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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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Sunday 19 August 2018

World Humanitarian Day: At home on the frontline

Friday 17 August 2018


In response to the Ebola outbreak in conflict-hit DRC, which has already claimed at least 41 lives, Save the Children is urgently deploying its Emergency Health Unit and in country team to the area. They will help trace the contacts of confirmed cases and identify people who may have the disease, before referring them to Ebola treatment centres.

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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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Friday 10 August 2018

Urgent de-escalation needed near Gaza border, Save the Children warns

Over the past couple of days, we have seen a severe and deeply dangerous escalation on the Gaza-Israel border, with reports of dozens of casualties on both sides.

More than 180 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza have hit Israel, with 11 reported injuries including one woman with serious injuries. Gaza was hit more than 200 times throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday. 

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