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Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brussels Syria donor conference fails to go 'nearly far enough'

Joint NGO reactive: CARE, IRC, Mercy Corps, NRC, Save the Children, Oxfam, Humanity and Inclusion, Action Against Hunger, World Vision


Credit: Ángel Navarrete/Save the Children

 

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Monday 23 April 2018

Brussels II Syria conference must not fall short, eight leading aid agencies warn

Focus on aid, increased pledges and accountability for previous commitments needed

Donors and governments meeting Tuesday and Wednesday for the Brussels II conference must take the opportunity to bring change for the millions of vulnerable Syrians in their war-torn country and in the region by following through on previous commitments to protect displaced people and fund the aid response.

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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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