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Flooding hits Serbia and Bosnia again

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia 08/06/2014 18:03 GMT BELGRADE, August 6, 2014 (AFP) - One person was killed and another was missing after heavy rains brought a new wave of flooding to Serbia and Bosnia this week, just three months after historic floods killed almost 80 people. Torrential rain in the western Serbian town of Banja Koviljaca led to a 65-year o

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Senior UN officials call for emergency humanitarian funding for Gaza

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Source: UN News Service Country: occupied Palestinian territory 6 August 2014 – As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials today urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, and called on the 193 Member States to respond to calls for emergency humanitarian funding. In an informal meeting of the General Assembly, Secretary-General

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UN evacuates staff, aid workers in South Sudan

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: South Sudan 08/06/2014 19:37 GMT UNITED NATIONS, August 6, 2014 (AFP) - UN peacekeepers evacuated 220 staff and aid workers from northeast South Sudan on Wednesday after militias killed at least six relief workers, a UN spokesman said. The troops from the UN mission in South Sudan were expected to continue evacuations on Thursday from Bunj, in Upper Nile S

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Jordan turns away Palestinians escaping Syria - Human Rights Watch

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Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Jordan, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic Palestinians Escaping Syria Turned Away Others Vulnerable to Deportation, Living in Fear (Amman, August 7, 2014) – Jordan refuses entry to or forcibly deports Palestinian refugees escaping Syria, in clear breach of its international obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. J

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Gaza's harvest at risk

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Source: Oxfam Country: occupied Palestinian territory After nearly a month of bombardment, Gaza's food supplies are running low and an entire year's harvest is at risk. In many markets, fresh food and vegetables are scarce. Cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are now double or even three times more expensive than before the military escalation. It's hard to grow and transport food when it's too dan

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How communities in Myanmar manage natural disasters

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Source: ActionAid, European Union Country: Myanmar Introduction Myanmar ranks as the most at-risk country in Asia-Pacific in terms of natural hazards, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Medium to large-scale floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides or tsunamis occur every couple of years causing death and destruction as well as setting back de

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Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army

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Source: Amnesty Country: occupied Palestinian territory Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as it released distu

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Heavy rains and floods in Sudan affect 44,000 people

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan, South Sudan HIGHLIGHTS An estimated 44,000 people have been affected and 39 people have died as a result of heavy rains and floods in Sudan, according to the Government. Some 50,000 people in Marla, Magarin, and Hegair villages in South Darfur’s Bielel locality need health assistance, according to WHO. In North Da

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