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New report outlines potential use of drones in humanitarian response

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Philippines, World Until recently, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, had been largely associated in the public mind with military uses, particularly armed attacks. However, increasing civilian use by hobbyists, researchers and others has started to change perceptions. UAVs, also kno

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Tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees receive cholera vaccine

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Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan London, 26 August 2014 – A vaccine against cholera is being used on a large scale for the first time in Ethiopia by teams from the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The mass immunisation campaign will protect South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia’s Gambella region, as well as th

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UN welcomes humanitarian corridor

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Source: UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan Country: Sudan, South Sudan Khartoum, 26 August 2014. The United Nations welcomes the approval last week by representatives of the Governments of South Sudan and Sudan of an operational plan that will open a humanitarian corridor between Sudan and South Sudan. Developed and prepared by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP),

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights hospital shortages in Syria, Ebola in DRC and clashes in Sudan

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malays

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UNICEF delivers record emergency aid in a single month

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Central African Republic, Iraq, Liberia, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic, South Sudan Record amount of emergency aid delivered to children caught in record number of crises COPENHAGEN/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 26 August 2014 – This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world’s most urgent

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Gaza school year hit by resumption in hostilities

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Source: UN Children's Fund Country: occupied Palestinian territory Gaza, 24 August 2014 – Nearly half a million children in Gaza will not be able to return to primary and secondary schools on Sunday as the new academic year starts, Save the Children, UNICEF and UNESCO said today. More than one million Palestinian students were expected to return to school on 24 August, but classes will rem

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Food security expected to deterioriate further in parts of Djibouti

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Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Djibouti Above-average Karan/Karma rains to improve food security for pastoralists in the Northwest Key Messages Crisis (IPC Phase 3!) levels of acute food insecurity among poor pastoralists in Obock, Northwestern, and Southeastern Pastoral livelihood Zones have persisted during August. A total of 90,000 people are in Stressed (IPC Phase 2

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Revised Gaza emergency appeal asks for $295.4 million

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Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Country: occupied Palestinian territory There are now approximately 300,000 people crowding into 85 UNRWA schools in Gaza – a number never before seen in Gaza’s history. The collapse of ceasefire talks in Cairo on 18 August led to the seventh week of hostilities, with violence at an intensity previously only seen during t

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