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Thursday 2 November 2017

One in four Rohingya children in Bangladesh are malnourished, placing them at increased risk of death, warns Save the Children

Almost a quarter of Rohingya children under five who fled to Bangladesh in the past two months are suffering from acute malnutrition, according to new assessment data from Save the Children and four other organisations.

 

The research shows about a third of those children are ‘severely’ malnourished, meaning they are nine times more likely to die than the children who are not malnourished. They are significantly more vulnerable to infections and diseases like watery diarrhoea and chest infections.

 

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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Increased EU development aid must reach those most in need, NGOs say

The European Parliament has shown its support for the fight to end extreme poverty, by voting to increase funds for humanitarian and development aid in the EU’s 2018 budget.

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Monday 23 October 2017

High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good.

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Thursday 19 October 2017

Save the Children statement on today’s ruling in the EU Parliament Committee to reform the Dublin Regulation

Today’s move by the European Parliament is an important first step in reforming a system that has left far too many vulnerable children and families stranded in countries like Greece and Italy and left them unable to re-join their families, friends and communities elsewhere in Europe.

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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Rohingya camps a 'child protection disaster waiting to happen,' with more than 450,000 children out of school

Overcrowding, a lack of schooling and widespread desperation among the Rohingya in camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are putting children at an alarming risk of exploitation and abuse, Save the Children has warned.

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