a category one cyclone with winds gusting up to 148km/h is expected to weaken slightly to 135km/h before making landfall to Vietnam, as reported by Meteorological Department of Vietnam.


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