Thursday 14 December 2017

Save the Children health teams respond to deadly diphtheria outbreak in Rohingya camps

Thursday 14th December, 2017

Save the Children health workers are on high alert for cases of the deadly disease diphtheria, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 15 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.   

The vaccine preventable disease is no longer common in the western world. There have recently been cases in Yemen, Indonesia and now in the camps for over 628,000 Rohingya people forced to flee human rights atrocities in northern Rakhine state in Myanmar.

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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time is running out for Rohingya children. It is time for Europe to act

“The military set our house on fire. Then they started killing people with machetes. Men, women, children. Everyone. We ran away and never went back. On our way … I walked into an abandoned village to look for food. I came across a big water reservoir where I wanted to get some water for the journey. When I got closer, I saw at least 50 dead bodies floating in it. I can’t forget the smell of the burning houses, or the sight of the bloated bodies. These are horrors I will never forget.”

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Monday 11 December 2017

ROHINGYA CRISIS: Save the Children urges EU to adopt six-point plan

Two-year-old Muhammad Zalal* outside his tent. He fled Myanmar with his family when their village was attacked.

They are now living in a makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh.


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Monday 4 December 2017

Unimaginable violence unleashed upon Rohingya must serve as a warning against premature returns

Pregnant women, new mothers and children who risked everything to escape Myanmar face prospect of return with no guarantee of safety or justice for crimes committed against them

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Thursday 16 November 2017

Women and children burnt alive, widespread rape and a dam full of bodies: new report details the harrowing testimonies of Rohingya children.

Save the Children urges foreign ministers at Myanmar meeting to step up pressure to end violence.

Chilling experiences of Rohingya children who fled their homes in Myanmar have been laid bare in a powerful new report released by Save the Children today.

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