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02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

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.

28 May 2009 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

This third annual Last in Line, Last in School report examines recent trends in donor support for education for children living in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS) and those caught up in emergencies. Its broad conclusion is that, although donors have increased their focus on meeting the education needs of children in these countries and situations, there is still a long way to go.

12 Mar 2009 description
report Save the Children

(Sarajevo, 12 March 2009) Today, top peace negotiators and education experts joined representatives of governments and the United Nations at a unique summit to examine how quality education can be prioritised in peace processes, and become a reality for all children living in conflict-affected countries.

Nobel Peace Prize winners Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Rigoberta Menchu addressed the conference via video link to lend their support and energy to the attendees.

Tutu declared, "Nothing can be more unjust than denying children their right to education.

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.

03 Jun 2008 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Thirty-seven million children living in conflict-affected fragile states remain out of school, denied their right to education and the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of an endless cycle of poverty and conflict. With the capacity of their governments weakened, and education systems destroyed as the result of years of conflict and crisis, these children face a bleak future unless external support is forthcoming.

12 Apr 2007 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary

Half of the world's out-of-school population - 39 million children - live in conflict-affected fragile states (CAFS), even though these countries make up just 13 per cent of the world's population. The numbers of out-of-school children are disproportionately high for a number of reasons.

13 Sep 2006 description
report Save the Children

Foreword

No child should have to pay the price for adults' wars, but increasingly they do. Millions of children are killed, millions more are injured, and millions spend their entire childhood in camps and other temporary shelters. Children cannot wait for conflict to end before we begin to address their educational needs. It is shameful that, in 2006, there are still 115 million children around the world who are denied their right to primary education. It is even more disturbing that one-third of these children are being kept out of school because of the effects of conflict.

12 Sep 2006 description
report Save the Children

43 million children living in countries around the world wracked by war and armed conflict are being left without the chance to go to school according to new research published today.

New research from Save the Children reveals the devastating consequences of armed conflict on education in thirty countries . Schools are destroyed or commandeered by armed forces, teachers are killed or flee to escape the violence, children can be recruited and forced to fight, and are more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.