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Save the Children's Call to Focus on Education and Children at Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

Mar 09, 2015 09:00 SGT Save the Children (Asia) As the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction opens in Sendai (Japan) on 14 March, Save the Children calls for all countries to drastically reduce the impact of disasters on education.

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One year on from Typhoon Bopha, families still reeling from loss of livelihoods, Save the Children says.

Dec 03, 2013 13:53 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Increased support is needed if families are to fully recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha on their livelihoods. A year after the category 5 typhoon, the children’s aid agency says tens of thousands are still struggling to find work to feed their families. The Typhoon, which struck on 4th December 2012, affected over six million people and left nearly 2000 dead or missing.

Oct 15, 2013 13:54 SGT Save the Children (Asia) A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Bohol island of the Philippines on Tuesday. At a depth of 56km in a populated area, the risk for casualties and damage is expected to be high. “Save the Children aid workers are closely monitoring the situation in Bohol and stand ready to respond to the needs of affected children and their families,” said Save the Children Country Director Anna Lindenfors.

Save the Children Emergency Teams Assessing Children’s Needs in India Post-Cyclone Phailin

Oct 14, 2013 10:08 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Save the Children emergency response teams are working with the government and local partners to quickly assess the needs of children as Cyclone Phailin continues to hit Odisha and other parts of eastern India.

Child sexual assault cases in Zamboanga’s evacuation centres require urgent attention, Save the Children says

Sep 26, 2013 15:21 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Children fleeing the Zamboanga armed conflict in the Philippines require urgent protection, Save the Children says. The children’s aid agency calls on the government, camp managers and other aid organisations to implement greater measures to protect children after reports of child prostitution, assault and trafficking in evacuation centres in the conflict zone.

Aug 20, 2013 13:09 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Save the Children is ready to respond to the needs of 60,000 displaced people, after floods triggered by heavy monsoon rain, enhanced by Tropical Storm Trami, swept through the Filipino capital and five other nearby regions.

Jul 19, 2013 20:47 SGT Save the Children (Asia) Over 100,000 people have been cut off by flooding in the mountainous areas of Sichuan Province, China, Save the Children says. The children’s aid agency is now working to respond to the needs of worst-affected families with toiletries, towels, children’s clothes and other essential items.

Almost 50 million children out of school in conflict-affected countries, whilst attacks on education rise, Save the Children warns.

Jul 12, 2013 11:01 SGT Save the Children (Asia) The number of reported incidents of children being stopped from accessing education, physically attacked or recruited by armed groups has increased sharply over the past year, after monitoring efforts were stepped up in the face of the deteriorating situation in Syria and concerns over girls’ access to education in parts of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Jul 03, 2013 11:58 SGT Save the Children (Asia) The children’s aid agency has deployed a team from their Bener Meriah field office, close to the epicenter in Aceh province, to assess the destruction and needs of worst-hit families. So far, at least 25 people have been killed, including 7 children, with more fatalities expected as search and rescue efforts enter its second day.