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Serious food security concerns due to conflict in eastern part of Ukraine

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: Ukraine Food reserves are fully depleted, infrastructure is partly destroyed. Record prices of wheat products, destroyed transportation system severely affect food security in the region. FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT 2014 cereal production close to last year’s record level Record cereal exports expected in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) Domestic

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Mobile data potential boost for humanitarian response

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Source: Brookings Institution Country: World The metadata generated by mobile phones can enable unprecedented insights about individuals and societies. Used with restraint, this data can aid humanitarian work. INTRODUCTION Mobile phones are now ubiquitous in developing countries, with 89 active subscriptions per 100 inhabitants. Though many types of population data are scarce in developing count

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights landslide in Sri Lanka, flooding in Malaysia and Indonesia

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka Flooding across Indonesia has killed one person and affected over 53,000 people. Local authorities are responding to these events, deploying teams and relief items. INDONESIA Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed o

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides kill 17 people in northern Haiti

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Posted by admin 14 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Development Programme Country: Haiti More than 15,000 houses were flooded and over 6,500 people are temporarily housed in emergency shelters. The floods have also affected over 2,200 hectares of crops in one of the country’s most fertile areas.Port-au-Prince - Haiti’s Department of Civil Protection in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has been working non-stop to ass

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Emergency Directors call for urgent funds to maintain UN Humanitarian Air Service in Mali

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali With the humanitarian appeal less than 50 per cent funded, UNHAS has had to halve its fleet, reducing access to remote locations at a critical moment in the response. (New York, 14 November 2014): Addressing the media today following a three-day visit to Mali last week, the Emergency Directors of three humanitarian age

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50,000 and not counting: South Sudan's war dead

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: South Sudan "It's shocking that in 2014, in a country with one of the largest UN peacekeeping missions in the world, tens of thousands of people can be killed and no one can even begin to confirm the death toll."Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 03:38 GMT by Peter MARTELL When gunfire shattered the silence of a December evening last year in South

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356 dead in month-old battle for Libya's Benghazi

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Libya At least 356 people have been killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive against Islamist militias a month ago.Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 19:26 GMT At least 356 people have been killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed o

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More than seven million Syrian and Iraqi children caught up in conflict face harsh winter

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic UNICEF and partners are distributing winter clothes to one million of the most vulnerable children but due to critical issues of access and funding gaps, many children will not be reached. Over seven million Syrian and Iraqi children caught up in conflict face a harsh winter. UNICEF and partners are distributing winter clothing t

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