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Routine vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries - WHO

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Source: World Health Organization Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries hit by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of immunization.20 MARCH 2015, GENEVA-- A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be cou

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Iraqi Kurdistan region nears breaking point

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Source: IRIN Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic The pressure of hosting more than one million IDPs on top of 225,000 refugees from Syria is taking a huge social economic toll on Iraqi Kurdistan and putting the most vulnerable at increasing risk.ERBIL, 20 March 2015 (IRIN) - The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS)

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Early reports suggest vast majority of crops destroyed - FAO

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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization Country: Vanuatu Strong winds, heavy rains and floods have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the main food and export crops, livestock, and fisheries.20 March 2015, Rome -- Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including th

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More than 120,000 displaced as conflict continues in southern Philippines

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Philippines UNHCR and its partners estimate that 13 municipalities in Maguindanao and North Cotabato have been affected by the clashes. The IDPs are sheltering in schools, public buildings and madrasas.MANILA, Philippines, March 20 (UNHCR) – Fighting between government forces and armed groups in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao has for

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Overall downward cholera trend in Mozambique, but hot spots remain

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe Since 13 March, 843 new cases and four deaths have been reported. With with two new districts reporting cases in Zambezia Province, the risk of new and worsening outbreaks remains high. Cholera Situation While no new cholera cases have been reported in Zimbabwe over the past week and there is an

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UN calls for end to impunity in first public report on human rights situation in Mali

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Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Country: Mali The report documents gross violations and abuses of international human rights and international humanitarian law committed in Mali between 1 November 2013 and 31 May 2014.Bamako/Geneva - 20 March 2015 : The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilizatio

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162,000 people targeted for food distributions in cyclone-hit Vanuatu

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu Food stocks and water reserves are being exhausted and will not last more than a couple of weeks across the 22 affected islands. The assessment found extensive damage to food crops. Highlights Around 166,000 people, more than half of Vanuatu’s population, have been affected by Trop

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Aid starts flowing to Vanuatu as remote islands plead for help

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: Vanuatu Relief agencies are battling logistical challenges, with a lack of landing strips and deep water ports hampering their efforts to get a better grip on the full scale of the disaster.Tanna, Vanuatu | Wednesday 3/18/2015 by Jeremy Piper Aid began arriving in some of cyclone-hit Vanuatu's worst affected islands Wednesday but others remain isolated,

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