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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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Monday 5 November 2018

YEMEN STATEMENT: Weekend of heavy bombardment around Hodeidah

Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Yemen Country Director said:

“Save the Children staff in Hodeidah reported almost 100 air strikes over the weekend, five times as many as in the whole first week of October.

“This serious escalation around Yemen’s most important port city could put tens of thousands of children in the line of fire and further choke delivery of food and medicine to a country where we estimate extreme hunger and disease are killing an average of 100 children each day.

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Tuesday 30 October 2018

Save the Children US CEO: ‘Further Militarizing the U.S.-Mexico Border and Blocking Access to Asylum for Families Fleeing Violence Has Potential to Increase Fear & Trauma for Children’

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children U.S. 

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 30, 2018) – In response to the ongoing treatment and potential future actions against children at and migrating to the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement:

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Friday 26 October 2018

One month on: Disaster ravaged Sulawesi drenched by heavy rains, more than 220,000 still homeless.

Multimedia content (b-roll and photos) is available here

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