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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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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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