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Learning from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan

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Source: Overseas Development Institute, Tufts University Country: Sudan, South Sudan 1 Introduction One of the most bitter tragedies of Sudan is that the dilemmas facing humanitarian organizations today are almost exactly those faced repeatedly over the last ten years. Francois Jean (MSF) 1993 [T]he threat to the children of South Sudan is mounting by the minute ... We are perilously close to

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Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

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Source: Reuters - AlertNet Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, World Source: Reuters - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:45 GMT Author: Reuters By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tub

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Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic GENEVA, October 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that an estimated 180,000 people have fled from the central Iraq town of Hit following its capture by ISIS and affiliated armed groups at the weekend. The town's mostly Sunni residents, as well as other Iraqis who had found refuge there in the past

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UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist IDPs

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic UNHCR is alarmed at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and United Nations peacekeepers. The latest surge in attacks has badly hampered humanitarian activities. The recent unrest was reportedly sparked by a grenade attack in

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UN praises India’s “zero casualty” focus on cyclones

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Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: India By Andy McElroy INCHEON, 14 October 2014 – India has again emerged as a global example of early warning, early action with the timely evacuation of up to 400,000 people ahead of Cyclone Hudhud. India’s strong track record of converting past lessons into better preparedness provides an important reference as global consulta

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights heightened violence in the CAR, Libya and Yemen

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

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IFRC launches CHF 1.23 million appeal to assist drought victims

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Honduras This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,227,172 to enable the IFRC to support the Honduran Red Cross to deliver assistance and support to 3,500 drought-affected families (some 17,500 people) on food security and nutrition, livelihoods, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and their recovery. The planned respons

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Africa: Remarks on the U.S. Response to Ebola for Members of the Diplomatic Corps

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Remarks on the U.S. Response to Ebola for Members of the Diplomatic Corps RemarksJohn KerrySecretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC October 17, 2014 Thank you, Nancy. Good morning, everybody. Thank you very much for being here, and thank you, Ambassador Powell, for all you’re doing to lead on this effort. I know that there’s no shortage of demands on

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