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Saturday 23 June 2018

STATEMENT: Road accident in Cambodia

It is with great sadness that Save the Children can confirm that four of our staff members lost their lives in a tragic road traffic accident that took place in Cambodia on Friday afternoon. A further four of our staff were seriously injured and are receiving treatment in hospital.

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Friday 22 June 2018

Two girls orphaned and badly injured by shrapnel following an airstrike near Hodeidah

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.

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Tuesday 19 June 2018

Save the Children US CEO: ‘We Have a Moral Obligation to Keep Families Together’

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children US

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 19, 2018) – In response to continued reports of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement today:

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Friday 15 June 2018

On Day of the African Child, childhoods remain threatened across East and Southern Africa

Conflict, poverty and gender bias create toxic environments for children 

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Thursday 14 June 2018

New EU reception conditions directive step forward in protecting children

Today the European Parliament, Council and Commission provisionally agreed on a new reception conditions directive as part of the Common European Asylum System. The directive sets out the standards for reception of asylum-seekers all EU member states should achieve. It is key to ensure that asylum-seeking children are safe and protected as soon as they arrive.

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