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UN concerned over safety of civilians as ISIL intensifies offensive in Syrian border town

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Source: UN News Service Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey 7 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office today voiced their grave concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on the northern Syrian town of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane. In a statement released by his s

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Fighting Ebola by Media

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Source: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Country: Liberia, Sierra Leone UNESCO is launching a new project “Fighting Ebola by Media,” that will be undertaken throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia. This follows the unanimous adoption of General Assembly resolution 69/1 on 19 September, and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2177 (2014), concerning the Ebola outbreak. Th

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Health experts warn thousands at risk of post-flood diseases in Pakistan

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Source: IRIN Country: Pakistan ISLAMABAD, 9 October 2014 (IRIN) - As waters continue to recede after floods that have affected more than 2.5 million Pakistanis, health experts warn a further crisis may be unfolding with thousands of communities at risk of vector and water-borne disease. In its latest Pakistan flood report, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a high risk of dengue, ma

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights continuing regional violence and Ebola outbreak

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 5 KILLED, 10 INJURED AS REBELS ATTACK IDP SITE On 1 October, armed rebel groups attacked an IDP camp in Bambari, killing 5 and injuring 10 persons, according to media sources. The NG

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Ahead of Haiti Donor Conference World Bank pledges $50 million for water and sanitation

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Source: World Bank Country: Haiti Washington, October 9, 2014 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today pledged US$50 million ahead of the “Haiti: Clean water, Improved sanitation, Better health” conference and called on donors and other partners to join forces and help improve access to safe water and sanitation for all Haitians to prevent waterborne diseases. “We have made significant

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Violent clashes in Sana’a increase humanitarian concerns

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen HIGHLIGHTS Heavy fighting in Sana’a in September left 274 people dead and 470 wounded. Humanitarian impact of fighting in Sana’a is limited and those who fled the violence have returned. Fuel subsidies partially restored, reducing prices at the pump by 23 per cent. Fighting in Al Jawf has subsided

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Lack of women’s participation obstacle to recovery and peace in Gaza - CARE

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Source: CARE Country: occupied Palestinian territory Thursday, 09 October 2014 11:29 RAMALLAH/JERUSALEM, 9 October 2014: Increased participation by Palestinian women is crucial to creating a process towards peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bringing sustainable development to the West Bank and Gaza, according to international humanitarian organisation CARE. CARE calls o

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WFP aims to provide food for a million people affected by Ebola crisis

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone The UN World Food Programme is continuing to scale up its operations to provide food to over 1 million people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The three pillars of WFP support in the Ebola crisis are to deliver food alongside the health response, ensure the movement of partner staff and equipmen

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