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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:

Save the Children remains gravely concerned about the treatment and well-being of children from Mexico and Central American nations who are in the custody of the United States government after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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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 

The Day of the African Child champions the protection and rights of African Children. It commemorates the bravery of the youth who lost their lives through massacre against the Apartheid government in 1976. The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the then OAU (now African Union) set a side 16th June as the Day of the African Child. 

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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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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

Nearly 40 percent of Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar are stunted: new study

Humanitarian agencies supporting Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh are making progress in improving children's health—but the situation remains critical, a new assessment by nutrition experts, including Save the Children, reveals.

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