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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Save the Children statement on the final report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission in Myanmar

Save the Children welcomes the findings and recommendations of the full report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, released today, following the publication of the preliminary findings in August.

The full report finds there were consistent patterns of serious human rights violations and abuses in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in addition to serious violations of international humanitarian law. These were “principally committed by the Myanmar security forces, particularly the military”.

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Monday 17 September 2018

Philippines: More than a million children missing out on education as thousands of schools remain shut following “super” Typhoon Mangkhut

More than a million students face an extended period out of school, leaving them at risk of falling permanently out of the education system, warns Save the Children as the cleanup after Typhoon Mangkhut gets under way.

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Saturday 15 September 2018

Philippines: Homes flattened and trees uprooted in trail of destruction left by “super” Typhoon Mangkhut

Houses have been destroyed, power poles bent over and trees uprooted from the ground as early reports of the destruction caused by Typhoon Mangkhut emerge.

 

The category 5 “super” typhoon made landfall in the northeastern corner of the Philippines island of Luzon early this morning, bringing winds of up to 287km/h.

 

More than 6 million people were in the path of the typhoon.  Mass evacuations took place in dozens of at-risk communities, particularly those in low-lying, landslide-prone and coastal areas.

 

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Thursday 13 September 2018

Philippines: Millions of children at risk as country braces for potential devastation from Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Save the Children deploying emergency response team to affected area 

Communities in northern parts of the Filipino island of Luzon are preparing for heavy rains, flooding and landslides as they await the arrival of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm of 2018—which could affect millions of children.

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Friday 7 September 2018

Save the Children statement on ICC ruling on alleged deportation of Rohingya

“Save the Children welcomes the decision that the International Criminal Court may investigate allegations Rohingya people were forced from Myanmar to Bangladesh,” Save the Children Country Director in Myanmar, Michael McGrath, said.

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