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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 19 others
General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.

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World + 22 others
Le développement, seule réponse durable face au désespoir, affirment plusieurs Chefs d’État et de gouvernement

AG/11562

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
9e & 10e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Au deuxième jour du débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale, plusieurs chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont, aujourd’hui, insisté sur la nécessité de concentrer les efforts de la communauté internationale sur l’élimination de la pauvreté et la réduction des inégalités, deux fléaux qui alimentent l’extrémisme et le terrorisme.

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Le Comité des sanctions du Conseil de sécurité concernant la République démocratique du Congo se réunit avec les Représentantes spéciales du Secrétaire général

SC/11577

Lors de ses consultations du 17 septembre 2014, le Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004) concernant la République démocratique du Congo a été informé de l’évolution de la situation par la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général chargée de la question des violences sexuelles commises en période de conflit, Mme Zainab Hawa Bangura, et par sa Représentante spéciale pour le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé, Mme Leila Zerrougui.

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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DR Congo UNHCR Fact Sheet 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

44 Identified unaccompanied minors were assisted by UNHCR in Kinshasa

2,669 Central African refugees entered the DRC during this reporting period

4,226 Protection incidents recorded in North-Kivu. 1,939 in South-Kivu.

638 Former Angolan Refugees repatriated

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C.A.R. Regional Impact Situation Report #7 19 September 2014

In Numbers

128,000 refugees have been registered arriving in Cameroon since January (in addition to staeless persons and Third Country Nationals)

113,000 persons have arrived in Chad (refugees, returnees) since January

In DRC there are some 63,000 refugees from C.A.R. (new + previous caseload)

In RoC there are 13,000 refugees from C.A.R. in Likouala

Situation Update

Port congestion challenges in Cameroon

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 23 September 2014)

Insecurity and violence persist in the Central African Republic, increasing the vulnerability and needs of the people affected including IDPs and refugees.An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 487,580 displaced people, 418,296 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Angola + 1 other
Moxico ready to accommodate over 8,000 returnees

Luau - Technical, logistical, accommodation and human conditions have been put in place in eastern Moxico province to receive more than eight thousand ex-refugees returning from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The information was released by a source from the Ministry of Social Welfare in Moxico, stating that the operation is part of the organised and volunteer repatriation of Angolan refugees going until December this year.

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Capoeira brings leisure and peace-building for refugees in northern DR Congo

MOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Democratic Republic of the Congo, September 19 (UNHCR) – It's a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon in the Mole refugee camp, but while many people are taking a siesta, a hardy group of young men and women are indulging in their new obsession – capoeira.

The Brazilian martial art includes elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and it is keeping people occupied and fit as well as helping ease tension between different groups of Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in this camp of more than 13,000 people in the far north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.