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Monday 16 July 2018

Save the Children alarmed by record number of civilian deaths and attacks on education in Afghanistan

Almost 1,700 civilians were killed by conflict in Afghanistan in the first half of 2018 – the highest number for this period in any of the past 10 years – according to new UN data released yesterday.

The quarterly civilian casualty figures from the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) also revealed that for the third year in a row, more than 5,000 civilians were killed or injured between January and June. Among these, 363 children were killed and 992 were injured, a 15 percent reduction from the same period last year.

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Tuesday 10 July 2018

China, Taiwan and southern Japan brace for most powerful storm of the year

Residents in Eastern China, Taiwan and Japan’s Ryukyu islands are bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Maria, which is expected to drop up to 200mm of rain in some parts and bring destructive winds up to 176km/h.

After forming in the Pacific Ocean near Guam, the storm has already reached category five ‘super’ typhoon status twice, and is predicted to hit China’s central coast as a category two typhoon on Wednesday.

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Monday 9 July 2018

Save the Children statement on Japan floods

Save the Children Japan has deployed its emergency response team to assess the needs of children in the Mabi district of Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, after record rainfall left more than 4,600 houses there flooded.

More than 100 people have died and over 80 people are still missing after heavy rains caused landslides, as well as flooding, in western Japan.

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Monday 2 July 2018

Almost three in four Rohingya children out of school and at risk of becoming a lost generation, warns Save the Children

Save the Children is calling for an urgent and significant scale up of education programming for Rohingya children living in Bangladesh’s overcrowded refugee camps, ahead of the UN leadership’s most high-profile visit to Cox’s Bazar to date.

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Saturday 30 June 2018

Save the Children statement on the report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Myanmar

Save the Children welcomes the additional listing of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw Kyi, for grave violations of children rights, including killing, maiming and sexual violence, in the Annex of this year’s Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC). Tatmadaw Kyi was already listed for the recruitment and use of children.

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