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20 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Save the Children

Key Trends

Mixed migrations flow along the Balkans route continues. More than 5,000 refugees and migrants are estimated to have arrived to the Balkans countries (other than Greece) in the last four months of 2017

02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children

Executive summary


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.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

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.

13 Jun 2017 description


1 - Trainings on child protection principles, caring for child survivors of SGBV, child safeguarding, child protection in emergencies and child protection case management were delivered to both Child Protection stakeholders and other sectors encouraging the mainstreaming of the protection of children.

2 - Joint advocacy on child protection issues, including age assessments procedures and practices, was conducted.

13 Jun 2017 description


Between January and April 2017, frequent movements of the refugee and migrant population continued to be a challenge for children's access to formal and non-formal education. The population in temporary accommodation sites dropped from 51% to 34%, and the population residing in hotels and apartments increased from 36% to 57%. Accordingly, attendance fructuated, and there was a lack of coordination to ensure the continuity of education activities for those who moved to new sites and apartment schemes.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children


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.

31 May 2017 description
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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.

31 May 2017 description
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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.

17 May 2017 description

Type of crises: Undocumented Returnees from Pakistan

Assessment Team: IOM, CARE, WFP, DRC, WSTA, DORR, DACAAR, Save the children, and Islamic Relief.

Crises date: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017

Date of Notification: 6 Feb 2017

Date of Assessment: 6 to 12 Feb 2017

Most vulnerable undocumented Population:
HHs: 123
Families: 123
Individual: 825

1. Assessment Findings

23 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children

Dire humanitarian situation to deteriorate as up to one million more Afghans are set to return from Pakistan this year

Broll as well as photos and case studies are available

24 Jan 2017 description
report Save the Children

Average 30 cases a day of unlawful and clandestine push-backs into Serbia

“The police beat us, took our clothes and boots and then pushed us back.”
Aalem, Afghanistan, 12.

The EU-Turkey deal has spelled a deadlier land route for refugees crossing the Balkans, with children experiencing harsh weather conditions, dog bites and violent treatment by both police and smugglers as they cross mountains and forests in sub-zero temperatures.

23 Dec 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Ana Locsin, Country Director of Save the Children in Afghanistan

As communities across the globe enjoy the festive season and ready to bring in 2017, a brutal winter is taking hold in Afghanistan where a new humanitarian crisis is quickly spiralling out of control.

There, on a once vacant plot of land in country’s east, seven canvas tents stand amid a mish mash of furniture, water containers and pots and pans. Gas cookers burn bright as dusk falls and chilly night air descends from the mountain tops.

14 Dec 2016 description
report Save the Children

Nearly half of returnee children out of school while mass return mounts pressure on health services, food and water supplies

New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan, as 3,000 Afghans are repatriated daily from Pakistan, following a tightening in regulations by Pakistani authorities.

12 Sep 2016 description


  • Cluster plans to extend education services to 204,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in 2016.

  • At the end of June 2016, the Education cluster reached 98,244 children (of which 46,500 girls) in camps, offcamps, and in areas of return.

  • Cluster members trained 1,584 teachers of which 596 female teachers.

  • Psychosocial sessions were conducted for 9,796 children in IDP hosting areas and areas of return: 4,443 girls and 5,353 boys.

Situation Overview:

30 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

Executive Summary

One-hundred percent of child refugees and migrants stranded in sites across Greece are out of school. For the majority of girls and boys, their education has been disrupted for far longer than their journey to Europe, and the time they have spent waiting in Greece. On average, children have been out of school for 1.5 years.

16 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

At least 3.5 million refugee children around the world are currently out of school, leaving them increasingly vulnerable to discrimination and potential abuse, as well as exploitation by traffickers or the pressure of entering into early marriage.