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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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Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Attacks Against Aid Workers 2013 -2014, 19 August 2014

Attacks against humanitarian workers are on the rise in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Sudan. For the period 2013-2014, 298 incidents were recorded against humanitarian workers, in which 286 were killed, 441 wounded and 402 kidnapped. The overwhelming majority of victims are national staff, with Non-Governmental Organizations the most affected.

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the number of attacks, with 2013 witnessing the highest number of incidents

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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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World Humanitarian Day in the shadow of crises

The UN World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to the aid-workers stationed in conflict and disaster affected places around the globe. With a historic number of humanitarian crises and a record 50 million people displaced their efforts are more needed than ever.

War and conflict ravages Africa and the Middle East and according to the UN more than 50 million people are displaced worldwide – the highest number since World War II. Humanitarian resources and capacity are under pressure and aid-workers are fighting to keep up with the increasing needs.

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Aid Worker Security Report 2014

Five countries - Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan - accounted for three quarters of attacks in 2013.

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Les travailleurs humanitaires sont devenus des cibles

08/17/2014 04:46 GMT

Par Carole LANDRY

NATIONS UNIES, 17 août 2014 (AFP) - Les travailleurs humanitaires qui tentent de secourir les victimes de conflits sont eux-mêmes de plus en plus souvent la cible d'attaques, une tendance qui inquiète les organisations non gouvernementales.

Du Soudan du Sud, où des milices ont tué six humanitaires en août dont trois dans une embuscade, à Gaza, où 11 employés de l'ONU ont perdu la vie dans le bombardement de refuges qui abritaient des Palestiniens, ils vivent dangereusement.

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Aid workers saving lives while fearing for their own

08/17/2014 01:58 GMT

by Carole LANDRY

UNITED NATIONS, August 17, 2014 (AFP) - Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones.

From South Sudan, where roaming militias killed six aid workers this month -- three of them in an ambush -- to Gaza, where 11 UN staff were killed in attacks on UN-run shelters, relief workers are living dangerously.

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Gaza, Ebola, Iraq ... are we approaching disaster overload?

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As high-profile conflicts jostle for public and media attention, other humanitarian crises are pushed off the news agenda

Reflecting on the responses to the number of man-made emergencies detonating or still smouldering around the world earlier this year, from Syria to Ukraine and from Nigeria and South Sudan to Central African Republic (CAR), Kofi Annan appeared uncharacteristically weary.

“You sometimes have a feeling that the global community – and even the big powers – can only focus on one crisis at a time,” the former UN secretary general said.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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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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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 8 August 2014, vol. 89, 32/33 (pp. 357–368) [EN/FR]

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  • 357 Health conditions for travellers to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj), 2014

  • 361 Global Polio Eradication Initiative: 10th meeting of the Independent Monitoring Board

  • 367 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– June 2014

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  • 357 Dispositions sanitaires pour les voyageurs se rendant en Arabie saoudite pour le pèlerinage à La Mecque (Hadj), 2014

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UNHRD Operations Overview: Support to Current Humanitarian Crises (as of 1 August 2014)

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World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

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OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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OCHA by numbers 2013

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

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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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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Security Council Weighs Effectiveness during ‘Eventful and at Times Tragic Month’

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7231st Meeting (PM)

Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.

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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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50 fois plus de nourriture transportée par les airs en 2014

GENÈVE – La vague de conflits qui a eu lieu durant la première moitié de l’année a multiplié par plus de 50 la quantité de nourriture et d’équipements d’urgence transportée par les airs par le PAM pour atteindre les populations dans le besoin.