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Thursday 5 October 2017

Almost 150,000 Rohingya children in urgent need of supplementary food to stave off or treat malnutrition

Save the Children is warning of a malnutrition crisis in the Bangladeshi district of Cox’s Bazar, where more than half a million Rohingya have arrived in the past six weeks after fleeing horrific violence and bloodshed over the border in Myanmar.

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Thursday 28 September 2017

Risk of “potentially catastrophic” water-borne disease outbreak grows by the day as malnutrition rises among displaced Rohingya

Poor access to clean drinking water and basic health services, coupled with frequent monsoon rains, has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases like cholera among Rohingyas who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

At the forefront of disaster: Rohingya children share their harrowing stories

In this opinion piece, Mike Novell, Save the Children’s Asia Regional Director, shares the harrowing testimonies we have heard from Rohingya children fleeing into Bangladesh.

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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Save the Children partner deploys team to Bali ahead of volcano eruption

Save the Children, through implementing partner Yaysaan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, is sending key humanitarian personnel to the Indonesian island of Bali, where Mount Agung is expected to erupt in the coming days.

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Monday 25 September 2017

Volcanic eruption sees Vanuatu villages evacuated

A volcano in Vanuatu, Manaro Voui, is threatening communities on the remote island of Ambae.
 
The alert level has been raised from 3 to 4, which means that eruptions could take place and put some communities in danger.
 
More than half the island, about 7,000 people, have been evacuated from villages and are being housed in over 30 evacuation centres, which are in basic shelters, host communities and schools.
 
Consequently, Save the Children has concerns about children missing out on education for extended periods of time.
 

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