Middle East and Eastern Europe


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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Monday 22 January 2018

YEMEN: Children bear the brunt of worst diphtheria outbreak for a generation

Anas* is 13 years old. He visited a Save the Children treatment centre when he became ill. He was diagnosed with suspected diphtheria and was put on a course of treatment and vaccinated before being released.


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Wednesday 17 January 2018

More than 110,000 Syrian children forced from their homes by fighting in new wave of mass displacement

 Save the Children / Shafak organisation)

The escalation in fighting in southern Idlib has created one of the worst surges in displacement seen in Syria since the start of the conflict, Save the Children is warning. 

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