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41 Million People in South-East Asia Heavily Affected By Floods: Catch 4ZZZ Australia Story

India’s Save the Children CEO, Thomas Chandy, says over seventeen million children are in need of humanitarian assistance and millions of families have lost their only source of income.

Save the Children’s Country Director in Bangladesh, Mark Pierce, says as long as it’s still monsoon season in the south-east Asia region more heavy rains and flash floods can still strike unexpectedly.

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Almost 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia: Read Express Newsline Story

According to a report by Save the Children, across the monsoon-affected areas in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, at least 18,000 schools are destroyed or heavily damaged, while the unaffected ones are being used as shelters for displaced people. More than 185,126 homes have been damaged or destroyed in addition to 1,958 schools, affecting the education of 253,605 children.

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Meghna helps bring home the baby: Story by Telegraph India

The first thought that entered Bilashree Swargayary's mind when she woke up on Thursday morning was that she would have to reach the hospital as the baby was due any minute now. But it was easier said than done as her village, Uloni number 2, in Upper Assam's Dhemaji district, was a good 15km away from the nearest hospital in Jonai. Save the Children's employees Meghna and Mintu helped Bilashree deliver her baby safely.

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India is 116th on global child welfare index: Catch news story

India has ranked 116 among 172 countries on grounds of healthy childhood. Neighbouring countries like China (41), Sri Lanka (61), Bhutan (93) and Myanmar (112) have fared better than India on the global index of child welfare.

The index has been revealed as part of a new report 'Stolen Childhoods', published by Save the Children, a global NGO that works for the rights of children.

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India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children: IndiaSpend Story

India now has the highest number of children stunted due to malnutrition – 48.2 million, equivalent to the population of Colombia, as per the latest global report on childhood. Also, 31 million of its children are a part of its workforce, the highest number in the world.

These two factors, along with early marriage and parenthood and lack of education, have pushed India to 116th position among 172 nations assessed for threats to childhood, according to the recent Stolen Childhoods report by Save the Children, an international non-profit working for marginalised and deprived children.

 

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