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  • Aid worker deaths: The numbers tell the story
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, WorldIn 2017, 139 aid workers were killed while doing their jobs, with 30% increase in fatalities from 2016, reflecting a heightened lethality in the style of attacks.By Adele Harmer, ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Costa Rica: ‘Ripe’ for malaria elimination
    A mere mention of Costa Rica can conjure up images of tropical rainforests, beaches, volcanoes and some of the most diverse flora and fauna on the planet—a country that has placed itself squarely on the global ecotourism map. Yet there ... Read more
    Source: PAHOPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Survey shows deteriorating employment situation for IDPs in Ukraine
    Source: International Organization for Migration Country: UkraineAccording to the recent IOM report, only 42%of internally displaced persons were employed and the IDPs’ average income was one third lower than Ukraine’s national subsistence level. IDPs’ average income is one third lower ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • One year after battle in northern Lebanon’s town of Arsal, medical needs remain high
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Lebanon, Syrian Arab RepublicNot only does Arsal host a high number of Syrian refugees, but its residents have suffered from instability, with armed groups present in the area for years. MSF has worked there continuously ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Los niños y niñas retornados a Centroamérica y México corren un mayor riesgo de sufrir violencias, estigma y privaciones
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States of America, WorldEl informe de UNICEF “Desarraigados en Centroamérica y México” muestra que los viajes desprotegidos y las expulsiones intensifican las causas profundas de la migración irregular y ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • For 526,000 Palestine refugee children, UNRWA schools will start on time
    Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Country: Jordan, Lebanon, occupied Palestinian territory, Syrian Arab Republic"We need a further $217 M to ensure that our schools not only open but can be run until ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Nepal: South Asian Military and Police Officers Discuss Challenges in Security Operations
    Article | In South Asia, the ICRC's regional workshop (Military in Security Operations) for armed forces and police officers is serving as a platform to discuss every aspect of security operations with a unique approach. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Lebanon eases birth registration rules for Syrian refugees
    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Lebanon, Syrian Arab RepublicThe government waived the one year timeframe for Syrian children born in Lebanon between January 2011 and February 2018, allowing their parents to register their birth without going to court.New ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-16
  • Children returned to Central America and Mexico at heightened risk of violence, stigma and deprivation reports UNICEF
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, United States of America, WorldExtreme violence, poverty and lack of opportunity are not only powerful drivers of irregular child migration from northern Central America and Mexico, but also consequences of ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2018-08-15
  • Lebanon eases birth registration rules for Syrian refugees
    New rules remove need for costly court process for unregistered births, easing access to education, health and other services for more than 50,000 children. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2018-08-15