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What does being "displaced" and "living in the bush" really mean?

Follow our team to Wai, #SouthSudan, and witness firsthand the daily reality of thousands of families and the dedication of the aid workers present on the ground > http://bit.ly/1aiG4SG
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What is it like to be a young Syrian refugee? 
Today in Kuwait, the UN is using Virtual Reality to help donors step into the shoes of a 12-year-old girl in Za'atari camp, Jordan.

You too, can follow Sidra into her new life, her new home, her makeshift classroom: http://bit.ly/1xRUF2d
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After over four years of brutal conflict, 12.2 million people need our help inside ‪#‎Syria‬: food, water, shelter, medicine, education...
Tuesday, in Kuwait, donors will have a chance to make a difference in the lives of these women, children and men who are counting on us. 

WE MUST NOT FAIL THEM > http://bit.ly/Kuwait3
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440,000 besieged women, children and men. The crisis in ‪#‎Syria‬ continues to reach devastating levels of suffering.

Our Chief Valerie Amos just briefed the UN Security Council on the "breathtaking levels of savagery" that have characterized this conflict for 4 years now > bit.ly/1byOOVc

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So what do you do about it?
How can I help? 
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"We miss so much when we exclude women and girls..."
Aid groups continually fail to properly engage women and girls in recovery efforts. Here's why we MUST change that > http://bit.ly/1xFMYGv
Aid groups too often exclude, marginalize or ignore women and girls affected by humanitarian crises.
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Senem is from Aleppo, ‪#‎Syria‬. Now a refugee in Turkey with her family, she asks ‪#‎WhatDoesItTake‬ for them to be able to go back home and live in peace.

ADD YOUR VOICE TO HERS. Join the movement: http://bit.ly/WDiTake

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"My music cannot stop a bullet, nor can it feed the hungry or rebuild a home, but I do hope that it can inspire the world community to act..."

Syrian artist Kinan Azmeh joins the United Nations and asks ‪#‎WhatDoesItTake‬ to end the nightmare for millions and millions of ‪#‎Syria‬'n families? http://vnty.fr/1wRtWln
The bloody civil war in Syria is now in its fifth year. What will it take for the world to find a solution to this crisis?
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A glimmer of hope for millions of families caught in what has become the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time. Today, donors pledged $3.8 billion dollars to fund humanitarian aid inside #Syria and in neighbouring countries. From all of us at OCHA: thanks for not letting the people of Syria down > http://bit.ly/1BMJKCW

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OCHA(Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
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For four years, despite tremendous challenges, humanitarians have worked tirelessly to provide relief to millions of Syrian families. But the tragic reality is that needs keep growing at a terrifying pace. Tomorrow, in Kuwait, let's rally to continue saving as many lives as possible > http://bit.ly/Kuwait3
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Four years of hell and no end in sight.
‪#‎WhatDoesItTake‬ to bring back hope for millions of #Syria'n families? WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

JOIN THE MOVEMENT > http://bit.ly/WDiTake
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Marie is 7. She's one of the 890,000 people forced out of their homes because of ongoing violence in the Central African Republic.

She lives in a camp for displaced, in Bambari, where the Ouaka river divides the Christian quarter and the Muslim one. Communities that used to live in complete harmony for decades are now torn apart...

Learn more > www.unocha.org/car

(Photo: +United Nations OCHA / Gemma Cortes) ‪#‎CARcrisis‬
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“We are just a few steps away from our home but only our bathroom is still standing,” says Valentina. Life for ‪#‎Ukraine‬'s displaced families continues to be extremely difficult.

Our colleague Oleksandr, also a displaced, tells us all about it: http://bit.ly/1ObhTVx
OCHA(Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Coordination Saves Lives
Introduction
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs mobilizes and coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA delivers its mandate through different mechanisms including the coordination of emergency relief and the organization and monitoring of humanitarian funding. Other areas of work include policy development, information management and advocacy.