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Friday 20 April 2018

Refugee camp submerged as flash floods hit northern Kenya

Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.

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Wednesday 18 April 2018

New Save the Children research: 10% of children arriving in Uganda say they were raped as they fled DR Congo’s brutal conflict

As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Somaliland’s drought threatens progress in protecting females from sexual violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning. 

After an unprecedented four consecutive failed rains in Somaliland, and despite a global decline in child marriage[1], the aid organisation is deeply concerned by encountering repeated cases of forced child marriage as a result of the drought. 

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Monday 26 February 2018

Tens of thousands of children flee conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo in under two months

Around 26,000 children are among more than 42,000 people who have fled across the Ugandan border from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the first of January[1], seeking refuge from ongoing conflict.

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Saturday 13 January 2018

UNICEF and Save the Children call for action to help children affected by mass IDP settlement evictions in Mogadishu, Somalia

The recent unannounced destruction of several informal settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu, together with the forced evictions of thousands of families living there, are having devastating effects on children, UNICEF and Save the Children said today. 

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