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Withdrawal of Chadian troops causes concern

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic HIGHLIGHTS: Persistent insecurity and violence against civilians continued in various parts of the country. New attacks on villages in northern Paoua (Ouham-Pende) prompted thousands of people to flee into the bush. MISCA Chadian troops’ withdrawal—officially announced on 4 April—is raising concer

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More than 222,000 children need treatment for severe acute malnutrition

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Sudan, South Sudan Highlights The alarming nutritional status of children in South Sudan is of serious concern. As a consequence of the crisis, the burden of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in South Sudan has doubled and about 222,700 will be in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF has developed a Nutrition Emergency Response strateg

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Kariba Dam collapse fears and disaster preparedness in Zimbabwe

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Source: IRIN Country: Zimbabwe HARARE, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Could fears of the imminent collapse of the more than five-decade-old Kariba Dam on the Zambezi river between Zimbabwe and Zambia spur Zimbabwe into more effective disaster preparedness? In early March, engineers at a conference organized by the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA, a Zambia-Zimbabwe organization which manages the Kariba Dam)

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Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

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Source: Handicap International, HelpAge International Country: Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic Hidden victims: Radical change needed for older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees London, 9th April 2014. New research published today shows that older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees are paying a double toll as a result of the conflict. The report, released by Handicap International

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Chronic malnutrition dogs northern regions

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Source: IRIN Country: Côte d'Ivoire ABIDJAN, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Forty percent of Ivoirian children in the northern region are chronically malnourished, the country’s highest rate, which has not fallen for the past six years. The effects of a drawn-out conflict, desertion by aid groups and inadequate medical staff have contributed to the situation. Food scarcity here is often due to harsh

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Thousands of children miss school in flood-hit Solomon Islands

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Source: Save the Children Country: Solomon Islands Thousands of children miss out on education as schools, universities used to shelter homeless in flood hit Solomon Islands Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 10:24am Thousands of children have not returned to school and face continuing interruptions to their education after flooding devastated the Solomon Islands last week. Nine school buildings in th

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Lack of funding threatens aid response in Iraq's Anbar Province

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Source: IRIN Country: Iraq DUBAI, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Funding shortages are threatening relief operations in Iraq's troubled Anbar Province, where violent clashes have led to the displacement of more than 400,000 people in three months, aid agencies warn. "UN agencies are now warning that without substantial additional financial contributions, they may need to cease operations - some as early

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Some progress in the fight against impunity but rape still widespread and largely unpunished – UN report

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Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC: Some progress in the fight against impunity but rape still widespread and largely unpunished – UN report NEW YORK / KINSHASA (9 April 2014) – Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR

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