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COLOMBO, 28 May 2010 (IRIN) – The recent death of a French de-miner in northern Sri Lanka highlights the ongoing threat of landmines in preventing the safe return of tens of thousands of conflict-displaced.

Dominique Morin, who worked for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, was killed on 10 May when a device he was handling exploded in the village of Kakkayankulam West, in eastern Mannar District.   (more…)

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KILINOCHCHI, 5 May 2010 (IRIN) – Reviving the farming and fishing sectors in northern Sri Lanka’s former combat zone is vital for returning residents to regain their livelihoods, experts say. (more…)

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Reuters

By STEPHANIE NEBEHAY

* Fighting makes aid delivery increasingly difficult

* Over 43,000 cases of acute diarrhoea, including cholera

* WFP feeding 3.5 million in Horn of Africa country

GENEVA, July 21 (Reuters) – Intense fighting is making it increasingly difficult to deliver aid to Somalia, where it is crucial to combat cholera outbreaks and maintain food supplies, U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.

An estimated 223,000 people have fled Mogadishu since May 7, when fighting erupted between government troops and al Shabaab militants who control much of southern Somalia and parts of the capital, the U.N. refugee agency said. (more…)

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By IRIN News

Over 150,000 Palestinians in Gaza (around 10 percent of the population) are struggling without tap water as a result of the damage caused to wells, pipes and waste water facilities during the recent 23-day Israeli offensive which ended on 18 January.

“Our requests via the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the Israeli military during the conflict to allow shipments of construction materials and spare parts to repair wells and facilities damaged during the war were denied,” Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU) director-general Monther Shoblak told IRIN.

Shoblak estimates that 50,000 people lack tap water after losing their homes, while a further 100,000 have dry taps because of damage to the water supply network.
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By The Australian Government

Australia will provide $2.4 million for prosthetics and the rehabilitation of Iraqi landmine survivors and other victims of conflict.

This assistance through the United Nations Development Programme builds on our existing support for mine clearance activities across Iraq, through which more than 9.4 million square meters of land has been cleared. It will continue to prevent injuries from landmines and other explosive remnants of war, and help and support survivors.

Australia will also donate 10 Australian-made landmine detectors to the United Nations in Nepal to help clear 45 minefields across the country and reduce the risk of death and disability.

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By Relief Web

Date: 26 Feb 2009

Jerusalem – The United Nations Development Programme and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement today allocating US$270 million for the restoration of the agricultural sector in Gaza. The agreement consists of a compensation package to Palestinian farmers for property damaged during the most recent military operations in Gaza. It also entails direct rehabilitation of the damaged infrastructure, including damaged orchards, fisheries, livestock, green houses, irrigation and roads. (more…)

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