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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.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 8 (16 August – 22 August 2014) [EN/AR]

There are increasing reports of abduction of women, particularly those belonging to minority groups, by armed groups and of human trafficking within and outside the country. Currently there is no response mechanism to address human trafficking.

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World + 6 others
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

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Yemen + 1 other
Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of July 2014)

SUMMARY

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos Remarks to the media, Tehran, 17 August 2014

Good afternoon everyone. It is a pleasure for me to be back in Iran for my second visit.

I have had an important opportunity to discuss with Government partners ways in which we can strengthen our partnership to improve regional cooperation on humanitarian assistance and also to discuss the major humanitarian crises in the region.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 7 (9 August – 15 August 2014)

Highlights

• IASC Principals declare a Level 3 emergency

• Over 55,000 IDPs are reported to have crossed into Syria from Sinjar District, including many who were trapped on Sinjar Mountain. Most made their way back into Iraq through the Pesh Khabour checkpoint (KRG)

• Schools used as shelter by either IDPs or military may not reopen on 10 September as scheduled, affecting over 850,000 children

• A polio immunization campaign concludes with nearly 4 million children vaccinated throughout 13 Governorates.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Displacement - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 08 August 2014) [EN/AR]

Following heavy fighting in Sinjar (Ninewa), nearly 200,000 people have been forced from their homes and are in urgent need of life-saving assistance. Thousands of families are still reported to be trapped on Sinjar Mountain without access to food or water, until limited airdrops on 8 August. Significant secondary displacement is taking place throughout northern Iraq, including Kurdistan, due to further insecurity. In addition to the current IDP crisis, the government of Kurdistan is also hosting 230,000 Syrian refugees.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 49 | 19 Jun – 16 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• 20,000 people reached with aid in the besieged areas of Madamiyet Elsham for the first time since late 2012.

• Adoption of Security Council resolution 2165 authorizes aid deliveries from four additional border crossings.

• 2.5 million people in Aleppo continue to be affected by water shortages.

• 2.7 million children received polio vaccination in June immunization campaign.

FUNDING

$ 2.3 billion requested (US$) for humanitarian assistance inside Syria

26% funded

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 6 (2 – 8 August 2014)

Thousands of families are still reported to be trapped on Sinjar Mountain without access to food or water, while significant secondary displacement is taking place throughout northern Iraq.

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South Sudan + 16 others
OCHA Country Based Pooled Funds 2013

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OCHA by numbers 2013

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Iraq + 1 other
Immediate, safe and unhindered humanitarian access is now needed

ERBIL, 31 July 2014 – The United Nations has expressed concern over rising levels of violence and instability across Iraq and its impact on the lives of everyday citizens.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement to the press on Syria

Today I briefed the Security Council on the situation of the millions of Syrians in desperate need of aid and protection, and on progress in implementing resolutions 2139 and 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria.

Attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.

In addition attacks on medical facilities are at their highest levels since December 2012.

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Tajikistan + 7 others
Humanitarian Bulletin South Caucasus and Central Asia, Issue 03 | 1 January – 30 June 2014

In the first half of 2014, cross-border tensions continued in the Fergana valley, while multiple disasters hit Tajikistan. Authorities are warning that drought is looming over Kyrgyzstan.

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 3 (12-18 July 2014)

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Lebanon + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 3 | 1 June - 15 July 2014 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

• Lebanon continues to be affected by the worsening humanitarian situation inside Syria • ERF approves projects worth US$4.5 million to address the humanitarian impact of water scarcity • Protection concerns with PRS continuing to face restrictions, as GoL announces new restrictions on Syrians • Vulnerability assessment of host communities begins

In this issue

Syrian needs and the impact on Lebanon increase P.1 People in Need P.2 Humanitarian Access P.5 Funding P.6 Samah’s Story P.6

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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 48 | 22 May – 18 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Poor water, sanitation and hygiene systems, compounded by lack of safe water supply and reduced health response capacity, cause high risk of outbreak of water- and food- borne diseases during the summer.

• Threeoutofeveryfour Syrians live in poverty, while more than half of the population is extremely poor.

• Implementationofnew logistics procedures from the Government of Syria has constrained delivery of the humanitarian response during May and June.

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