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- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Oct 2007
- North Africa: Floods - Apr 2007
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 2003
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 1990
- Tunisia: Floods - Oct 1986
Save the Children’s Egypt-Libya-Tunisia Assessment (SCELTA)
Crossing an ocean of sand
In May 2015, Save the Children International (SCI) conducted a rapid humanitarian needs assessment of children and youth in Libya as well as neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt.
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Concern for migrants' detention on the ships
ROME - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children - working together as partners since 2006 in the framework of Praesidium Project at the Reception and Rescue Centre of Lampedusa - are expressing their concern over the Italian authorities ' decision to declare Lampedusa an unsafe port.
Unaccompanied children as young as 12 are risking their lives as they flee political instability in North Africa in migrant boats bound for Europe, Save the Children has warned.
120 lone children are at a reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa after making a potentially deadly journey across the Mediterranean in boats. Such children frequently arrive on the island cold, hungry and terrified after spending days at sea without enough food, water and shelter.
Thousands of Tunisian migrants including children travelling alone have travelled to the small Italian island of Lampedusa following the uprising which overthrew the Tunisian government last month.
Approximately 4,000 people arrived on the Mediterranean island located between Tunisia and Italy during the past week - among them at least 200 children searching for international protection, fleeing from tension and violence, or taking the opportunity to look for better living conditions in Europe.
Save the Children is operating in Lampedusa, Sicily and Puglia to intercept unaccompanied …