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A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat is a significant public health concern in India; extreme heat hazards are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Few of the factors driving population heat vulnerability are documented, though poverty is a presumed risk factor. To facilitate public health preparedness, an assessment of factors affecting vulnerability among slum dwellers was conducted in summer 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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IOF Commit Heinous War Crimes in the Gaza Strip; Attacking another UN IDPs Shelter, an Apartment Building and Dozens of Inhabited Houses Al Mezan: Death Toll Rises 1,349 Palestinians; 80.7% Civilians; 341 Children and 176 Women

As the Israeli military Operation Protective Edge continued for the 24th day, a new attack by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) killed 17 internally displaced persons; most of who children, inside a UN school turned shelter today early morning. The IOF also stepped up the artillery attacks on various parts of the Gaza Strip; especially in the eastern parts of cities, refugee camps and towns, and the northern parts of the Gaza Strip, alongside the borderline. Artillery shelling, which has a relatively high margin of inaccuracy, has devastated people as it hit numerous houses.

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In South Sudan, opposition to family planning exacerbates reproductive health needs

WAU, South Sudan – The need for reproductive health care remains overwhelming in South Sudan. Even before the current humanitarian crisis erupted in December of last year, the country had one of the highest maternal death rates in the world. And now, more than 1.1 million people internally displaced by violence, conditions have significantly deteriorated.

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Cruz Roja envía el viernes la Unidad de Emergencias de Salud a Sierra Leona para luchar contra el ébola

La Unidad de Cuidados Básicos de Salud (UCBS) cumple las funciones de un Centro de Salud y provee de servicio sanitario esencial en las áreas curativa, preventiva y de salud comunitaria. 13 delegados de Emergencias parten con esta Unidad.

Cruz Roja Española envía este viernes su Unidad de Cuidados Básicos de Salud (UCBS) a Sierra Leona para luchar contra el brote de ébola en este país africano.

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UNAMA welcomes IEC’s adoption of criteria for invalidation and recount in audit process

KABUL, 30 July 2014 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.

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Sudan + 1 other
South Sudanese squatters flooded after heavy Sudan rains

07/30/2014 15:45 GMT

KHARTOUM, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Crude camps housing South Sudanese have been flooded by heavy rains that inundated the Sudanese capital over the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a southern diplomat said on Wednesday.

Rain and high winds lashed Khartoum overnight Tuesday, soaking homes and streets for the second time since Friday at the start of the rainy season.

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UN Representative for Somalia welcomes agreement of intent to form new administration in central Somalia

Mogadishu, 30 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, welcomed today’s agreement in principle to form a regional administration in central Somalia.

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L’Inspectorat Général et l’Auditorat Général renforcent leur collaboration

« Créer une structure de passerelle entre l’inspectorat et l’Auditorat Général, pour faciliter la communication entre les magistrats les inspecteurs des FARDC», c’est la recommandation principale de l’atelier qui a réuni les experts de l’inspectorat Général et l’Auditorat Général du 29 au 30 juillet 2014 dans la salle de conférence de l’Immeusec. Renforcement de la synergie et de la collaboration entre l’Inspectorat Général et l’Auditorat Général tel était le thème de ces assises.

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Nigeria + 15 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, July 31 – August 6, 2014

Heavy rains in parts of eastern Sudan resulted in flooding which damaged infrastructure.

Ground conditions continue to deteriorate due to poor rains in northeastern Nigeria, western Chad and Senegal.

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Romania + 1 other
East Europe flooding kills three, displaces hundreds

07/30/2014 15:51 GMT

VAIDEENI, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Flooding caused by torrential rains in eastern Europe has killed three people, with a further four missing, Romanian and Bulgarian authorities said Wednesday.

In Arges in southern Romania -- one of the worst hit areas -- a 72-year-old man was swept away by floodwaters as high as two metres (six and a half feet), local authorities said.

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Philippines typhoon recovery aims for lasting results / Filipino pastors strengthen skills for next disaster

Philippines typhoon recovery aims for lasting results

By Laurie Oswald Robinson

July 30, 2014

AKRON, Pa. – Since Typhoon Haiyan devastated communities in the Philippines last November, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has been helping residents such as Virginia Pagatan restore what took only hours to destroy.

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Nigerians plead for foreign help as Ebola fears spread

07/30/2014 15:26 GMT

by Joel Olatunde AGOI

LAGOS, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Standing just a few hundred metres from the Lagos hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola, John Ejiofor pleaded for the world to help contain a spread of the virus raging across west Africa.

"Nigeria is in a serious mess," the 40-year-old electrical engineer told AFP. "We lack the capacity to deal with the situation."

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European Union provides a new contribution of €13 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals

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Today, the European Union is responding with a contribution of €13 million to the major cash flow problems of East Jerusalem Hospitals as a result of the Palestinian Authority's financial crisis. The contribution, which is channelled through the PEGASE[1] mechanism will cover the outstanding costs of referrals of patients for treatment to East Jerusalem Hospitals by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

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Guinea + 3 others
Ebola – France’s support for the authorities of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone (July 30, 2014)

France has been mobilized since the beginning of the crisis, in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the authorities of the concerned countries. It is providing technical support and expertise to contain the epidemic. Our embassies, particularly in Guinea (which also has jurisdiction for Sierra Leone) and Liberia, are in close contact with the health monitoring and care facilities established in each of those countries.

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République Centrafricaine : 3W Bangui (28 Juillet 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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World + 3 others
World Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

07/30/2014 15:11 GMT

by Robin MILLARD

LONDON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned there was no overarching strategy to handle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

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Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria, 10-year-old with explosives held

07/30/2014 17:18 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

KANO, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.

The latest violence came as the government announced the arrest of a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her chest in a neighbouring area.

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Iraq + 1 other
IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq

ARBAT REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, July 30 (UNHCR) – Since arriving from Syria nearly a year ago, 52-year-old Halima Murad and her family have been at the mercy of Iraq's extreme weather in this camp near the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.

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Latest from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, based on information received by 18:00hrs, 29 July (Kyiv time)

The SMM visited Severodonetsk in the Luhansk region, which was retaken by the Ukrainian army. The situation in Donetsk deteriorated. The SMM visited three areas of Donetsk city after an explosion and assessed the damage.

The SMM in Kharkiv noted that the situation was calm.