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Monday 1 October 2018

Indonesian earthquake: Fears grow for separated and unaccompanied children in the wake of tsunami

Save the Children and its local partner are warning of the huge psychological toll on children, particularly those that were orphaned or separated from their parents following Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi.

More than 1.5 million people have been impacted by the disaster, including at least 600,000 children. About a third are seriously affected, losing their homes, livelihoods or loved ones.

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Sunday 30 September 2018

Indonesia: Hundreds of thousands of children affected by catastrophic Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami as landslides, power outages hamper relief efforts

As fears grow for hundreds still missing after Friday’s magnitude 7.4 earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia’s Sulawesi, relief agencies are struggling to access some of the worst affected communities.

Power remains out in areas around Palu, the capital of central Sulawesi, while landslides have blocked key roads. Other vital infrastructure including the airport in Palu have been badly damaged.

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Saturday 29 September 2018

Concerns for children after powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake and tsunami hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi

Emergency response staff from Save the Children’s local partner will deploy to central Sulawesi in Indonesia after a powerful earthquake struck about 5pm local time yesterday.

The magnitude 7.5 quake triggered a tsunami with waves reportedly up to three metres high near the island’s capital Palu, and was followed by several large aftershocks, forcing local residents to sleep outside for fear of buildings collapsing.

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Friday 28 September 2018

Save the Children statement on the establishment by the Human Rights Council of a new independent mechanism to address crimes and violations committed in Myanmar and facilitate fair and independent criminal proceedings

Save the Children welcomes the establishment today by the Human Rights Council of an “independent Mechanism to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of themost serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011 and to prepare files in order to facilitate and expedite fair and independent criminal proceedings, in accordance with international law standards, in national,regional or international courts or tribunals that have or may in the future have jurisdiction over these crimes, in a

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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Save the children statement on new Ebola case in Ituri, DRC, near Ugandan border

Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.

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