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UN Chief Calls for Burma to Investigate Military Rape Claims

Report
Irrawaddy

By NYEIN NYEIN / THE IRRAWADDY

The chief of the United Nations has officially called on the Burmese government to conduct full investigations into allegations of rape and sexual assault made against its soldiers, according to a document made public this week.

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How a Water Project is helping Fight Malaria in the Senegal River Basin

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • While improving water management and food security in Africa’s Sahel region, the Senegal River Basin Project is also helping prevent malaria and other dreaded diseases.

  • As a result of Phase I of the project, 3.1 million long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets—one of most cost-effective ways to decrease illness and death from malaria—were distributed in the area, protecting about 5.6 million people.

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Nigerian leaders unite against Boko Haram

  • Jonathan meets governors over growing Boko Haram violence

  • Bomb blast hit Abuja, 200 abducted girls still missing

  • Violence also on the rise in religiously mixed Middle Belt

By Felix Onuah

ABUJA, April 24 (Reuters) - Leaders from across Nigeria appealed for a united front against Boko Haram on Thursday, saying the Islamist insurgents were waging war on Christian and Muslim Nigerians alike.

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Save the Children donated neonatal resource packs to areas affected by Ya’an earthquake

On February 23rd, 2014, Save the Children donated neonatal resource packs to 730 villages and township health centres in Yucheng District, Mingshan District, Lushan County and Baoxing County affected by an earthquake in Ya'an City, Sichuan Province. This is another move made by Save the Children together with partners in promoting maternal & child health in disaster areas, following the post-disaster support for maternal & child health and basic health care by Save the Children and Sichuan Provincial MCH Hospital in January 2014.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #13, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suspected poisonous gas attacks target civilian areas as international organizations continue efforts to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons.

  • Iraq–Syria border closure could impede population movements and the delivery of humanitarian supplies in northern Syria.

  • USG partners—including U.N. agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)— successfully deliver food aid in hard-to-reach areas of Syria.

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Jihadi jurisprudence? Militant interpretations of Islamic rules of war

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IRIN

DUBAI, 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - In 2012, the Taliban wrote an open letter to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in response to its accusations that the militant group had killed civilians.

IRIN:

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

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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.

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Islamic law and the rules of war

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IRIN

DUBAI, 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - With the majority of today’s conflicts taking place in Muslim countries or involving Muslim combatants, aid agencies are operating - arguably more than ever before - in situations where Islamic norms govern the terrain in which they work.

Islamic law contains a rich but complex set of rules on the protection of civilians. But can that centuries-old canon be reconciled with modern international humanitarian norms?

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.

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Conflict-related sexual violence - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/181)

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2106 (2013) , in which the Council requested me to submit annual reports on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008) , 1888 (2009) , 1960 (2010) and 2106 (2013) with regard to conflict - related sexual violence. The report presents information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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Monaco vient en aide à la population centrafricaine

La Principauté de Monaco a récemment débloqué une aide de 70 000 euros pour venir en aide aux personnes touchées par le conflit en République Centrafricaine.

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Launch of the First Domestic and Gender based Violence Database in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

UNDP and the Ministry of Interior launched the first database for tracking Domestic and Gender based Violence cases in Kurdistan.

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The President’s Malaria Initiative - Eighth Annual Report to Congress | April 2014

Tomorrow, April 25, 2014, is World Malaria Day. Each year, this day commemorates the global fight toward zero malaria deaths and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Eighth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 20MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

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Central African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 23 April 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Nutrition Cluster Weekly Update, Region VIII, Philippines (April 23, 2014)

Last week* Nutrition Cluster Partners

  • Screened 17,052 children,

  • Admitted 6 children to OTP,

  • Admitted 122 children to tSFP,

  • Distributed MNPs to 13,654 children,

  • Counseled 2,602 PLWs on IYCF

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Response teams rush to treat rising malnutrition in South Sudan

By Ricardo Pires

Dangerous levels of malnutrition threaten a quarter million children in South Sudan, and unless they are reached with treatment, up to 50,000 children under age 5 could die.

PAGAK, South Sudan, 23 April 2014 – Nine-month-old Jock Chabang, one of the youngest citizens in the world’s newest country, has already experienced a great deal of hardship in his lifetime.

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A UNFPA Pacific humanitarian response in the Solomon Islands

The rising water level after three days of consistent heavy rainfall snuck up on Honiara families in the Solomon Islands from accounts of survivors, most of who remain in evacuation centres today because they either have nothing to return to or there is a better chance of nourishment in staying than leaving.

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Women are the Backbone of Haiti's Economy

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Grassroots

By Mina Remy

Women, and rural women in particular, are the backbone of Haiti and its economy. They farm, harvest, and transport their produce to local markets where they in turn sell it. They do all of this despite little-to-no support from the government and without the necessary agricultural infrastructure to ease their burden.

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SPRINT heads to Solomon Islands to aid flood victims with life-saving SRH services

24 April- Kuala Lumpur: The SPRINT Initiative, an emergency response programme supported by Australian Government and led by International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is reaching out to flood victims in the Solomon Islands with life-saving sexual and reproductive health services.

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Villagers face water crisis at Arda Transau

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The Zimbabwean

A serious health hazard is looming at Arda Transau where villagers who were relocated from Chiadzwa by Anjin Investments have been without access to clean water after the Zimbabwe National Water Authority disconnected the company for non-payment.

Over 400 households have been relocated in recent years to make way for mining activities.