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More than 300,000 Haitians still living in camps three years after earthquake

This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

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Unusual weather conditions batter Syrian refugees in Jordan

Za’atari camp in northern Jordan, home to some 55,000 Syrian refugees half of whom are children, is battered by unusually heavy rains, flooding, snow and sub-zero temperatures.

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Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti three years after deadly earthquake

Three years after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, Haiti continues to draw on its resources to recover.

 The international humanitarian response has been unprecedented, and many initiatives have emerged to assist the Haitians in dealing with the devastating events.

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Chadian migrants from Libya are helped to resettle

Thousands of Chadian migrants who worked in Libya for many years lost their livelihoods when they were forced to return home as the country went through political turmoil.

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Recovering from Typhoon Bopha

More than a thousand people died in the Philippines when Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Typhoon Pablo) ravaged southern Mindanao in early December 2012. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the area in decades, triggering flash floods and landslides displacing at least 10,000 people.

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Thousands of Liberians return home with help from UN refugee agency

The New Year means a new start for thousands of Liberians who have returned to their homeland after fleeing to neighbouring countries following the outbreak of civil war more than two decades ago.

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UNICEF expresses concern over children’s safety in the CAR

Concerns are mounting over the safety of the thousands of civilians, particularly the children, as fighting continues in the Central African Republic.

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Tears of rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Conflict-related sexual violence persists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where thousands of people were displaced around the city of Goma as a result of the latest attacks by the rebel group M23.

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UN-Arab League envoy warns of threat of “Somalization” of Syria

The conflict in Syria risks degenerating into chaos similar to what happened in Somalia when the state there collapsed in 1991, unless a political solution is found.

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Senior humanitarian official says Syrians losing hope as crisis deepens

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the Arab League, Lakhdar Brahimi, has reiterated his call for all parties in Syria to reach a solution that would in his words “meet the aspirations of the Syrian people.”

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