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Yemen: At least three children among more than 60 killed as airstrikes down internet across the country

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Jan. 21, 2022)—At least three children and more than 60 adults are reported to have been killed and at least 100 others injured in a series of airstrikes today in Yemen, Save the Children said, but the true number is feared to be higher. The children were reportedly playing on a nearby football field when missiles struck […]

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Lebanon: Children Survive on Potato and Rice as their Food Intake Is Cut in Half

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Oct. 26, 2021)—Children in Lebanon are skipping many of their meals as parents struggle to afford basic foods that have almost quadrupled in price in a year. Potato, rice, and lentils are all that is on the table for families who have shared with Save the Children what they ate for seven consecutive days. A Lebanese family of six with children aged between 12 and 16 years said they’d had 11 meals that week, […]

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Malnutrition Could Kill 153 Children Every Day Over the Next Two Years Because of COVID-19, Warns Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. Dec. 14, 2020 –  The COVID-19 crisis has put the world on the brink of a nutrition crisis, Save the Children warned in a new report today, with pandemic-related malnutrition projected to kill an average of 153 children a day over the next two years if action is not taken.   In addition, […]

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Myanmar: Conflict Leads to Six-fold Increase in Killing and Maiming of Children in the First Three Months of This Year

FAIRFIELD, Conn. June 22, 2020—Violence against children during the armed conflict in Myanmar’s central Rakhine state has been on a sharp rise, despite urgent calls from the UN Secretary-General for a global ceasefire to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children killed or maimed in the violence rose six-fold in the first three […]

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