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New report highlights major surge in humanitarian crises around the world in 2014

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Gambia, Haiti, Iraq, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen, South Sudan 2014 has seen a major surge in

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UNRWA schools shelter 292,489 displaced people in Gaza

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Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Country: occupied Palestinian territory UPDATE AS OF 18:00 Another unprecedented IDP record tonight: 292,489 IDPs sheltered in 84 UNRWA schools. The number of IDPs in 84 UNRWA schools is close to the population size of Cincinnati (296,942) and Bonn (309,869, former capital of Germany), and more than double the populatio

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Robberies targeting humanitarian aid continue in Central Africa Republic

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Highlights More than 1,000 people have been displaced due to intercommunity violence in Mbres. At least 31 people were injured in explosions in Bangui on 19 and 20 August, according to MSF. The Ministry of Health, with support from WHO, has strengthened Ebola screening at Bangui’s international ai

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Several health officials receive experimental Ebola treatment

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Source: UN News Service Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone 21 August 2014 – The newly-appointed United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola today began his visit to countries affected by the deadly disease, as the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) appealed for “massive, coordinated and targeted assistance” in the months ahead, saying “a humane world cannot let the peopl

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More than 370,000 Palestinian children in need of 'psycho-social first aid'

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Source: UN News Service Country: occupied Palestinian territory 21 August 2014 – The top UNICEF field officer in Gaza reported today that at least nine more Palestinian children have been killed there in the last 48 hours, bringing the total to 469 since early July, saying that there is not a single family in the tiny enclave that has not been touched by the current violence. “The impact is h

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights extent of displacement in Myanmar

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Myanmar Since 2011, more than 247,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar, primarily in Rakhine and Kachin states. In the south eastern part of Myanmar, a large number of people remain displaced following many years of armed conflict. Emergency preparedness is a big challenge as Myanmar is one of the most disaster prone c

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UN human rights chief castigates “paralysis” on Syria as new study indicates more than 191,000 deaths

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Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Country: Syrian Arab Republic Pillay castigates “paralysis” on Syria, as new UN study indicates over 191,000 people killed GENEVA (22 August 2014) – An updated analysis carried out by data specialists on behalf of the UN Human Rights Office has led to the compilation of a list of 191,369 cases of individuals reported killed in Syria b

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WFP condemns ration card scam in Bossaso

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Somalia BOSSASO/NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urges residents of Bossaso to beware of a recently uncovered scam aimed at defrauding displaced people. Individuals posing as WFP employees have been arrested by the authorities in Bossaso for selling fake ration cards to internally displaced people (IDPs) in one of the camps, claiming

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