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Libya + 1 more

Libya: More refugees flee fighting in the west, new aid reaches the east

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. We now estimate...

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Burundi

Burundi: Displaced women in Bujumbura risk HIV rather than hunger

BUJUMBURA, 26 April 2011 (PLUSNEWS) - Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lived for...

Syria

Syria: Military assault against protesters must end

The Syrian government's brutal reaction to its people's demand for change has reached a new and outrageous low, Amnesty International said today, as army tanks continued to shell residential areas in the southern city of Dera'a. After the Syrian army deployed in Dera'a early on...

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Eritrea + 4 more

Malaria: Preventable and curable, but still killing 800,000 every year

NEW YORK, 25 April 2011 – Malaria is the third single biggest killer of children globally. An estimated 800,000 people die every year from the disease, with approximately ninety per cent of these deaths occurring in Africa, where malaria accounts for about one in six of all childhood deaths....

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Cambodia + 1 more

Cambodia-Thailand: 36,000 displaced by deadly border clashes

SAMRAONG, 25 April 2011 (IRIN) - At least 36,000 people were displaced on 23-24 April amid fresh fighting along the Thai-Cambodian border, officials say. The two countries are at loggerheads over ownership of an 11th century Hindu temple, registered as a UN World Heritage Site in 2008...

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Yemen

Yemen: Protesters vow escalation as Saleh promises to quit

Saleh, opposition accept power transfer plan Protesters sceptical, vow escalation (Adds Saleh quotes in paragraphs 9-11) By Mohamed Sudam and Mohammed Ghobari SANAA, April 24 (Reuters) - Yemeni protesters demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh's immediate resignation vowed to step up street...

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Sudan

Sudan: WFP suspends activities in northern Jonglei after attack

The World Food Program (WFP) says it has temporarily suspended its activities in the northern part of Jonglei state following an attack that resulted in the killing of its staff in Duk county on Friday. WFP's Coordinator in Southern Sudan, Leo Van Der Velden, said that staff is being moved from...

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire: Aid agencies fighting to remain impartial

ABIDJAN/DAKAR, 22 April 2011 (IRIN) - The perceived impartiality of UN aid agencies and NGOs is still at risk and must be re-stressed in Côte d'Ivoire, say NGOs, given the UN peacekeeping force's direct role in the fighting. Aid agencies - both UN and NGOs - are deliberately distancing...

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World + 1 more

Supercities face high quake risk

New York – More than half of the world’s supercities, with populations of 2-15 million, are at future risk of being affected by nearby magnitude seven or greater earthquakes, warned Eric Calais, Haiti-based seismologist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A significant number...

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Humanitarian coordination in slow-onset emergencies

INTRODUCTION There is a widespread recognition that the nature of humanitarian emergencies is changing. Although catastrophic, sudden-onset events like tropical storms, earthquakes and tsunamis will continue to happen, and will require rapid and well coordinated humanitarian interventions, many...

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Nigeria

Nigeria: Emergency aid for people fleeing violence in the north

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society are responding swiftly to the urgent needs of thousands of people displaced in the city of Kano and elsewhere in the north of the country following post-election violence that erupted on 17...

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Somalia

Somalia: Trapped between conflict and natural disaster

21-04-2011 Operational Update Despite recent rains in Somalia's south, livestock and food production in the country as a whole continue to suffer from severe drought. Meanwhile, military offensives launched in late February in Mogadishu and at the frontiers with Kenya and Ethiopia forced...

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Philippines

Philippines: Cholera strikes remote ethnic group

MANILA, 21 April 2011 (IRIN) - Health officials in the Philippines are struggling to contain a cholera outbreak in a remote area on the western island of Palawan. "There was no potable water, no toilets. The tribesmen defecated everywhere, and used contaminated water to both wash and as a...

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