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Sunday 24 September 2017

Panic and confusion as third major earthquake strikes Mexico in less than three weeks

Hundreds of children are spending another night out in the open, in makeshift camps and shelters or in the street, too scared to return home for fear of another tremor. It follows the latest 6.1 magnitude quake in the southern state of Oaxaca on Saturday morning, the third in just over two weeks.   

Buildings already damaged by two previous quakes (on September 7 in Oaxaca and September 19 in Puebla/Morelos) are at increased risk of collapsing following the latest tremor. 

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Friday 22 September 2017

Children living in abysmal conditions as number of refugees arriving on Greek islands spikes

A surge in new arrivals on the Greek islands is causing severe overcrowding, with up to 16 people to a five-person tent, babies forced to sleep on the ground and children put at grave risk, Save the Children warned today. 

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Thursday 21 September 2017

Save the Children calls on world leaders to help end the violence in Rakhine state as situation for Rohingya children grows increasingly desperate

As world leaders meet in New York for the UN General Assembly, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who fled violence and killing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing an increasingly desperate situation in Bangladesh. 
 
Close to 250,000 children are among the newly arrived Rohingya in the Bangladesh district of Cox’s Bazar, where there are widespread shortages of food, water and shelter. Heavy rainfall in recent days is making a desperate situation even worse.

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Concerns grow for children buried beneath collapsed school buildings in wake of deadly Mexico earthquake

Save the Children holds grave concerns for up to 100 school children believed to have been inside a school building in downtown Mexico City when it collapsed after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday afternoon.

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Monday 18 September 2017

Alarming spike in number of Syrian refugee children out of school, exposing thousands to child marriage and exploitation

Refugee children have lost almost 700 million days of school in the last year despite pledges at UNGA to get them back in the classroom.

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