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Finding a way to stop child recruitment

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan By Gulistan Mirzaei Preventing children from enlisting in government security forces and armed groups is a challenge in Afghanistan, where a lack of reliable birth records makes age verification difficult and a high rate of poverty drives youth to find steady pay. HERAT, Afghanistan, 7 October 2014 – The temperature is over 37°C (98°F) in th

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FAO launches initiative to tackle growing food security threat

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Ebola: FAO launches new initiative to tackle growing food security threat $30 million urgently needed to safeguard lives, food security and livelihoods 8 October 2014, Rome/Dakar – FAO today launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food sup

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Protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to take heavy toll on civilians

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Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Ukraine Protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to take heavy toll on civilians GENEVA (8 October 2014) – In spite of a fragile ceasefire over the past month in the east of Ukraine, the protracted conflict continues to kill and wound civilians, and deprive the more than five million residents in areas directly affecte

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Humanitarian agencies launch appeal to respond to large-scale displacement

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Libya Civilian casualties, injuries, and large-scale displacement continue to increase in Libya as a result of recent clashes in the capital city of Tripoli and several other areas of the country. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) estimates that over 331,000 people are at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance, which

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UN concerned over safety of civilians as ISIL intensifies offensive in Syrian border town

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Source: UN News Service Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey 7 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office today voiced their grave concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the northern Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane. In a statement released by his s

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Fighting Ebola by Media

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Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Country: Liberia, Sierra Leone UNESCO is launching a new project “Fighting Ebola by Media,” that will be undertaken throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia. This follows the unanimous adoption of General Assembly resolution 69/1 on 19 September, and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2177 (2014), concerning the Ebola outbreak. Th

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Health experts warn thousands at risk of post-flood diseases in Pakistan

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Source: IRIN Country: Pakistan ISLAMABAD, 9 October 2014 (IRIN) - As waters continue to recede after floods that have affected more than 2.5 million Pakistanis, health experts warn a further crisis may be unfolding with thousands of communities at risk of vector and water-borne disease. In its latest Pakistan flood report, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a high risk of dengue, ma

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights continuing regional violence and Ebola outbreak

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 5 KILLED, 10 INJURED AS REBELS ATTACK IDP SITE On 1 October, armed rebel groups attacked an IDP camp in Bambari, killing 5 and injuring 10 persons, according to media sources. The NG

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