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Integrating gender into Ebola response strategies

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Posted by admin 5 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone As of 18 Sept 2014, the cumulative number of Ebola cases (probable, confirmed and suspected) in the countries with widespread and intense transmission (i.e. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) stands at 5,335, with 2,622 recorded deaths. This equates to a mortality rate of 49%. In addition, countries

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New flooding in India kills 70 people and displaces 150,000

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Posted by admin 5 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid department Country: India • In the last few days heavy rain affected north-eastern India, in particular the states of Assam and Meghalaya, causing damage and deaths. • More than 70 people were killed and over 150 000 people have been displaced in 227 relief camps. 11 National Disaster Response Force teams comprising over 550 personnel and Border Sec

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Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific seeing rising refugee claims from conflict zones

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, World Europe, North America, parts of Asia-Pacific seeing rising refugee claims from Syria, Iraq and other conflict zones – UNHCR report A UNHCR report released today shows that the number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries continued to climb in the first half of 2014,

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UNHCR concerned by deal between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees

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Posted by admin 5 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Australia, Cambodia, Nauru UNHCR is deeply concerned at the precedent set by today’s agreement between Australia and Cambodia to relocate refugees to Cambodia from Nauru. The arrangement involves the relocation of recognized refugees from Nauru to Cambodia. These refugees had originally sought Australia’s protection and were instead forcibly t

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New report analyses humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in Iraq

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic Contents 1 KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES…….…1 2 IMPACT OF THE CRISIS………….…..5 2.A Drivers and Underlying Factors…5 2.B Geographical scope and demographic profile of the crisis…......7 2.C Situation of the affected populations………………………….…10 3 INFORMATION GAPS………….……18 4 OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT…..2

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Ebola outbreak prompts food shortage fears

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Source: Guardian Country: Liberia Outbreak has crippled domestic production and measures to contain disease have increased country’s reliance on imports Liberia’s government is struggling to secure food supplies as quarantines and border closures aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak disrupt its farmers and pile pressure on food imports. Read the full article

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Joint NGO Statement on the Conflict in South Sudan

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Posted by admin 6 days ago (http://www.paxforpeace.nl)
This is critical to bring about lasting peace for the people of South Sudan. Read here the full statement of the NGO's.

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Africa: Ambassador Nancy Powell Appointed as Ebola Coordinator for the Department of State

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Posted by admin 6 days ago (http://www.state.gov)
Ambassador Nancy Powell Appointed as Ebola Coordinator for the Department of State Press StatementJen PsakiDepartment Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 24, 2014 Secretary Kerry named Ambassador Nancy Powell to lead the Ebola Coordination Unit at the Department of State. In this role, Ambassador Powell will lead the State Department’s outreach to internatio

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