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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

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

38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in August

NIAMEY, Niger (Sept. 8, 2016)— At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading 38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp

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TOUGH LOSS. A Rohingya woman cries after a fire hit their camp in Rakhine State, Myanmar, May 3, 2016. Photo by Nyunt Win/EPA

Initial reports suggest 14 are injured, says the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

YANGON, Myanmar (May 3, 2016) — A major fire on Tuesday, May 3, damaged or destroyed the homes of some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims living in a camp for people displaced by 2012 communal fighting in western Myanmar. Continue reading Blaze destroys hundreds of homes in Myanmar Rohingya camp