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Malawi floods death toll rises to 176; 200,000 homeless

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Malawi, Mozambique Heavy rains are expected in central and northern parts next week, while government has warned of the impact the floods will have on health services, fearing the spread of water-borne diseases.Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Friday 1/16/2015 - 09:47 GMT by Felix MPONDA and Adrien BARBIER in Maputo The death toll from floods ravaging Malawi has ri

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UNHCR urges suspension of returns to Nigeria from Niger

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Chad, Niger, Nigeria UNHCR received reports that refugees were transported on buses to the capital of Borno State in Nigeria and urged the authorities in both countries to halt the repatriation.GENEVA, January 16 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday expressed concern about the return to Nigeria of hundreds of refugees from Niger this week as

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Upsurge in fighting triggers new displacement

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Libya Many people have had to flee for a fourth or fifth time; in Benghazi alone the local council is reporting that around 90,000 people there are unable to return home.This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. In Libya, an upsurge in fighting since the start of the year

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Syria Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent funding for winter response

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic As winter conditions worsen, the winterization plan, which was launched in October 2014 and targets 3.3 million people inside Syria, remains underfunded by $70 million. DAMASCUS / Syria, 16 January 2015 – The winter storm that swept through the Middle East has had a significant humanitarian impact, partic

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Ukraine health system buckling under weight of humanitarian crisis

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Ukraine WHO and health partners urgently need at least US$23 million to provide improved health care to more than 5 million people, of whom 1.4 million are considered to be highly vulnerable.16 January, 2015: Increased access to a wide range of health care services is needed for more than 5 million people affected by the humanitarian crisis in eastern Uk

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Malawi warns of more rain as flood waters ravage country

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Malawi Heavy rains are expected in central and northern parts next week, while government has warned of the impact the floods will have on health services, fearing the spread of water-borne diseases.Blantyre, Malawi | Friday 1/16/2015 - 09:52 GMT by Felix MPONDA and Adrien BARBIER in Maputo Malawian authorities warned Friday that heavy rains were expected

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UNHCR study shows rapid deterioration in living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic Two-thirds of refugees across Jordan are now living below the national poverty line, and Jordan's resources and infrastructure have been stretched to the limit. UNHCR study shows rapid deterioration in living conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres says large numbers

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Protection needs increase with refugee influx

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Source: Jesuit Refugee Service Country: Kenya, South Sudan While refugees living in camps are provided a physical space free from war, these are not necessarily free from human rights abuses, particularly sexual and gender-based violence.Kakuma, 14 January 2015 – Without the opportunity to integrate into Kenyan society due to a strict encampment policy and with low chances of resettlement, most r

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