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Flooding in Bangladesh affects 800,000 people

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project, Start Network Country: Bangladesh Crisis Overview Since 13 August continuous rainfall in north and northeastern Bangladesh, together with the onrush of water from upstream, have caused flash floods in low-lying and densely populated areas. More than 800,000 people have been affected, including 500,000 displaced. As of 25 August, humanitarian actors on the

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Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security - UN commission of inquiry

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Source: UN Human Rights Council Country: Syrian Arab Republic Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security: UN commission of inquiry Geneva, 27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians, according to a UN report released today. The report stated that the continuous

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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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