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Myanmar aid group urges ceasefire to evacuate trapped civilians

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: China, Myanmar Fierce fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic rebels has led to the deaths of two more civilians in an area cloaked in a state of emergency. At least 30,000 have crossed into China.Thursday 2/19/2015 - 09:46 GMT by Nan Tin HTWE Aid workers called Thursday for a ceasefire to allow the evacuation of people trapped around a town at the centr

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Al Fakhoora, UN agencies launch $40 million project to support Gaza's children

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Source: UN Development Programme, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Children's Fund Country: occupied Palestinian territory Project will ensure primary, secondary and post-secondary students have the right to a quality education and will strengthen child protection systems to provide psycho-social support.During a press conference which took place Sunday

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Risks remain six month since last polio case in Somalia

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Source: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: Somalia Polio was detected in Somalia in May 2013, for the first time in six years. Since then, vaccination campaigns have targeted 2 million children and will continue in 2015.JOINT PRESS RELEASE NAIROBI, 19 February 2015: Somalia is marking six months since the last polio case was seen in the country following an outbreak that

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Lessons learned from the Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Assessment Capacities Project, REACH Initiative Country: Syrian Arab Republic Suggestions for improving further assessments include better coordination and reducing the information requirements to “absolutely need to know” data points. MSNA LESSONS LEARNED INTRODUCTION This document consolidates lessons learned on the Multi-Sector N

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Support to Cameroon "pivotal" to prevent further destabilization of the entire region - UN relief official

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria The humanitarian appeal for Cameroon has more than doubled in a year: the 2015 Strategic Response Plan seeks $264 million compared to $126 million in 2014. (Yaounde, 16 February 2015): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relie

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One million displaced people registered across Ukraine

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ukraine Some 9,000 newly displaced people fled disputed areas between 7 January and 13 February. Thousands of people are reported to permanently be living in bomb shelters with minimum or no access to basic services. Highlights Insecurity triggered additional displacement: The Ministry of Social Policy (MoSP) reports that o

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Information war leaves Ukrainians trapped - new Internews report

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Source: Internews Network Country: Ukraine The report examines how lack of timely and reliable information is exacerbating the misery of IDPs, rendering them vulnerable through confusion and mistrust, and contributing to rising tensions between the host population and the displaced. Understanding Information and Communications Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine. This report examines a largely o

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Food security initiatives to help Ebola-ravaged rural communities in Guinea

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: Guinea Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea worst-hit by Ebola will receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating income.World Bank teams up with FAO and national authorities, provides $5 million for urgently-needed interventions 17 February 2015, Rome/Conakry - Tens of

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