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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

Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

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SAVE A LIFE. By the time you finish this sentence, someone will have been displaced by war, conflict and violence. In 2016, 10.3 million were newly displaced, an equivalent of one person every three seconds. Photo credit:UNHCR/A. McConnell

More than 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — The number of displaced people in the world has risen to a new record high due to war, persecution, and violence, according to the latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Continue reading Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Jun. 19, 2017) — At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday, June 19. Continue reading Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria