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Indonesia: Why it’s time to address the needs of West Timor’s protracted IDPs

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Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Indonesia Nearly all the 31,450 people currently displaced by conflict and violence in Indonesia were forced to flee their homes more than 15 years ago. The majority live in West Timor in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) and are at risk of being forgotten by the national authorities and the... Nearly all the 31,450 people currently

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Africa aims for substantial reductions in disaster losses

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Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: World Africa is the first continent to meet specifically to discuss how to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework, adopted in March at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.YAOUNDE, 23 July 2015 – Representatives of 37 African governments today agreed to work together to achieve substantial reductions in disaster los

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Amid Yemen’s conflict, UNICEF helps get children back to learning

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Yemen To help ensure that children don’t completely miss out on their education, the UN Children's Fund is supporting catch-up classes for over 200,000 students.Sana’a/Geneva, July 24, 2015 - The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s education system – and on the chances of millions of children to access learning. Month

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Poor rainfall raising concerns about current and future food security in Central America and Haiti

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Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua Urgent food assistance in the region is currently required for households already experiencing acute food insecurity. Forecasts indicate likelihood of consecutively poor Primera and Postrera seasons Rainfall performance has been poor across much of Central America and Haiti during the Primera/

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Destruction of villages, killings, and sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity State

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Source: Human Rights Watch Country: South Sudan HRW has released a new report based on more than 170 interviews in June and July with survivors and witnesses, most of whom were displaced by fighting or attacks on their villages by government troops. South Sudan: Widespread Atrocities in Government Offensive Killings, Rapes of Unity State Civilians Are War Crimes (Nairobi, July 22, 2015) – South

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UNICEF's U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Children's Fund Country: World Young people mostly in Africa are using U-Report every day to voice their opinions, connect to their leaders, and help change the conditions in their communities.NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million a

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UNICEF's U-Report social platform hits 1 million active users

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Children's Fund Country: World Young people mostly in Africa are using U-Report every day to voice their opinions, connect to their leaders, and help change the conditions in their communities.NEW YORK, 16 July 2015 – U-Report, UNICEF’s groundbreaking, text-message based innovation that amplifies the voices and views of young people in developing countries, has reached 1 million a

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Child malnutrition levels soar in Tanzanian refugee camp as Burundi refugee numbers rise

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Source: Save the Children Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Republic of Tanzania An estimated 25,000 people have fled to the Tanzanian border camp in the last month, bringing the total number of Burundian refugees to around 78,000, of whom a fifth are believed to be children under five.Media Contact Phil Carroll 267.992.6356 (M) Kasulu, Tanzania (July 21, 2015) — Acute

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