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Crisis response summary: Uganda - Influx of South Sudanese refugees

Thousands (over 8,000) South Sudanese refugees entered north-western Uganda between 12 and 28 January 2016, driven by conflict and food insecurity in their homeland. Read more...

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09 September 2016

Start Fund Annual Report 2015/2016

This report provides evidence of our assertion that the Start Fund, collectively owned and operated by NGOs/INGOs, can and will enable the international humanitarian system to rise to the challenges of 21st century humanitarian cr... Read more...

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09 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - Lassa fever

On 8 January, Nigeria’s government announced an outbreak of Lassa Fever, which by 14 January, was reported by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control to have infected at least 140 people and killed 53 people in 14 of the country’s 36... Read more...

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02 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Ethiopia, anticipation of Belg rains

Starting in early 2015, Ethiopia began experiencing its worst drought in over 30 years, with Belg rains failing in Feb-April 2015, followed by a poor Kiremt rain season in July-Sept 2015 exacerbated by El Nino. Read more...

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19 April 2016

Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 1 December 2015, a wave of heavy rains, the third in a month, hit southern India, leading to the most intense floods in living memory for communities in Chennai city and districts in northern Tamil Nadu state, killing at least ... Read more...

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18 March 2016

Crisis response summary: Sri Lanka - in anticipation of flooding

On 13-15 November, 2015, a depression system formed in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka, bringing heavy rainfall and triggering floods that affected more than 15,000 families in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mulaitivu dis... Read more...

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08 March 2016

Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 9 - 11 November 2015, heavy rains led to severe flooding and landslides in Tamil Nadu, southern India, destroying roughly 25,000 homes, damaging toughly 53,000 homes, killing at least 92 people and thousands of cattle, destroyi... Read more...

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29 February 2016

Crisis response summary: Pakistan, earthquake

On 26 October 2015, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Feyzabad, Afghanistan, killing at least 255 people and injuring at least 1,697 people over a wide swathe of mountainous terrain in neighbouring Pakistan Read more...

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10 February 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - Flooding

On 30 August 2015, torrential rains, combined with a dam technological failure, caused widespread flooding in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Read more...

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29 January 2016

Crisis response summary: Afghanistan displacement

On 28 September 2015, the Taliban launched a major offensive in north-eastern Afghanistan, focusing on Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province, leading to at least 55 people killed, including hospital patients and staff in an ... Read more...

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25 January 2016

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