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Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for Haiti

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Source: Pan American Health Organization Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti On World Water Day, PAHO/WHO Deputy Director Danel said that Haiti and its partners had made meaningful progress in water and sanitation, but defeating cholera would require a significant scale-up of these efforts.PAHO/WHO and partners in the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola welcome new support to imp

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Emergency Directors call for urgent action to assist people affected by conflict in Nigeria and Ukraine

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria, Ukraine Additional humanitarian funding is urgently needed for the responses in both Nigeria and Ukraine, where the appeals are just 8 per cent and 5 per cent funded respectively. (New York, 19 March 2015): Addressing the media today after returning from a week-long mission to Nigeria and Ukraine, the Emergency Direc

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Water, food, shelter are priority needs in cyclone-hit Vanuatu

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Tuvalu, Vanuatu A government-led response and distribution plan are due to be finalized by Friday, and a Flash Appeal will be launched shortly to support ongoing response operations. Highlights Distribution of emergency aid continues to communities identified as in need of urgent assistance. The Government-led joint Initial

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UN Emergency Fund releases $28 million to support relief work for people fleeing Nigeria violence

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria As part of a regionally coordinated rapid-response allocation, $10 million will go to relief agencies operating in Nigeria, $7 million each to Cameroon and Niger, and $4 million to Chad. (New York, 19 March 2015) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from th

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Routine vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries - WHO

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries hit by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of immunization.20 MARCH 2015, GENEVA-- A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be cou

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Iraqi Kurdistan region nears breaking point

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Source: IRIN Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic The pressure of hosting more than one million IDPs on top of 225,000 refugees from Syria is taking a huge social economic toll on Iraqi Kurdistan and putting the most vulnerable at increasing risk.ERBIL, 20 March 2015 (IRIN) - The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS)

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Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed - FAO

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: Vanuatu Strong winds, heavy rains and floods have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries.20 March 2015, Rome -- Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including th

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More than 120,000 displaced as conflict continues in southern Philippines

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Philippines UNHCR and its partners estimate that 13 municipalities in Maguindanao and North Cotabato have been affected by the clashes. The IDPs are sheltering in schools, public buildings and madrasas.MANILA, Philippines, March 20 (UNHCR) – Fighting between government forces and armed groups in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has for

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