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Thursday 15 February 2018

Drought and conflict shutting down schools in East Africa

90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school

90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought. 

 

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

One in six children globally living in areas impacted by conflict

New report shows war is becoming more dangerous for children;

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

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Friday 9 February 2018

Thousands of families trapped in underground shelters as Syria fighting escalates

Eleven children who attended Save the Children-supported schools killed since start of the year

Tens of thousands of children are in immediate danger in besieged Eastern Ghouta, where a new onslaught of bombing has caused mass civilian casualties, trapped thousands of families in underground shelters and flattened schools.

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Wednesday 7 February 2018

Syrian children “terrified and trapped” as fighting escalates

Thousands of Syrian children are being placed in extreme danger by the escalation in fighting in the opposition-held enclave of Idlib, Save the Children is warning.

The past 48 hours has seen bombing and shelling intensify across the region, with numerous reports of fatal attacks on civilian areas. More than 30 schools supported by Save the Children and its partners in the area have had to close temporarily due to security fears.

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Monday 5 February 2018

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians risk being pushed to return in 2018 despite ongoing violence, warn aid agencies

For every Syrian who returned home last year, three more were newly displaced 

 

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