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Typhoon Noul hits, but Haiyan lessons serve Philippines well

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Source: IRIN Country: Philippines Two people died but officials and aid agencies said a greater impact had been averted because people had learnt to heed warnings in the wake of the Haiyan disaster.MANILA , 11 May 2015 (IRIN) - Powerful Typhoon Noul swept through the far northern Philippines on Monday, killing two people, but officials and aid agencies said a greater impact had been averted becau

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Improving coordinated needs assessments in urban areas

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: World Assessment methodologies based on rural experience do not transfer comfortably to more complex population centres. A new technical brief aims to provide guidance. 1. INTRODUCTION Why is there a need for this Brief? In 2008 the estimated proportion of the global population living in urban areas reached 50% for the first time in human history,

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Nigerian returnees add to enormous IDP caseload

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Niger, Nigeria About 11,000 Nigerians have arrived from the Niger side of Lake Chad, after having been told to leave islands that fall under Niger’s control because of planned military action against Boko Haram. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the number of Nigerians that have arrived from the Ni

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Unseasonal rains impede access by road to most-remote areas in Nepal

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal Country: Nepal Heavy rain and hail on 10 May also caused significant flooding in the Chautara area affecting people whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake Highlights On 10 May, heavy rain and hail caused significant flooding in and around Chautara, affecting people who lost t

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Expert panel urges ‘single, unified entity’ within WHO for emergency response

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Source: UN News Service Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, World The panel's first report said “at present, WHO does not have the operational capacity or culture to deliver a full emergency public health response” and urged investments by its member States to make it fit for purpose.11 May 2015 – Independent experts tasked to assess the World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to the Ebola

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The use of explosive weapons in Syria

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Source: Handicap International Country: Syrian Arab Republic An analysis of more than 77,000 incidents collected between 2012 to 2015 by Handicap International shows that three-quarters of these incidents are taking place in populated areas. The Use of Explosive Weapons in Syria: a Time Bomb in the Making Amman, May 12th. Handicap International releases today its report called “The Use of Explos

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Internal displacement in Iraq passes 2.8 million - IOM

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Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Iraq The majority of the new displacement identified in the two-week period was caused by conflict in the Ramadi area of Anbar governorate. 05/12/15 Iraq - IOM Iraq’s new Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) published this week recorded 2,834,676 internally displaced Iraqis from January 2014 through 25 April 2015. The majority of the new d

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Humanitarian needs begin to emerge in Burundi as 52,000 flee to neighboring countries

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania The humanitarian community is worried that the most likely scenario is already tending towards the worst-case scenario set out in the national contingency plan. In brief Following a lull this past weekend, protests resumed on Monday in Bujumbura,

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