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Thursday 7 September 2017

Hurricane Irma: Millions of children at risk as Atlantic’s ‘most powerful’ storm in a decade heads towards Dominican Republic and Haiti

  • Hundreds of thousands evacuated from their homes in Dominican Republic but shelter capacity at breaking point.
  • Haiti braces for catastrophic flooding and landslides less than one year on since deadly Hurricane Matthew.
  • Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit deploys to region, ready to help those in need. 

We have spokespeople available in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and London. 

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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Save the Children statement in response to the ongoing violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

Save the Children International's chief executive Helle Thorning-Schmidt said: 

“Save the Children expresses its deep concern for all civilians and especially children caught up in conflict in Rakhine state, Myanmar, which has escalated rapidly since August 25. We are particularly disturbed by reports of children being killed or injured.

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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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Tuesday 5 September 2017

Gaza: One million Palestinian children in 'unlivable' conditions

One million children in Gaza are living in dire conditions. Many celebrated Eid in the dark without electricity. A UN report in 2012 said Gaza would be unlivable by 2020. Save the Children considers Gaza to be unlivable now.

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Friday 1 September 2017

Alarming cholera spike in Yemen coastal region

An outbreak of cholera has spiked dramatically in several areas of Yemen, including its largest governorate of Hodeidah, Save the Children is warning.
 
Recent health figures from the WHO reveal a far more mixed picture than reports of a nationwide slow-down have previously suggested.
 

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