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Moving Back to Their Hometowns, Migrant Children at Risk of Dropping Out of School

Moving Back to Their Hometowns, Migrant Children at Risk of Dropping Out of School

COVID19 has not just been a health emergency but also an education disaster. With migrant workers staying out of work due to the national wide lockdown and heading back to their hometowns, migrants children are at risk of dropping out of school. 

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28 Bihar Girls Give 28 Resounding Messages on Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 Bihar Girls Give 28 Resounding Messages on Menstrual Hygiene Day

Taking cues from the #MHDay2020 theme #ItsTimeForChange - our Bihar team, under the project ‘Marriage No Child’s Play’ initiated a unique awareness and advocacy drive on on Menstrual Hygiene Day. Naming the effort as ‘28 Messages by 28 Girl Champions’ – 28 girls from different parts of  the state, representing 28 days of a menstrual cycle volunteered to  raise pertinent issues around women’s right to sexual and reproductive health. 

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Cyclone Amphan: International Media Speaks to Save the Children on Preparedness and Challenges

Cyclone Amphan: International Media Speaks to Save the Children on Preparedness and Challenges

Powerful cyclonic storm Amphan, which packed winds up to 190 km/hr, has ravaged large parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata. It will be an arduous task to mount a response amid the ongoing Coronavirus situation. BBC World News and France 24 English spoke to Save the Children on the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan and the ensuing challenges. 

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Cyclone Amphan: Message from Save the Children CEO Bidisha Pillai

Cyclone Amphan: Message from Save the Children CEO Bidisha Pillai

Providing an update on the Amphan Cyclone, Bidisha Pillai, CEO of Save the Children in India, said:
 
 The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is doing its best to open up the road networks. Now that the storm has passed, our biggest concern is ensuring vulnerable children and their families have a roof over their head, food to eat and access to basic healthcare, and the response will undoubtedly be complicated by COVID-19 and the need to ensure that we keep people, including our staff, safe at all times.

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Destructive Winds, Storm Surge and Flooding Expected as Cyclone Amphan nears India

Destructive Winds, Storm Surge and Flooding Expected as Cyclone Amphan nears India

Millions have been evacuated and aid agencies are on high alert as powerful Cyclone Amphan moves closer to India and Bangladesh. The cyclone, which briefly reached category 5 “super” status on Tuesday while tracking north across the Bay of Bengal, is expected to make landfall in India’s easternmost state of Odisha overnight Wednesday, likely as a category 1 storm.

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