Bangladesh

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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Monday 21 August 2017

Central Bangladesh awaits 'torrent of water' as death toll from South Asia floods nears 700

Central and southern Bangladesh are bracing for devastation as flood waters that wreaked havoc in the country’s north begin the long journey to the Bay of Bengal.

More than 20 million people have been impacted by the region’s worst flooding in years. The death toll across the three countries stands at almost 700, including more than 440 in India alone.

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