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Monday 14 May 2018

370,000 Rohingya refugee children to face Ramadan living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children are preparing to face their first Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr as refugees in Bangladesh, missing much of the celebration that normally accompanies this festive and holy month for Muslims.

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Friday 11 May 2018

A third of India’s girls expect to be assaulted or stalked when they go out in public: new report

40 per cent believe police would not take them seriously or they could be blamed instead

May 15, New Delhi: A ground-breaking new study reveals the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to vulgar comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

First downpours of 2018 hits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as monsoon season nears

April 19, Cox’s Bazar – The first heavy rains of 2018 have hit Cox’s Bazar ahead of the much dreaded monsoon season, drenching refugee camps that are now home to nearly 800,000 Rohingya.

There was some rain early on Wednesday followed by a heavy downpour this morning. The rain comes during what’s known as the pre-monsoon season—when severe storms and heavy rains are common—before Bangladesh’s devastating monsoon season starts in earnest in late May or early June.

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Friday 16 March 2018

Fears of new health emergency facing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh this monsoon season

New UN appeal launches calling for US$950m to meet needs of Rohingya and host community

 

Save the Children is warning that conditions are ripe for a devastating new health crisis in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh this coming monsoon season, which is expected to dump more than three metres of rain on the overcrowded and fragile settlements.

 

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Thursday 25 January 2018

LATEST UPDATE STATEMENT: ATTACK AGAINST OUR OFFICE IN JALALABAD

‘This morning we were deeply saddened to discover that a further member of our team was killed during yesterday’s attack against our office in Jalalabad. The identity of our late colleague was confirmed today, a young man in his 20s, during the second indepth sweep of the building.

This news comes as our staff struggle to come to terms with news that three colleagues were killed yesterday.

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