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21 Jun 2018 description

20 junio 2018

En los 80, decenas de familias salvadoreñas huyeron de la guerra civil y pidieron asilo a Belice. El gobierno del país caribeño y Acnur individuaron en un trozo de selva cerca de la capital, Belmopán, el lugar donde establecer esos refugiados.

Nació Valle de Paz, donde actualmente viven alrededor de 3.000 personas.

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11 Dec 2017 description

Nearly 100 Indian fishermen are still missing a week after a powerful storm struck the country's southern coast.

Ashraf Padanna has visited Poonthura, a fishing village in the state of Kerala that is thought to have lost 57 men at sea.

Every time seven-year-old Nimmy hears a sound from the sea, she runs to the shore. She expects to see her father's boat. Kumar Edward, 38, would go fishing every night and return the next morning with the day's catch.

29 Nov 2017 description

Sobreviven en las montañas y bosques, a la intemperie con la lluvia y el frío.

Son unas 5.000 personas indígenas de Chiapas quienes hace varias semanas huyeron de sus comunidades, amenazados por grupos armados.

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28 Sep 2017 description

Le ministère de la Santé de Madagascar a déjà dénombré dix décès dus à la peste et une soixantaine de cas confirmés positifs par l'Institut Pasteur.

Ces personnes sont mortes depuis le début de la saison pesteuse déclarée en fin juillet.

Selon la presse malgache, le bilan s'est alourdi.

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28 Sep 2017 description

By Michael Knights
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

On 25 September, the residents of Kurdish-controlled areas inside Iraq will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on their preference for the future of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), a semi-autonomous region within Iraq's current borders.

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26 Jul 2017 description

"I call it reconciliation," says Manuel Elviro. He is part of a Spanish volunteer group that felt compelled to act after seeing some of the dramatic drawings by children who survived the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece.

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09 May 2017 description

Around 400 indigenous Warao people from the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela have arrived in the Brazilian city of Manaus in the Amazon.

The authorities have declared a social emergency to seek government funds to help with the influx.

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09 Feb 2017 description

The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency in a vast agricultural area affected by a plague of locusts.

President Evo Morales has announced a contingency plan, which includes $700,000 in extra funds for fumigation.

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09 Dec 2016 description

At least 45 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Madagali in Adamawa state, officials say.

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08 Sep 2016 description

Zimbabwe's ruling party has been accused of deliberately withholding aid from opposition supporters in areas facing starvation because of drought.

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05 Aug 2016 description

This study provides a snapshot of refugees’ experiences regarding communication and information at different points on their journey, based on interviews with 79 refugees and 45 humanitarian actors. Intended to inform humanitarian agencies responding to the refugee crisis in Europe, it examines the communication behaviours and priority information needs of refugees in three areas: on their journey, in “transit” camps in Greece, and in Germany.

29 Jul 2016 description

More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused chaos in several countries.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, with many rescued from rising waters and housed in shelters.

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16 May 2016 description

Polio could be eradicated in Pakistan within months, health officials say, as a mass vaccination drive is launched.

A World Health Organisation spokesman told the BBC only a handful of cases have been reported this year in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.

The two countries are the last places where polio remains endemic.

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11 Apr 2016 description

A train carrying half a million litres of water has been dispatched to the worst-affected areas of India's drought-hit western Maharashtra state.

The "water train" is pulling 10 tankers filled with water to Latur district.

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10 Apr 2016 description

A mobile insurance scheme to help small-scale farmers in Kenya insure their agricultural produce against drought and other natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, as Neil Ford explains.

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25 Mar 2016 description

By Nafiseh Kohnavard

It is the smell that you notice first of all - a bitter mixture of egg and cucumber that hangs in the air, and burns your nose and throat. Local people say they have been washing down the streets and cleaning their houses constantly, but it will not go away.

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25 Feb 2016 description

By James Longman
BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme

The number of children who have died fighting for so-called Islamic State (IS) in the last year is nearly twice the previous estimate, a report says.

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23 Feb 2016 description

Natalio Cosoy

BBC Mundo, Bogotá (@nataliocosoy)

Depende de quién y de cómo se cuenten, los desaparecidos de Colombia pueden ser 25.000, 45.000 o más de 100.000. En cualquier caso, tras más de 50 años de un violento conflicto interno, la cifra es grande y el dolor de los familiares que nunca han vuelto a ver a sus seres queridos lo es todavía más.

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12 Feb 2016 description

La Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela (AN), controlada por la oposición, declaró este jueves la existencia de una "crisis alimentaria nacional" por falta de suministros en el país.

El organismo solicitó a la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) y al Fondo de Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef, por sus siglas en inglés) que envíen expertos al país para evaluar los riesgos que implica la escasez de alimentos.

11 Feb 2016 description

Las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) anunciaron que en adelante no seguirán reclutando a menores de 18 años.

El anuncio fue realizado en La Habana, donde el grupo guerrillero mantiene conversaciones con miras a un acuerdo de paz con el gobierno del presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, desde finales de 2012.

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