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03 Aug 2015 description
report Guardian

Jean-François Corty, director of humanitarian organisation Médecins du Monde, wants more to be done by Europe to help the migrants in France

Women and children are turning up in large numbers at migrant camps in Calais for the first time and authorities are not doing enough to shelter and protect them, a senior aid worker has warned.

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03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, Monday 03 August 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description
Annex: Stock Update

Reporting Period: 1 July – 30 July 2015
Submission Date: 30 July 2015

Natural Disaster Incidents Overview:

01 Aug 2015 description
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The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

01 Aug 2015 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market availability was adequate in June with supplies from 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Regionally-produced staple food prices increased seasonally, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by conflict in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring areas, the CAR, and northern Mali.

01 Aug 2015 description
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Increasing conflicts and n atural disaster s have resulted in acute ly food insecure groups

KEY MESSAGES

  • Increasing insecurity in various parts of the country has led to the displacement of more than 40,000 people this year through June. Many displaced households have lost normal sources of food and income and are in need of humanitarian assistance. Further displacement is likely throughout 2015, and the number of displaced th is year is likely to exceed figures for 2014.

31 Jul 2015 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 7/30/2015 - 14:33 GMT

by Anuj CHOPRA

The Afghan Taliban named Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new chief Friday, a historic power transition that raises hopes a more moderate leadership will pave the way for peace talks despite divisions within insurgent ranks.

The Taliban also announced his deputies -- Sirajuddin Haqqani, who leads the Taliban-allied Haqqani network and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, and Haibatullah Akhundzada, former head of the Taliban courts.

31 Jul 2015 description
report Lacuna Magazine

By Will Carter July 23, 2015

I'm an aid worker and researcher, and most of my work involves figuring out how to get to the most vulnerable persons with the right assistance, at the right time, in the right way.

31 Jul 2015 description

Afghanistan - Afghanistan has been affected by over 30 natural disaster incidents in the past month, killing and injuring several people, displacing hundreds of families and damaging homes and farmland in 17 provinces.

IOM has rapidly responded to these incidents, assessing damage and needs in the affected communities and delivering aid in coordination with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and other humanitarian partners.

31 Jul 2015 description

Eastern Region Key update on food security situation:

• Instable security situation and conflicts between Daeesh and Taliban, government and AGEs, well as the increased AGE harassment & intimidation have caused significant displacements in the Eastern Region. In particular numerous displacements taking place from and to different districts of Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. Nangarhar province has been one of the topmost hosting community for the majority of IDPs being displaced in the Region.

31 Jul 2015 description

In this issue:

  • Nigeria: One Year Without Wild Poliovirus

  • Pakistan: Getting Back on Track

  • Afghanistan: Intensifying Eradication Activities

31 Jul 2015 description

GEVGELIJA, FYR Macedonia, July 30 (UNHCR) – Exhausted refugees walking with nothing but a backpack along railway tracks, some with confused small children clinging onto their chests; pregnant women making their way through scorching temperatures, fighting fatigue, blisters, and above all sorrow. This was the view from Lenche Zdrakin's window.

31 Jul 2015 description

Above-average temperatures and rainfall lead to flooding in Central Asia

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Central Asia Weather Hazards

  1. High temperatures during the first half of July have led to mudflows and flooding, damaging infrastructure and displacing populations across eastern Tajikistan.

30 Jul 2015 description
  • 24 July marked one year since a child was last paralyzed by wild poliovirus in Nigeria. Final laboratory results on all specimens for the full 12 month period are expected by September 2015, which, if clear for poliovirus, may lead to Nigeria being removed from the list of polio-endemic countries. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative commends the hard work of the Nigerian government, partners, religious and community leaders, and health workers for such strong progress towards stopping polio.

30 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

By Alain Rodriguez, Caritas Europa

Wars, conflicts and persecution worldwide are pushing millions of people to take to the road with the hope of finding a better life somewhere else. They come to Europe from Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Burma, Afghanistan and many other places where life is more about survival than anything else.

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30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· The growing season of May-October 2015 in east Asia is unfolding under an evolving El Nino event that will peak in late 2015.

· Below average rainfall has been the dominant feature of the 2015 season across East Asia, particularly from Myanmar across to southern Vietnam, where noticeable delays in the onset of the agricultural growing season have already been detected.