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Central America issues alert as severe drought hits agriculture

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Source: Reuters - AlertNet Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, World Central American and Caribbean governments issued an official agricultural alert as severe drought in the region damages the crops of some 1.6 million people.Source: Reuters - Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:30 GMT Author: Reuters SAN SALVADOR, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Central American and Caribbean governments on Thursday issued an official alert

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Typhoid hits Palestinians from Syria's Yarmouk camp

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic UNRWA had its first access to civilians from the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, since 8th June, and confirmed a typhoid outbreak with at least six confirmed cases.Beyrouth, Lebanon | AFP | Wednesday 8/19/2015 - 07:32 GMT Typhoid has broken out among Palestinian refugees from the be

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Handbook to help minimise health, environmental and economic costs of disasters

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Source: UN Environment Programme Country: World The updated second edition of the APELL Handbook builds on the original publication of 1988, drawing on nearly three decades of supporting resilient communities in more than 30 countries. Bangkok, 19 August 2015 - With industrialization progressing rapidly and climate change making extreme weather the new normal, more and more communities are threat

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Burkina Faso: High food insecurity in affected regions aggravates impact of floods

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Burkina Faso Nearly 25,000 people have been affected by floods and heavy winds, and some attempts to disrupt assessment teams’ work in affected areas have been reported in a context of political instability. Crisis Overview 24,354 people (3,080 households) have been affected by heavy winds and floods in seven regions of Burkina Faso. Eight have been

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Central African Republic: Access to safe water a major challenge for vulnerable populations

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Central African Republic With ongoing heavy rains in most parts of the country, access to safe water remains a concern, including for internally displaced people living in camps, bushes and with host families.By Nelly Muluka, IFRC Access to safe water remains a major challenge for people affected by the ongoing Cen

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Palestine refugees: UNRWA declares school year open

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Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Country: Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic Successful efforts to overcome a major funding crisis will help safeguard the education of 500,000 students in 685 United Nations schools across the Middle East.STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEA

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World Food Programme warns of food crisis in Yemen

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Yemen Lack of immediate and unhindered access to people who urgently need food assistance and the shortage of funding create the possibility of famine for millions, WFP chief warned.SANA’A/ADEN - Seeing first-hand the challenges facing millions of people affected by the crisis in Yemen, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, war

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Floods cause acute water shortage in hundreds of Myanmar villages

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Source: AlertNet Country: Myanmar Authorities are racing to clean contaminated water sources, while distributing bottled water, chlorine powder and purification tablets as they struggle with diarrhoea outbreaks.By Htet Khaung Linn NYAUNGDON, Myanmar, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities are racing to clean contaminated water sources in flood-hit parts of Myanmar, while distributing

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