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Philippines: Zamboanga Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 Aug 2014)

On 9 September 2013 in Zamboanga city in Western Mindanao, fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The fighting lasted three weeks leaving at least 140 people dead, over 10,000 houses completely destroyed and more than 120,000 people forcibly displaced during the height of the conflict.

One year later, over 24,000 people are still in evacuation centres and transitional sites, mainly from the minority Moro ethnic group.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

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Bangladesh + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (26 August - 1 September 2014)

More than one million people are affected by floods in Bangladesh, while in Sri Lanka, low rainfall in August has aggravated the drought, which has hit 1.8 million people.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan: Gender Snapshot (as of 18 Aug 2014)

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Philippines: Zamboanga Crisis - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 19 August 2014)

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World + 3 others
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Humanitarian Response

The use of drones raises serious practical and ethical issues that humanitarian organizations must address through transparency, community engagement, and guidelines for privacy and data security.

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World + 3 others
Communications with Communities Asia-Pacific Newsletter August 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

Myanmar

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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

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World + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Cash Activities as of 4 August 2014

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Eastern Samar Facts & Figures (as of Aug 7, 2014)

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed GBV activities as of 04 August 2014

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