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  • Two months since outbreak of violence in Myanmar, Rohingya refugee children still at acute risk
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, MyanmarThe needs of refugees and those of the communities hosting them are increasing at a much faster pace than our capacity to respond, UNICEF said on Monday.NEW YORK/GENEVA/DHAKA, 23 October 2017 – Nearly two ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-10-23
  • FAO seeks USD 21 million to improve living conditions of DRC’s crisis-affected populations
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoThe response will combine emergency support to small holder agriculture as well as small scale livelihoods starter kits to build resilience of IDPs, returnees and host ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-10-23
  • EU announces €106 million support package for people affected by the crises in Sudan
    Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: South Sudan, SudanThe support package will assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions. The European Commission has announced ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-10-23
  • WHO promptly responds to Marburg Outbreak in Eastern Uganda
    Source: World Health Organization Country: UgandaSo far, there is one confirmed case and one suspected case. WHO is supporting community engagement in six high-risk counties through the District Social Mobilization and Village Health Teams.Following the confirmation of a case of ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-10-23
  • Asylum seekers in abysmal conditions on the Aegean islands – NGOs
    Source: ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International, Jesuit Refugee Service, Norwegian Refugee Council, CARE, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme, SolidarityNow Country: Greece, World19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-10-23
  • Garden helps refugees put down roots in Britain
    Room to Heal's community allotment turns nervous asylum-seekers into budding gardeners, and helps them recover from trauma of forced flight ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-10-22
  • Lebanon: Refugee Dreams of Becoming a Football Player (Dalal Mouawad, producer / Mazen Hashem, camera)
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    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-10-22
  • Syrian refugee polishes soccer skills in exile
    Odai still dreams of making professional league despite problems ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-10-22
  • As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts “evergreen” solutions
    Since flooding events in Papagu, Solomon Islands, the government has planned to merge climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts in order to make development projects more resilient. Disaster preparedness has improved the living conditions for the Papagu residents ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2017-10-22
  • Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
    Researchers have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes by identifying a hidden signal leading up to an earthquake. The results can also be applied to landslides and avalanches, and shows great potential to be applied as an early ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2017-10-22