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Friday 20 April 2018

Refugee camp submerged as flash floods hit northern Kenya

Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

STATEMENT: April 19

Sir Alan Parker has today informed the Boards of the Save the Children Association and Save the Children International that he will step down as Chair and resign from the Boards. After 10 years with Save the Children his term is due to end in December this year, and he felt it right at this moment to bring forward his succession.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

First downpours of 2018 hits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as monsoon season nears

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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Wednesday 18 April 2018

New Save the Children research: 10% of children arriving in Uganda say they were raped as they fled DR Congo’s brutal conflict

As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

Somaliland’s drought threatens progress in protecting females from sexual violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning. 

After an unprecedented four consecutive failed rains in Somaliland, and despite a global decline in child marriage[1], the aid organisation is deeply concerned by encountering repeated cases of forced child marriage as a result of the drought. 

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