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  • UN relief chief urges immediate funding as “deplorable, man-made catastrophe” escalates in Yemen
    Source: UN Security Council Country: YemenDespite his best efforts In the last two years, he had been unable to make any significant improvement in the war-torn country, Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council.SC/12961 SECURITY COUNCIL 8027TH MEETING (AM) ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • UNFPA assists women and girls in flood-affected areas of Peru with multi-faceted approach
    Source: UN Population Fund Country: PeruMobile health brigades, protection kits to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and the provision of medical equipment all help to strengthen the community and build resilience.PIURA, Peru – Flooding and heavy rains on the ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • South Sudan: Angry man with gun in hand terrifies a hospital
    Article | A man storms into an operating theatre, raises his gun and starts shooting at hospital staff. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2017-08-18
  • CARE highlights critical needs after floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
    Source: CARE Country: Bangladesh, India, NepalAs water moves downstream from India and Nepal, more districts are expected to be flooded in the coming days, with food, water, medicine and special care for pregnant and lactating women urgently needed. CARE teams provide ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Record violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, WorldSo far, in 2017, crises across the region have recorded more than half of all violent ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Cities across Africa face threat of landslides like Sierra Leone
    Source: Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, WorldNatural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • More than 355,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria
    Source: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: Syrian Arab RepublicUNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria. DAMASCUS, 18 August ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Plan International launches multi-country response following devastating floods
    Source: Plan Country: Bangladesh, India, NepalThis response aims to support families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries. BANGKOK – Global child rights organization Plan ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-08-18
  • Staff Profile – Adem Shaqiri
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    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-08-17
  • ‘I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker’
    UNHCR has nearly 11,000 staff, of whom 87 per cent are based in the field. Meet Adem Shaqiri, a field officer who works in Yemen. ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-08-17