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Thursday 4 January 2018

At least 48,000 Rohingya babies set to be born in overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh in 2018

New figures reveal that more than 48,000 Rohingya babies are expected to be born in Bangladesh this year, beginning their lives in refugee camps and makeshift settlements where families rely on food rations to survive and live in flimsy tents made of plastic and bamboo.

Few of these babies will be born in health facilities, and from day one will be at an increased risk ofgetting sick, suffering malnutrition and therefore dying before the age of five, warns Save the Children.

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Tuesday 26 December 2017

Southern Vietnam awaits strong winds and deluge of rain after Cyclone Tembin lashes Philippines

25th December, 2017

 

Communities in southern Vietnam are bracing for heavy rains and powerful winds this Christmas Day, when Cyclone Tembin is expected to make landfall in the very south of the country.

 

Tembin, currently a category one cyclone with winds gusting up to 148km/h is expected to weaken slightly to 135km/h before making landfall to Vietnam, as reported by Meteorological Department of Vietnam.

 

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Wednesday 20 December 2017

Rohingya children face new peril as temperatures drop with onset of winter

Rohingya children in the camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh urgently need warm clothes and blankets as overnight temperatures drop with the onset of winter, Save the Children is warning.

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Thursday 14 December 2017

Save the Children health teams respond to deadly diphtheria outbreak in Rohingya camps

Thursday 14th December, 2017

Save the Children health workers are on high alert for cases of the deadly disease diphtheria, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 15 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.   

The vaccine preventable disease is no longer common in the western world. There have recently been cases in Yemen, Indonesia and now in the camps for over 628,000 Rohingya people forced to flee human rights atrocities in northern Rakhine state in Myanmar.

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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time is running out for Rohingya children. It is time for Europe to act

“The military set our house on fire. Then they started killing people with machetes. Men, women, children. Everyone. We ran away and never went back. On our way … I walked into an abandoned village to look for food. I came across a big water reservoir where I wanted to get some water for the journey. When I got closer, I saw at least 50 dead bodies floating in it. I can’t forget the smell of the burning houses, or the sight of the bloated bodies. These are horrors I will never forget.”

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