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Afghanistan + 1 other
New $27 million US-Afghan project to improve electricity delivery in Kandahar [EN/Dari/Pashto]

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is designed to improve power distribution in throughout southern Kandahar province.

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Iraq + 1 other
Western militaries drop food, water in besieged Iraq town

08/31/2014 10:38 GMT

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - Western militaries have airdropped humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shiite Turkmen cut off by jihadists from receiving food, water, and medical supplies.

"At the request of the government of Iraq, the United States military today airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amerli," said Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Saturday.

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El Salvador + 3 others
The Age of Survival Migration

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 29 2014 (IPS) - “Survival migration” is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.

The painful journeys of children and teenagers from Central America to the United States border sounded alarms this year.

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Me han Detendo o Deportado: Que Pasara con mis hijos o hijas? - ¿Qué hacer cuando no puedes reunirte con tus hijos o hijas menores de edad?

Introducción: ¿Cómo usar esta guía?

Si el departamento de inmigración le detiene o se enfrenta a una deportación, tendrá muchas preguntas acerca de lo que pueda pasar con sus hijos o hijas. Es normal sentir preocupación. Al enfrentarse a una detención o deportación, usted debe saber qué hacer para no perder sus derechos de padre o madre

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Insecurity throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) results in more than 50 deaths since August 17

 Violence kills a humanitarian worker in the capital city of Bangui

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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El Salvador + 3 others
Los tiempos de la migración de supervivencia

Análisis de Diana Cariboni

MONTEVIDEO, 29 ago 2014 (IPS) - “Migración de supervivencia” no es un reality show, sino una descripción de los desplazamientos humanos causados por miedo y desesperación. ¿Cuán desesperados están esos contingentes que migran? Basta mirar las cifras de niños centroamericanos que viajan solos.

Los penosos trayectos de niñas, niños y adolescentes de América Central hacia la frontera de Estados Unidos hicieron sonar la alarma en los últimos meses.

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Detained or Deported: What About My Children? - What to do if you can’t be with them

Introduction: How to Use This Guide

If you are in immigration detention or are facing deportation, you may have a lot of questions about what will happen to your children. It is normal to be worried and feel overwhelmed. But there are things you can do to help ensure that you do not lose your rights as a parent because you are detained or deported.

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Nepal + 1 other
U.S. Provides Additional Funds to Help Flood Victims in Nepal

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute more than $450,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S. contribution will enable the World Food Programme to purchase approximately 450 metric tons of locally and regionally produced rice, legumes and other important food commodities.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM releases new IDP estimates to better reflect the most recent wave of displacement from early August.

  • IDP influx strains response capacity of local authorities, particularly in southern Iraq.

  • Humanitarian actors continue to increase assistance and staffing for the Iraq response.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 5 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (as of 27 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reported number of EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to rise.

  • Among several shortfalls in EVD response efforts, the key challenge continues to be an insufficient number of health care providers with EVD-specific training.

  • On August 27, USAID/OFDA Director Jeremy Konyndyk announced an additional $5 million in USAID/OFDA funding to support EVD response efforts.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 4 others
USAID announces $5 million in additional assistance for West Africa Ebola response

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 USAID Press Office Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an additional $5 million to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The announcement brings USAID’s commitment for the Ebola response to nearly $19.6 million since the outbreak was first reported in March 2014.

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Haitian migrant dies trying to reach US shores

08/25/2014 19:09 GMT

MIAMI, August 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Haitian migrant has died trying to reach the shores of Florida together with 19 others, the US Coast Guard said Monday.

Sixteen in the group made it ashore in the Florida town of Hillsboro Beach, located some 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of Miami, spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said.

But one person was "found dead and another was taken to a local hospital," she added.

News reports said the deceased is a woman and that the group included children.

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World + 3 others
More Than 1.6 Million Worldwide to Benefit from USDA International Assistance Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service today announced funding for seven international projects through the 2014 Food for Progress Program. In total, more than 1.6 million people will directly benefit from the program this year.

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Mexico + 4 others
Migrants risk life and limb to reach the US on train known as the Beast

Report
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A crackdown in Mexico is making life hard for Central American people trying to flee poverty and violence via rail to the US

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
APC USA Branch donates Le 50 million to fight Ebola

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on the 19th August 2014 received the sum of Le.50 million (Fifty Million Leones) from the United States chapter of the ruling All People's Congress party as part of their contribution to helping government in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.

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Liberia + 1 other
US sends medical equipment to fight Ebola in Liberia

08/24/2014 14:51 GMT

MONROVIA, August 24, 2014 (AFP) - Sixteen tonnes of medical equipment donated by the US government arrived on Sunday in Liberia, which has tallied the highest death toll in the West African epidemic.

Kai Olsen, from the US Agency for International Development, said the shipment included plastic sheeting to build temporary shelters and water purification kits.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #52 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 4 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (as of 20 August 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to record increasing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) caseloads.

  • U.S. officials declare disasters due to the effects of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone.

  • Health actors express concern that the outbreak is negatively affecting food security and access to livelihoods and basic health care services.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Escalating insecurity in northern Iraq triggers massive population displacement, causing as many as 200,000 people to flee to Dohuk Governorate in early August.

  • United States conducts humanitarian assessment of the situation on Sinjar Mountain and completes airdrops to populations in need.

  • U.N. declares a Level 3 emergency for Iraq crisis.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS