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As Syrian crisis becomes protracted, what aid strategy for Lebanon?

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Source: Refugees International Country: Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic Author: Daryl Grisgraber Well into the fourth year of the conflict in Syria, it is clear that Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries will not be able to return home in the near future. In Lebanon, where one in four residents is a Syrian refugee, the demands of providing emergency assistance to refugees while trying to

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Indian Kashmir capital has 'drowned completely' under floodwaters

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Source: Agence France-Presse Country: India, Pakistan 09/12/2014 13:22 GMT by Bhuvan BAGGA SRINAGAR, September 12, 2014 (AFP) - The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, a senior official said Friday, with the deadly inundation now affecting about two million people in neighbouring Pakistan and threatening its all-important cotton industry. The floods began i

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A precarious existence: The shelter situation of Syrian refugees

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Source: Norwegian Refugee Council Country: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey More than three years into the Syrian conflict which has led to a protracted humanitarian crisis with regional dimensions, over 2.8 million people have sought safety and protec- tion in neighbouring countries and North Africa. According to UNHCR, the average rate of monthly registrations continues to

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Ebola burial teams traumatized, face community anger

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Source: IRIN Country: Liberia MONROVIA, 12 September 2014 (IRIN) - As the Ebola death toll mounts in Liberia, burial teams are having to contend with physical risk and trauma as they take charge of safely burying the dead, often in the face of local anger. Ebola has killed 1,224 Liberians as of 6 September, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), with 68 percent of those deaths in the

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Rising number of storms in Asia Pacific

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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste Contents Natural Disasters and Conflicts in Asia-Pacific Funding Trends Preparedness Activities

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Iraq displacement assessment highlights need to prepare for winter

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Source: International Organization for Migration, CCCM Cluster, REACH Country: Iraq SUMMARY An estimated 1.7 million people have been displaced in Iraq following the presence of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) in northern and central parts of the country since the start of 2014, with displacements peaking in June and August of 2014. Roughly 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are report

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“Super-flood” risk Pakistan

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Source: IRIN Country: Pakistan ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2014 (IRIN) - Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports that more than 200 people have died since the flooding began

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WFP launches emergency operation to feed people affected by violence in East Ukraine

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Source: World Food Programme Country: Ukraine KIEV – In its first operation in Ukraine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out food assistance for vulnerable people affected by the conflict, distributing food in transit centres and public shelters in Donetsk and Luhansk in East Ukraine. Since the beginning of September, WFP in cooperation with local partners has distribute

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