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Five years on, Ban honours Haiti’s earthquake victims, looks ahead to brighter future

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Source: UN News Service Country: Haiti Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 UN personnel, and declared that there is the promise of hope that the progress achieved could be built upon.12 January 2015 – Marking the anniversary of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has paid tribute to the more than 200

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Massive food-aid project for people fleeing conflict in Nigeria

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Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: Niger, Nigeria Over the past three months, more than 25,000 people have been aided by the ICRC, which worked closely with the Niger Red Cross to deliver food aid for nearly 45,000 people in 2014.Over the past three months, more than 25,000 people (residents, displaced people and returnees) have been aided by the ICRC, which worked closely

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UNICEF helps more than 900,000 children hit by bitter cold sweeping through Middle East

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey UNICEF estimates at least 7 million internally displaced and refugee children are in desperate need of assistance. Many live in unfinished buildings and inadequate shelters. GENEVA/AMMAN, 13 January 2015 – Amidst the harshest conditions of the winter so far, UNICEF has delivered warm clothing, blankets, h

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How have IDPs fared ten years after humanitarian reform?

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Source: Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement Country: World Independent study sought to assess whether institutional reforms of the humanitarian system (such as those carried out through the cluster approach) have improved IDP protection and assistance. In 2004, the Brookings Project on Internal Displacement and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) undertook

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Number of acutely malnourished children in Yemen drops 16 per cent

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Yemen Continued aid is needed to consolidate these recent gains, as malnutrition remains a major problem in Yemen: of 22 Governorates, 12 continue to experience serious or critical levels of general acute malnutrition. HIGHLIGHTS Intermittent clashes resumed in Al Bayda in December. No major new displacements were

 
 

A new approach to reconstruction in Gaza

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Source: Brookings Institution Country: occupied Palestinian territory A new paper aims to provide advice to the Palestinian leadership and the international community on how to approach the daunting task of rebuilding the Gaza Strip while avoiding past mistakes. The initial drive to rebuild the Gaza Strip following last summer’s destructive war between Israel and Hamas has gradually stalled. Only

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Normative frameworks’ role in addressing gender-based violence in disaster settings

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Haiti, World Using Haiti as a case study, a new paper explores gender-based violence in disaster settings from the perspective of national and international legal frameworks. Introduction The problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies has recently received increased attention worldwide. The Humanitarian

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Ebola hampering household economies across Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Source: World Bank Country: Liberia, Sierra Leone New World Bank surveys show that continuing declines in employment have not been limited to the areas where infections have been the highest, which points to economy-wide slowdowns.Latest surveys point to declines in employment, food insecurity, and long-term welfare concerns WASHINGTON, January 12, 2015—The socio-economic impacts of Ebola in Lib

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