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Presidenta Bachelet anuncia bono de enseres básicos para damnificados de Valparaíso

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Redhum

Fuente: La Tercera

La Mandataria reiteró que "este es el peor incendio urbano en la historia de Chile", y agregó que pronto nombrará al delegado presidencial para la reconstrucción. r La Presidenta Michelle Bachelet anunció esta mañana la entrega de un bono para que las personas que perdieron sus casas y todas sus pertenencias en el incendio que afectó a los cerros de Valparaíso, puedan adquirir los enseres básicos después que logren reconstruir sus viviendas.

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Ministra Javiera Blanco coordina ayuda para afectados por incendio con representantes de trabajadores, ramas empresariales y PYMES de Valparaíso

La secretaria de Estado manifestó que no corresponde aducir fuerza mayor para despedir a trabajadores afectados por incendio.

La Ministra del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Javiera Blanco, encabezó en Valparaíso una reunión de coordinación para canalizar ayuda a los afectados por el incendio con representantes de la CUT, de gremios empresariales y parlamentarios de la zona.

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Pakistani Taliban end ceasefire with government but say talks still on

By Saud Mehsud

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, April 16 (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban have formally ended a 40-day ceasefire but are still open to talks with the government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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More Than 40 Feared Dead After Dar Floods

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SOME 41 people are feared dead as a result of floods caused by downpour that hit Dar es Salaam for about three days over the weekend, according to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC) Saidi Meck Sadiki.

Mr Sadiki, who by virtue of his position is the Chairman of the Regional Defence and Security Committee, noted, however, that so far 25 people have been confirmed by police to have died as a result of the floods.

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PM applauds NZ government for funding damaged Mataniko bridge

Posted Wed, 2014-04-16 08:52 by George Herming

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today has applauded the New Zealand Government for its quick response to immediately provide a bailey bridge to replace the damaged old Mataniko Bridge at Chinatown.

Mr. Lilo over the weekend sought New Zealand to assist with the provision of a bailey bridge to replace the old bridge, which was washed away by flash flooding on April 3.

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Chad + 3 others
Millions of children to be vaccinated against polio in Chad

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’Djamena, 16th April 2014 – This year’s second national immunization campaign against polio was launched Friday in the capital city of N’Djamena by Chadian health authorities, alongside representatives of lead UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO. International funding partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were also present at the launch.

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Uganda + 1 other
South Sudanese, who are again refugees in Uganda, see no reason to ever go home

ADJUMANI, Uganda, April 16 (UNHCR) – When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region. Now that his family are back in Uganda as refugees for a second time, he can see no reason to ever return to South Sudan.

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ICRC assists some 5,600 people displaced by Tripoli violence

Beirut (ICRC) – Recurring fighting in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, has driven thousands of people from their homes to seek shelter in safer areas of the city. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributed food and other essentials to 5'600 of them between 14 and 16 April..

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UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria

Statement attributable to Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

DAKAR, Senegal/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 16 April 2014 - UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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Equipping Gaalkacyo women with life skills

In a courtyard at the Horseed Women Organization in Gaalkacyo, women sit in rows operating hand looms. Rhythmically moving the shuttle, right left right left and gently pressing the foot treadle down. This is the intricate art of weaving.

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Humanitarian situation in South Sudan ‘extremely worrying’ as rainy season approaches

The approaching rainy season in South Sudan is set to exacerbate an already vast humanitarian crisis, the British Red Cross has warned.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been made homeless by fighting in the world’s newest nation, while millions are reportedly in need of aid.

Heavy deluges have already hit the capital Juba, affecting displaced people sheltering in makeshift camps.

Across the country, an estimated 300,000 people made homeless by the conflict were living in camps prone to flooding and a relocation initiative has begun.

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Le Tchad annonce avoir retiré toutes ses troupes de Centrafrique

04/16/2014 13:29 GMT

SARH, 16 avril 2014 (AFP) - Le Tchad a annoncé mercredi avoir achevé le retrait de Centrafrique de l'ensemble de son contingent au sein de la force africaine (Misca), lors d'une cérémonie à Sarh (sud) présidée par le Premier ministre Pahimi Deubet Kalzeubé, a constaté un correspondant de l'AFP.

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Chad pulls out all troops from Central Africa

04/16/2014 13:47 GMT

SARH, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - Chad said Wednesday it had withdrawn its entire contingent from the Central African Republic, in the wake of accusations its troops had carried out an unprovoked attack in the capital Bangui last month.

"The last soldier crossed the border on April 13," Souleyman Adam, the head of the Chadian unit with the African peacekeeping force MISCA, said at a ceremony in the southern town of Sarh.

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Messages clefs : Atelier sur l’Accès et l’Espace humanitaire au Mali

La situation sécuritaire, politique et humanitaire qui prévaut actuellement au Nord du Mali et les difficultés opérationnelles liées à la diversité des acteurs qui travaillent sur le même espace - civils et militaires, nationaux et internationaux, ont conduit à l’organisation d’un atelier sur l’accès et l’espace humanitaire.

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South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

04/16/2014 14:28 GMT

JUBA, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - South Sudan's army said Wednesday rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

The town, capital of oil-producing Unity state, is the first major settlement to have been retaken in a renewed offensive by forces of rebel leader Riek Machar, a former vice-president.

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Bombers kill five at Iraq provincial govt compound

04/16/2014 14:33 GMT

RAMADI, April 16, 2014 (AFP) - Two suicide bombers blew up vehicles rigged with explosives outside a government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday, killing five people, police and a doctor said.

The twin attacks come as Iraq struggles to regain control of Anbar province, where anti-government fighters have held parts of Ramadi and all of the city of Fallujah, to its east, since early January.

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Difficile mobilisation internationale pour la Centrafrique (Guterrres)

04/16/2014 14:33 GMT

GENÈVE, 16 avril 2014 (AFP) - Attirer l'attention des gouvernements et des opinions sur la gravité de la crise en République centrafricaine et les dangers qu'elle provoque pour la région demeure difficile, a souligné mercredi Antonio Guterres, le Haut Commissaire pour les Réfugiés des Nations unies.

"La République Centrafricaine a le potentiel de générer une insécurité sur le plan régional qui la mette au niveau des autres grandes crises", comme le Soudan ou la République démocratique du Congo, a indiqué à l'AFP M. Guterres.

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Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

By Viviene Tou’meh, Syrian Arab Red Crescent

There were humanitarian issues in al-Hasakah governorate even before the conflict broke out in Syria. After three years of fighting, the situation is dire. Drought, severe winter conditions and low temperatures only make matters worse. One resident said that resources were hard to come by. “Last year, we cut the trees in order to warm ourselves and all the roads from al-Raqqah. Deir Ezzor and Aleppo were cut off causing a rise in food prices and a lack of fuel.”