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Rohingya refugees endure devastating rainfall in B'desh

United Nations, Jul 10 (UNI) Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned on, while scaling up relief efforts to those vulnerable children.
“Conditions in the camps and host community are deteriorating rapidly because of the brutal weather”, said Alain Balandi Domsam, acting UNICEF Bangladesh Representative, while stressing that “the humanitarian needs here are only likely to grow over the coming days with more downpours expected.”
According to UNICEF, vital infrastructure that children rely on such as learning centres and health facilities have been damaged or destroyed. To date, five UNICEF-supported centres have been heavily damaged, with over 750 partially damaged, interrupting the education of more than 60,000 children.
In addition, the risk from waterborne diseases is also growing. At least 47 water distribution points and networks, and over 600 latrines have been affected or damaged, increasing the risk of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD).
“Ensuring that children and families have access to safe water and sanitation is absolutely crucial to protecting them,” said Berta Travieso, Acting Chief of UNICEF Cox’s Bazar Field Office.
Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) is also scaling up assistance to those displaced in the Cox’s Bazar affected by devastating rains.
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Riyadh, Dec 5 (UNI) With the focus on a digital economy, G20 Sherpas, the official representatives of Member country leaders, conferred for the first time under the Saudi G20 Presidency in Riyadh this week with the objective of peoples' empowerment, combating climate change and common challenges confronting member countries.

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18 killed, 124 injured in eastern Ukraine conflict this years, says reports

18 killed, 124 injured in eastern Ukraine conflict this years, says reports

06 Dec 2019 | 7:03 PM

Kiev, Dec 6 (UNI) At least 18 civilians lost their lives while 124 others injured in conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine between January and October this year, a special mission of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday.

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Jaishankar begins Italy visit with meeting with Senator Roberta Pinotti

Jaishankar begins Italy visit with meeting with Senator Roberta Pinotti

06 Dec 2019 | 6:54 PM

Rome, Dec 6 (UNI) External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar kicked off his visit to Italy with his meeting with Senator Roberta Pinotti.

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Pakistan-Hindu student committed suicide: Judicial panel

Pakistan-Hindu student committed suicide: Judicial panel

06 Dec 2019 | 4:02 PM

Islamabad, Dec 6 (UNI) A Pakistani Hindu medical student, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in September, committed suicide, a Judicial Commission investigating the case said.

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ADB approves 1 billion dollar emergency loan for Pakistan

ADB approves 1 billion dollar emergency loan for Pakistan

06 Dec 2019 | 3:43 PM

Manila, Dec 6 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency loan of 1 billion dollar for Pakistan to help strengthen country's slumping economy.

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