Save the Children

Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people

<b>More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials.</b><p>The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen.<p>The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) …

Geography

Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400

Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis on Friday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among …

Disease

Second investigation launched against Save the Children boat docked in Malta

Catanese prosecutors are alleging that the boat Vos Hestia, which docked in Malta on Monday was in cahoots with traffickers facilitating clandestine …

Refugees

UN urged to put Saudi Arabia on blacklist of shame for killing children in war

Hospitals, schools, factories, funeral halls and people's homes — these are just some of the civilian targets in Yemen that the US and UK backed …

Middle East

Austrian soldiers will stop migrants entering on Italian border

MADRID (AP) — Austrian officials say 70 soldiers are being sent to the border with Italy to help police stop the entry of illegal migrants over Austria's southwestern flank.<p>Senior police official Helmut Tomac and Herbert Bauer of the Austrian army say the move is in response to increased instances …

Migration

Migrant rescue halted after Libya fires warning shots

Credits Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesAlt Text Refugees in ItalyItaly applauds deterrence plan by Libyan coastguard as Save the Children and other …

Migration

Sierra Leone mudslide leaves more than 300 dead and at least 700 missing

At least 312 people have been killed and 700 others are missing in the wake of heavy flooding and mudslides in Sierra Leone, a Red Cross spokesperson …

Disease

Somalia: Refugee Arrested Over Pirate Attack On Italian Oil Tanker

Italian police have arrested a 24-year-old Somali asylum seeker on charges of being one of a gang of jihadist pirates who seized an Italian oil …

Refugees

The refugee boats have disappeared from the Med - but not everyone's celebrating

<b>London:</b> In the southern Mediterranean, the refugee boats have disappeared.<p>Some people are celebrating, but others are worried.<p>"The sea is quite calm …

Migration

Three NGOs halt Mediterranean migrant rescues after Libyan hostility

MSF, Save the Children and Germany’s Sea Eye suspend operations after repeated clashes with Libyan coastguard vessels<p>Three NGOs have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because of the increasingly hostile stance of the Libyan authorities and coastguard.<p>Save the Children and Germany’s Sea …

Migration

War-torn Yemen now wracked by cholera, with thousands dead and 500,000 sick

As she sat silently in the back seat of the car with her hands around her bowed head, Lena Rabasi listened to her father’s voice while he drove: "God …

Disease

Migrant flow to Italy shrinks as government in Rome cracks down

BRUSSELS — Italy’s top law enforcement official said Tuesday that his nation’s aggressive approach to halting migration across the Mediterranean was making progress, amid a steep drop in the number of migrants arriving on Italy’s shores in the past month.<p>The sharp drop in the number of asylum …

Migration

Under threat of Libya, three humanitarian NGOs have withdrawn Mediterranean rescue operations

Three humanitarian NGOs have announced they have been forced to dock their vessels, as the Libyan Navy assumed control inside international waters up …

Migration

Aid Groups Halt Mediterranean Rescues

Humanitarian groups cite threat from Libyan Coast Guard after it asserted control over migrant rescue operations<p>Humanitarian groups suspended migrant search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean over concerns their ships are threatened by the Libyan Coast Guard after it asserted authority last …

Refugees

BREAKING: Migrant rescue boats STOP Mediterranean missions over EU-backed guard threats

GETTYCharity in the Mediterranean rescues thousands of migrants - now they are being forced to withdraw<p>Three aid groups have now stopped their staff …

Migration

What is the current status of migrant rescues in the Mediterranean?

Thousands of migrants have been embarking on a perilous journey to the Mediterranean - their fate is determined by refugee rescue ships and …

Migration

Italy applauds Libya's decision on migrant 'search and rescue' zone

Rome: The Italian government on Sunday welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, as two more …

Migration

Italy backs Libya as NGOs chased out of Mediterranean

He said the Libyan government was “ready to put in place a search-and-rescue zone in its waters, work with Europe and invest in its coast guards”.<p>“We …

European News

Second group suspends migrant rescues, cites Libyan threats

A second humanitarian group in two days has reluctantly decided to suspend migrant rescues in the Mediterranean Sea due to Libyan threats, and other …

Refugees

Driven to death on Manus Island

This is what we know of Hamed Shamshiripour. He was 31, Iranian and homeless at the time of his death. He had been on Manus Island for four years. An …

Refugees

Edinburgh Fringe acts to donate performances in refugee charity fundraiser

Comedian Nish Kumar and poet Harry Baker are among artists donating their shows to a day-long charity event at this year’s Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival

Urgent calls for Saudi Arabia to allow more aid into Yemen

There are urgent calls for Saudi Arabia to allow more aid into Yemen as children across the country continue to starve to death.Key points:• Two …

Middle East

The Vice News Guide to the World – August – VICE News

<i>Donald Trump may be a world of chaos all by himself, but the world beyond Trump is changing in dramatic ways, often with little notice. We’d like to tell you about it and we’re keeping track of these global changes, from the incremental to the monumental, so that you don’t have to.</i><p><i>Sign up for our</i> …

Kim Jong-un

Inside Turkey’s NGO Purge

The Turkish government is targeting aid workers with intimidation tactics, inane red tape, and senseless deportations.<p>In mid-July, Turkish police …

Refugees

A Million Children on the Verge of Death by Cholera—Will Anyone Lift a Finger?

Click here for reuse options! These deaths are not tragedies, they are crimes.Last Thursday, the head of the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), Anthony …

Middle East

Yemen struggling under weight of cholera epidemic

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Two groups warned this week about the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen, reinvigorating calls for international humanitarian aid.<p>The …

Cholera

Zimbabwe: Police Get Boost in War Against Cyber Crime

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Republic Police has stepped up efforts to ensure that cyber sexual predators and paedophilias are brought to justice, a …

Cybercrime

Save the Children sounds Yemen health alarm

International charity says more than a million children in Yemen under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition.<p>An international charity says more than a million children in Yemen under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition while more than half of the country's population of 28 …

Humanity

Yemen cholera crisis: more than one million children suffering from malnutrition

More than one million malnourished children aged under five in Yemen are living in areas with high levels of cholera, the charity Save The Children warned as it began sending more health experts to the worst hit areas.<p>The scaling up in response came after latest figures show that a deadly cholera …

Cholera

Labour council member suspended after calling Pride marchers "paedophiles"

WHO WILL SAVE THE CHILDREN!?<p>A Labour council member has been suspended after her social media posts deemed Pride marchers “Evil” and “paedophiles” in …

LGBTQ