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Turmoil in Egypt, Libya and Beyond Puts Children at Risk
The wave of political unrest continues in Yemen, Syria, Libya and Egypt. Situations throughout the Middle East and North Africa are tenuous, at best, and full blow humanitarian criss at worst.
Save the Children is calling on all parties to ensure children are protected from increased risk.
Our aid workers continue to lead humanitarian relief efforts, education and newborn child survival programs in impoverished communities in many of the beleaguered nations.
"Save the Children has a dire need for funds to help us provide water, blankets, soap and other basic necessities for children who have had to flee their homes," reports Sanna Johnson, Regional Director Save the Children Sweden, Middle East and North Africa.
"We will also be providing protective and health services to keep girls and boys safe from harm, illness and injury during this difficult time."
More than a million children in western Libya are in serious danger as groups fight for control of key towns and cities, including the country's capital Tripoli.
A thirteen year-old boy described the climate of fear in the city. "I'm terrified, scared, not feeling safe, and I'm afraid I'll be an orphan," he said. "I've heard that fathers of my friends are being taken and 'disappeared.'"
Donate now to the Libya Children in Crisis Fund
Children in Emergency Fund
During these difficult times, and to help us prepare for the worst, we hope generous supporters like you will make a charitable contribution to our Children’s Emergency Fund. And while your contribution will not be earmarked for a response in a specific country, you will help us prepare for emergencies around the world by contributing to our Children's Emergency Fund.