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Widow's ICRC-supported business feeds family and restores hope

Huda is the mother of three children. The death of her husband left her destitute, but now she has opened a hairdressing salon with the help of the ICRC. Her new business is helping her support her family, but the confidence and hope it has brought her are just as important.

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Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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UN Radio

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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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Livelihood Survey in Ceel Dheer

“I have not earned any money for the last year, my children and I have been depending on help from well wishers”, says Hawa, a 50 year old mother of eight, during a discussion with a CISP researcher in front of a temporary shed that she calls home. Mama Hawa, is one of the many heads of families that took part in a survey conducted to facilitate the implementation of a livelihood project.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

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Tonkpi : encadreurs de centres sportifs et leaders de jeunesse formés en matière d’IST, de VIH/SIDA et de violences basées sur le genre

Un atelier pour renforcer les capacités de 25 membres de la direction régionale des encadreurs des centres de formation sportifs et des leaders de jeunesse du Tonkpi sur les Infections sexuellement transmissibles (IST), le VIH/SIDA, les violences basées sur le genre (VBG), et la communication pour le changement de comportement a été organisé du mardi 15 au jeudi 17 avril 2014 à Man, localité située à environ 600 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan.

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IOM Chad Influx from the Central African Republic (CAR) Update, 9 - 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

 IOM has deployed a team including a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Specialist to train staff in the transit sites in Moundou, Doba, Sarh, Sido and Mbitoye in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other CCCM information management tools.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

04/18/2014 15:32 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the volatile northeast remained missing, amid fears the girls might be used as human shields or sex slaves.

The military had claimed on Wednesday that all but eight of the girls snatched from their school in the state of Borno managed to escape the gunmen's clutches, contrary to comments by the state government and the school principal.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq: Qushtapa Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

This public health profile for Qushtapa refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:

DOH-ERBIL

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Iraq: Kurdistan camps summary Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 - 8 March 2014

This public health profile for Kurdistan camps is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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Iraq: Kawergosk Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Indicators normal.

Upper respiratory tract infections remain the major cause of morbidity

This public health profile for Kawergosk refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:
MSF

Alerts
One case of acute flaccid paralysis reported

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Iraq: Gawilan Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

Health facility utilisation rate, above expected range.

This public health profile for Gawilan refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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In Senegal, Women Lead the Way in Rice Processing

Korka Diaw, who chairs a women’s rice production and processing group in Senegal’s River Valley, is an ambitious and organized leader – and she means business.

Diaw’s group, Malal Yero Gueye, began as a tontine – or traditional women’s savings group – in 1991. The group decided in 1999 to try its hand at cultivating rice, and borrowed 1.5 hectares of land from the local mayor’s office to do so.

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Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

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Yemen Times

Amal al Yarisi (author)

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

The Women and Children’s Hospital, located on Khawlan Street in Sana’a, is a three-story building housing about 50 beds and several units, including an operations unit, intensive care and emergency.

The hospital appears to be clean and organized and the manager says he has recently introduced a host of reforms.

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Conflict, Violence Harsh on Afghan, Pakistani Women

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Voice of America

Sharon Behn
April 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD — Prolonged conflicts in Pakistan and Afghanistan have had a particularly harsh effect on women in both countries. Terrorism, sectarian conflict, criminality and a culture of impunity are limiting women's ability to get to school and get jobs outside the home, trapping them in an ever-smaller public space.

During the past decade, women have made significant strides towards social, political and financial empowerment in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. But analysts say the gains are being threatened.

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Dead, injured in North Darfur accident, attack

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Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA/KOBE (17 Apr.) - A displaced man was killed and four others seriously injured in a bus accident in North Darfur on Tuesday.

Yahya Abakar Mohammed (47) died when a bus carrying 48 passengers, en route from Kabkabiya to Jebel ‘Amer gold mine, was involved in an accident. The circumstances of the accident itself were not know at time of publishing, however witnesses told Radio Dabanga that Mohammed was buried at the scene, and the injured were transferred to Kabkabiya hospital.

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République Démocratique du Congo : Bulletin humanitaire numéro 03 | mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 13 ONG internationales se sont retirées de la PO au cours de 9 derniers mois
  • Conflits intercommunautaires dans le Katanga : plusieurs violations des droits rapportés.
  • Près de 2 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour financer l’action humanitaire dans Kalehe et Shabunda (Sud-Kivu).
  • Le stock de contingence de prise en charge du choléra déjà consommé à 75% alors que l’épidémie continue au Sud-Kivu.

PROVINCE ORIENTALE : LES PARTENAIRES SE DESENGAGENT DES UELE

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115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap: principal

04/17/2014 19:12 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for more than 100 children still held captive.

A defence ministry spokesman, Chris Olukolade, claimed on Wednesday that all but eight of the 129 girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok area of Borno state earlier in the week were now safe, citing the school's principal.

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