Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.
MOGADISHU, 11 January 2018 - The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today.
Date(s) of Assessment: 28-31 December 2017
Name and Location of Site(s) Assessed:
Lanao del Sur, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao
Lanao del Norte, Region X
Major EIE Activity Progress as November 2017
According to UNHCR 5,456,108 have fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. Children make up 47.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,602,563 refugee children in the region.
To date we have reached 4,228,070 people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, including approx. 2,774,823 children. (note: our total reach has gone down due to cleaning of data)
This report presents primary data collected during the month of October 2017 and is further enriched by available secondary data on the humanitarian situation in affected areas of Mindanao in southern Philippines following the conflict in Marawi City.
WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER 2017
Today marks 1,000 days since the international escalation of the conflict in Yemen. But even after over 1,000 days of suffering, destruction and death, still over half of Britons claim to know little or nothing about the conflict in Yemen.
In these past 1,000 days, there have been over 1,500 airstrikes which have led to the deaths of thousands of children from violence, hunger, and disease.
Viernes 15 Diciembre 2017 Alexander Girón, coordinador de la institución educativa, nos cuenta sobre lo que nuestro proyecto ha logrado en el colegio en términos de salud y educación.
“En el primer aspecto, la ayuda de Save the Children se ha dirigido al fortalecimiento de las pruebas externas a través de formación a los estudiantes con talleres y simulacros con ellos.
According to UNHCR 5,379,644 have now fled Syria. More than million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,738 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.5% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,652,164 refugee children in the region.
Lunes 20 Noviembre 2017
Between November 7 and 10th the Save the Children Foundation team received the visit and accompaniment of Mr Steve Morgan –Global Initiative on Displacement and Migration Director- to the border points between Colombia and Venezuela in Cúcuta (Norte de Santander) and Maicao (La Guajira)
Since 25 August, more than 600,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing large-scale violence and human rights abuses in Rakhine state, Myanmar. This new wave of Rohingya refugees adds on to a pre-existing Rohingya community in people in total. The Rohingya refugees this influx, as well as previous waves, are living in spontaneous settlements (most recent arrivals), makeshift camps (previous waves), in registered camps (those Rohingya that have been registered as refugees) and in host communities.
November 12th marked World Pneumonia Day. Save the Children has launched a global campaign to stop the disease in its tracks, with the publication of our flagship report Fighting for Breath. In a series of blogs, we take a close look at the challenges and successes of countries around the world in beating pneumonia.
Pneumonia, the forgotten killer disease in Somalia
Pneumonia kills more than two children every hour in Somalia/Somaliland, even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as USD 50 cents, says Save the Children new report – FIGHTING FOR BREATH – A call to action on childhood pneumonia globally launched 2 November 2017.
The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.
According to UNHCR 5,306,503 have now fled Syria. More than 2.5 million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,738 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.5% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,520,589 refugee children in the region.
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.
Pneumonia kills more than two children every hour in Somalia, even though it can be treated with antibiotics costing as little as USD 50 cents, says Save the Children new report.
The report, Fighting for Breath is part of the global report launched today 2nd November 2017, which also marks the launch of Save the Children’s effort against pneumonia, which aims to save a million lives in the next five years. In Somalia, the report was launched in Garowe, Puntland by the Minister of Health, Hon Dr Abdinasir Osman Isse.