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Funding constraints end aid operations in West Darfur and South Kordofan

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan, Sudan A continual decrease in humanitarian funding to Sudan has taken its toll on aid partners forcing some to pull out of operations that currently provide critical services for IDPs and children. HIGHLIGHTS • Outbreak of fighting in East Darfur is causing significant new displacement and loss of life • Inter

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Off to a shaky start: Ukrainian government responses to internally displaced persons

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Source: Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement Country: Ukraine A new study seeks to provide guidance to the government and its supporters to respond to the challenges of IDPs, both in the emergency phase and in the longer-term. By: Elizabeth Ferris, Suleiman Mamutov, Kateryna Moroz and Olena Vynogradova Internal displacement is a new phenomenon in Ukraine. Until March 2014, the country’

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Burundi Situation: Humanitarian partners to issue regional refugee response plan

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania Humanitarian partners have agreed to develop a Regional Refugee Response Plan to respond to the exodus of refugees from Burundi into Rwanda, Tanzania and the DRC.NAIROBI, 14 May 2015 (UNHCR) – Regional Representatives of OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP have agreed to devel

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Zimbabwe plunges towards food crisis

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Source: IRIN Country: Zimbabwe Because of a prolonged dry spell across much of the country the April/May maize harvest – Zimbabwe’s staple crop – has reportedly been written off in entire districts.Mhondoro-Ngezi , 14 May 2015 (IRIN) - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell a

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Joining forces to make hunger data more accessible

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme Country: World WFP's data on hunger, food security, and nutrition is being made available through OCHA’s Humanitarian Data Exchange, an open platform for sharing crisis data. (ROME / NEW YORK, 14 MAY 2015) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanita

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More than 300 children released by armed groups in Central African Republic

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic The agreement by the leaders of CAR’s 10 armed groups to release children in their ranks was signed during a reconciliation forum held in the capital Bangui last weekBAMBARI, Central African Republic, May 14, 2015 – More than 300 children, including several under 12 years old, have been released from armed groups in the Central Afr

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Insecurity challenges delivery of aid in Yemen

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen The humanitarian pause largely continued to hold for its second day, but clashes continued to be reported in some locations – mainly in the south. Highlights The humanitarian pause in Yemen largely continued to hold for its second day, allowing aid agencies to pre-position supplies and deliver assistance in many locat

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Haiti cholera outbreak needs ‘urgent attention’ - senior UN official

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Source: UN News Service Country: Haiti The cholera outbreak in Haiti remains the largest in recent world history, yet the health crisis has fallen off the international agenda after having ceased appearing in the media.14 May 2015 – The cholera outbreak in Haiti remains the largest in recent world history, according to the United Nations official coordinating the Organization’s cholera response i

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