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CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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ECHO Factsheet – 08 August 2014 - Syria Crisis

Key messages

  • The Syrian conflict has resulted in the world's largest humanitarian and security disaster. Humanitarian needs and displacement continue to increase. An entire generation of children has been exposed to war, violence and death, and has been deprived of basic freedoms, protection and education.

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CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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Somali Refugees Find an Unlikely Home … In Istanbul

By Hannah Tayson

ISTANBUL, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) - Among the labyrinth of winding narrow streets just outside a major shopping centre in the Kumkapi neighbourhood of Istanbul is a rundown road, congested with shops and apartments stacked atop one another.

Cars somehow manage to come barrelling down the street as people slowly move to the narrow pavement already full of food carts and clothes strewn out on blankets for sale. Trash lazily rolls past groups of men engaged in conversation while sitting on buckets or leaning against shop windows. The area feels oddly serene.

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

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The Human Cost of Fortress Europe: Human Rights Violations against Migrants and Refugees at Europe’s Borders

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Amnesty

EU migration policies put lives and rights at risk

In their determination to seal off their borders, the European Union and its member states are putting the lives and rights of refugees and migrants at risk, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

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Annual Report 2013: Global Food Security Cluster

When a humanitarian crisis hits, the Food Security Cluster (FSC) coordinates the food security response, addressing issues of food availability, access and utilization. In 2013, the FSC responded to several major emergencies, including the system-wide Level 3 emergencies in the Philippines and the Central African Republic (C.A.R). In addition, it provided a coordination solution in Gaziantep, Turkey in response to the Level 3 emergency in Syria, and continued its support to several long-running crises, including Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan.

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UNHCR Global Trends 2013: War's Human Cost

The massive increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, while major displacements were seen in CAR and S. Sudan. UNHCR's annual report shows the immense costs of not ending wars and failing to resolve conflicts.

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Les déplacements forcés dans le monde dépassent les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, selon un rapport du HCR

Un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR montre que le nombre de réfugiés, de demandeurs d’asile et de personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur pays à travers le monde a dépassé les 50 millions de personnes pour la première fois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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EU: Make Saving Lives at Sea Top Priority

Step Up Joint Rescue Operations; Resettle More Syrians

(London) – European Union ministers meeting in Luxembourg on June 5, 2014, should back stronger action to save migrant and refugee lives at sea. The ministers should also improve access to protection in Europe for refugees fleeing Syria and others fleeing persecution and abuse.

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Annual Report 2013: Protecting civilians in armed conflict

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Geneva Call

The recent War Report describes 27 on-going non-international armed conflicts in 24 States or territories, all involving armed non-State actors (ANSAs), most of them unequivocally subject to International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Violations of international humanitarian norms are widespread in all of these conflicts, with civilians consistently suffering the most. Many IHL violations – though not all – are committed by ANSAs.

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Global Food Security Update - Issue 13, February 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

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Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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Annual Report 2013

Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises

14-05-2014 News Release 14/81

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Global Overview 2014: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre says this figure equates to a staggering increase of 4.5 million from 2012, signalling a record high for the second year running.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 April 2014) [EN/AR]

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 776 million, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 434 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 152 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 20.5% funded with a 79.5% shortfall.

2 The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.5 billion (23%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 5.03 billion (77%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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State of the World’s Mothers 2014 - Saving Mothers and Children in Humanitarian Crises

Maternal deaths and child mortality in the most challenging countries of the world can be dramatically cut when efforts are made to improve services for mothers and children.

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Estado Mundial de las Madres 2014 - Salvemos a las madres y la infancia durante las crisis humanitarias

Resumen ejecutivo: principales conclusiones y recomendaciones

Cada día, alrededor de 800 madres y 18.000 niñas y niños pequeños mueren principalmente debido a causas prevenibles. Más de la mitad de estas muertes de madres y de niñas y niños menores de cinco años ocurren en entornos de fragilidad,1 contextos con un alto riesgo de conflictos y muy vulnerables frente a los efectos de los desastres naturales.

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Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.