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(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Escalating Violence Endangering Civilians, Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

By at March 7, 2014 | 6:59 pm

(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Escalating Violence Endangering Civilians, Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

(Doctors Without Borders) The escalation of violence in Central African Republic (CAR), mainly in the north of the country, is undermining vital humanitarian assistance for people who are already suffering due to limited access to aid, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today. Chaos across more...

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UNHCR: Fresh Water Brings Life Back to Traumatized South Sudan village

By at February 26, 2014 | 4:46 pm

UNHCR: Fresh Water Brings Life Back to Traumatized South Sudan village

(UNHCR) Would you want to live in a village where dead bodies contaminated the only source of water? That was the predicament that confronted residents of Amadi village when they tried to return home during a lull in the violence that has wracked South Sudan for the last three months. "When our husbands and the village youth went to check the village some time after more...

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UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

By at February 25, 2014 | 4:39 pm

UNICEF report: Silent threat emerging among Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

(UNICEF) A UNICEF-led joint nutrition assessment on the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was launched today, revealing malnutrition as a silent, emerging threat. UNICEF, in partnership with Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Orthodox more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UNICEF and Partners Set Up Temporary Classrooms for More Than 20,000

By at February 4, 2014 | 8:34 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UNICEF and Partners Set Up Temporary Classrooms for More Than 20,000

(Unicef) More than 20,000 children in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools. While all schools in the capital  have been closed since early December 2013, UNICEF and partners are setting up more than 100 temporary learning spaces at more...

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SYRIA: First United Nations Report on Children in Syria’s Civil War Paints Picture of ‘Unspeakable’ Horrors

By at February 4, 2014 | 7:58 am

SYRIA: First United Nations Report on Children in Syria’s Civil War Paints Picture of ‘Unspeakable’ Horrors

(United Nations) 4 February 2014 – Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United more...

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ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

By at February 3, 2014 | 8:10 am

ALERTNET: Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Hunger, Poverty in the Philippines

(AlertNet) - CABRASAN GUTI, Philippines - Evangeline Aloha lives in a small hut at the edge of the village, right next to jade green paddy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Her husband is a rice farmer but for three months each year, the family struggles to feed itself. Evangeline’s husband, like all farmers in this small village in Leyte Province, more...

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CAMBODIA: Feed the Future Supports Businesses to Boost Agriculture in Cambodia

By at January 30, 2014 | 7:48 am

CAMBODIA: Feed the Future Supports Businesses to Boost Agriculture in Cambodia

(Feed the Future) Ly Touch, an agricultural input supplier in Cambodia’s Battambang province, has seen her business boom over the past two years, increasing her sales by 70 percent and growing her customer base as her services have expanded to include advising farmers on safe pesticide use. Meanwhile, in the neighboring province of Pursat, input supplier Nup Nouv has more...

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UNITED NATIONS: As Crises Worsen, UN Weeks $99 Million More for Refugees in Central African Republic, South Sudan

By at January 10, 2014 | 11:07 am

UNITED NATIONS: As Crises Worsen, UN Weeks $99 Million More for Refugees in Central African Republic, South Sudan

(United Nations) Facing worsening refugee crises in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, the United Nations today appealed for $99 million in additional funding to aid 1.3 million people for the next 100 days, less than three weeks after launching an initial $360-million appeal. "In the situations of both South Sudan and CAR, we are extremely more...

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IRAQ: UN Seeks Urgent Safe Passage For Emergency Aid to Sar-Convulsed Anbar Province

By at January 8, 2014 | 9:16 am

IRAQ: UN Seeks Urgent Safe Passage For Emergency Aid to Sar-Convulsed Anbar Province

(United Nations) Warning that the critical humanitarian situation in Iraq’s Anbar province is likely to worsen as fighting rages between Government forces and militias, the United Nations is working with national and regional authorities and its humanitarian partners to ensure safe passage for emergency aid to stranded and displaced families. “The situation in more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Food Aid Resumes in Central African Republic after Machete Attacks Forced Three-Week Halt

By at January 7, 2014 | 3:50 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Food Aid Resumes in Central African Republic after Machete Attacks Forced Three-Week Halt

(United Nations) The United Nations resumed food aid for some 100,000 displaced people in Bangui, capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR), for the first time in nearly three weeks since deliveries were suspended when machete-wielding men stormed the distribution site and food was stolen. The UN World Food Program (WFP) distributed food, buckets, more...

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