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Ahead of Haiti Donor Conference World Bank pledges $50 million for water and sanitation

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Source: World Bank Country: Haiti Washington, October 9, 2014 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today pledged US$50 million ahead of the “Haiti: Clean water, Improved sanitation, Better health” conference and called on donors and other partners to join forces and help improve access to safe water and sanitation for all Haitians to prevent waterborne diseases. “We have made significant

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Violent clashes in Sana’a increase humanitarian concerns

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen HIGHLIGHTS Heavy fighting in Sana’a in September left 274 people dead and 470 wounded. Humanitarian impact of fighting in Sana’a is limited and those who fled the violence have returned. Fuel subsidies partially restored, reducing prices at the pump by 23 per cent. Fighting in Al Jawf has subsided

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Lack of women’s participation obstacle to recovery and peace in Gaza - CARE

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Source: CARE Country: occupied Palestinian territory Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:29 RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM, 9 October 2014: Increased participation by Palestinian women is crucial to creating a process towards peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bringing sustainable development to the West Bank and Gaza, according to international humanitarian organisation CARE. CARE calls o

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WFP aims to provide food for a million people affected by Ebola crisis

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone The UN World Food Programme is continuing to scale up its operations to provide food to over 1 million people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The three pillars of WFP support in the Ebola crisis are to deliver food alongside the health response, ensure the movement of partner staff and equipmen

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Somalia response plan remains severely underfunded

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia The Somalia Strategic Response Plan (SRP) remains severely underfunded. The plan has received a reported 34 per cent of the requested US$933 million. Entering the final quarter of 2014, humanitarian partners face significant funding gaps to respond to the humanitarian needs of disaster-affected people in Somalia.

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More than 100,000 people displaced in Libya over the past three weeks

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Libya TUNIS, Tunisia, October 10 (UNHCR) – Fighting between rival armed groups in Libya has left almost 290,000 people forcibly displaced across the country, including 100,000 in the past three weeks alone, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. The internally displaced, from 29 cities and towns, urgently need food, health care and other basic c

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Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey GENEVA, October 10 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday reported that many of the more than 170,000 people who have fled to Turkey from the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are seeking shelter in other parts of Syria or in Iraq's Kurdistani region. "We are seeing growing numbers [of Syrian Kurds from Kobane

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Assessment highlights need for fundamental change in support to health sector in Gaza

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Source: World Health Organization, Health Cluster Country: occupied Palestinian territory 1 Executive Summary This joint health cluster assessment aims at understanding the impact of the conflict in July and August 2014 on the health sector in Gaza. This report is based on a quantitative and qualitative data collection, conducted at the beginning of September 2014, at a time when health servic

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