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Faith organisations unite to condemn Iraqi violence

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ACT Alliance

‘Dire, unacceptable and despicable’ is how top international faith-based humanitarian and development organisations describe the violence in Iraq.

Depth of anger at the intensity of violence in Iraq and the rate at which it is spreading has prompted 11 organisations with roots in Christian and Muslim faiths to join forces and issue an urgent call for the end of what they called “horrific” suffering in Iraq.

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Mexico: Investigate All Evidence in Killings of 22 by Soldiers

Credible Reports Cast Doubt on Official Account

(New York, August 22, 2014) – Mexico should ensure that its investigation into the killing of 22 civilians by soldiers on June 30, 2014, is impartial and effective, and properly considers evidence of wrongful state action, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Note d’Information-Plus de 20 000 personnes prises dans l’étau des conflits dans la zone d’Opienge.

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Depuis la mi-avril 2014, l’armée nationale a lancé des offensives contre la milice du ‘‘ major ’’ Luc Yabili 1 dans la zone de Balobe, située à 62 km au sud-est d’Opienge (T erritoire de Bafwesende, District de la T shopo, en Province Orientale).

Plus de 20 000 personnes – habitant quatre aires de santé (Angamapasa, Balobe Babukabi, et Ndrekoko) – fuient les affrontements et sont en déplacement dans les localités périphériques ainsi qu’en brousse. Elles demeurent sans assistance humanitaire à ce jour.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Algeria + 1 other
Un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire pour les réfugiés sahraouis

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Oxfam

Oxfam est active dans les camps de réfugiés depuis 1975. Notre programme humanitaire, mis en œuvre avec des partenaires locaux et financé par l’Union européenne, met l’accent sur la sécurité alimentaire. Un nouveau projet a vu le jour en juin 2014 : un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire.

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Chikungunya en Guyane autorisation temporaire et contrôlée du « malathion »

Lutte contre l’épidémie de Chikungunya en Guyane : au regard des enjeux de santé publique et après évaluation des risques pour l’homme et l’environnement, le Gouvernement a autorisé temporairement un usage contrôlé de l’insecticide « malathion »

En réponse aux interrogations et inquiétudes qui leur sont parvenues, Ségolène ROYAL, ministre de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie, Marisol TOURAINE, ministre des Affaires sociales et de la Santé, et George PAU-LANGEVIN, ministre des Outre-Mer, souhaitent apporter les précisions suivantes.

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Health, water and the increasing threat of disease

By Penny Sims and Vivian Tou’meh, Damascus

Sulaf, 15, and her 7-year-old sister Hiba are waiting their turn at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s children clinic in Dwailaa areas, Rural Damascus.

The two girls are diabetic, and waiting to get their insulin. Sulaf has been having problems with her eyesight too and her family are concerned.

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RDC: la Fida décaisse 114 millions USD pour le développement de l’agriculture pastorale

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Radio Okapi

Le Fonds international pour le développement de l’agriculture (Fida) a décaissé 114 millions de dollars américains pour le développement de l’agriculture pastorale dans les provinces du Bas-Congo, Bandundu et Kinshasa en République démocratique du Congo. Le responsable de la composante vivrière de ce programme, l’ingénieur Xavier Pemba l’a annoncé jeudi 21 août à Idiofa.

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Mapping disaster, an innovative tool to humanitarian development

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Terre des hommes

Over the years, advances in satellite imaging have provided increasingly advanced cartographic data through programs like Google Earth that allows users all over the world to view detailed maps of nearly every corner of the earth. For development practitioners, these advances in mapping, when coupled with raw data and images from the ground, have created compelling, interactive ways to display and convey data about their current projects.

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Mali: A health centre made operational

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Terre des hommes

It has been in an unfinished state for so many years, that the villagers had almost given up hope of seeing their new community health centre completed. Resigned to this fact, they would continue to go to an old, decrepit and cramped building in the middle of the market square in Doura, Mali. But since June, a wind of change has been blowing through the village: the health centre has been restored by Terre des hommes (Tdh).

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Appeal increased to support more families displaced by violence in Central African Republic

By Nelly Muluka, IFRC

The impact of the violence that erupted in Central African Republic (CAR) in December continues to bite, seven months down the line. Although humanitarian organisations are responding to the situation, the process of reconstruction and return to normality is likely to take longer to be realised, especially if the violence persists.

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El Salvador + 1 other
EE. UU. reiteró que deportará a niños indocumentados

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Redhum

El Salvador, 21 de Agosto 2014 Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

Funcionarios estadounidenses pidieron a las familias no enviar a menores ilegalmente

Dos funcionarios del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional y del Servicio de Migración y Aduanas de los Estados Unidos advirtieron ayer que los adolescentes y niños que sean sorprendidos cruzando ilegalmente la frontera en aquel país, serán deportados a El Salvador porque no existe permiso especial para que puedan quedarse a vivir en suelo estadounidense.

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Donarán $900 mil para familias afectadas por sequía

Luego del recorrido que realizaron por Chiquimula, Zacapa y el Progreso, Miguel Barreto, director regional del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), Stuart Savage, embajador de Canadá en Guatemala, y la vicepresidenta Roxana Baldetti, se informó que el Gobierno canadiense donará $900 mil para las familias afectadas por la sequía.

Según un comunicado, el diplomático Savage explicó que esta contribución servirá para paliar la crisis humanitaria que afecta al Istmo y los fondos serán canalizados a través del PMA.

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Shiite militiamen kill 70 at Iraq Sunni mosque

08/22/2014 15:19 GMT

BAQUBA, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Shiite militiamen gunned down 70 people in an apparent revenge attack at an Iraqi Sunni mosque Friday, dealing a blow to government efforts to regain territory seized by jihadist-led militants.

The shooting in the Hamreen area of Diyala province will increase already significant anger among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-led government, undermining an anti-militant drive that ultimately requires Sunni cooperation to succeed.

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Boko Haram sees huge advances but can be checked: experts

08/22/2014 15:43 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

KANO, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Boko Haram may be closer than ever to achieving its goal of creating a caliphate in northern Nigeria but comparisons to the Iraq crisis are premature and the military can reverse the group's gains, analysts say.

The conflict in the Islamists' northeastern stronghold remains in flux even as witnesses, security sources and experts report that the insurgents have seized several areas and towns since April.

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El agua devuelve la alegría a comunidades en Ecuador

“Anteriormente, el agua era traída con caballos: cuatro litros diarios. Por eso, las familias carecían de agua y los niños iban a la escuela sin poder lavarse”, dice la profesora de un colegio en el pueblo Unión Manabita.

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World + 3 others
Hausse des niveaux de dangers pour les travailleurs humanitaires: de plus en plus de tués, enlevés ou blessés

La première moitié de l’année 2014 a enregistré des vagues d’attaques et d’assassinats de travailleurs humanitaires à travers le monde. Cependant l’année 2013 détient le nouveau record de violence contre les groupes humanitaires avec 460 travailleurs humanitaires victimes d’attaques, dont 155 tués.

Au Mali, deux humanitaires ont été tués et deux autres blessés depuis cette année.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UN launches survey on elderly and disasters

22 August 2014, GENEVA – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in partnership with Help Age International, today launched a survey to solicit the views of older people on how they cope with disasters. A matching attitudes survey targeting governments and other agencies on the inclusion of older people in disaster management planning has also been placed online.

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Liberia + 3 others
Toutes les régions du Liberia touchées par l'épidémie d'Ebola

08/22/2014 12:56 GMT

Par Zoom DOSSO

MONROVIA, 22 août 2014 (AFP) - L'épidémie d'Ebola ne cesse de gagner du terrain au Liberia où des cas ont été découverts dans la seule région jusqu'alors épargnée dans le pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest déjà le plus touché.

Des cas ont été découverts pour la première fois dans le sud-est du Liberia, près de la frontière avec la Côte d'Ivoire, a-t-on appris vendredi de sources concordantes.

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World + 4 others
Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) decision on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa [EN/FR]

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African Union

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 450th meeting held in Addis Ababa, on 19 August 2014, adopted the following decision on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa:

Council:

1.Takes note of the briefing made by the Commission, on the situation relating to the outbreak of Ebola in some countries in West Africa;

2.Expresses its deep concern at the current situation, and its full solidarity and support to the countries affected by this epidemic;

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World needs to act on Iraq

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Caritas

More than 1 million people have fled their homes in northern and central Iraq as Sunni Muslim extremists calling themselves Islamic State have seized Ninewa, Salah Al-Din and Diyala provinces. Many of those who have fled are Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims. They have been singled out for attacks.

The conflict has led to the closure of Caritas Iraq’s centres in Qaraqosh, Bartilla and Alqosh. Many of the Caritas Iraq staff are now in Erbil supporting distributions to people now housed in church compounds and other centres.