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How to build resilience - new handbook for humanitarians in the field

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Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Country: World Everybody is talking about resilience. The idea that people, institutions and states need the right tools, assets and skills to deal with an increasingly complex, interconnected and evolving risk landscape, while retaining the ability to seize opportunities to increase overall well-being, is widely accepted. In reality

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UK rehabilitation teams provide specialist support to people in Gaza injured during crisis

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Source: Handicap International Country: occupied Palestinian territory London, 10th September 2014. The first of three teams of rehabilitation specialists, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses, has this week been deployed to Gaza to support people injured during the recent conflict and provide training to local rehabilitation staff. Over 11,000 Palestinians were injure

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More than 100,000 people remain displaced in Mali

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Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Mali Key Findings 19,499 households (101,279 IDPs) registered and identified by IOM in all regions in Mali. 64,362 IDPs in the south and 36,917 IDPs in the north. IDPs’ movements toward the northern regions continue, even if they have decreased since the beginning of the year. A survey conducted on IDPs in the south and in the north, r

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International forum calls for focus on disaster recovery

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Source: European Commission, World Bank, UN Development Programme, GFDRR Country: World September 10, 2014, Washington D.C. – Globally, natural disasters have caused damages of nearly $4 trillion over the past 30 years—and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise. Leaders from developing countries, civil society, private sector and agencies

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UN peacekeepers arrive in strife-torn Central Africa

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Central African Republic 09/11/2014 05:24 GMT by Carole LANDRY UNITED NATIONS, September 11, 2014 (AFP) - A new UN peacekeeping mission gets off the ground next week in the Central African Republic, one of Africa's most fragile states, despite questions over what peace there is to keep. About 1,500 troops from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Morocco,

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More hospital beds for Liberia

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Liberia Doctors and nurses are the people who immediately come to mind as critical to controlling the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. But there are many others whose jobs are no less critical: engineers, architects, plumbers and construction workers. "One of our greatest challenges is that we urgently need hundreds of additional hospital beds for treatm

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Mali still needs $271 million to meet humanitarian needs before year-end

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali (Bamako, 11 September 2014): The humanitarian community in Mali still needs US$271 million out of a total $481 million required by year-end to meet identified needs in the country, according to the mid-year review of its 2014 Strategic Response Plan. "Despite the engagement of the Government and humanitarian partners

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UN emergency fund gives $3.8 million for Ebola response

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone (New York, 10 September 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$3.8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support humanitarian operations in the Ebola-struck West Africa region. Reduced co

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