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Rachel Smalley: Duff talking guff - Aleppo is our problem

You may have read Alan Duff's column. He penned it for the New Zealand Herald. He's frustrated, it seems, with the way the mainstream media covers the Syrian crisis. Duff believes we're being emotionally... Read more about 'Rachel Smalley: Duff talking guff - Aleppo is our problem'...

Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines

One week after Typhoon Haima left a trail of destruction in Northern Philippines, details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due... Read more about 'Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines'...

Don't count on technology to save you in a disaster - researchers

Technology like drones and smartphones are no substitute for sound infrastructure in delivering aid.

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In post-Ebola Sierra Leone, more than half the population face food shortages - U.N.

Number of people "severely" affected by lack of food has increased by 60 percent since 2010

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Iraq: Growing concerns for the people of Mosul

Stephen O'Brien has called on all parties to the conflict in Mosul "to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and ensure they have access to the assistance they are entitled to and deserve."

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Russia extends 'humanitarian pause' in Aleppo attack

Moscow and Damascus say halt in air strikes will continue to allow civilians and rebels to flee the besieged city.

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PAHO/WHO anticipates cholera outbreaks, sets up field operations in Haiti towns affected by Hurricane Matthew

With more than 1.3 million Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew, acute diarrheal diseases including cholera threaten parts of the population, and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has set up field operations... Read more about 'PAHO/WHO anticipates cholera outbreaks, sets up field operations in Haiti towns affected by Hurricane Matthew'...

Why disasters last longer than you think

Disasters are repeatedly knocking people back into poverty – this need not be the case

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Low spending to prevent disasters exposes poor: Red Cross

"Investing in resilience is the best method we have for protecting the lives, livelihoods and dignity of the world's most vulnerable people"

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To curb deaths from disasters, end poverty - U.N. chief

"High-income countries suffer huge economic losses in disasters, but people in low-income countries pay with their lives," says Ban Ki-moon

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Haiti tries to get hurricane aid right, but cholera blamed on U.N. weighs

Tensions over aid delivery a reminder of the history of foreign help to Haiti that has at times done as much harm as good

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UN mission in Haiti working with local authorities to ensure smooth, safe aid delivery after hurricane

While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, significant headway is being made clearing the roads to make facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid.

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