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Thursday 1 June 2017

More than 1.5 million Sri Lankans now affected by weather disasters as drought cripples the north and east, floods ravage the south

Extent of education crisis beginning to emerge after floods

The number of Sri Lankans affected by weather-related disasters has hit more than 1.5 million as the nation simultaneously battles crippling drought in the north and east of the island and deadly flooding in the south.

An estimated 630,000 people have been affected by severe floods across sevensouthern districts, including 75,000 who still cannot return home, while more than one million have been impacted by drought.

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Wednesday 31 May 2017

More than one million children affected by Cyclone Mora as scale of destruction begins to emerge: Save the Children

A full picture of the trail of destruction left by Cyclone Mora is beginning to emerge, after the storm made landfall on Tuesday in Bangladesh’s southeast, leaving millions of children’s futures at stake.

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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Bangladesh braces for dangerous flooding and storm surge as Cyclone Mora approaches

More than 11 million people in Bangladesh are expected to be impacted by Cyclone Mora, a slow moving weather system that is set to drench the eastern part of the country from today.

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Saturday 27 May 2017

Sri Lanka’s deadly floods could exacerbate dengue crisis, warns Save the Children as more rainfall is on the way

Communities devastated by the flooding and landslides that have so far killed 100 people in Sri Lanka could have another battle on their hands after almost 53,000 dengue fever cases were recorded across the country since the start of the year.

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Friday 28 April 2017

Save the Children alarmed by 17 percent increase in number of children killed by conflict in Afghanistan

Children are increasingly becoming victims of conflict in Afghanistan, according to new figures released by the United Nations, which documented more than 200 child deaths and 500 child injuries from fighting during the first three months of this year.

Save the Children expressed its deep concern at the findings and called for greater accountability by armed groups operating in Afghanistan. 

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