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Tuesday 22 May 2018

Marawi conflict one year on: More than 300,000 Filipinos still displaced, 30,000 children yet to return to school

 

Seven months after the southern Philippines city of Marawi was declared ‘militant free’, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos remain displaced as the government continues its recovery operation—which includes the challenging process of clearing improvised explosive devices from across the city.

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Tuesday 22 May 2018

Dengue fever fears grow as rains cause flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka

Eight people have died and more than 38,000 people have been affected by dangerous storms and heavy rains, which lashed central and southern Sri Lanka in recent days.

Five districts suffered major flooding with some receiving up to 35cm of rain in just a few days. The government has issued a landslide warning in seven districts, and urged people in low-lying areas near swollen rivers to be extra vigilant.

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Monday 21 May 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children affected after Tropical Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland

Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Protecting people across borders - NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, the issue of border control has gained prominence, resulting in more investments and cooperation agreements between the EU and Western Balkan countries.

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Monday 14 May 2018

At least 1,000 children injured in Gaza protests as casualties rise in deadliest day of protests yet

The number of child casualties in Gaza since the protests began more than six weeks ago has now passed 1,000 as scores of injured flooded in following one of the most violent days seen so far, Save the Children warns.

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