Bangladesh

Monday 3 June 2019

3 in 4 Rohingya refugee babies are born in unsanitary bamboo shelters

  • Save the Children estimates after assessment in community of 20,000
  • Expectant mothers need access to proper maternal care, says Save the Children

*Kortiza holds one-month old baby *Hasina in her arms at Save the Children’s Primary Health Care Centre in Camp 21.

 

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Friday 3 May 2019

Flooding and devastation - fears for safety of hundreds of thousands of children as Cyclone Fani wreaks havoc

Save the Children teams on high alert as the cyclone travels towards West Bengal and Bangladesh

At least 480,000 children in India have been impacted by torrential rains, flooding and winds of up to 205 km per hour brought by Cyclone Fani, which has destroyed homes, schools and vital infrastructure across the eastern coast. 

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Monday 12 November 2018

Rohingya crisis: On anniversary of deadliest cyclone on record, thousands of lives at risk during Bangladesh storm season

Save the Children is warning of potential large-scale damage and loss of life among Rohingya refugees this cyclone season as they continue to languish in makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

The warning comes as the world marks 48 years since the deadliest cyclone on record ripped through the Bay of Bengal, killing more than 500,000 people with winds of up to 240 km/h. Currently, only five percent of Rohingya shelters can resist winds up to 80km/h, with the remaining 95 percent only able to withstand lower wind speeds.

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Friday 9 November 2018

42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.

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Friday 7 September 2018

Save the Children statement on ICC ruling on alleged deportation of Rohingya

“Save the Children welcomes the decision that the International Criminal Court may investigate allegations Rohingya people were forced from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Save the Children Country Director in Myanmar, Michael McGrath, said.

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