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Sudan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 7 Issue 5 Sunday 02 February 2014

Current major event

Meningococcal disease in Sudan: Trend is declining

For the last couple of years, the trend of meningococcal diseases in Sudan is visibly on the decline. Last year, a total of 1,110 suspected cases of meningococcal disease including 49 deaths were reported from Sudan. There was no localized outbreak from meningococcal disease reported from the country last year.

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Turkey + 3 others
To facilitate the delivery of QAR 10 mln grant from Qatar to 700, 000 Syrian refugees, Qatar Red Crescent inks Cooperation Protocols and Agreements with UNHCR, Turkey’s AFAD & Turk Kizilay

February 2nd, 2014, Doha - Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has signed cooperation protocols and agreements with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Relief Agency (AFAD) and Turk Kizilay (Turkish Red Crescent) in order to facilitate the delivery of a $10 mln winter relief items from the State of Qatar to Syrian refugees.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Donors pledge nearly $1.3 bn at Syria meeting

01/15/2014 10:18 GMT

by Omar Hasan

KUWAIT CITY, January 15, 2014 (AFP) - Donors meeting in Kuwait Wednesday pledged nearly $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian war, which the UN chief said had left half the population in need of urgent help.

The meeting comes just a week before the so-called 'Geneva II' peace meeting aimed at finding a political solution to the 34-month conflict that has claimed 130,000 lives.

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Pakistan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 7 Issue 1 Sunday 5 January 2014

The current trend of transmission is worrying as cases have occurred throughout the year as opposed to surging bi-annually and also in a wide area of the country and not just predominately in Balochistan.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

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Pakistan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 6 Issue 52 Sunday 29 December 2013

Current major event

Dengue in Pakistan

The dengue fever (DF) outbreak in Khy-ber Pakthunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan, reported in weekly epidemiol-ogical monitor (Volume-6, issue-37, dated 15 September 2013), has subsided. This was one of the major outbreaks of den-gue fever reported ever from this prov-ince in the country. As of November 2013, a total of 8,494 laboratory-confirmed cases of DF were reported from this province. As reported earlier, the district of Swat was the most af-fected area in the province.

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Sudan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 6 Issue 50 Sunday 15 December 2013

Current major event

Yellow fever in Sudan

Between 03 October to 14 December 2013, a total of 49 suspected cases of Yellow fever were reported including 15 deaths (CFR: 30.6%) from the West Kordofan state of Sudan. As reported in the weekly epidemiological monitor, issue no: 45, volume-6, yellow fever was confirmed by serology and neutralization assay on samples retested at the WHO reference laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

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Pakistan + 13 others
WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor, Volume 6 Issue 48 Sunday 01 December 2013

Current major event

Call for strengthening surveillance for SARI

There has been a renewed call to strengthen surveillance for severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) in the countries of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. This was the main recommendation of a recently concluded intercountry meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Acute Respiratory Infection Surveillance Network held at Sharm-El-Shaikh, Egypt from 24-27 November 2013.

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World + 9 others
What do Ireland and Qatar have in common? – Nine new GHA country profiles available

Today nine new humanitarian assistance country profiles go live on the GHA website. Three new donor profiles, Ireland, Norway, and Qatar; and six new recipient profiles, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria as well as the Philippines added in the light of the current Typhoon Haiyan emergency response.

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Philippines + 20 others
Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

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Somalia + 1 other
Contribution agreement signing with Qatar

New York – The State of Qatar is one of the MPTF Office’s long standing contributing partners. It made its first contribution in 2004 to the UNDG Iraq Trust Fund, and today made a new contribution to the Trust Fund to Support Initiatives of States Countering Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. The Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the UN, and the Executive Coordinator of the MPTF Office signed the Standard Administrative Arrangement for the contribution of $244,537 to this UN Trust Fund.

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Middle East and North Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 10 | September – October 2013 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional coordination is seen as key to improving humanitarian effectiveness in the region. This is leading to discussions on the development of regional humanitarian networks and coordination platforms.

  • The UN and the Government of Iran are strengthening cooperation on disaster preparedness and response. A joint earthquake simulation took place in October and the Government of Iran have been encouraged to support regional and international humanitarian efforts.

FUNDING

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Qatar to ease Palestinian debt, peace talks intensify -Kerry

PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Qatar has agreed to provide $150 million in debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday as he announced that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are intensifying.

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Nepal + 2 others
Structural violence and social suffering among marginal Nepali migrants

Report
Tufts University

Over the past decade, Nepal has witnessed a rapid process of social transformation which has accelerated after the end of the “people’s war”. In this report, the third in our series on change in Nepal, we look at migration, both internal and external, and how it affects the livelihoods of the poorer segments of the population. Mobility ranges from commuting for day labor to nearby areas and seasonal mobility to towns and cities or across the border to India, to organized migration to the Gulf, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

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Pakistan + 1 other
State of Qatar Sends Relief Consignments for the Earthquake Affectees of Balochistan

Islamabad
1st October 2013:

In wake of recent earthquake in Balochistan that hit the South western part of Balochistan, the State of Qatar has sent relief flight that reached Karachi Airport at 1:50 pm, carrying 150Tents, 488 Blankets, 2tons of Medicines, 1000 Chadars and 21.5 food items weighing 32.23 tons in total.

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Qatar: Location Map (2013)

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