350 000 children trapped in west Mosul: Charity

2017-02-19 21:21

About 350 000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children has warned as Iraqi forces launched a new offensive on jihadists defending the city.

Burundi unrest: Children as young as 6 arrive alone in camps

2015-06-06 07:30

Children as young as 6 are fleeing political unrest in Burundi, travelling for days on foot without their parents and arriving in "unprecedented numbers" in refugee camps, Save the Children says.

Nearly 3 million Syrian children not in school

2014-09-18 14:30

Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the war raging in their country, an international charity group says.

Somalia worst place to be a mother - charity

2014-05-06 11:54

Somalia is the worst country on earth to be a mother, according to a report by Save the Children which calls for more action to protect mothers and children in crisis-hit areas.

DRC named worst place to be mother

2013-05-07 09:16

The DRC has displaced fellow African nation Niger to gain the inevitable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a report.

Kenya's Dadaab faces funding crisis

2012-07-12 10:41

Aid agencies have warned that a critical shortage of funds is threatening lives in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp complex, risking worsening an already volatile security situation.

4 aid groups expelled from east Sudan

2012-06-01 20:17

Sudan has expelled four foreign aid groups working in the country’s east, a government source says, in the latest restriction against foreign humanitarian agencies.

Millions face hunger in Sahel

2012-04-23 13:23

Aid agencies say they are facing a multi-million dollar funding shortage to deal with a food crisis in the Sahel where people are resorting to increasingly desperate measures to survive.

1 in 4 children malnourished - report

2012-02-15 19:33

Almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years because of chronic malnutrition, despite global advances against world hunger.


New MSF survey: Thousands of kids dying in northeast Nigeria

2016-11-15 19:30

Doctors Without Borders says thousands of children have died of starvation and disease in Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, quoting a new survey that has brought Nigerian officials to stop denying the crisis

Dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy

2015-05-05 13:43

The Save the Children aid group has reported another migrant tragedy, with survivors saying 'dozens' of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned in the Mediterranean as a rescue vessel neared.

Charity lists dead Gaza children in UK paper ads

2014-08-06 13:11

Save the Children placed full-page adverts in British newspapers on Wednesday listing the names of 373 Palestinian children killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, as part of the charity's campaign for a permanent ceasefire.

Italy failing teen refugees: Charities

2013-07-09 16:01

Teenage migrants stranded in poor conditions on an Italian island are the true victims of an immigration system that can fail the most vulnerable, charity operators say.

Syria children speak of beatings, torture

2012-09-25 22:46

Children have been starved and beaten to death, tortured and shot in the Syrian conflict.

New food crisis looms in Somalia

2012-07-05 10:29

A deadly combination of conflict, poor rainfall and a predicted late harvest threatens to push hundreds of thousands of Somalis back into hunger, Save the Children warns.

Niger is worst place to be mother

2012-05-08 18:29

The African nation of Niger has ousted Afghanistan as the worst place in the world to be a mother, largely due to hunger, according to an annual report by Save the Children.

Somalia militia expels Save the Children

2012-03-13 22:21

Somalia insurgents have expelled the aid group Save the Children, saying the organisation gave out expired food.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.

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