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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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Friday 16 March 2018

Fears of new health emergency facing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh this monsoon season

New UN appeal launches calling for US$950m to meet needs of Rohingya and host community

 

Save the Children is warning that conditions are ripe for a devastating new health crisis in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh this coming monsoon season, which is expected to dump more than three metres of rain on the overcrowded and fragile settlements.

 

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Thursday 25 January 2018

LATEST UPDATE STATEMENT: ATTACK AGAINST OUR OFFICE IN JALALABAD

‘This morning we were deeply saddened to discover that a further member of our team was killed during yesterday’s attack against our office in Jalalabad. The identity of our late colleague was confirmed today, a young man in his 20s, during the second indepth sweep of the building.

This news comes as our staff struggle to come to terms with news that three colleagues were killed yesterday.

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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Statement update: Incident at Save the Children compound in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

“It is with profound sadness that we can confirm three Save the Children staff members were killed earlier today in an attack on our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. All other staff have been safely rescued from the office. Four were injured in the attack and are receiving medical treatment.

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Wednesday 24 January 2018

AFGHANISTAN: ATTACK ON SAVE THE CHILDREN COMPOUND

Save the Children can confirm that the security incident affecting our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan is still ongoing. 

Our primary concern remains to secure the safety of all of our staff. In response to this all of our programmes across Afghanistan have been temporarily suspended and our offices are closed. Afghanistan is one of the most difficult places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in. 

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