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Saturday 16 September 2017

600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year

More than 600,000 Rohingya children could be in Bangladesh by the end of the year as demand for humanitarian assistance outstrips supply

Host communities and relief agencies are struggling to cope with the enormous demand for food, shelter and other assistance in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to in the past three weeks.

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Thursday 14 September 2017

Vietnam braces for the strongest storm in years as Cyclone Doksuri approaches

Central Vietnam is preparing to bear the brunt of Cyclone Doksuri, which is expected to make landfall late on Friday as a category two storm packing winds of up to 167km/h.

Cyclone Doksuri is expected to bring heavy rainfall and a dangerous storm surge of up to 2.6 metres in some coastal areas, according to the Vietnam National Committee of Disaster Prevention and Control.

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Tuesday 12 September 2017

'Made in Britain, Dropped on Children' – Dominic West lends support to film slamming UK arms role in Yemen

British actor Dominic West has lent his voice to a provocative new film from Save the Children, highlighting the role of the UK Government in fuelling the devastating war in Yemen by approving arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other states fighting there.

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Monday 11 September 2017

Rohingya crisis response needs to be scaled up urgently as desperation grows in Bangladesh: Save the Children

Save the Children is calling on the international community to fully fund a US$77 million emergency appeal to help the newly arrived Rohingya in southern Bangladesh.

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Saturday 9 September 2017

Save the Children warns more than 4 million children at risk in Hurricane Irma's path throughout Florida alone

Less than 24 hours before Hurricane Irma strikes Florida, Save the Children is warning that more than four million children are currently in the storm’s path throughout the state, with millions more at risk in the southeastern United States.

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