As humanitarian needs escalate UNRWA almost doubles appeal

The initial appeal launched last week aimed at assisting 50,000 people. Now more than 100,000 people are seeking shelter in UNRWA facilities, and the agency is seeking an additional $55 million in urgent funding.

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Monsoon floods in eastern India kill three, displace thousands

Around 10,000 people have been evacuated to cyclone shelters in Odisha state's worst-hit district of Jajpur after a major river burst its banks, flooding 30 villages.


New tools for assessing information and communication needs of disaster-affected communities

Two sets of tools have been developed: One for use by humanitarian responders to enhance communication with and among communities, and one for conducting communication needs assessments following a disaster.

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Mass global action needed to protect children against polio in Syria, Iraq and region

The first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever in the Middle East has been completed, reaching 25 million children in seven countries. But repeated vaccination rounds are necessary to end the spread of polio.

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