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Haiti

Saison cyclonique en Haïti : prévenir pour sauver

En Haïti, la saison cyclonique s’étend chaque année du 1er juin au 30 novembre. La MINUSTAH, le Gouvernement et des organisations internationales préparent une campagne d’information qui sera lancée le 1er juin 2011 en vue d’aider les populations à y faire face grâce à une réponse...

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DR Congo + 1 more

Africa: 75 million children, women and men vaccinated against polio in first region-wide vaccination week

Brazzaville, 4 May 2011 -- More than 75 million children, women and men from 22 countries in the WHO African Region were vaccinated in April against polio and many other vaccine-preventable diseases, in the first ever region-wide vaccination campaign of its type.The occasion was the first African...

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Algeria + 18 more

Cities and flooding in 21st century: Integrated flood management approach

Abstract Urban flooding is an increasingly important issue. Disaster statistics appear to show flood events are becoming more frequent, with medium-scale events increasing fastest. The impact of flooding is driven by a combination of natural and human-induced factors. As recent flood events in...

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oPt

OPT: UN expert highlights “disproportionate effect on children of the prolonged Israeli occupation”

Amman – UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk has warned the international community about the dire human rights situation of Palestinian children. At the end of an eight-day visit to Cairo and Amman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Palestinian territories occupied...

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Haiti

Haiti: Upsurge in cholera outbreaks in isolated areas observed

Highlights A vulnerability analysis was carried out based on information provided by the MSPP, PAHO/WHO, and health partners, while taking into account combined risk factors from Health and WASH sectors. In addition, aspects such as population density, camps, access to water and sanitation, attack...

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Libya

Libya: Specialist health clinics in Benghazi desperate for support

BENGHAZI, 3 May 2011 (IRIN) - Medical specialists in the Libyan city of Benghazi are struggling to work as lack of funding for supplies and equipment seriously hinders their efforts. "The conditions here are bad," said Zainab al Beidi, manager of Benghazi's only public rehabilitation...

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St. Vincent & Grenadines

Saint Vincent: Heavy rains cause floods and landslides; potable water infrastructure in Georgetown area severely damaged

36,303 Swiss francs have been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross (SVGRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 200 families. Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. Summary: During the second week...

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 more

Côte d’Ivoire : l'insécurité empêche le retour de nombreux déplacés et réfugiés

Pour des dizaines de milliers de déplacés dans l'ouest du pays et la plupart des réfugiés au Libéria voisin, les tensions et les risques sont encore trop importants pour rentrer chez eux. À Abidjan, le problème du retour se pose toujours dans certains quartiers. Conjointement avec la...

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Syria

Syria: Call for access to people caught up in violence

Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) deplores the loss of life and injuries that have occurred in violent incidents in Syria since mid-March. It asks for immediate and unimpeded access to those in need. "It is urgent that emergency medical services,...

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Italy + 2 more

Libya: Thousands flee to Tunisia; new boats reach Italy

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. The exodus...

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Myanmar

Myanmar: Three years later, still no shelter

BANGKOK, 3 May 2011 (IRIN) - Three years after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, thousands still need shelter assistance, officials and aid workers say. "This is an area where there are still huge needs," Arne Jan Flolo, first secretary of the Norwegian Embassy, which has been a major...

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Colombia

Colombia: Dying for a promised land

Susan Abad Attacks increase on campesino leaders demanding their seized land. Since 2002, 50 campesino leaders have been killed in Colombia for trying to recover their lands that had been seized by armed groups. Three leaders were murdered in April alone. On March 29, 23 social organizations...

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Libya

Libya: UN looking to return to Tripoli after unrest forces temporary relocation

2 May 2011 – The United Nations is exploring ways to re-enter Tripoli as soon as possible, a spokesperson for the world body said today, following the announcement that 12 international staff left owing to unrest in parts of the Libyan capital. According to media reports, angry mobs attacked a UN...

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Sudan

Sudan: Recent clashes in Unity displace large numbers of civilians

Highlights • One humanitarian worker killed and two remain missing in southern Sudan. • Humanitarian Coordinator meets with the Vice-President of the Government of South Sudan and the Chief of Staff of the SPLA to condemn the incidents and to call on all parties to ensure the protection of...

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oPt

OPT: Cut off from healthcare

BEIT JALA, 2 May 2011 (IRIN) - Fuad Ahmed Jabo's mother was 70 when she died of a heart attack at their home in the Palestinian village of Tantour in Beit Jala, between Israeli-controlled Jerusalem and the Palestinian city of Bethlehem. They had called a Palestinian ambulance but delays at the...

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Libya + 2 more

Libya: UN relocates to Tunisia, humanitarian operation continues

This report produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners, covering the period of 28 April to 1 May. The next report will be issued on or around 3 May. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES  International United Nations staff in Tripoli were evacuated to Tunisia following...

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Bahrain + 2 more

UNDP defers upcoming five-year programme for Syria

New York — In light of developments in the region, UNDP is deferring its upcoming five-year programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria pending further review. The decision was taken by UNDP to ensure that new programmes address the evolving development needs of the people in each country. The...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Depletion of food reserves leads to food insecurity

Depletion of food reserves leads to food insecurity Key Messages • This year the lean season will mainly be affected by the high price of maize, which is above the average for this time of year, and the high price of fuel, especially for diesel which is used to transport food. This will...

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