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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.
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.
“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.
"I feel my friend's pain and my pain. I don't feel anything else"
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 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).
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.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 5, 2018) – Save the Children is warning of an impending health crisis unless clean water supplies can be established and emergency latrines built, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck central Sulawesi exactly one week ago.
Communities have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami which Disaster Response Officials believe to have killed over 1300 people in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Families now face growing health risks as the full scale of the crisis becomes known.
Save the Children and its local partner in Indonesia are warning of the potential for an outbreak of disease or illness in disaster-ravaged communities, with clean water supplies running low and thousands of families living in makeshift shelters and cramped evacuation centres.
Save the Children’s health centres report 170 per cent spike in suspected cases.
Malnutrition, displacement and attacks on water supplies could spark a new wave of the disease nationwide.
100,000 severely malnourished children at risk in Hodeidah.
SANAA, October 2 – Suspected cholera cases have almost tripled in Yemen’s coastal Hodeidah region since fighting escalated in June.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 1, 2018) – Save the Children and its local partner are warning of the huge psychological toll on children, particularly those that were orphaned or separated from their parents following Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.
More than 1.5 million people have been impacted by the disaster, including at least 600,000 children. About a third are seriously affected, losing their homes, livelihoods or loved ones.
According to UNHCR, 5,609,690 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 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,524,360 refugee children in the region.
Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.
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• Alarming shortfalls in funding for conflict zones; spike in obstructions to delivery of humanitarian aid
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LONDON, Sept 10 – More than half a million children in conflict zones could die from extreme hunger before the end of the year, new research by Save the Children shows.
Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.
On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 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.
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.