“Save the Children welcomes the decision that the International Criminal Court may investigate allegations Rohingya people were forced from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Save the Children Country Director in Myanmar, Michael McGrath, said.
The Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by two large earthquakes yesterday, including a magnitude 6.9 tremor in the island’s north east late last night, hampering relief efforts and causing additional distress for those already reeling from the August 5 quake that killed more than 450 people.
Save the Children is warning of the devastating long-term impact of Kerala’s deadly flooding on children. In the past two weeks the Indian state has been hit by its worst flooding since 1924, with entire communities devastated and more than 350 people killed.
More than 160 people have died and large swathes of land have been inundated, after monsoon rains dumped more than 650mm of rain in parts of India’s Kerala state.
At least 230,000 people have already fled their homes and there are reports that 10,000km of the state’s roads have been damaged or destroyed. The full extent of the damage is unlikely to be known for several days or until the floodwaters recede.
Save the Children India's CEO Bidisha Pillai said Kerala hadn't seen flooding on this scale in decades.
Save the Children and local partner Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC) hold grave concerns for thousands of people living in makeshift shelters in remote villages on the earthquake-devastated island of Lombok, Indonesia.
The organisation's Silverius Tasman said he had just visited parts of the island that have been cut off and are unable to access any aid.
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