Seven months after the southern Philippines city of Marawi was declared ‘militant free’, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos remain displaced as the government continues its recovery operation—which includes the challenging process of clearing improvised explosive devices from across the city.
Eight people have died and more than 38,000 people have been affected by dangerous storms and heavy rains, which lashed central and southern Sri Lanka in recent days.
Five districts suffered major flooding with some receiving up to 35cm of rain in just a few days. The government has issued a landslide warning in seven districts, and urged people in low-lying areas near swollen rivers to be extra vigilant.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children are preparing to face their first Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr as refugees in Bangladesh, missing much of the celebration that normally accompanies this festive and holy month for Muslims.
40 per cent believe police would not take them seriously or they could be blamed instead
May 15, New Delhi: A ground-breaking new study reveals the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to vulgar comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault.
April 19, Cox’s Bazar – The first heavy rains of 2018 have hit Cox’s Bazar ahead of the much dreaded monsoon season, drenching refugee camps that are now home to nearly 800,000 Rohingya.
There was some rain early on Wednesday followed by a heavy downpour this morning. The rain comes during what’s known as the pre-monsoon season—when severe storms and heavy rains are common—before Bangladesh’s devastating monsoon season starts in earnest in late May or early June.
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