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Sub-regional Ebola Coordination Centre officially opened by the Prime Minister of Guinea in the presence of the WHO Regional Director for Africa

Conakry, 24 July 2014 – The Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Mohamed Said Fofana today, launched the activities of the Sub-regional Ebola Outbreak Coordination Centre in Conakry. The WHO Regional Director, Dr Luis G. Sambo was present at the official ceremony, as were several members of the Government, the diplomatic corps and all technical and financial partners.

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Dual typhoons kill 64 in China

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Xinhua

BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The body count from super typhoon Rammasun in China has reached 62 with another 21 people still missing, while typhoon Matmo has claimed two lives, according to latest official figures.

The strongest typhoon hitting south China in four decades, Rammasun brought gales, downpours and floods, affecting over 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

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IKEA Foundation supports children in South Sudan

Three years after gaining independence on 9 July 2011, South Sudan’s children have yet to live in a country free from conflict. Supported by the IKEA Foundation, War Child is launching a new project to help children cope with the immediate and long terms consequences of conflict, and build the skills they need for a better—peaceful—future.

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Security Council Press Statement on humanitarian situation in South Sudan (25 July 2014)

Security Council

SC/11493

AFR/2944

IHA/1339

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):

The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern about the catastrophic food insecurity situation in South Sudan that is now the worst in the world. They further expressed deep alarm that the crisis in South Sudan may soon reach the threshold of famine as a result of continued conflict, civilian targeting and displacement.

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Security Council Press Statement on South Sudan (25 July 2014)

Security Council

SC/11492

AFR/2943

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana ( Rwanda):

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the series of attacks launched on 20 July by armed youth and opposition forces, and the 23 July attacks by Government of South Sudan forces, as they fight for control of Nassir Town, Upper Nile State in South Sudan.

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Gaza City: Neighbourhoods (as of 21 Jul 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Gaza City: Ash Shuja'iyeh Neighbourhood (as of 21 July 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mali: Humanitarian flight schedules (as of 25 July 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Afghan vote audit suspended for several days over disagreements: IEC

KABUL, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll on June 14, after the two candidates failed to reach agreement on the procedure for invalidating votes.

"The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has decided to suspend temporarily the vote audit until the fourth day of Eid, and we hope it is enough time for the candidates to sort out their differences," the IEC chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani told a press conference Saturday.

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Gunmen pillage South Darfur hospital, attack West Darfur trader

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Radio Dabanga

ED EL FURSAN/EL GENEINA (25 Jul.) - A group of masked gunmen robbed nearly SDG 84,000 ($14,640) from Ed El Fursan hospital, the amount of the staff's monthly salaries, in South Darfur on Thursday.

An administrative officer of the locality reported to Radio Dabanga that the stolen amount of SDG 83,867 is the staff’s monthly salaries meant for Eid El Fitr, the celebration of the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It was transported from state capital Nyala and kept with an accountant and two other people, he explained.

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UNAMA condemns killing of civilians in Ghor province

KABUL, 26 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s killing of civilians in the western province of Ghor, in which at least 15 persons were killed, including three women.

Yesterday, in the early morning, two unrelated buses transporting civilians were stopped by armed men. Passengers of the first vehicle were ordered to step out – most were then lined up and shot. Minutes later, a second vehicle was also searched, and two civilian passengers allegedly shot dead. The remaining passengers were released.

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Presidential candidates support IEC adopting UN proposal

KABUL, 26 July 2014 – Afghanistan’s two Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, have indicated to the United Nations that they support the Independent Election Commission (IEC) adopting the UN proposal for a regulatory decision covering criteria for recounts and invalidations of ballots as part of the ongoing comprehensive audit of the country’s Presidential election run-off.

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Dozens of bodies found in Gaza during 12-hour truce

07/26/2014 10:41 GMT

by Adel ZAANOUN, John DAVISON

GAZA CITY, July 26, 2014 (AFP) - Palestinians retrieved dozens of bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes Saturday during a brief truce in the fighting, as top diplomats huddled in Paris to discuss a long-term ceasefire.

With a fragile 12-hour humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas in place, ambulances sped along roads to neighbourhoods that have been too dangerous to enter for days.

Agence France-Presse:

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Paraguay: Floods - DREF operation n° MDRPY016 final report

Summary: 251,160 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 24 July 2013 to support the Paraguayan Red Cross (PRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 8,155 beneficiaries.

Heavy rains in Brazil caused the overflowing of the Parana and Paraguay rivers, affecting some 12,000 families in several areas in the country. The level of affectation prompted the declaration of state of emergency on 27 June, through Decree No. 11.313.