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Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) —The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day, with the latest statistics revealing more than 14 million people are in desperate need of food.
One in three Yemeni children under five – approximately 1.3 million – are suffering from acute malnutrition.
Nine governorates are now in a state of emergency, just one step away from being declared a 'famine', including the besieged city of Taiz and the major port city of Al Hodeidah.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.
Worst drought in decades leading to a rise in child malnutrition
Thousands of children in Zimbabwe could be facing starvation by Christmas unless the country gets more help to deal with the impact of one of the worst droughts in living memory, Save the Children warns today.
The food shortage is most acute in the district of Binga, only four hours’ drive from the well-stocked tourist hotels and restaurants of Victoria Falls.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 20, 2016) — Children and their families are taking huge risks to flee areas held by militant groups in Iraq ahead of an expected military offensive, Save the Children is warning.
Wednesday 20 July 2016
By Kirsten Mathieson
Global immunisation progress has plateaued in recent years, as highlighted in our briefing Universal Immunisation Coverage: Further, Faster, Fairer, published earlier this year with RESULTS UK. The latest immunisation data just been released by WHO and UNICEF doesn’t offer encouraging news – global coverage remains unchanged.
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We are currently looking for a Project Officer, Humanitarian and Thematic Strategy Groups to join us in our central London office and provide proactive and comprehensive project support to three key global working groups. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and highly motivated individual to join a fast paced and dynamic organisation, which is just at the start of its ambitious new strategy.
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Contract length: 2 years
This 10 day residential training programme for health professionals is focused on the analysis of health systems of countries affected by, or recovering from, protracted crises. It is organised jointly with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Save the Children and the World Health Organisation (WHO).