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US restricts military assistance to some states that recruit and use children

The US government is continuing to exercise pressure through the application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) by granting partial waivers to some states in order to end their unlawful recruitment and use of children in conflict. In its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, the US Department of State listed nine states, namely the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chad, this year, does not figure in the list compiled by the US State Department.

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Combatting Malaria in Sudan Distribution of Over Five Million Insecticide Treated Bed Nets

UNDP and UNICEF launched the second phase of the bed net distribution plan for 2014 across 32 localities, bringing the total number of distributed bed nets to more than five million.

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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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Sudan + 4 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Sudan and South Sudan Last update: 24/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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World + 7 others
Human Rights Council concludes twenty-seventh session after adopting 32 resolutions and four presidential statements

Human Rights Council
ROUNDUP

26 September 2014

Creates Mandate on Unilateral Coercive Measures; Adopts Resolutions on Sexual Orientation and on Civil Society Space, and Extends Several Mandates

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World + 29 others
Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 55 (as of 25 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

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 + 7 others
Governments, international community must better protect health-care workers, facilities during armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General tells high-level event

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United Nations

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the high-level debate “Health Care and Violence: the Need for Effective Prevention”, in New York today:

I thank the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), my good friend and colleague Peter Maurer, for organizing this important high-level debate. And I thank all of you for being here during this busy week at the United Nations.

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Chad + 3 others
ACAPS Briefing Note: Chad Population Displacement from CAR - 25 September 2014

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Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • 113,343 evacuees (including TCNs and migrants) and 94,471 CAR refugees, mainly in refugee camps and in temporary and transit sites. UNHCR projections expect around 45,000 CAR refugees in total for 2014.

  • The rainy season is destroying tents and shelters and deteriorating health and hygiene conditions.

  • The rainy season is also likely to impact negatively on food security and nutritional status.

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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 38 | 15 – 21 September 2014 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 11,000 families (about 55,000 people) displaced in Adila, East Darfur, due to fighting between Ma’aliya and Rizeigat need aid, according to community leaders.

  • UNHAS starts regular flights to Korma, North Darfur, enabling humanitarian actors to reach an estimated 18,000 displaced people taking refuge near the UNAMID team site.

  • Over 700 hepatitis E cases reported in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states, according to WHO.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Jordan + 3 others
Living in the shadow of the Syrian crisis

With the influx of Syrian refugees, most of the 1,500 Somali and Sudanese refugees living in Jordan were confronted with a significant cut in aid from international organisations, leaving them increasingly vulnerable.

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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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Darfuris call on Sudan’s HRs Commission to stop violations

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / DARFUR (21 Sep.) - Darfuri civil society members last week submitted a statement to the Sudanese Human Rights Commission in Khartoum about the “situation of human rights” in the country.

In the statement, the Darfur displaced, women, youth, journalists, and lawyers of the Darfur Bar Association express their hope that the Human Rights Council “will perform its obligations and duties towards the improvement of the human rights situation in Sudan”.

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 15-21 September 2014

Highlights

Bentiu Health Clinic opens in South Sudan.

Number of South Sudanese refugees entering Khartoum, Sudan, continues to drop.

South Sudanese refugees awaiting registration at the Pagak entry point in Gambella, Ethiopia.

Kenya registers a decline in the number of refugees entering the country.

IOM explores the possibility of relocating all refugees by boat and air as heavy rains damage roads.

Overview

International Organization for Migration:

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‘Epidemic diseases, food shortages’ in Kass camps, South Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS (19 Sep.) - The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 37 | 8 – 14 September 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tensions remain high in Kalma camp in South Darfur as the Government mobilises more forces to conduct search operation in the camp where IDPs oppose the move.

• Over 277,000 people in Sudan have been affected by rains and flooding since late July 2014, according to HAC.

• The number of Sudanese migrants arriving in West and North Darfur after expulsion from Chad reduces, according to IOM.

• HAC in Blue Nile reports that inter-agency needs assessments will be allowed in six localities in the State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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