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  • New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflict
    Source: World Resources Institute Country: India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, WorldThe WPS Global Early Warning Tool predicts the risk of conflict over the coming 12 months across Africa, the Middle East, and South ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • MSF welcomes Gavi decision on Ebola vaccines
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, WorldGavi will finance the establishment of an emergency stockpile of 500,000 doses - a positive step, said MSF. It is calling for complete transparency in the overall global stockpile available.Background ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • Second measles vaccination drive targets 2.2 million children in North Kivu
    Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoThe DRC is experiencing the world’s most severe measles epidemic. This year, there have been more than 250,000 suspected cases and 5,000 deaths, mostly children under-five.Kinshasa, 5 December 2019 – Around ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • South Sudan: 29 people suffering gunshot wounds from clashes evacuated by air to Juba
    News release | Juba (ICRC)—Twenty-nine people suffering gunshot wounds from intercommunal clashes in Western Lakes State have been evacuated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by air to Juba for further medical care. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-12-05
  • UN, government say 150,000 people need immediate help in Djibouti
    Source: UN Country Team in Djibouti, Government of Djibouti Country: DjiboutiIn some places, the equivalent of two years' worth of rainfall fell in one day. More rains are expected, which will further compound the already serious humanitarian situation. SITUATION OVERVIEW ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • More than 9.4 million children vaccinated against typhoid fever in Sindh
    Source: World Health Organization Country: PakistanAn historical milestone has been reached in Pakistan with the vaccination in Sindh Province of more than 9.4 million children aged from nine months to 15 years against typhoid fever.4 December 2019 – A historical ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • UNICEF welcomes Japan’s $7 million contribution to support children and mothers in Afghanistan
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, JapanThe grant will enable UNICEF and its partners to vaccinate more than 1.4 million infants, protect more than 10 million children from polio, and provide more than 2.8 million women of child bearing age ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • HRW says Brazil failing to protect unaccompanied Venezuelan children
    Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Brazil, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Some unaccompanied children end up living on the streets, where they may be particularly vulnerable to abuse or to recruitment by Brazilian criminal gangs, Human Rights Watch found.Inadequate Protection by Brazilian ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-05
  • Camp conditions endanger women, girls on Lesbos Island
    Source: Human Rights Watch Country: Greece, WorldWomen and girls face relentless insecurity in Greece's overcrowded Moria “hotspot” for asylum seekers and migrants on Lesbos island, Human Rights Watch said.Asylum Seekers Lack Safe Access to Food, Water, Health Care (Athens) – ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-12-04
  • UNHCR statement on Australia’s repeal of Medevac legislation
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is disappointed by the repeal of the Medevac legislation in the Australian Parliament on Wednesday, which may negatively impact vial care for asylum seekers in offshore processing ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2019-12-04