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Ethiopia overtakes Kenya as Africa's biggest refugee-hosting country

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 19 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday that Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, sheltering 629,718 refugees as of the end of July. Kenya, in comparison, is host to 575,334 registered refugees and asylum-

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New version of CAR crisis map provides snapshot of humanitarian assistance

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Source: Internews Network Country: Central African Republic Internews has just released a new version of a crisis map for the Central African Republic (CAR) that displays, on a daily basis, humanitarian information collected from across the country by local journalists from Internews' partner, the Association of Journalists for Human Rights (RJDH). The map, originally created in 2012, was devel

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Healthcare services in Rakhine remain inadequate - latest Humanitarian Bulletin

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Myanmar HIGHLIGHTS Fighting in northern Shan State displaces 800 people. Strong winds and heavy rains cause landslides and damages to shelters. Healthcare services in Rakhine remain inadequate and MSF-Holland and Malteser have not yet been able to resume their activities Humanitarian organizations provide support to child

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UNHCR in major humanitarian aid push into northern Iraq

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping close to a half million people who have been forced to flee their homes. Barring last-moment delays, an air, road and sea operation will begin t

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Historic campaign delivers mosquito nets to every household across Uganda

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Source: Malaria Consortium Country: Uganda A universal LLIN campaign to distribute 21 million nets across Uganda reached completion last weekend and was marked at an event in Kampala. The first distribution of its kind in Uganda, the 16 month campaign represents a significant landmark in the country’s efforts towards malaria control, distributing one net for every two people, in households acros

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UN and Government appeal for humanitarian funding for Ukraine

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Source: UN Country Team in Ukraine Country: Ukraine 14 August 2014 - The United Nations (UN) jointly with the Government presented the Preliminary Response Plan (PRP) and UN funding requirements in order to raise funding aimed at addressing the needs of population affected by the conflict taking place in the Eastern Part of the country. The donor meeting was hosted by the State Emergency Servi

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Cross-border aid reaches 12,000 displaced people in western Libya

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Libya TUNIS, Tunisia, August 18 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has for the first time begun sending aid into western Libya from Tunisia to help some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by weeks of fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. A first convoy carrying urgently needed medical supplies and UNHCR relief items such as blankets,

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Record numbers of humanitarian lives lost as aid workers fill the void of political inaction - ODI

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Source: Overseas Development Institute Country: World Lack of political action to resolve conflicts in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and other war-torn places is pushing aid workers to fill the void say experts at ODI on the day a service is held at Westminster Abbey to commemorate humanitarian lives lost for the first time. Record numbers of aid workers were killed in 2013, with 155 lives lost. Thi

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