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About 37,000 Ukrainian refugees staying at temporary accommodation centers in Russia

In view of the situation evolving now in the south-eastern regions of Ukraine and the arrival of affected citizens in the border areas of Central and Southern Federal Districts, the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, together with the subjects of the Russian Federation and within the framework of the National Disaster Management System, the Russian Emergencies Ministry organizes work to provide refugees with accommodation and comprehensive support.

497 temporary shelters are deployed in Russia; they are accommodating 36,608 people, including 13,200 children.

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Aid agencies request US$ 369 million to meet urgent needs in Gaza and call for safe access

The appeal focuses on supporting access to health and water as well as catering for the needs of the displaced people in Gaza, including food assistance, blankets and mattresses as well as psychosocial support.

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World Vision China Responds to Destructive Southern China Floods

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World Vision

1 AUGUST 2014, CHINA --- World Vision responds to the immediate needs of those affected by the rain-triggered regions across southern China since June. In July alone, approximately 22 million people were affected across 9 provinces (Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan) resulting to an economic loss at a total of RMB30 billion (USD5 billion). Recent typhoons have intensified the situation, and more are expected in the coming months due to a strong El Nino affect.

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COPECO coordinará tres albergues para niños migrantes

Noticias Prensa 31/07/2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Nota de Prensa No. 103-2014

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ECHO Factsheet – Nutrition – 2014

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • Fighting acute undernutrition is a priority for the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). €164 million of humanitarian assistance was allocated in 2013 alone. Through its funding ECHO contributes to addressing the root causes of this problem.

  • Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children's physical and cognitive development.

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México y los países de América Latina y el Caribe se reúnen para fortalecer acciones de nivel nacional, regional y global para erradicar el hambre y la malnutrición

El plan de CELAC para la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional y el acuerdo Mesoamérica sin Hambre serán foco de atención de la reunión anual de la Iniciativa América Latina y Caribe sin Hambre, que se realiza en México.

Ciudad de México, 30 de julio de 2014.- Más de 50 representantes de los gobiernos de América Latina y Caribe se encuentran reunidos en México para revisar y fortalecer los avances de la región en la lucha contra el hambre y los pasos dados para contrarrestar la creciente amenaza de la obesidad.

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Israel, Gaza militants start 72-hour ceasefire

The ceasefire was a joint US-UN initiative,and came after the UN Security Council expressed "grave disappointment" that repeated calls for a truce had not been heeded.

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Medical Update: June 2014

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Jungle Aid

Our June medical visit was very exciting as for the first time ever we were able to have 2 dedicated medical teams visit two separate locations on the same day. Dave kindly donated two 4×4 trucks that were necessary to be able to reach the villages. To access these villages we had to drive through dense jungle and cross rivers.

Our two teams were visiting Pala u Noi and Bon Luk.

Pala u Noi

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Yemen + 1 other
U.S. Support for Yemen

Fact Sheet
Washington, DC
July 30, 2014

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More than 6,500 Children Receive WFP Food in Pando

By Ximena Loza — 31 July 2014

Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.

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UNHCR welcomes Council of Europe convention on combatting violence against women

STRASBOURG, France, July 31 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday warmly welcomed the entry into force of a Council of Europe convention aimed at preventing and countering violence against women and domestic violence.

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US-Funded Program Offers Honduran Children Alternative to Illegal Immigration

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Voice of America

Brian Padden

TEGUCIGALPA — President Obama and Central American leaders recently agreed to come up with a plan to address poverty and crime in the region that is fueling the surge of young migrants trying to illegally enter the United States. One such program in Honduras - funded in part by the United States - gives street kids not only food and safety but a chance for a better life without, crossing the border.

Carlos Lato walks the poor market district of Tegucigalpa, looking for children living on the street to make them an offer that seems too good to be true.

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Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour ceasefire from Friday

The ceasefire was a joint US-UN initiative. While the proposal was accepted by Hamas, a spokesman stressed it was dependent on Israel reciprocating.

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UN rights chief sounds alarm over US child migrant expulsions

07/31/2014 13:10 GMT

GENEVA, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday raised the alarm over Washington's plans to scale up the deportation of illegal child migrants from Central America.

"There are almost 57,000 unaccompanied children in the United States. I'm particularly concerned because the United States appears to be taking steps to deport most of these children," Pillay told reporters.

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Tailors Become Schoolteachers in Cameroon Camps

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Voice of America

YAOUNDA, CAMEROON — Thousands of children from the Central African Republic continue arriving in eastern Cameroon as refugees – more than 18 months since a coup d’état sparked a cycle of killings in their country. They have sought safety in camps next door in Cameroon, but they are not getting the education they need. With little donor money coming in, relief workers can only do the barest minimum such as teacher children songs and handwork.

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FARC Battering Afro-Colombian Areas

Atrocities by Guerrillas, Criminal Groups Go Unpunished

(Washington, DC) – Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas are committing widespread abuses with impunity in the mostly Afro-Colombian city of Tumaco and its surrounding rural areas, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Boko Haram représente « une menace pour nous tous »

« Nous ne nous attendions pas à des attaques toujours plus lourdes contre notre pays. Que ce soit de façon indirecte ou directe nous sommes tous touchés par la menace de Boko Haram. Nous ne nous sentons désormais plus tranquilles ». C’est ce qu’ont raconté à la MISNA des sources religieuses contactées à Yaoundé, la capitale politique du Cameroun.

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Gaza: "Here I feel safe," Taking Refuge in the MSF Office

Around Shifa hospital, in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools, in neighboring homes, or with family members, the number of people displaced by the bombing is now over 150,000. That is almost one person in ten. The Palestinian staff of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is not spared.

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MSF Provides Humanitarian Aid for North Waziristan Refugees

Tens of thousands of people fleeing major military operations in the Pakistani region of North Waziristan have crossed the border into Afghanistan over the past months, seeking refuge in Khost, Paktia, and Paktika provinces. In response, teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are providing medical and humanitarian aid in Gulan refugee camp, Khost province.

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La campagne de vaccination contre la rougeole et la polio reportée à Mbanza-Ngungu

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Radio Okapi

Prévue le vendredi 25 juillet dernier, la campagne de vaccination des enfants contre la rougeole et la poliomyélite n’a toujours pas démarré dans la zone de santé de Mbanza Ngungu au Bas-Congo. Le logisticien du Programme élargi de vaccination (PEV) à Mbanza Ngungu, qui détient le fonds prévu pour cette vaccination, est introuvable. Il n’est pas joignable au téléphone.

A en croire plusieurs sources sur place à Mbanza Ngungu, il serait en possession de 185 000 dollars américains, mis à sa disposition pour l’organisation de cette campagne de vaccination.

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