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Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

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MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — In conflict scenarios like the one in Marawi City, the use of accurate data can tremendously aid various government agencies and the private sector in helping internally displaced people get back on their feet. Continue reading Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

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FLEEING THE FIGHTING. A mother and her baby rest at an evacuation center at the Buru-on Barangay Hall in Iligan on the southern island of Mindanao on June 15, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Over 4 million Filipinos have been displaced in Mindanao alone since 2000, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 11, 2017) — Apart from natural disasters and hazards, frequent conflicts in the Philippines, particularly in Mindanao, force residents to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Continue reading Forced to flee: How many have been displaced due to conflict

60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

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The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in southern Pajok and western Wau in the past 2 weeks

JUBA, South Sudan (Apr. 15, 2017) — A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, April 15, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. Continue reading 60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

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Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

KANO, Nigeria (Mar 2, 2017) — Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, March 1. Continue reading Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

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An Iraqi woman walks down a road carrying a baby as families flee Mosul on February 28, 2017, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

West Mosul is the largest population centre still controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) group, and its recapture would mark the effective end of the cross-border ‘caliphate’

MOSUL, Iraq (Mar 2, 2017) — Over 28,000 people have fled since the start of a drive to retake west Mosul, as Iraqi forces closed in Wednesday, March 1, on a road linking the city with a jihadist-held town to the west. Continue reading West Mosul fighting pushes over 28,000 Iraqis to flee

Thousands flee fighting in Myanmar’s Shan State

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Shan, a large and hilly province on Myanmar’s eastern border, hosts multiple insurgencies by ethnic minorities fighting for greater autonomy or independence

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Mar. 14, 2016) — Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in northeastern Myanmar after a recent upswing in fighting between ethnic minority rebels and the army, combatants and witnesses said on Sunday, March 13.

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Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards

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In this file photo, Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014, during Typhoon Hagupit. Dennis Sabangan/EPA
Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods. In some areas, they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict.

February 18, 2016 — Schools in the Philippines regularly face challenges few other educational systems around the world have to deal with: frequent exposure to different kinds of hazards or disasters.

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UN, NGOs demand end to Syria ‘carnage’

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A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP/File
‘In the name of our shared humanity… For the sake of the millions of innocents who have already suffered so much, and for the millions more whose lives and futures hang in the balance, we call for action now’

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 21, 2016) — Around 100 UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations on Thursday, January 21, called on citizens worldwide to join an appeal to end the “carnage” in Syria as the conflict there approached its sixth year.

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