Humanitarian

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Gaza Audio statement and Spokesperson

Following a night of violence in Gaza and Israel, Save the Children is calling for an immediate end to the hostilities on both sides, to prevent any further suffering of children and their families. Our Senior Programme Officer and spokesperson, Maher Abdullah, has shared his family’s experience overnight in Gaza.

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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

Gaza protests: Futures of nearly 1,000 children shot by live ammunition hang in the balance amid strained health system

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Save the Children urge for an end to violence at border which has seen 948[1] children hit by live ammunition and for support for those who have been wounded.

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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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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Intense fighting reported near save the children health facility in Hodeidah

Aid agency calls for an immediate end to the fighting to avoid any further civilian casualties

November 7, 2018 – Intense fighting has been reported near a Save the Children supported health facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah early this morning, damaging one of the pharmacies that supplies life-saving medicines. Shelling has also hit residential areas.

The incident caused widespread panic and demonstrates that heavy fighting has reached the densely populated city, endangering civilians and aid workers alike.

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