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WHO declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Senegal Forty-two days have now passed since the last contact of Senegal’s single confirmed case of Ebola virus disease completed the requisite 21-day monitoring period, under medical supervision, developed no symptoms, and tested negative for the virus. WHO officially declares Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission. The response to Senegal’s first

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Post-demobilization armed groups pose growing humanitarian threat in Colombia

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia HIGHLIGHTS Humanitarian community concerned about the humanitarian impact of PDAGs. NRC releases report on sexual gender-based violence in Buenaventura. The Protection Cluster analyzes challenges of urban violence in Colombia. Mass displacements increased in September. FIGURES Number of IDPs in mass events Sep

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Ebola wiping out gains in safe motherhood

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Source: UN Population Fund Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone More than 800,000 pregnant women face much greater risk in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 October 2014 — As the world intensifies its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the needs of pregnant women must be addressed urgently to save the lives of mothers and infants, warns UNFPA, the United Nat

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UN envoy calls for funding in troubled Sahel

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Source: UN News Service Country: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan 16 October 2014 – The African Sahel region needs more resources, more joint action and faster ways to deal with the structural challenges, like climate change, and successes on peace processes in Darfur, northern Mali and Libya, a senior United Nations humanita

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Nepal disaster preparedness needs to go local

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Source: IRIN Country: Nepal KATHMANDU, 17 October 2014 (IRIN) - Mid-summer monsoon rains in Nepal triggered over three dozen floods and landslides, killing over 200 people and displacing tens of thousands. Experts say this highlights preparedness and response challenges and the urgent need for these to be prioritized in development plans and at local government level. "There was nothing unpredi

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New report details situation of minorities in Iraq

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Source: Minority Rights Group Country: Iraq From Crisis to Catastrophe: first comprehensive report on situation of minorities in Iraq since advance of ISIS 14 October 2014 The situation of Iraq’s minorities is one of unfolding catastrophe, say Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and the Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights, in the first comprehensive report on religious and ethnic minor

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Family farms key to sustainable food security, says FAO

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: World Putting family farmers first to eradicate hunger SOFA report urges enabling the world’s half billion family farmers to be agents of change 16 October 2014, Rome - Nine out of ten of the world's 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent

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Solomon Islands report over 3,800 cases of measles since July

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Solomon Islands HIGHLIGHTS Measles cases have declined in Honiara and Guadalcanal province (GP), however cases are increasing in the other provinces. A six-month-old child from Western Province died due to measles-related complications, bringing the total death count to 7. The National Measles Vaccination Campaign has commenced in Central, Guadalcana

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