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The New Arab Staff

Shehrazade Shams


Shehrazade Shams is a freelance writer based in London

The war in Yemen has littered the country with landmines and unexploded ordnance, leaving the country's most vulnerable population, the children, under extreme risk.

31 March, 2023

The floods damaged most of the water systems in affected areas, compelling more than 5.4 million people, including 2.5 million children, to solely rely on contaminated water from ponds and wells.

21 March, 2023

Millions of people are facing the risk of hunger as the worst drought in nearly five decades grips the Horn of Africa. In an emotional plea, children in Somalia are urging world leaders to stand with them during this catastrophe.

24 February, 2023

The child survival crisis remains acute in flood-affected areas of Pakistan as rates of respiratory infections and severe acute malnutrition soar.

17 January, 2023

The number of children affected by flooding in Chad, Gambia, Pakistan and north-east Bangladesh is the highest it has been in over 30 years.

22 December, 2022

Demand for malnutrition treatment services has surged in recent months as families struggle to cope with Afghanistan’s worst hunger crisis on record.

16 November, 2022

Children are under increasing emotional and psychological pressure with very limited access to services and treatment, as they bear the brunt of the worsening crisis in Afghanistan.

20 October, 2022

One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry, with a quarter showing signs of depression.

25 August, 2022

One of the poorest countries on the planet, Somalia is plagued by the effects of climate change.

15 July, 2022

From droughts and floods exacerbating food problems to conflicts and endemic violence causing mass displacements, people across Africa continue to suffer in silence as the world focuses on crises elsewhere.

16 June, 2022