Thursday 21 September 2017

Save the Children calls on world leaders to help end the violence in Rakhine state as situation for Rohingya children grows increasingly desperate

As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who fled violence and killing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing an increasingly desperate situation in Bangladesh. 
Close to 250,000 children are among the newly arrived Rohingya in the Bangladesh district of Cox’s Bazar, where there are widespread shortages of food, water and shelter. Heavy rainfall in recent days is making a desperate situation even worse.

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Saturday 16 September 2017

600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year

More than 600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year as demand for humanitarian assistance outstrips supply

Host communities and relief agencies are struggling to cope with the enormous demand for food, shelter and other assistance in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to in the past three weeks.

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Monday 11 September 2017

Rohingya crisis response needs to be scaled up urgently as desperation grows in Bangladesh: Save the Children

Save the Children is calling on the international community to fully fund a US$77 million emergency appeal to help the newly arrived Rohingya in southern Bangladesh.

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Wednesday 6 September 2017

South Asia floods: At least 2.4 million hectares of cropland destroyed as floodwaters begin to recede

As floodwaters begin to retreat in many of the worst affected parts of South Asia, farmers are counting the massive cost of the flooding disaster, which has destroyed more than 2.4 million hectares of cropland across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Friday 25 August 2017

Bangladesh's 'unnecessary' C-section boom costing patients $315million per year: new analysis

New figures released by Save the Children reveal the startling cost of Bangladesh's C-section boom, which has seen a six-fold increase in caesarean births since 2004. Key findings of the analysis include:

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