Monday 20 August 2018

Aid agencies ready to scale up humanitarian response after Lombok hit by two more earthquakes in a day

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.

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Monday 20 August 2018

Seven million children affected as Kerala floodwaters recede, revealing trail of destruction

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.

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Friday 17 August 2018

More than 230,000 people forced to flee homes as devastating flooding inundates India’s Kerala state

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.

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Wednesday 8 August 2018

Save the Children and its partner organisation raise concerns for Indonesians in isolated makeshift camps on earthquake-devastated Lombok

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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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Save the Children and partners concerned for children’s mental health after second earthquake in a week hits Indonesian island

Save the Children, through its partner in Indonesia, Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC), is warning about the psychological impact of Lombok’s recent earthquake on children, as the death toll continue to rise.

Official figures put the current toll at 91, although that is expected to increase as search and rescue operations continue in coming days.

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