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Continuing shelling in Donetsk and Luhansk leads to further displacement

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Posted by admin 14 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Russian Federation, Ukraine Highlights • At least 2,119 (including at least 20 children) killed and 5,043 (including at least 30 children) wounded in east Ukraine as of 13 August; on average, at least 60 persons a day have been killed or wounded since mid-April1 • Continuing shelling in Donetsk and Luhansk increases numbe

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Magnitude of Ebola outbreak 'vastly' underestimated

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: World Health Organization Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to escalate, with 1975 cases and 1069 deaths reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. No new cases have been detected in Nigeria following the importation of a case in an air traveller last month. Extensive contact tracing and monitoring

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Iraq aid response 'inadequate' despite funding boost

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: IRIN Country: Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic DUBAI, 15 August 2014 (IRIN) - Tens of thousands of Iraqis have yet to receive aid despite funding pouring into relief efforts, according to NGOs. Security concerns due to advances by Islamist militants and logistical hold-ups have prevented much of the funding - including a US$500 million donation from Saudi Arabia - from reaching

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New Gaza Crisis Atlas illustrates physical damage

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory OCHA's newest publication, the Gaza Crisis Atlas 2014, is now available for download! The Atlas has 108 pages of printable A3-size maps featuring satellite images of all areas of the Gaza Strip. The main features/land marks were plotted on a high resolution satellite image captured on 6 July

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Ghana cholera outbreak at 'staggering' level

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Ghana 08/15/2014 10:41 GMT ACCRA, August 15, 2014 (AFP) - A cholera outbreak in Ghana's capital has reached "staggering" levels, an official said Friday, blaming poor sanitation and overcrowded health facilities for the rapid spread of the disease. Cholera has killed more than 40 people in Accra since June and infected 3,100 others, according to the Ghana

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Lost in the chaos - LGBTI people in emergencies

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: IRIN Country: World BANGKOK, 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, structural barriers remain and expe

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Lost in the chaos - LGBTI people in emergencies

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: IRIN Country: World BANGKOK, 14 August 2014 (IRIN) - Unaddressed protection needs, rigid systems and research gaps imperil lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in humanitarian emergencies. While the experiences of sexual and gender minorities during disasters and conflicts are drawing increased attention from some responders, structural barriers remain and expe

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Learning from 2011 famine as new crisis looms in Somalia

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Posted by admin 15 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Tufts University, Rift Valley Institute Country: Somalia Authors: Daniel Maxwell, Nisar Majid After two reasonably good years of recovery, 2014 appears to be shaping up as a difficult year for Somalia. Donors and agencies are ringing alarm bells about deteriorating conditions. There is some discussion in humanitarian circles in Nairobi of “another 2011”—only this time competing for att

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