HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES AS VIOLENCE UPROOTS TENS OF THOUSANDS – UN

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES AS VIOLENCE UPROOTS TENS OF THOUSANDS – UN
New York, Sep 25 2013 10:00AM
The situation in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines is now a humanitarian crisis, as tens of thousands of people remain forcibly displaced, the United Nations said today, calling for support to the victims of the recent wave of violence in the country.

“We are increasingly alarmed by the situation and the growing needs of people caught up with violence,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines, Luiza Carvalho. “We are particularly concerned for the most vulnerable, especially the well-being of women and children.”

Earlier this month, armed clashes erupted between Government forces and non-State actors in Zamboanga City. Some 132 people have died as a result of the standoff and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that some 158,000 people have been affected by the violence and more than 10,000 homes have been destroyed. In addition, over 109,000 people are now displaced in Zamboanga City and nearly 19,000 are displaced in the Basilan province.

Ms. Carvalho expressed concern over the plight of those displaced, many of whom are struggling to survive. Some 70,000 people are currently staying in the main sports complex in Zamboanga City in overcrowded conditions and insufficient sanitation facilities. OCHA warned there is a real risk of a disease outbreak and an urgent need for food, drinking water, health services, cooking utensils, tents and other necessities.

“We are particularly concerned that aid is delivered in an impartial manner, with the needs of the most vulnerable met and those outside the evacuation centres not forgotten,” Ms. Carvalho said.

“We expect that all humanitarian workers providing support to the victims of violence are protected and respected, and their safety is ensured by all actors.”

She also reiterated OCHA’s commitment to the humanitarian response as well as its support for Government efforts to respond and provide assistance to civilians.
Sep 25 2013 10:00AM
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Iraq Finance Committee demands CBI print small classes of new currency; CBI to print new, small categories in near future

Changes in currency will herald a new beginning for Iraq or will it just lead further into problems, of rich or poor! #AceFinanceNews

The Currency Newshound

Screen Shot 2012-09-20 at 9.26.27 AMFinancial representative demanding the Central Bank printed new currency with small groups to create a balance in the market

Baghdad/file News: the parliamentary Finance Committee, demanded on Tuesday, the Central Bank printed new currency with small groups to create a balance of the quantity in the Iraqi market.

Committee member, said Haitham Al-jubouri said in an interview with the news agency “that” the Commission recorded a shortfall of some categories of Iraqi currency particularly small groups owing to rapid circulation and damage between citizens “.

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