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Security Council Weighs Effectiveness during ‘Eventful and at Times Tragic Month’

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Security Council
7231st Meeting (PM)

Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.

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Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in Iraq, Text Calls for Security, Logistical Support from Government, Welcomes Member State Help - Resolution 2169 (2014)

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Security Council
7230th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year until 31 July 2015.

The 15-member body adopted resolution 2169 (2014) unanimously, deciding that both UNAMI and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General would continue to pursue their mandates.

It called for security and logistical support from the Iraqi Government and welcomed financial, logistical and other support from other Member States.

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Car bombs kill 15 in Shiite Baghdad districts: police

07/30/2014 18:24 GMT

BAGHDAD, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Car bombs killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 40 Wednesday on the main streets of two Shiite neighbourhoods of Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

One explosion ripped through a petrol station in the large northern neighbourhood of Sadr City at around 7:00 pm (1600 GMT), as cars were queueing to fill up, witnesses said.

Motorcyclists, who are not allowed to bring their bikes into the station, were also standing in line with empty jerricans.

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

07/30/2014 18:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday unveiled $378 million in new humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, denouncing "appalling 'starve or surrender' tactics" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

"The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by obstructing deliveries of food, water, and medicine," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

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IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq

ARBAT REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, July 30 (UNHCR) – Since arriving from Syria nearly a year ago, 52-year-old Halima Murad and her family have been at the mercy of Iraq's extreme weather in this camp near the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.

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IDP Crisis in Iraq: IOM Emergency Response Activity Report, 17 - 23 July 2014

ASSESSMENTS: DISPLACEMENT TRACKING MATRIX

International Organization for Migration:

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Displaced Iraqis get food, supplies through MCC

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and partner organizations continue to meet needs of families displaced by conflict in Iraq with a mid-July distribution of locally purchased food and personal hygiene items.

Supplies in Garmawa Camp in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq were running low when MCC and partner Zakho Small Villages Project arrived with food packages in two large trucks.

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Council scales up humanitarian assistance for Syria

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European Union

In reaction to the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, the Council today approved 1 the increase of humanitarian and development assistance.

The Council backed a Commission proposal (12055/14) to increase humanitarian assistance by 50 million €, bringing the total humanitarian support for Syria to 150 million € in 2014. This is to address the most pressing needs of the most vulnerable persons inside Syria and in the neighbour countries. The additional support is notably aimed at helping health care services, providing medicines and scaling up water supply.

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ACT Preliminary Appeal: Survival Assistance for Displaced Populations and their Host Communities in Northern Iraq – IRQ141

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$909,617

Balance Requested: US$909,617

Geneva, 29 July 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Iraq Crisis Appeal: left with nothing

Report
Christian Aid

July 2014

More than 1.2 million people are now believed to have fled their homes in the last month. As violence and instability continues to spread, and as summer temperatures reach 45°C, those displaced are in urgent need of assistance.

Families need water, food, shelter, healthcare, sanitation and protection from violence.

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Iraqi Red Crescent is alarmed by rise in the number of displaced families

Published: 28 July 2014 16:50 CET

By Raefah Makki in Beirut

The situation in many parts of Iraq continues to be challenging as the number of displaced families continue to increase. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society is alarmed by the increase and is scaling up its support to attend to the needs of thousands affected Iraqis.

More than 104,000 families have been displaced from the provinces of Ninewa, Salah Al-Din, and Kirkuk, according to the Iraqi Red Crescent. The needs of these families are huge and on the rise as the situation remains very hostile in their areas.

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Lost Generation or Generation Now? Getting Syrian Refugee and Host­ Community Adolescents Back on Track in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

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Mercy Corps

The conflict in Syria and exodus of Syrians to neighboring countries is now in its fourth year. The length of this conflict tragically reminds us of the lives lost, as well as Syrian refugee and host community children and adolescents who lack education opportunities, face serious social tensions and suffer from unfulfilled potential and productivity.

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq army kills 17 in anti-jihadist raid: doctor, tribal head

07/28/2014 14:04 GMT
by Abbas al-Ani

HILLA, July 28, 2014 (AFP) - An Iraqi government raid on jihadist targets in a flashpoint town southwest of Baghdad killed 17 people on Monday, including at least three civilians, medical and tribal sources said.

"Bombardment targeted the Fadhiyya district at 1:00 am," Sheikh Mohammad al-Janabi, a tribal chief from Jurf al-Sakhr, a town 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Baghdad, told AFP.

Janabi said two women and a child were among the dead, a toll confirmed by a doctor at the main hospital in nearby Iskandariyah.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 09 - 22 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food assistance reaches Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh

  • 12-truck WFP convoy departs for Deir-ez-Zor city

  • Nutrition programme for displaced women launched in Homs and Lattakia

  • Ramadan distributions in Jordan conclude ahead of Eid

  • WFP monitoring shows most refugees in camps in Turkey to be food secure

  • In Egypt, Carrefour provides 3 percent discount on purchases with WFP e-card

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 13 -19 July

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 July, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access to Syria. The resolution is intended to facilitate the delivery of aid in line with the approach pursued by UN humanitarian agencies, which aims at providing humanitarian assistance to persons need throughout Syria, through the most direct routes. Specifically, the resolution authorizes the UN to use four border crossing points (two at the Turkish, one at the Jordan and one at the Iraqi borders) in addition to those already in use.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 4 (19-26 July 2014)

Humanitarian actors are increasingly concerned about up to 5 million people, who may be residing in active conflict areas and locations where basic goods and services are increasingly inaccessible or targeted.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq: $500 million to respond to massive humanitarian crisis

A surge in violence between Government forces and armed groups has displaced an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis since January 2014. Violence has been most intense in Anbar Governorate in north-western Iraq, where approximately 550,000 people have been displaced by fighting centred on Fallujah and Ramadi.

In June armed groups took control of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul and a string of other cities, leading to the displacement of over 650,000 people, many of whom fled with few or no resources.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNICEF Plane Delivers First Ever Humanitarian Supplies from Europe to Sulimaniyeh

Erbil, 24 July 2014 – UNICEF, in coordination with federal and regional authorities, today operated the first ever airlift of humanitarian aid from Europe to Sulimaniyeh, Iraq.