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Aid agencies request $551 million to address urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of the State of Palestine Country: occupied Palestinian territory Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Mustafa, and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, released the updated Gaza Crisis Appeal, which focuses on addressing the urgent humanitarian needs of Palestinia

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New report highlights uneven global distribution of humanitarian assistance

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Development Initiatives Country: World Executive summary The scale of humanitarian crises and needs in 2013 was extraordinary, as was the level of international humanitarian response, which rose to a record US$22 billion. This is a stark change from 2012, which saw no major new disasters and a slight decline in funding. Millions of people were affected by three very different major cr

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Extended dry season continues to affect several areas of Colombia

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia In the second quarter of 2014, an extended dry season continued to affect several areas of Colombia. The lack of precipitation has led to drought, water shortages, forest fires and access constraints due to low river levels, with a significant rainfall deficit in the Andean, Caribbean and northern Pacific regions,

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Severity of Ebola outbreak in Liberia gravest threat since civil war - UN official

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Source: UN Security Council Country: Liberia Security Council SC/11553 7260th Meeting (AM) The severity of the Ebola outbreak presented Liberia with its gravest threat since the civil war, and the United Nations Mission there had to reorient its activities and its planning to help stem it, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council this morning. “The speed and s

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Africa’s dividing farmlands threaten food security

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Inter Press Service Country: Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, World, Zambia NAIROBI, Sep 10 2014 (IPS) - When Kiprui Kibet pictures his future as a maize farmer in the fertile Uasin Gishu county in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, all he sees is the ever-decreasing plot of land that he has to farm on. “I used to farm on 40 hectares but now I only have 0.8 hectares. My father had 10 son

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Floods hit a million in Pakistan, anger rises in Indian Kashmir

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Posted by admin 10 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Agence France-Presse Country: India, Pakistan 09/10/2014 16:18 GMT by Nasir JAFFRY ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2014 (AFP) - Deadly flooding has affected more than one million people in Pakistan, officials said Wednesday, as anger mounted in Indian Kashmir over the slow pace of rescue operations for hundreds of thousands left stranded. The floods and landslides from days of heavy rains ha

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WHO responding to serious health concerns in conflict-affected Ukraine

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: World Health Organization Country: Ukraine Geneva/Kiev ¦ 9 September 2014 – The crisis in eastern Ukraine is creating a looming health emergency as hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and are living in varying and often exposed conditions as winter approaches, many without official status either as internally displaced persons or as refugees. Some 260 000 persons have re

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

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
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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