Humanitarian

Tuesday 31 March 2020

MORE THAN 15 MILLION CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES IN YEMEN, SYRIA AND GAZA SET TO FACE COVID-19 WITH FEWER THAN 1,700 VENTILATORS AND BEDS

Save the Children calls for an easing of restrictions on aid for hard to reach areas

Fewer than 730 ventilators and 950 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are available for more than 15 million children and their families in areas that are hard for aid agencies to reach in Yemen, northern Syria and Gaza - meaning they are critically underequipped to respond to an outbreak of COVID-19, Save the Children is warning.

Sunday 31 March 2019

Gaza protests one year on: Almost 3,000 children injured in Gaza protests required hospital treatment

Save the Children and its partners have spoken to more than a thousand children impacted by the protests many of whom are struggling to come to terms with life-changing injuries. 

Thursday 22 November 2018

GAZA PROTESTS: FUTURES OF NEARLY 1,000 CHILDREN SHOT BY LIVE AMMUNITION HANG IN THE BALANCE AMID STRAINED HEALTH SYSTEM

Save the Children urge for an end to violence at border which has seen 948 [1] children hit by live ammunition and for support for those who have been wounded.

While early signs are that an agreement could bring relative calm to Gaza, months of violence leave behind almost 1,000 Palestinian children shot and maimed by live ammunition. As they struggle in a crippled health system, it is vital to support these children in recovering from their physical and mental wounds and ensure no further children are injured, Save the Children warns

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Urgent de-escalation needed near Gaza border, Save the Children warns

Over the past couple of days, we have seen a severe and deeply dangerous escalation on the Gaza-Israel border, with reports of dozens of casualties on both sides.
 
More than 180 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza have hit Israel, with 11 reported injuries including one woman with serious injuries. Gaza was hit more than 200 times throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday.
 
Tuesday 14 August 2018

STATEMENT: GAZA FUEL SUPPLIES CUT FOR SECOND TIME

On Thursday, all fuel shipments from Kerem Shalom, the main Israeli cargo crossing into Gaza, were stopped for the second time in less than a month, prompting fears that hospitals, homes and water treatment facilities will be hard hit. 

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