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Hagatna, United States | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 21:22 GMT

A state of emergency has been declared in the Northern Marianas after Super Typhoon Soudelor, with winds up to 120 miles per hour (193kph) slammed into the island group leaving a trail of destruction.

Soudelor was Tuesday centred over open waters in the western Pacific and tracking towards Japan's southwestern Ryuku Islands as well as Taiwan and eastern China.

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Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Monday 8/3/2015 - 20:58 GMT

More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict in Iraq's troubled Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday.

Anbar is Iraq's largest province. It has been rocked by violence since the beginning of 2014, months before the Islamic State jihadist group launched a massive nationwide offensive that saw it conquer swathes of the country.

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Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 3, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry announced today at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Qatar that the United States is providing nearly $62 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Iraqis who have been affected by violence and are in urgent need of assistance from the international community. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Iraqis in the region to more than $477 million since the start of Fiscal Year 2014.

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report Redhum

Costa Rica, 03 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: La Prensa Libre

Las intensas precipitaciones de este domingo en la zona del Caribe provocaron el desbordamiento de algunos ríos e inundaciones en el centro de Limón y barrios aledaños.

Las comunidades afectadas fueron Envaco, La Colina, Corales, Pacuare, Villa del Mar, Los Cocos, Limoncito y Barrio Quinto.

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Posted by Ellyn W. Ogden on Monday, August 3rd 2015

Since 1988, global efforts to eradicate polio have reduced the number of new cases by 99 percent, from 350,000 annually to a few dozen this year — preventing lifelong paralysis in millions of children worldwide.

In the fight to extinguish the disease, a significant milestone was reached on July 24. It has now been one year since the last reported case of wild polio in Nigeria.

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RBID/AMMAN, Jordan — The last time Mahmoud* was able to afford a full meal for his family was two weeks ago.

Similar to the other 520,000 registered Syrian refugees living among host communities in Jordan, declining levels of humanitarian assistance coupled with Mahmoud’s inability to find legal work are making it borderline impossible for him to provide for his extended family of 16.

Every day, Mahmoud has to think about how he is going to put food on the table for his family. “There are days when there is no food at all”, he says.

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Pereira, 3 agosto 2015

La Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas a través de la Dirección Territorial Eje Cafetero, realizó una jornada de atención descentralizada en el municipio de Calarcá, en la cual se atendieron 70 víctimas del conflicto armado.

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report Caritas

Kasongo, le 03 août 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Selon des sources concordantes, quelque 5 000 personnes (1 000 ménages) du village de Mungomba, localité située à 50 Km de Kasongo, se sont déplacées le 08 juillet 2015 vers les localités de Lutakasha, Lububula, Kasapa, Mboo et Wamaza dans le Secteur de Nonda en Territoire de Kasongo à la suite de l’incendie de leurs maisons lors d’un conflit foncier entre deux communautés locales. Plusieurs biens ont été calcinés.

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report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 3 août 2015 [AlterPresse] --- Le Groupe d’appui aux rapatriés et réfugiés (Garr) se dit favorable à un programme d’identification pour les migrants haïtiens, adapté à la réalité haïtienne.

Cette position du Garr survient suite à la demande de l’Organisation des Etats américains (Oea) en faveur d’un appui à l’enregistrement des immigrants haïtiens par le truchement du Programme d’universalisation de l’identité civile dans les Amériques – « Puica » – de l’Oea.

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Bangui, le 2 août 2015 – Dans le cadre de l’exécution d’un mandat judiciaire lancé par le Procureur de la République de Bangui, la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies (MINUSCA) a mené dimanche matin, une opération dans le 3e Arrondissement, destinée à retrouver la personne recherchée pour divers crimes et délits.

Au cours de l’opération, les casques bleus ont été attaqués par un groupe d’individus qui ont fait usage d’armes lourdes et de grenades les obligeant à riposter.

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report UN News Service

2 août 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a condamné dimanche soir la mort d'un Casque bleu camerounais de la Mission intégrée multidimensionnelle de stabilisation des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA), tué dans des échanges de tir dans la matinée à Bangui.

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report UN News Service

3 août 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, s'est déclaré lundi inquiet de la détérioration continue de la situation sécuritaire au Burundi après une période électorale marquée par la violence et le non-respect des droits de l'homme.

03 Aug 2015 description

La Suisse vient d’investir 6,3 milliards de FCFA (environ CHF 10 millions) pour la mise en œuvre de son programme d’appui à l’éducation non formelle. L’appui bénéficiera aux enfants, aux jeunes non scolarisés et déscolarisés précoces et aux adultes des régions de Sikasso, de Mopti et de Tombouctou.

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report Jakarta Post

The Agriculture Ministry says it has specially allocated Rp 880 billion (US$65.12 million) to anticipate the impacts of drought on the agriculture sector.

Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said in Jakarta on Monday that the ministry had readied Rp 2 trillion to repair tertiary irrigation systems nationwide.

03 Aug 2015 description

To celebrate UNOPS 20th anniversary we will be exploring some of our past achievements. This includes our work in 2006, where following the civil war, Nepal was left littered with landmines and explosive remnants of war.

In 2006, following the end of the civil war, Nepal was left contaminated by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. The ten-year conflict between the Government of Nepal and communist rebels ravaged the country, claimed an estimated 15,000 lives, and displaced 100,000 to 150,000 people.

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A UNOPS-supported small grants programme has provided financial and administrative support to Iraqi non-governmental organizations (NGOs) all over the country, allowing them to provide vital assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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ISLAMABAD: Authorities say the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to 118. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in a statement on Monday that the flooding has affected more than 800,000 people in 2,275 villages. About 2,900 houses have collapsed or are partially damaged.

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by Dr Ruby Siddiqui, MSF epidemiologist 3 August 2015

“The current situation is precarious, with new arrivals coming every day to the UN Protection of Civilians camp in Bentiu in search of shelter and protection. The upsurge of fighting in Unity state since April has forced many from their homes and an estimated 110,000 displaced people are now living here. That’s more than double the number of people here a few months ago and it feels more like a city than a camp.

Facilities under strain

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Bioversity International Senior Scientist Bhuwon Sthapit and colleague Devendra Gauchan, send their second report from Pokhara, Nepal, three months after two devastating earthquakes killed and injured thousands of people, destroying homes, food and seed stores.

Focusing on the urgent need for seed in the affected remote farming regions in Nepal, they explain how Bioversity International and partners are using a crowdsourcing approach to understand farmers’ preferences for varieties in four project sites as part of the disaster recovery efforts.

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Bioversity International Senior Scientist Bhuwon Sthapit and colleague Devendra Gauchan, send their first report from Pokhara, Nepal, three months after two devastating earthquakes killed and injured thousands of people, destroying homes, food and seed stores.

Focusing on the urgent need for seed in the remote farming regions in Nepal which have been particularly affected, they explain how taking time to understand farmers’ preferences for varieties is essential if food and livelihood security is to be restored in the longer-term.

By Bhuwon Sthapit and Devendra Gauchan