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Intimidation, uncertainty mar aid work in Rakhine State

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Source: IRIN Country: Myanmar SITTWE, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) - Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar's Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds of thousands of people. "The humanitarian situation is still unacceptably dire for far too m

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Revised appeal seeks $93 million to assist eight million people hit by conflict, cholera

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A deteriorating security situation in the northeast coupled with serious concerns about the security landscape in the lead up to the February 2015 elections are creating urgent humanitarian needs in the Northeast and the Middle Belt of the country. In addition, a worrying cholera outbreak in the

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About 218,000 children under-five need emergency nutrition support

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia HIGHLIGHTS About 3.2 million people now need life-saving or livelihood assistance in Somalia, as modest gains have reversed. Almost 11,000 internally displaced people evicted in Mogadishu in late August and September. Disease outbreaks continue to be of concern with 7,000 measles cases reported in 2014 and one n

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Food security to deteriorate for more than 600,000 people in parts of Malawi

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Malawi Localized production shortfalls result in reduced household stocks and income Summary Maize harvests were 50-75 percent below average during the 2013/2014 agricultural season in Central Karonga (CKA), Middle Shire (MSH), and Phalombe/Lower Chirwa Plain (PHA) livelihood zones due to poorly-distributed rainfall and an early cessation o

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Severe Kala azar outbreak in South Sudan likely - WHO

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: World Health Organization, Government of the Republic of South Sudan Country: South Sudan The current Kala azar (VL) outbreak has been ongoing to date, since Government’s formally declaration in September 2009. Kala azar is endemic in four states in South Sudan namely: Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria, where 2.7 million people are considered to be at risk in 28 counties

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IFRC's experience with communication and feedback channels for affected populations in Haiti

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: ALNAP Country: Haiti Communication with the affected population was prioritised from the outset of the emergency response in Haiti (IFRC, 2011a). This case study primarily focuses on two-way communication and feedback processes in IFRC’s Return and Relocation Programme, which supports people displaced by the Earthquake to move out from the crowded camps and informal settlements into saf

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Climate-related disasters have cost half a trillion dollars over last five years

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Oxfam Country: World Climate-related disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change Ban Ki-moon Climate Summit at risk of failing to help stop climate change making people hungry (New York, Sept 19) The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillio

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Floods hit 2.3 million people as nearly 700,000 hectares of crops lost

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: IRIN Country: Pakistan JHANG CITY (PUNJAB), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess needs in the worst-affected areas. Late monsoon rains earlier this month hit the mountainous areas of Gilgit-Balitstan and Pakistani-administe

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