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2014 is deadliest on record for would-be migrants at sea off Yemen

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen GENEVA, October 17, (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency reported there has been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers losing their lives in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, with more deaths at sea in 2014 than in the last three years combined. One of the rece

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Ongoing violence in Nigeria continues to displace people to neighbouring countries

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. As insurgent groups intensify the

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Des milliers de personnes prises dans une spirale de violence dans le Nord-Kivu

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, 16 octobre 2014) – Des milliers de civils dans les territoires de Beni, Lubero et Walikale, dans la Province du Nord-Kivu, subissent depuis plusieurs semaines des graves violations des droits de l’homme et sont otages d’une spirale de violence suite à une inquiétante détérioration

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WHO declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Senegal Forty-two days have now passed since the last contact of Senegal’s single confirmed case of Ebola virus disease completed the requisite 21-day monitoring period, under medical supervision, developed no symptoms, and tested negative for the virus. WHO officially declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission. The response to Senegal’s first

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Post-demobilization armed groups pose growing humanitarian threat in Colombia

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia HIGHLIGHTS Humanitarian community concerned about the humanitarian impact of PDAGs. NRC releases report on sexual gender-based violence in Buenaventura. The Protection Cluster analyzes challenges of urban violence in Colombia. Mass displacements increased in September. FIGURES Number of IDPs in mass events Sep

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Ebola wiping out gains in safe motherhood

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Source: UN Population Fund Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone More than 800,000 pregnant women face much greater risk in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 October 2014 — As the world intensifies its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the needs of pregnant women must be addressed urgently to save the lives of mothers and infants, warns UNFPA, the United Nat

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UN envoy calls for funding in troubled Sahel

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Source: UN News Service Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan 16 October 2014 – The African Sahel region needs more resources, more joint action and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges, like climate change, and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya, a senior United Nations humanita

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Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local

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Source: IRIN Country: Nepal KATHMANDU, 17 October 2014 (IRIN) - Mid-summer monsoon rains in Nepal triggered over three dozen floods and landslides, killing over 200 people and displacing tens of thousands. Experts say this highlights preparedness and response challenges and the urgent need for these to be prioritized in development plans and at local government level. "There was nothing unpredi

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