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01 Sep 2015 description
report Oxfam

These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.

Yemen

Fighting on the ground is spreading throughout the country. Air strikes are continuing and more and more civilians are losing their lives to land mines.

01 Sep 2015 description

Gaza could become uninhabitable in less than five years in wake of 2014 conflict and ongoing de-development, according to new UNCTAD report

Geneva, Switzerland, (01 September 2015)

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

  • 1.3 million people received food and cash-based support.

  • 73% of families whose homes are subject to demolition or destruction due to natural disasters or conflict received immediate Shelter/NFIs assistance in Gaza.

  • 97% of people who received legal aid from Legal Task Force members temporarily protected from demolitions due to legal proceedings in Israeli courts.

  • 72% of WASH demolition incidents in the West Bank received a response.

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Suspected Israeli settler arson attack results in two Palestinian deaths in West Bank village.
  • On year after the end of 2014 Gaza hostilities, affected families finally accessing building materials to reconstruct their homes.
  • FAO responds to new outbreaks of ‘bird flu’ in Gaza.
28 Aug 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda today, providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk and the host communities. In late July, 2015, UNRWA received credible reports of an outbreak of typhoid in Yarmouk and its surrounding areas, threatening the lives and wellbeing of thousands of civilians.

SITUATION REPORT – 27 AUGUST 2015

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights   

• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.

• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.

27 Aug 2015 description

As Delivered

Madam President,

Since the conflict began, over a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria and more than a million people injured. Some 7.6 million people have been displaced inside the country. Over one million people have had to leave their homes this year alone.

Over four million people have fled across borders in a desperate search for survival and a future, placing host countries and communities under pressure which is now stretched to breaking point. We may all be living on borrowed time.

27 Aug 2015 description
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  • During the week, 54 Palestinians, including eight children and two women, were injured across the West Bank in multiple clashes with Israeli forces. During confrontations, Israeli forces fired teargas canisters, live ammunition, rubber bullets, skunk spray, and sound grenades at Palestinians engaged mainly in stone throwing, and, in some cases, hurling Molotov cocktails.

27 Aug 2015 description

SPECIAL FEATURE: 26 August, the first anniversary of the ceasefire after 50 days of conflict

I have seen too much war and suffering in my life. The last conflict was the worst of them all. I hope one day I will have a home again.

Mohia El Goula, January 2015*

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

25 Aug 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda today, providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk and host communities. In late July, 2015, UNRWA received credible reports of an outbreak of typhoid in Yarmouk and its surrounding areas, threatening the lives and wellbeing of thousands of civilians.

SITUATION REPORT – 24 AUGUST 2015

24 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the eighteenth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

21 Aug 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

21 Aug 2015 description

This morning, 20 Aug. 2015, Civil Administration and military representatives came to the community of Khitbet Einun, which is located around 5 km east of Tubas. The forces demolished the homes of two families, totaling 11 people, including 7 minors, and a sheep pen. Then, the forces moved on to the Khirbet a-Deir community, located between the Palestinian village Ein al-Beida and the Jordan border. They demolished the home of an 8 person family, including three minors. The authorities also demolished an unused structure in the Khirbet Samra community, southeast of Tubas.

20 Aug 2015 description
  • 8,086 teachers (2,831 males and 5,255 females) in Gaza returned to 257 UNRWA schools on Monday, 17 August. This followed their summer 2015 vacation period, which commenced on 7 June. School principals and teachers typically start the semester in schools a week before students return, to finalize administrative work regarding students’ movements and transfers, teachers’ lesson schedules, ensuring the building and classrooms are prepared.