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Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference
More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
I’m just back from the depths of rural Democratic Republic of Congo. In what’s probably the most potent example of a fragile state today, I was struck by the sheer complexity of doing development work there. And inspired by the extraordinary work of our colleagues and partners in the field.
Here are reflections from my visit on delivering the right to healthcare in a highly unstable region of DRC.
Written by Christian Mutombo, Campaign and Communication Officer, DR Congo
A year ago, families living in Kasai, in central Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), were affected by the violence. What started as a dispute between a local traditional leader and the Congolese government, spiralled into a violent clash between militias and government forces which has enveloped the entire Kasai region and beyond.
Now, the previously peaceful area is the epicentre of a large humanitarian crisis.
Those are the words of Shadia*, an adolescent refugee girl living in Dadaab refugee camp in northern Kenya. She knows that she cannot survive and thrive without a good education. She knows it’s the ticket to a better future for her and her family – the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a doctor.
Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.
More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.
EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ
Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.
DES ENFANCES VOLÉES
Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.
For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.
Childhood malnutrition is a significant cause of ill health and poor development worldwide. High-quality nutrition is essential in early childhood to ensure healthy growth, proper organ formation and function, a strong immune system and neurological and cognitive development. Children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) are at high risk of morbidity and death . There are estimated to be 19 million children younger than 5 years of age with SAM worldwide, of whom more than 800,000 die annually .
Tuesday 16 August 2016
The largest Yellow Fever epidemic for decades is now sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola and could soon spread to the Americas, Asia and Europe, Save the Children is warning.
The charity’s rapid reaction Emergency Health Unit (EHU) has deployed to support the Ministry of Health with a mass vaccination campaign in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal
As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.
Contextualisées à partir des Normes minimales de l’INEE pour l’éducation: Préparation, interventions et relèvement
Les Normes minimales pour l’éducation Réseau inter-agences pour l’éducation en situations d’urgence (INEE)
Donors and Southern African governments must act swiftly, collaboratively, and generously in responding to the South African Development Community’s (SADC) announcement of a regional drought emergency triggered by El Nino, warn Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE.
In a statement this week, SADC Council has approved a ‘Declaration of the Regional Drought Disaster’. Approximately 28-30 million people in Southern Africa now face severe levels of hunger and food insecurity. If no action is taken, that number could rise quickly to 49 million.
Save the Children writer Ben Brill visited Uganda in December 2015, to see Save the Children’s work in the country. As part of a series of three blogs, here he writes about his experience visiting a refugee camp in the Western region
From a distance, the Rwamwanja refugee camp in western Uganda is quite beautiful. Green hills roll as far as you can see. Rickety houses made of mud and pink tarpaulin sit among maize plants and banana trees. Bright birds dart in front of our jeep as it drives past the fruit sellers that line the red dirt road into the camp.
In June and July (2015) Alies Rijper carried out a qualitative research in Lubero, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, to evaluate the effects of the mutual reinforcement approach adopted by the Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) and its local partners in the Pamoja-programme.