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ESCAP

Disaster-induced deaths triple in Asia-Pacific

Published by ESCAP, the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014 states that the increase in deaths during the past decade is largely due to a handful of extreme disasters.

Syria + 6 others
OCHA + 2 others

UN and partners launch major aid plans for Syria and region

The 2015 appeal incorporates significant development aspects in addition to the life-saving humanitarian needs of the largest number of displaced people in the world.

UNDP

Youth challenges and opportunities in Iraq

With the Iraqi government’s adoption of several plans promising the empowerment of the youth, UNDP launched an in-depth report supporting national recovery efforts.

CAR + 4 others
UNICEF

Two out of five children without vital aid in CAR

UNICEF received less than half of the emergency funding it required for 2014, while humanitarian access remains poor due to continued insecurity.

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