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WHO responds to medicine shortage in Iraq, 2014WHO responds to medicine shortages in Iraq, June 2014Humanitarian action has entered unchartered territory in terms of the number of people requiring assistance, mainly as a result of the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, where almost 9.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as of May 2014. Overall, more than 56 million people in 13 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are currently affected by natural disasters and violence resulting from political conflict.


15 July -- According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 187 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, including 39 children, 24 females (aged 18–60) and 11...

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10 July -- According to a report by the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) published on 4 July, internally displaced persons have now been identified in 17 of 18 governorates in...

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15 July -- As a result of the security forces operation in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), over 800 000 individuals from the area...

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Technical information on chemical accidents management is provided in the fact sheets and other publications and related links listed below. The...

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The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including...

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