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Cyclone Fani: Enabling Children to not Drift Away from the Path of Education

Cyclone Fani: Enabling Children to not Drift Away from the Path of Education

11-year-old Twinkle Jena, a student of class 6th,  from Raipur village in Manika GP in Krushnaprasad block of Odisha has found new beginnings just like 5000 other boys and girls of the area. All these children found their world devastated by FANI, children lost their books, pens, and pencils. Twinkle just like many other children tried to collect her books and pens and pencils and other study materials from the rubbles of the house. She was inconsolable as she couldn’t retrieve a single pen or a page from the house.  It took her many days to collect old books from her seniors as it was still summer and she had thought to start her studies earlier than many of her classmates.

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Child Trafficking Haunts the "Mising Tribe" of Assam

Child Trafficking Haunts the "Mising Tribe" of Assam

Dushyanta (name changed) is a 2 year old playing around the house throwing everything in sight and creating a havoc. Bunti runs behind him all day, picking up the toys, feeding him, cleaning him every time he needs a diaper change, while also doing other household chores. It’s a tiring day, every single day. By the time Bunti retires to bed it is 10 pm. She must get up at 6 again the next morning.

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Helping Children Receive Much Needed Medical Help During Floods

Helping Children Receive Much Needed Medical Help During Floods

Save the Children has been reaching out to many children through our Child Protection Programmes in tea gardens of Dhemaji Assam. Our work is not restricted to this, and our humanitarian response team has been at the forefront during the seasonal flood response every year. This year Deba Prashnad from our Assam office came to the rescue of a 10-year-old- boy whom he met during field evaluation in the flood-affected areas. The boy was suffering from a terminal foot infection (bacterial infection), and his condition was very critical.

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Thirteen-year-old Amaira from Heritage School in Gurugram Stands Up for Underprivileged Children

Thirteen-year-old Amaira from Heritage School in Gurugram Stands Up for Underprivileged Children

Behind the gates of plush apartments in the Millennium City of Gurugram, it is easy to assume that with all the privilege that comes along, empathy and kindness have taken a backseat. One can be forgiven for thinking that urban cosmopolitans have distanced themselves from the reality of the “other India” - one that burns in the scorching heat to make ends meet, one that struggles to get two square meals a day. But every once in a while, there comes a story that touches your heart and brings you closer to humanity. Such is the story of 13-year-old Amaira Seth from Gurugram.

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Cyclone Fani Cripples Life In The State Of Odisha

Cyclone Fani Cripples Life In The State Of Odisha

#CycloneFANI has had a devastating impact across all the blocks of Puri district along with four other coastal districts of Odisha. Currently, with no power supply and minimal drinking water, life has come to a standstill in all affected areas. Government sources suggest that more than14 million people and 6 million children are bearing the brunt of the super cyclone.

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