Middle East and Eastern Europe


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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Wednesday 13 June 2018

Hodeidah Port Attack in Yemen

Tamer Kirolos, Yemen Country Director, Save the Children, says:

An estimated 300,000 children stuck in Hodeidah city are risk of being killed or maimed by the fighting. Families and children could be caught in the crossfire, unable to leave but in grave danger from bombs and bullets if they stay, trapped beyond the reach of humanitarian aid or medical care.

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Tuesday 12 June 2018

Yemen: Catastrophic consequences for civilians should port city of Hodeidah come under attack, warn aid groups

London, June 12, 2018: Aid groups operating in Yemen are warning of catastrophic consequences of any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah. According to credible reports, a possible attack of the city looks imminent and could, according to the UN, cost up to 250,000 lives.   

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Friday 1 June 2018

Generation of children in Gaza on the brink of a mental health crisis, new research shows

Save the Children warns fresh violence may destroy last vestiges of resilience  


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Monday 14 May 2018

At least 1,000 children injured in Gaza protests as casualties rise in deadliest day of protests yet

The number of child casualties in Gaza since the protests began more than six weeks ago has now passed 1,000 as scores of injured flooded in following one of the most violent days seen so far, Save the Children warns.

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