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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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Monday 6 August 2018

Save the Children - through local partner - responds to Indonesia earthquake as aftershocks continue

Silverius Tasman, from Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik, a partner of Save the Children in Indonesia, said:

"There were a significant number of aftershocks throughout the night so our staff on the ground are scared and traumatised - not to mention the children living on the island who have now experienced their second earthquake in a week.

"Despite the tsunami threat being removed, people are still confused and fleeing in fear. Across Lombok there is no power, which is making communications challenging.

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Wednesday 25 July 2018

Save the Children to respond to catastrophic dam collapse in Laos

Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country. Casualties are expected to rise in the coming days.

The saddle dam - part of a hydropower dam which is under construction – collapsed at 8pm local time on Monday after heavy rains, sending 5,000 million cubic metres of water crashing through eight villages in Sanamxay district in the southeast of the country.

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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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