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Record harvest loss, food shortages hit dry Sri Lanka

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Source: IRIN Country: Sri Lanka COLOMBO, 21 August 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's government is scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses on millions of farmers as the country enters its tenth month of an acute dry spell. “It’s severe. In some areas in the North, North Central and Eastern Provinces, the water levels in the irrigation reservoirs will be sufficient only for drinking purpo

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New overview of humanitarian operations in the Sahel in 2013

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal Foreword Coming in the wake of the 2012 food crisis, the Sahel continued to face major humanitarian challenges in 2013. For the hundreds thousands of households who were hit hard in 2012, the effects of the crisis were not so quickly erased. To

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WFP urgently needs $21 million to provide food assistance in Yemen

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Yemen Highlights In August, WFP plans to reach 2.5 million beneficiaries throughout Yemen. An additional USD 21 million are urgently needed to support activities under PRRO 200636 in 2014. Situation Update Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 7th most food-insecure country in the world. According to the Yemen Humanitarian Respons

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UN’s Emergency Fund provides life-line for Somalia

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia A US$20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will go a long way in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn. “These badly needed funds are critical to our humanitarian response and will go a long way towards addressing some of the

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404,000 people remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Country Team in Haiti Country: Haiti Priority Needs 1 Basic services, protection and durable solutions for IDPs An estimated 104,000 people remain internally displaced in Haiti in 172 camps almost five years after the 2010 earthquake. Basic services in camps, including WASH and health, have declined faster than the pace of ret

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Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone 08/20/2014 16:48 GMT by Zoom DOSSO MONROVIA, August 20, 2014 (AFP) - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the deadly disease, while new suspected cases in Asia sparked fears of it spreading from Africa. Four residents were injured in Monrovia'

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More than 171,000 people hit by floods since July

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan, South Sudan HIGHLIGHTS • Over 171,000 people across 12 states in Sudan have been affected by heavy rains and floods that started in late July 2014, according to HAC. • In El Fasher town, North Darfur, heavy rains destroyed 324 homes and damaged another 2,570, according to IOM. • Fighting over resources left 64 peo

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights conflict in Yemen, Syria and Iraq

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://reliefweb.int)
Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, 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, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mya

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