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Broken by Typhoon Haiyan, the cold chain gets up and running again

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Philippines By Thomas Nybo The system of transport for temperature-sensitive vaccines – already fragile before the storm – was severely disrupted when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last November. Now UNICEF is helping to restore the cold chain and ensure the routine immunization of children. TANAUAN, Philippines, 11 April 2014 – Dylin Cortez w

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CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad GENEVA, April 11 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday it was extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen were blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic. "Over the past two weeks, our colleagues in Cameroon have been seeing refugees a

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ICRC warns of worsening humanitarian crisis with onset of rainy season

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: South Sudan Four months after the beginning of the conflict, humanitarian needs continue to increase in South Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. Tens of thousands need medical care. With fighting continuing in several areas and the rainy season approaching, the ICRC is concerned "We are concerned about the worsening of

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights extent of displacement and food insecurity

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Saudi Arabia, Yemen Conflict in Al Dhale’e Governorate between Government forces and militants subsided in March, amid reports of displacement and human rights abuses of civilians including women and children. In Amran, the situation stabilized but tension remained high. Humanitarian partners have scaled-up their response a

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How to create effective security training for NGOs

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: InterAction, European Interagency Security Forum Country: World In the late 1990s, InterAction, along with RedR and USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), developed a curriculum and course materials for safety and security training. These materials quickly became the basis of NGO security training. However, it has been over 16 years since then and some of the course mater

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Funding for UN cholera support plan vastly insufficient to meet urgent needs

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Country Team in Haiti Country: Haiti Haiti still hosts the largest number of suspected cholera cases worldwide with more than 700, 000 cases and around 8500 deaths reported from October 2010 to date. Since the beginning of the epidemic, the UN has initiated a system wide effort to support the Government of Haiti in the fight against cholera. These concerted Haitian and international

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Child malnutrition in South Sudan could double, warns UNICEF

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Children's Fund Country: South Sudan JUBA, South Sudan, 11 April 2014 - The youngest citizens of the world’s newest nation are on the verge of a nutrition crisis and nearly a quarter of a million children will suffer severe acute malnutrition by the end of the year if more is not done now, says UNICEF. Many children in South Sudan already faced emergency levels of under-nutritio

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Flood situation still dire in Solomon Islands

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Country: Solomon Islands Nine days after devastating flash-flooding in Solomon Islands, there are still 50,000 to 60,000 people homeless. Nine days after devastating flash-flooding hit Solomon Islands, there are still 50,000 to 60,000 people homeless - most without shelter and fresh water. A total of 21 people were killed in the floods that swept thr

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