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UNHCR calls for unhindered humanitarian access to assist IDPs

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Central African Republic UNHCR is alarmed at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and United Nations peacekeepers. The latest surge in attacks has badly hampered humanitarian activities. The recent unrest was reportedly sparked by a grenade attack in

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UN praises India’s “zero casualty” focus on cyclones

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Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Country: India By Andy McElroy INCHEON, 14 October 2014 – India has again emerged as a global example of early warning, early action with the timely evacuation of up to 400,000 people ahead of Cyclone Hudhud. India’s strong track record of converting past lessons into better preparedness provides an important reference as global consulta

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights heightened violence in the CAR, Libya and Yemen

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Li

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IFRC launches CHF 1.23 million appeal to assist drought victims

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Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Honduras This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,227,172 to enable the IFRC to support the Honduran Red Cross to deliver assistance and support to 3,500 drought-affected families (some 17,500 people) on food security and nutrition, livelihoods, water, sanitation, hygiene promotion and their recovery. The planned respons

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Impact of Ebola outbreak on protection and security - new ACAPS briefing note

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Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, World This publication is in two parts: it begins with the impact of the Ebola outbreak on Protection and then provides an update on the progress of the epidemic since the previous briefing note, published on 25 September. Crisis Overview UN and national officials are warning of the serious thre

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Security Council extends UN mission in Haiti for another year

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Source: UN Security Council Country: Haiti SC/11599 7277th Meeting (AM) Reaffirming that Haiti was at an “important juncture” in the consolidation of stability and democracy, the Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2015. Unanimously adopting resolution 2180 (2014) under Chapter VII of the United Nations C

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WHO requires $8.7 million to address health needs in Gaza

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Source: World Health Organization Country: occupied Palestinian territory WHO requires US$ 8.7 million to address the health needs of populations affected by the crisis in Gaza Overview Years of occupation, blockade and conflict have weakened the health system in Gaza. Recurrent power cuts and an unstable power supply affect medical care; the functionality of medical equipment has deteriorate

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More than 30,000 humanitarian aid workers use online training platform

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Source: DisasterReady Country: World Momentum of DisasterReady.org over past year reinforces the need for high-quality online training for aid workers anytime, anywhere in the world SANTA MONICA, Calif., October 13, 2014 – DisasterReady.org, a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, today announced that it has achieved significant momentum in its mission to increase the prepar

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