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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 more

Liberia: Food stocks low for hosts and refugees

DAKAR, 3 June 2011 (IRIN) - Liberian host families and the Ivoirian refugees staying with them are resorting to eating rice seeds intended for this year's crop as food stocks dwindle in eastern Liberia, according to aid agencies. Some 182,000 refugees who fled the violence in Côte...

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Yemen

Yemen clashes kill two refugees, displace thousands

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. UNHCR is...

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Colombia

Colombia: Restricciones de acceso y riesgo de desplazamiento en Chocó

PUNTOS DESTACADOS: • Se estima que 1.500 personas se enfrentan a restricciones a la movilidad la zona del medio y bajo Atrato (Chocó) debido a un paro armado y al riesgo de minas. • Cuatro eventos de desplazamiento masivo se registraron en Córdoba, Antioquia, Valle del Cauca y Putumayo. Al...

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Harvests have declined since government ban on chemical fertilisers that can be used to make bombs

Ammonium nitrate banned because of its use as explosive, but orchard owners say their trees are starved of nutrients. By Maiwand Safi - Afghanistan ARR Issue 400, 2 Jun 11 Farmers in Kapisa province of eastern Afghanistan say their harvests have gone into drastic decline since the government...

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Upwards trend in number of reported disasters - Oxfam report

Executive Summary This report analyses the number of reported disasters in those regions where the majority of the world’s poor and vulnerable people live: sub-Saharan Africa, South and South-East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. It presents analysis of the trends in the number of...

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Haiti

Haiti: Rainy season brings increased risk of cholera

Red Cross re-open cholera treatment centre in Port au Prince following rise in cases. A significant rise in cholera cases has been reported in Haiti, leading the Red Cross to re-open a cholera treatment centre in Port au Prince. The increase, which had until recently been contained within specific...

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DR Congo + 1 more

DR Congo: UN deputy humanitarian chief visits to draw attention to serious and chronic humanitarian crisis

(Kinshasa / New York, 1 June 2011): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg, started a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, aiming to draw international attention to one of the...

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Chad

Tchad : Le choléra reprend avec force dans 13 districts du pays

Oxfam accélère sa réponse à N’Djamena et Massakory pour lutter contre la propagation de l’épidémie avant de l’arrivée des pluies. N’Djamena, 31 Mai 2011 - Le choléra frappe à nouveau au Tchad. L’épidémie qui a causé plus de 6.883 cas et 209 décès en 2010, et qui semblait...

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Haiti

Haiti: Start of rainy season brings upsurges in cholera outbreaks

Highlights Numerous alerts have been received by the alert and response team since the last bulletin. The alerts were especially concentrated in South-East, Grande Anse, South and West departments. In most cases, the response has been offered by a coordinated multi-partner effort. Some donors...

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Sudan

WFP feeds 45,000 displaced by conflict around Abyei

KHARTOUM/JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reached more than 45,000 displaced people from Abyei with food assistance following the fighting that broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces and Sudan People’s Liberation Army. “We have partners on the ground who helped us...

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Health: Predicting cholera outbreaks

JOHANNESBURG, 1 June 2011 (IRIN) - A new study into the linkages between rain, temperature and cholera shows scientists may be able to predict epidemics in time to save people from the life-threatening disease. After analysing several years of disease and weather data from cholera-endemic areas of...

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Syria

Syria: Crimes against humanity in Daraa - HRW report

Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Daraa Killings, Torture in a Locked-Down City Under Siege (New York, June 1, 2011) – Systematic killings and torture by Syrian security forces in the city of Daraa since protests began there on March 18, 2011, strongly suggest that these qualify as crimes...

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Growing a Better Future: Food justice in a resource-constrained world - Oxfam report

Global food crisis looms as crop prices set to rocket Oxfam launches global Grow campaign so everyone has enough to eat Oxfam today warns that average prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years if urgent action is not taken to change the international food system, which is already...

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Libya

Libya: Lack of awareness on dangers of UXO poses serious threat to civilians, especially children

(May 31, 2011) (Benghazi, Libya) – On the floor of a cargo hold in a ship evacuating casualties from the Libyan city of Misrata, 14-year-old Ayman Abdulatif was mute on his makeshift hospital bed. He had no hands, and his wrists were wrapped in heavy gauze. Ayman’s cousin, Mahmoud, was nearby,...

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