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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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Friday 3 August 2018

Statement: Gaza Fuel Supplies Cut For Second Time

On Thursday, all fuel shipments from Kerem Shalom, the main Israeli cargo crossing into Gaza, were stopped for the second time in less than a month, prompting fears that hospitals, homes and water treatment facilities will be hard hit. 

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Thursday 2 August 2018

Three thousand children on average are being displaced from Hodeidah every day, warns Save the Children

The exodus could cause a devastating ripple effect throughout Yemen

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Thursday 2 August 2018

Explosions reported near Save the Children-supported hospital in Hodeidah, as port city sees fresh violence

At least one explosion went off in the vicinity of Hodeidah’s main hospital on Thursday evening, where Save the Children runs a diphtheria treatment centre.

Our staff, some of whom were near the area when the blasts occurred, reported chaos and captured videos of smoke rising up from the streets. We have as yet to confirm reports that civilians have been killed and injured in the attack but are extremely concerned that the area may not be safe for civilians and that hospitals will not be able to cope with any large influx of wounded.

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