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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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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 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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One fifth of the world's displaced are Syrians

According to the UN, the number of registered Syrian refugees has now passed 3 million people, while 6.5 million are internally displaced in Syria. This means that close to one fifth of the world's 50 million displaced are from Syria. Although the world is witnessing a historic number of serious crises it remains important to keep focusing on the dire humanitarian situation in and around Syria.

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Cluster Munition Monitor 2014 [EN/AR]

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The Monitor reports 1,584 Syrian casualties in 2012 and 2013 due to cluster munition strikes and remnants. Of those killed, 97 per cent were civilians.

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September 2014 Special Update – Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

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L’UNICEF déploie sa plus grosse opération d’approvisionnement d’urgence jamais menée en un seul mois

Une quantité record de matériel d’urgence acheminée pour les enfants piégés dans un nombre record de crises

COPENHAGUE/GENÈVE/NEW YORK, 26 août 2014– Au cours de ce seul mois d’août, l’UNICEF a expédié 1 000 tonnes de fournitures d’urgence aux enfants pris dans les crises les plus urgentes du monde – ce qui constitue la plus grande opération d'urgence jamais menée par l'organisation en un seul mois. La quantité livrée représente l’équivalent de 19 avions cargos gros porteurs.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 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 + 23 others
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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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:

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

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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