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Friday 10 August 2018

Urgent de-escalation needed near Gaza border, Save the Children warns

Over the past couple of days, we have seen a severe and deeply dangerous escalation on the Gaza-Israel border, with reports of dozens of casualties on both sides.

More than 180 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza have hit Israel, with 11 reported injuries including one woman with serious injuries. Gaza was hit more than 200 times throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday. 

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Thursday 9 August 2018

YEMEN: Dozens of young children among the dead in Saada attack

Save the Children calls for immediate and independent investigation into recent attacks on civilians

Dozens of children aged between 6 and 14 are feared dead with many more injured, after the school bus they were travelling in was hit by a suspected airstrike in the town of Dhahyan in Saada governorate in northern Yemen.

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Wednesday 8 August 2018

Save the Children and its partner organisation raise concerns for Indonesians in isolated makeshift camps on earthquake-devastated Lombok

Save the Children and local partner Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC) hold grave concerns for thousands of people living in makeshift shelters in remote villages on the earthquake-devastated island of Lombok, Indonesia.

The organisation's Silverius Tasman said he had just visited parts of the island that have been cut off and are unable to access any aid.

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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Save the Children and partners concerned for children’s mental health after second earthquake in a week hits Indonesian island

Save the Children, through its partner in Indonesia, Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), is warning about the psychological impact of Lombok’s recent earthquake on children, as the death toll continue to rise.

Official figures put the current toll at 91, although that is expected to increase as search and rescue operations continue in coming days.

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Monday 6 August 2018

Save the Children - through local partner - responds to Indonesia earthquake as aftershocks continue

Silverius Tasman, from Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, a partner of Save the Children in Indonesia, said:

"There were a significant number of aftershocks throughout the night so our staff on the ground are scared and traumatised - not to mention the children living on the island who have now experienced their second earthquake in a week.

"Despite the tsunami threat being removed, people are still confused and fleeing in fear. Across Lombok there is no power, which is making communications challenging.

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