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23 Oct 2018 description
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Martes 23 Octubre 2018

Mientras volaba a Colombia, no pude evitar mirar los nueve meses anteriores que pasé en Irak.

Nueve meses de grabación de historias sobre personas que pierden casas, miembros y seres queridos.

¿Cómo se comparan los trastornos violentos del Medio Oriente con una emergencia menos conocida en América del Sur?

23 Oct 2018 description
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Martes 23 Octubre 2018

Familias enteras y madres con hijos e hijas pequeños se han unido a la caravana de migrantes en busca de mejores oportunidades en Estados Unidos.

Algunos migrantes esperan quedarse en México, pero la mayoría continuará su camino hacia el norte.

El martes 16 de Octubre llegaron a la ciudad sureña de Chiquimula en Guatemala, donde encontraron un lugar para acampar por la noche en una escuela católica.

18 Oct 2018 description
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.

More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state.

17 Oct 2018 description
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One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Nearly half of South Sudan's population is facing extreme hunger, the country's highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.

16 Oct 2018 description
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Aid workers trying to contain spread of deadly disease face difficulties within communities

Aid workers on the frontline of the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being met with significant suspicion in many communities in North Kivu - contributing to the 33 new confirmed cases of the disease last week, the worst on record since this most recent outbreak began in August.

16 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.

16 Oct 2018 description
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New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe

As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels this Thursday to discuss migration, a new report from Save the Children reveals that European states returning thousands of children and adults to Afghanistan are failing to provide appropriate reintegration support. In particular, children are being returned to a dangerous environment where they face threats including violent attacks and recruitment by armed groups.

15 Oct 2018 description
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“I feel my friend’s pain and my pain. I don’t feel anything else”– 12-year-old Yemeni boy in severe distress following deadly school bus attack in Saada

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 15, 2018) — 12-year-old *Khaled was on his way to a picnic when a deadly airstrike hit his school bus, killing 40 children in northern Saada province, Yemen, on August 9. Not only was he badly injured in the attack, putting him in a wheelchair since, the horrifying experience has also left him feeling anguished and numb.

14 Oct 2018 description
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"I feel my friend's pain and my pain. I don't feel anything else"

12 Oct 2018 description

Beirut, October 12 – Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province.

11 Oct 2018 description
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International Day of the Girl: If all girls completed secondary school, more than 50 million child marriages could be prevented

Fifty million child marriages could be prevented by 2030 if all girls around the world finished secondary school, new analysis by Save the Children reveals.[i]

The critical role that education plays, and will continue to play, in reducing child marriage rates has been outlined in a new briefing, Working Together to End Child Marriage.

11 Oct 2018 description
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11 October 2018 – Save the Children, which operates through a local partner in Indonesia, has expressed its deep sadness at the news that search and rescue efforts have been stopped in Sulawesi, meaning thousands of missing people are now presumed dead.

“It was with a heavy heart that today we learned the search and rescue mission for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi has been called off by the Government of Indonesia,” said Selina Sumbung, Chairperson of Save the Children’s local partner in Indonesia, Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC).

11 Oct 2018 description
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11 October 2018 – While schools officially re-opened on Monday in earthquake and tsunami hit parts of Sulawesi, thousands of children have been returning to find some of their classrooms in rubble, tables and chairs broken and learning materials strewn across the ground.

Over 2,700 schools were severely damaged or destroyed in the disaster 12 days ago, which affected more than 600,000 people, including at least 180,000 children.

08 Oct 2018 description
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October 8 recognized as International Birth Registration Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Oct. 8, 2018) – Today, 230 million babies around the world, and 91 million babies in the region alone do not have birth certificates, resulting in a lack of basic human rights, needs and protection. As well as causing immediate issues, this lack of identity can also lead to displacement, statelessness, and the inability to prove that a child is a minor in the eyes of the law.

07 Oct 2018 description
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7 October 2018 – Hundreds of desperate families in disaster-affected Sulawesi are today receiving life-saving relief from the local partner of aid agency Save the Children, who has distributed a new shipment of hygiene kits, fresh water kits and shelter kits. More than 500 hygiene and shelter kits have been provided to families, with an additional 270 being distributed today, and daily distributions planned over the coming weeks.