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15 Oct 2019 description
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  • 152 million African children – one in four – live in a conflict zone.
  • One fifth of the world’s children who live in conflict zones are in Africa.
  • More than one third of all conflicts involve sexual violence against children.
  • 19,000 new children recruited to armed groups in South Sudan since December 2013.
  • Nearly 1500 children maimed by armed forces in six African countries in 2018.
  • Some 5 million African children killed by conflict-related disease or hunger in the last 20 years.
04 Oct 2019 description

Goma, 4 octobre 2019 - Alors que le 1000e vainqueur du virus Ebola rentre chez lui, les agences des Nations Unies qui luttent contre l'épidémie actuelle d'Ebola en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) ont salué aujourd'hui le fort leadership des autorités sanitaires de la RDC et les efforts inlassables de milliers d'agents de santé et de partenaires locaux. Ceux-ci ont permis à 1000 personnes de survivre à la maladie.

04 Oct 2019 description

As the 1000th Ebola survivor returns home, United Nations agencies working to stop the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today commended the strong leadership of the DRC health authorities and the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners that have led to 1000 people surviving the disease.

03 Oct 2019 description
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More than 2 million children are unable to return to school due to ongoing security risks across the West and Central African region. An estimated 9,288 schools are closed and 44,000 teachers will not be able to reach their classrooms, while schools are starting again.

In Burkina Faso, one of the affected countries, the rapid deterioration of the security situation has led to the closure of more than 2,024 schools today, compared to 1284 in March of this year. Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, DRC, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria are facing similar challenges.

10 Sep 2019 description
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September 10, 2019 - Millions of children living in high-intensity conflict zones or forced to flee as refugees will require support to address mental health concerns, according to a new briefing, 'Road to recovery: responding to children's mental health in conflict,' released by Save the Children ahead of critical meetings at next week's United Nations General Assembly.

30 Aug 2019 description
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Heather Kerr, Save the Children’s Country Director in DRC, said: “In an outbreak that continues to take children’s lives and tear apart families and communities, we were extremely saddened to learn that the Ebola outbreak in the DRC has claimed 2000 lives.

21 Aug 2019 description
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Heather Kerr, country director of Save the Children in the DRC, said on two new Ebola cases in South Kivu:

“This is extremely sad news - a young mother has died, leaving a baby behind who has also been confirmed positive for Ebola. Once again, women and children have proven to be the most vulnerable in this terrible outbreak. Over 500 children have died already, and the end is not yet in sight.

16 Aug 2019 description
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Heather Kerr, country director of Save the Children in the DRC, said on two new Ebola cases in South Kivu: “This is extremely sad news - a young mother has died, leaving a baby behind who has also been confirmed positive for Ebola. Once again, women and children have proven to be the most vulnerable in this terrible outbreak. Over 500 children have died already, and the end is not yet in sight.

06 Aug 2019 description
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The deadly Ebola virus has taken the lives of more than 500 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Save the Children said today, with the number of deaths accelerating over the past 6 months. In total, around 737 children have been infected with the disease since Ebola surfaced in the DRC.

Today’s figures show how the spread of the disease has accelerated: in the first six months after August 1st 2018, just under 100 children died of Ebola. In the six months that followed, over four times as many children lost their lives.

26 Jul 2019 description
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EBOLA: Stories from the epicentre of the outbreak

Ebola is devastating lives across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where some 2500 people have now been infected with the virus, of whom more than 1600 have died in what is the second largest outbreak in history of one of the world’s deadliest diseases. In this outbreak Ebola is killing around 70% of people who catch it. Much higher than in the infamous West Africa outbreak of 2014 and 2015.

24 Jul 2019 description

The assessment provides a basic understanding of the current and future education and cash needs of out of school and/or recently arrived refugee children to be able to support them to access and attend formal primary school or Accelerated Education Programmes (AEP), with an aim of being able to return to formal education. The assessment assesses the feasibility of the current education and market facilities to support increased primary school enrolment and attendance through a multipurpose cash modality.

18 Jul 2019 description
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EBOLA: GETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT

On the edge of the circle a middle-aged man raises his hand and slowly starts to speak. “I hear that Ebola is the result of witchcraft,” he says in a tone that’s part question, part statement. A woman follows: “I’ve heard that in Congo they give you an injection and then you get Ebola.” Another man worries about reporting any symptoms to health workers, as he’s heard that Ebola victims have had body parts such as tongues removed and sold before burial.

17 Jul 2019 description
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11 Jul 2019 description
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On the edge of the circle a middle-aged man raises his hand and slowly starts to speak. “I hear that Ebola is the result of witchcraft,” he says in a tone that’s part question, part statement. A woman follows: “I’ve heard that in Congo they give you an injection and then you get Ebola.” Another man worries about reporting any symptoms to health workers, as he’s heard that Ebola victims have had body parts such as tongues removed and sold before burial.

One of the biggest challenges to tackling Ebola is the rumours and myths that spread quickly in these rural areas.

19 Jun 2019 description
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  • Some 35 million children have been driven from their homes by conflict - the highest number on record[i]

  • 1 in 5 children - 420 million globally - live in a conflict-affected area[ii]

  • Child refugees from the world's worst conflicts draw their fears and dreams

To mark World Refugee Day, Save the Children is releasing a powerful series of Polaroid images from children living in three of the largest refugee settlements in the world.

15 Jun 2019 description
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Media Contact: Claire Garmirian 203.209.8545 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 14, 2019)—Save the Children urges the international community to step up its fight against the Ebola virus, even though the World Health Organization (WHO) today decided not to declare the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda a public health emergency of international concern.

13 Jun 2019 description
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A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak at a side event of the 72nd World Health Assembly on the challenges faced by the global health community in bringing new health products to low-income countries in a sustainable, equitable way. Why aren’t life-saving commodities – old and new – reaching the people who need them?

12 Jun 2019 description
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Media Contact:
Claire Garmirian
203.209.8545 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 11, 2019)—Save the Children is extremely alarmed at the confirmation of the first case of Ebola in Uganda, and warns that donors and agencies must act immediately to ensure it does not spread further.

12 Jun 2019 description
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2018 IN NUMBERS

Our programmes and advocacy span five main areas of work: education, health, protection, child poverty and child rights governance, in both long-term and emergency settings.

40.8 MILLION CHILDREN
reached directly by the Save the Children global movement across 118 countries*

9.3 MILLION CHILDREN
reached in emergencies by the Save the Children global movement through 113 humanitarian responses in 58 countries

10,468 CHILDREN
reached directly in the United Kingdom

09 May 2019 description

An analysis of 5 case studies of utilization of CASH/Voucher Assistance are presented and analysed in the attempt of building evidence on their utilization in emergency WASH Sanitation and HP programming. Findings and recommendations are provided on Coordination, Situation and Response Analysis, Program Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.