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Call made on the society to reinforce participation in the efforts to eradicate malaria prevalence

Asmara, 27 July 2014- At a ceremony conducted on 27 July at the Kutmowlie administrative area in connection with National Malaria Day in which Health Ministry representatives, administrators of Gala-Nefhi sub-zone and residents of the sub-zone participated, a call had been made on the society to step-up participation in the efforts to eradicate malaria prevalence.

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Italy + 6 others
Se necesita acción urgente en Europa para frenar el aumento de muertes en el mar

Más de 800 personas han muerto en lo que va de año en el Mediterráneo. Muchos buscaban seguridad por conflictos o guerras civiles.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de julio de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – En los últimos diez días, más de 260 personas han muerto o han desaparecido cuando intentaban cruzar el Mediterráneo hacia Europa.

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Somalia + 13 others
CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Italy + 6 others
UNHCR calls for urgent European action to end refugee and migrant deaths at sea

More than 800 people, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil war, have died this year in the Mediterranean, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and 500 in 2012.

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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Italy + 5 others
Five bodies found as Italian navy rescues hundreds of migrants

07/21/2014 11:07 GMT

ROME, July 21, 2014 (AFP) - More than 800 migrants were rescued overnight while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, the Italian navy said on Monday, while five bodies were recovered in the operation.

The latest rescue comes amid a surge in the number of migrants attempting to reach Europe from Africa, as traffickers take advantage of calm summer seas to make the dangerous crossing.

Agence France-Presse:

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Italy + 8 others
Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

07/19/2014 18:53 GMT

by Dario THUBURN

ROME, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.

Three asylum-seekers were evacuated by Italian coastguards and rushed to hospital. One of them died on the way and two others were in a serious condition, officials said.

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France + 3 others
Migrant arrests at Calais double

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Guardian

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants trying to cross Channel to Britain in first six months of year

French police arrested more than 7,400 migrants in Calais trying to make their way across the Channel to Britain in the first six months of this year.

The figure is more than double the 3,129 arrested in the same period last year. In the first fortnight of July alone officers detained 1,200 migrants in Calais, the local police prefecture said on Friday.

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Italy + 3 others
Hundreds of immigrants land in Italy

07/18/2014 17:26 GMT

ROME, July 18, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.

The navy on Friday said it had rescued 574 from one boat, and the coastguard said it intercepted 251 on another.

A boat laden with 352 migrants -- mainly from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria -- also arrived on the island of Lampedusa, managing to avoid detection.

A second smaller boat came later with 94 migrants on board.

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Italy + 1 other
Three drown as Italian navy rescues around 1,400 migrants

07/17/2014 16:42 GMT

ROME, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - Italy's navy on Thursday said it had rescued some 1,400 migrants from six boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours, as smugglers take advantage of calm summer seas.

The rescues came as Libya's navy said it had retrieved the bodies of three would-be migrants and rescued almost 100 others after their boat sank off its coast.

The navy said 764 migrants were rescued from three boats overnight -- then 472 on two other boats intercepted on Thursday and around 200 more were on a sixth boat.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 3 others
Hundreds of foreigners holed up in South Sudan camps

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IRIN

JUBA, 14 July 2014 (IRIN) - Among the 100,000 civilians holed up in UN bases in South Sudan since fighting broke out in mid-December 2013 between supporters and opponents of President Salva Kiir are several hundred citizens from Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Many have lost the means to resume their precarious lives in the world’s youngest nation, and so cannot return to their home countries for fear of persecution or imprisonment.

IRIN:

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Ethiopia + 10 others
GIEWS Update: Greater Horn of Africa: Moisture deficits persist in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania

Highlights:

  • Late and irregular rains in March and April affected the 2014 main cropping season in most countries

  • Beneficial rains in May improved production prospects in Ethiopia and South Sudan

  • Early depletion of grazing resources in most pastoral and agro-pastoral areas following moisture deficits

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World + 12 others
The Human Cost of Fortress Europe: Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees at Europe’s Borders

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Amnesty

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 2 - 8 July

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Libya + 2 others
Latest boat tragedy off Libya adds to rising death toll in Mediterranean

A Syrian mother and her two children (ages three and six) are among the latest people to have perished while attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya.

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Yemen + 1 other
Aid for Eritrean refugees in Yemen

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Islamic Relief

Eritrean refugees have received essential humanitarian aid, in Islamic Relief Yemen’s latest project.

In total, 216 people – including women and children – benefitted from protection assistance such as mattresses, as well as blankets and a food parcel. The package was distributed earlier this month (July) and included flour, rice, milk, sugar, milk and dates.