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El Nino drought causing state of emergency across Central America

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Source: ACT Alliance Country: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua Preliminary Appeal Target: US$1,396,955 Balance Requested: US$ 1,396,955 Geneva, 6 October 2014 Dear Colleagues, A drought associated with the "El Niño" phenomenon has caused severe impacts in Central America, where it has damaged a large part of the corn and bean crops. In El Salvador the government has declared a national st

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UN envoy warns rapes in South Sudan will 'haunt' generations

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Source: UN News Service Country: South Sudan 6 October 2014 – The horrors of sexual violence in South Sudan did not end with the ceasefire agreement, a senior United Nations official today said calling on citizens of the world's youngest country to stand together and say “enough is enough.” Speaking at a press conference on her first visit to the country, the Special Representative of the Secre

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First care center for children orphaned by Ebola opens in Monrovia

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Source: ChildFund International Country: Liberia Monrovia, Liberia – Oct. 6, 2014 – The first dedicated children’s Interim Care Center (ICC) has been opened in Monrovia for children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola. The center is being run by ChildFund International in collaboration with Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and will serve as a safe place for childr

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National campaign against sexual exploitation and abuse is launched

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Posted by admin 16 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Mission in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Thursday 9 October marks the official opening of this year’s national campaign on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) in the Republic of South Sudan. The campaign, undertaken in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MoGC&SW), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the United

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in India and Sri Lanka

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka INDIA Floods in Assam and Meghalaya States in north eastern India which commenced on 20 Sep have claimed 95 lives and left tens of thousands of people homeless. The worst affected areas are the districts of Goalpara, Kamrup and Boko in Assam and the areas of Tura and Garo Hill

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights Ebola crisis and 1.5 million IDPs in Nigeria

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Li

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Putting affected people at the centre of humanitarian response - rhetoric or reality?

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Source: ALNAP Country: World Since its foundation in 1997 ALNAP (the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action) has consistently highlighted the relationship between humanitarian agencies and crisis-affected people as critical to improving both accountability and performance. In the early 2000s ALNAP produced reviews of the Spanish, French and English lit

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How do donors imagine more effective humanitarian aid?

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Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: World On face value, the humanitarian system contains all the necessary assets for delivering an effective response, but it is not yet producing consistent, optimal results. The humanitarian system is made up of many different moving parts, each with different comparative advantages, different interests and different capaci

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