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Guatemala + 3 others
La sequía en el Corredor Seco Centroamericano: Escenario de vulnerabilidad y propuestas de intervención a partir de la experiencia acumulada en crisis anteriores

1. Corredor Seco Centroamericano y la carencia de lluvias en 2014

El Corredor Seco es una eco-región de bosque tropical seco muy alterada por la actividad humana. Se extiende desde Chiapas, al sur de México hasta Costa Rica, y abarca una franja entre los 0 a 800 msnm de las cuencas que vierten al Pacífico, a lo largo de Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras y Nicaragua.
En este territorio se suceden sequías cíclicas, muchas de las cuales se relacionan estrechamente con el fenómeno de “El Niño”.

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Jordan + 1 other
When the fear follows: Women's centres help Syrian refugees cope

DEIR ALLA, Jordan – “All I know is that I needed help badly,” said Reem,* a 22-year-old mother of three, at a women’s centre in Deir Alla, Jordan, supported by UNFPA and the Institute for Family Health (IFH).

“Without the help of the social workers here in the centre, I would have committed suicide,” she said.

Reem is one of some 619,000 Syrian refugees who have been forced to cross the border into Jordan. Her family has struggled to adjust. “Our lives changed in one day, when we had to flee to Jordan from the horror and violence in Syria,” she said.

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Jordan + 1 other
When the fear follows: Women's centres help Syrian refugees cope

DEIR ALLA, Jordan – “All I know is that I needed help badly,” said Reem,* a 22-year-old mother of three, at a women’s centre in Deir Alla, Jordan, supported by UNFPA and the Institute for Family Health (IFH).

“Without the help of the social workers here in the centre, I would have committed suicide,” she said.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 24 October 2014, vol. 89, 43 (pp. 465–492) [EN/FR]

Contents

465 Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, October 2014

Sommaire

465 Vaccins contre le papillomavirus humain: note de synthèse de l’OMS, octobre 2014

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Southern Niger hit by cholera outbreak

Almost one thousand people affected in several areas in the south of the country.

24 October 2014

Over a succession of days in September, cholera cases were declared in southern Niger. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have treated almost one thousand affected people while 20 deaths were reported since the beginning of the outbreak which has affected several districts: Tamaske, Madaoua, Bouza Tahoua, Maradi, Madarounfa.

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South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers

Report
IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

JOHANNESBURG, 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her.

“They pointed to a sign on the wall saying non-South Africans have to pay R5,000, [US$457]” recalled Elise. “I offered my cell phone, but they said, ‘No, this is not a pawn shop.’”

IRIN:

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Educate Lesotho's girls to protect themselves

UNFPA Regional Director calls for support to reduce maternal deaths, HIV, teen pregnancy

Lesotho’s high maternal mortality rate of 1155 per 100,000 live births and high HIV infection rates are cause for concern, said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, during an official three-day visit to Lesotho this week.

The Regional Director met Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohlabi Tsekoa, for a discussion and toured the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) clinic.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 41 (16 - 30 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric Registration of 17, 478 has been completed in the Malakal PoC site

  • As of 23 October, 169,664 households have been served with NFIs and 57,629 households have received emergency shelter through the Crisis Response Plan partners.

International Organization for Migration:

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Nigeria + 1 other
Nigeria crisis: border insecurity hampers relocation of refugees to camp in Cameroon

In recent days, Nigerian insurgents have launched repeated cross-border attacks from Nigerian border towns into northern Cameroon, hindering UNHCR's efforts to relocate refugees.

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Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: Project Performance Report (January to September 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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Ebola: «Dans deux semaines, on peut déclarer la fin de l’épidémie», assure le Dr Benoit Kebela

Report
Radio Okapi

L’épidémie d’Ebola est maitrisée et elle est en instance d’être déclarée finie, en territoire de Boende, à plus de 600 km de Mbandaka (Equateur). Invité de Radio Okapi ce matin, le médecin-épidémiologiste, coordonnateur du plan de contingence de cette épidémie à Lokolia, secteur de Djera, le docteur Benoit Kebela Ilunga, assure que le gouvernement pourra, dans deux semaines, annoncer la fin de l’épidémie. «Il y a beaucoup de chances. Qu’on peut déclarer la fin de l’épidémie dans deux semaines», a-t-il souligné.

Le docteur Benoit Kebela Ilunga répond aux questions de Jeef Ngoy.

Radio Okapi:

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 14 - 27 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 20,170 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard-to-reach areas in Al-Hassakeh and Homs governorates.

Iraq: 6,842 Syrian refugees were transported during this period: 1,478 individuals were transported from Ibrahim al-Khalil border to Arabat Camp in Sulaymaniyah, and 5,364 individuals were transported to five different camps in Erbil.

Jordan: IOM has transported 452,350 Syrian refugees from border areas to camps since transport operations began in July 2012.

International Organization for Migration:

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 29 | 01 – 31 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 November marks the one-year commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated central Philippines in 2013.

  • Emergency threshold for severe malnutrition exceeded in Zamboanga.

  • Partners support authorities to meet the needs of over 53,000 Mayon Volcano-evacuees.

FIGURES

Typhoon Haiyan

No. of people in evacuation centres - 320

No. of people in tents - 4,760

No. of people in transitional sites - 19,700

Total - 24,780

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 4 others
Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, Delegates Urge States to Consider Migrants as ‘Key’ to Development, Third Committee Hears

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

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Liberia + 1 other
Overcoming Ebola stigma takes time

Report
IRIN

FREETOWN/MONROVIA/DAKAR, 31 October 2014 (IRIN) - Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus. While some have been welcomed back into their communities, most are facing discrimination and stigmatization, or have even been shunned.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.