Monday 1 August 2016

More than 6 million people affected by deadly floods across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh as Save the Children launches emergency response

Torrential rainfall across a handful of countries in south Asia has burst river banks, washed entire homes away and left millions in need of humanitarian assistance.

With the reported death toll standing at a total of more than 160 across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, Save the Children has launched an emergency flood response, including in three of India’s hardest-hit states where nearly five million people are currently affected.

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Friday 20 September 2013

Ending preventable child deaths in Bangladesh – A promise renewed

Michael Foley, Save the Children Bangladesh

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Thursday 23 May 2013

Bangladesh: When cyclone Mahasen landed

By Patricia Kapolyo, Communications Officer Save the Children in Bangladesh

Last Friday, Cyclone Mahasen hit the south east of Bangladesh, with wind speeds of up to 57 mph.

It has not so far proved as damaging as previous cyclones Aila (2009) and Sidr (2007), but having to evacuate your home at short notice in fear of a storm that threatens your life and safety is terrifying, particularly for children.

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Thursday 16 May 2013

Cyclone Mahasen – rapidly approaching the Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar districts of Bangladesh

By Khaza Uddin, Communications Manager in Save the Children in Bangladesh

Cyclone Mahasen hit the coast of Bangladesh near the southern district of Patulkhai earlier today and is now situated 210 km from the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Warning signals have risen to seven out of a possible 10 and one person has already been reported dead.

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Tuesday 14 May 2013

Bangladesh: Rupon, 6, lost his mother in building collapse

Rupon, 6, is still waiting for his mother’s body to be recovered from the rubble of the Rana Plaza, after it collapsed on 24th April 2013. His mother, Nazma, was working at one of the garment factories and is the sole breadwinner of her family.

Rupon has been living with his Aunt Noorbanu in Netrokona Bangladesh for the past five and a half years after his father passed away while Nazma worked in Savar. Sharing a small living space with six other garment factory workers, Nazma manages to save enough to send some money to her sister’s family each month to pay for Rupon’s expenses.

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