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42 NGOs warn that return of refugees to Myanmar now would be dangerous and premature.

 9th Nov 2018    Bangladesh

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

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35 Yemeni and international organizations call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen

 8th Nov 2018    Yemen

As humanitarian, human rights and peacebuilding organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis.

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Verification exercise confirms Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population, but funding fails to match

 2nd Nov 2018    Uganda

Verification exercise confirms Uganda hosts Africa’s largest refugee population, but funding fails to match. 19 NGOs call on international donors to share responsibility and increase funding

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A political solution is the only way to avert famine, says CARE

 1st Nov 2018    Yemen

Amidst discussion of a famine declaration in Yemen, CARE calls for the implementation of an immediate ceasefire and political action to end the conflict. Only political will for peace can stop the fast deteriorating food and currency crisis in Yemen.

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Typhoon Yutu hits Northern Philippines one month after Mangkhut’s devastation

 31st Oct 2018    Philippines

Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) made landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela, Philippines at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. It then passed through several provinces in the northern part of the country. The typhoon is moving slightly slower to the west at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) speed from the previous 25 ...

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One month on from the Indonesia tsunami and the onset of the rainy season exacerbates survivors suffering

 26th Oct 2018    Indonesia

One month after a terrible earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi the onset of the rainy season has increased the suffering for many survivors. The arrival of the rains is likely to see an increase in diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and further contamination to already ...

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CARE distributes aid kits to survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

 17th Oct 2018    Indonesia

CARE is distributing hygiene kits to around 1,000 households over the coming days. Distributions will target some of those worst affected by the earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Lack of clean water and access to sanitation facilities are two of the biggest problems currently facing survivors ...

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Women and girls are among the most impacted by extreme disasters, says CARE and UN Women Kenya

 13th Oct 2018    Global

The impacts of disaster and climate change discriminate: women, men, girls and boys are all affected differently. It is women and girls who are more likely to suffer due to existing inequalities, vulnerabilities and negative gender norms which lead to higher rates of mortality, morbidity and economic damage to their ...

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Aid groups fear for civilians in Idlib as ceasefire deal deadline looms

 12th Oct 2018    Syria

Four international aid agencies working in Syria’s north-west region of Idlib have warned of dire consequences for millions of civilians if the Russia-Turkey deal, due to be implemented by October 15, doesn’t result in a sustained reduction of violence in this overcrowded province.

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New CARE Report Ranks Worst Refugee Crises for Girls

 11th Oct 2018    Many

Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.

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