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18 Jul 2018 description

The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Office announces the launch of a new tool for technicians, coordinators and volunteers that implement health projects within communities.

The animated video tutorial How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method illustrates the main steps to implement a baseline applying the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method, presenting concrete examples from the Community Action on Zika Project.

18 Jul 2018 description

La Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) anuncia la publicación una nueva herramienta para técnicos, coordinadores y voluntarios que implementan proyectos de salud en las comunidades.

16 Jul 2018 description
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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Diplomatic efforts at the highest level are underway, spearheaded by the UN Special Envoy who is mediating between the parties in an attempt to restart peace negotiations. As part of these negotiations, the UAE set a deadline for the Houthi forces to withdraw from Hudaydah under a negotiated settlement by June 30th, during which time there was a relative lull in the fighting. Since this deadline passed without the Houthis retreating, there has been an escalation in the violence.

08 Jul 2018 description
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Mosul's children haunted by constant fear and intense sorrow a year after the city was retaken from ISIS

Extreme mental distress of parents has left children with nowhere to turn for help

A year since ISIS was expelled from Mosul, the city's children are living in near constant fear for their lives, and are often reliving memories of devastation, displacement, bombing and extreme violence, a new report from Save the Children reveals.

06 Jul 2018 description
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While we can’t stop most hazards from happening, we can stop hazards leading to disasters and we can reduce the deaths and suffering hazards cause. It is a truth that earthquakes don’t kill people; bad buildings do. Ebola and flu outbreaks, increasing number of water borne and vector borne diseases in post flood and storm settings also remind us that people’s health is often the first casualty in a disaster.

22 Jun 2018 description
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Two young girls have been badly injured and orphaned following an airstrike near Hodeidah, Yemen, as the conflict in the port city continues.

Save the Children has begun assisting two sisters, Shadia*, 2 and Wafa*, 6, who have been orphaned and badly injured following an airstrike that hit near their parents' vehicle, close to the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah.

14 Jun 2018 description
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Media Contact: Negin Janati 203.212.0044 (M)

Fairfield, Conn. (June 14, 2018) – Save the Children is deploying a team of medical workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to help raise public awareness of the deadly Ebola virus—especially among children.

Heather Kerr, Save the Children’s Country Director in DRC said: “While the DRC has successfully rooted out previous outbreaks of the disease, this one is harder to stop because it has spread to the city. Total vigilance is now required to ensure there is no spark to ignite an epidemic.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Tamer Kirolos, Yemen Country Director, Save the Children, says:

An estimated 300,000 children stuck in Hodeidah city are risk of being killed or maimed by the fighting. Families and children could be caught in the crossfire, unable to leave but in grave danger from bombs and bullets if they stay, trapped beyond the reach of humanitarian aid or medical care.

12 Jun 2018 description
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Humanitarian agencies supporting Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh are making progress in improving children's health—but the situation remains critical, a new assessment by nutrition experts, including Save the Children, reveals.

The study, which compares health data in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar from October 2017 to May 2018, reveals that while stunting rates have dropped from 44% to 38% in the main camp, this is still near the World Health Organisation's (WHO) critical health emergency threshold of 40%.

12 Jun 2018 description
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London, June 12, 2018: Aid groups operating in Yemen are warning of catastrophic consequences of any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah. According to credible reports, a possible attack of the city looks imminent and could, according to the UN, cost up to 250,000 lives.

08 Jun 2018 description
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Across 21 emergency shelters in Guatemala, families are struggling in the aftermath of the two volcanic eruptions that have caused 99 deaths and left almost 200 missing.

At least 4,100 are now living in shelters—nearly 50 percent of whom are children.

Save the Children's staff on the ground have reported today that the volcano is still regularly spewing ash and lava, and many fear another eruption.

05 Jun 2018 description

Paris, 4 June 2018.

Subject: Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen

Dear President Macron,

We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.

04 Jun 2018 description
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REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR, 5,654,581 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 47.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,663,307 refugee children in the region.

04 Jun 2018 description
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Save the Children warns fresh violence may destroy last vestiges of resilience

Feelings of depression, hyperactivity, a preference for being alone, and aggression were reported by 95 percent of children in Gaza, new research released by Save the Children has shown.

The combination of these symptoms in unison is consistent with deep psychological distress, with more than 96 percent of their caregivers also saying they recognized all four groups of symptoms in their sons, daughters or grandchildren.