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Libya aid push constrained by insecurity

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DUBAI, 1 October 2014 (IRIN) - A wave of violence between militia groups vying for power is sweeping across parts of Libya, prompting international organizations to put forth an ambitious plan to provide humanitarian aid to 85,000 people by the end of this year. Yet concerns remain over the feasibility of such an operation, given the security risks, access issues and communication problems.

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Grenade attack kills three, wounds 10 in SW Pakistan: officials

10/01/2014 09:04 GMT

QUETTA, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - A hand grenade exploded in a crowded barbershop in southwest Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 10 others in what police said was probably an ethnically-targeted attack.

The blast occurred in the main market of Quetta, capital of the restive Baluchistan province where a separatist insurgency has been waged since 2004.

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“We cannot afford to leave behind hundreds of millions of older persons,” says UN rights expert

UN International Day of Older Persons

GENEVA (1st October 2014) – The new United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, calls on all States to ensure that the concerns of older persons are reflected in the post-2015 development agenda in a cross-cutting manner.

On occasion of the 24th UN International Day of Older Persons, Ms. Kornfeld-Matte urges Governments around the world to promote full inclusion of older persons in society by combatting ageism, age discrimination and stigmatization.

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Kenya Food Security Outlook Update September 2014

Key Messages

  • Normal to above-normal cumulative October to December short rains are expected in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas, the eastern parts of Samburu and Marsabit, Isiolo, Mandera, Tana River, Garissa, and Wajir Counties. This is likely to result in food security improvements, with majority of households in the southeastern and coastal marginal agricultural areas moving to Minimal (IPC Phase 1), and those in pastoral areas being Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through December.

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WFP Assists Communities Affected By Drought In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun relief operations to bring food assistance to tens of thousands of Sri Lankans affected by recent drought.

WFP is providing food or cash for approximately 190,000 people in urgent need of assistance. A WFP-led Rapid Drought Assessment estimates that as many as 770,000 people have been affected by the drought, which has resulted in the loss of about one third of the paddy harvest in parts of the country.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Food security situation in Malawi

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 1 October 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Somalia Livestock Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Rwanda Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year

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Madagascar Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Haiti Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWSNET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends,and prices in the previous year.

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Guatemala Price Bulletin - September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Tanzania Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Mali Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Zambia Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Burma budgets US$110 million for education

By DVB

Burmese Education Minister Dr Khin San Yee announced last week at an educational seminar in Rangoon University that 110 billion kyat (US$110 million) is to be allocated for educational reforms.

She said that the Ministry of Education will appropriate a budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 to: improve the status of schools in the border region; to set up kindergartens and preschool classes in remote areas to enforce compulsory education; and to set up digital libraries.

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Nicaragua Price Bulletin - September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Mozambique Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Yemen Price Bulletin September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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El Salvador Price Bulletin - September 2014

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

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Tajikistan Remote Monitoring Update September 2014

Near-average cereal harvest concluded in many areas

Key Messages

  • As of September 8, more than 711,000 metric tons (MT) of cereals had been harvested. The Ministry of Agriculture of Tajikistan expects a total 1.2 million metric tons (MMT) of cereals this year, slightly less than last year but similar to 2012.

  • Most areas will be able to maintain Minimal (IPC Phase 1) between now and December (Figure 1) due to normal flow of food and income sources, including remittances.