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Libya + 3 more

Libya: IDPs receiving assistance; food, medical items runnig low

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Libya. It covers the period from 3 to 6 June. The next report will be issued on or around 9 June. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES · The recent inter-agency mission to Tripoli and the surrounding...

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oPt

OPT: Restricting aid - Challenges of aid delivery

A Research Report, June 2011 Israel/oPt: New report says Israeli restrictions increase costs, prevent aid from getting to those who need it most (Jerusalem, June 8, 2011) Israeli-imposed movement and access restrictions on humanitarian and development work in the occupied Palestinian territory are...

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Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of justice could fuel new violence

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of justice could fuel new violence Failure to deliver justice for the killing, rape and torture of civilians could lead to further clashes, Amnesty International warned ahead of the first anniversary of the violence that shook southern parts of Kyrgyzstan. Four days of violent...

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Colombia

Colombia: La Ley de Víctimas y de Restitución de Tierras, un paso importante, pero quedan cuestiones pendientes

6 junio 2011 La Ley de Víctimas y de Restitución de Tierras de Colombia es un importante paso adelante para muchas de las víctimas del largo conflicto armado, pero no garantiza a muchas otras verdadera justicia y reparación, ha dicho hoy Amnistía Internacional. Uno de los puntos cruciales de...

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Yemen

Yemen: 4,000 urban refugees in Sana’a seek protection from latest violence - OCHA situation report

This report is produced by the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 31 May 2011 to 6 June 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 12 June 2011. I. Highlights/Key priorities Heavy...

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Ethiopia + 2 more

East Africa: Food security emergency continues in the eastern Horn; humanitarian response inadequate to prevent further deterioration

Food security emergency continues in the eastern Horn; humanitarian response inadequate The eastern Horn of Africa has experienced two consecutive seasons of significantly below‐average rainfall, resulting in one of the driest years since 1995. Crops have failed, substantial livestock mortality...

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Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire : La réapparition du choléra à Abidjan suscite une réaction rapide de L’UNICEF

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 07 juin 2011 – Suite à la confirmation d’au moins dix nouveaux cas dans la commune de Koumassi à Abidjan, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) a remis aux autorités sanitaires locales du matériel médical pouvant traiter jusqu’à 1,000 patients...

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Pakistan

Pakistan: Impact of flood-induced displacement on women in Sindh province

The July and August 2010 floods in Pakistan caused the largest displacement in the country’s history, of over 11 million people. Women faced particular challenges and discrimination in the extreme circumstances which followed, before, during and after their displacement. They are not, however, a...

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Chad + 1 more

Chad: Displaced rush home to cultivate fields before rains start

KOUKOU, Chad, June 6 (UNHCR) – Hundreds of displaced Chadians are racing against time and the elements to return to their villages before the start of seasonal rains. Some 1,086 internally displaced people (IDPs) have been assisted home on UNHCR-organized trucks from the Dar Sila and Assoungha...

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Aid policy: Call for local manufacture of nutrition-rich packaged foods

MEDFORD, USA, 6 June 2011 (IRIN) - Why ship-in nutrition-rich foods from abroad to treat malnourished children when they can be made locally, at a fraction of the cost? Nutrition expert Steve Collins believes it is not only a waste of money for aid agencies to import ready-to-use therapeutic foods...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Clashes displace 12,000 in Faryab Province

KABUL, 6 June 2011 (IRIN) - Clashes between government forces and the Taliban have displaced at least 12,000 people in Afghanistan's remote northwestern province of Faryab, creating a dire need for water, sanitation and other essentials, the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) warns. "These...

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World + 12 more

Displacement due to natural hazard-induced disasters: Global estimates for 2009 and 2010

Geneva/Oslo, 6 June 2011 – Over 42 million people across the world were forced to flee due to disasters triggered by sudden‐onset natural hazards in 2010, according to a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)’s Geneva‐based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC). In 2009,...

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UN refugee chief calls for new tools to address climate-related displacement

OSLO, Norway – The world needs to urgently redefine its response to natural disasters and displacement, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today as he urged countries to adopt new measures to cope with climate-induced displacement within and across borders. Guterres made his...

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Sudan

Sudan: Battling to bring aid to thousands of Abyei displaced

TURALEI and AGOK, 3 June 2011 (IRIN) - Warrap State in Southern Sudan is becoming the focus of efforts to assist thousands of people fleeing the disputed central-southern region of Abyei after it was attacked on 21 May by the northern Sudanese army, aid workers say. But the obstacles are...

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DR Congo

DR Congo: UN official calls for more humanitarian aid to remote eastern areas

Statement for press conference 04 June 2011, Kinshasa Good afternoon everyone, I have just spent the last three days visiting areas of this vast country, meeting Congolese people whose lives have been torn apart by violence, families who are living in deep poverty, and communities who live in...

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Discussing aid trends and new approaches at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies

MEDFORD, 3 June 2011 (IRIN) - Humanitarian aid is changing: with the emergence of non-traditional donors and "non-professional" aid workers, crisis response decisions are no longer exclusively made in New York, Geneva, Washington or the West in general. What some analysts at the Second...

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Haiti

Haiti: Specific needs of disabled and older IDPs overlooked

OVERVIEW • Cholera alerts on the rise, including in Port-au-Prince • Les Palmes and Nippes highly vulnerable to flooding • Survival strategies of vulnerable households exhausted in some areas • Specific needs of disabled and older IDPs overlooked

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