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Serbia + 9 others
Balkan armies promise greater co-operation in catastrophes

Nine Balkan militaries agree to jointly assist the civilian population in times of disasters.

By Miki Trajkovski for Southeast European Times in Skopje -- 22/07/14

In the wake of damaging flooding in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this year, military leaders of nine countries in southeast Europe are promising to work together to co-ordinate emergency response to future natural disasters.

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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

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The first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever in the Middle East has been completed, reaching 25 million children in seven countries. But repeated vaccination rounds are necessary to end the spread of polio.

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 18 July 2014

Highlights

● On 17 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 219,084. AFAD reported that during the period of 16-17 July 2014, a total of 58 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 269 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syria conflict death toll exceeded 170,000 as of early July, and violence displaced an estimated 688,000 people from April to June.

  • The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing U.N. cross-border and cross-line assistance without SARG approval on July 14.

  • The U.N. and its partners provided aid to the besieged town of Madamiyet Elsham, Rif Damascus Governorate, for the first time since late 2012.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Food Security

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

The WFP/TRC e-Food Card Programme was expanded to two new camps: Viransehir and Nusaybin, thereby reaching 217,000 people in 21 camps per month. WFP and TRC are now supporting 100 percent of the Syrian civilian population hosted in camps in Turkey with food assistance as initially requested by the Government.

In June, direct transfers to beneficiaries' e-Food cards in refugee camps amounted to about US$ 5.8 million.

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Health

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

During the reporting period, the first inspection was conducted for 7 of the pre-fabricated health facilities together with experts from UNHCR and engineers from Ministry of Health. According to the results, the first delivery of 7 clinics is expected to be made at the end of July 2014. It is expected the remaining 3 will be inspected in the near future.

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Basic Needs

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

In June, 15 more wash containers were delivered to Nizip and Karkamis camps bringing the total number of wash containers delivered to camps to 288 out of 316 procured by UNHCR. In addition to the 500 minifridges distributed in May, 75 more mini-fridges were distributed in Nusaybin camp .

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Protection

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees, under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, continued to take place during the month of June.

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WHO Response to the Syrian Crisis - Regional SitRep, May - June 2014

Continuing influx of Syrian refugees is overwhelming health services as the on-going conflict has forced 2.8 million Syrians to flee to neighboring countries.

Top three communicable diseases identified by the EWARN system in the sub-region include:

  • Diarrheal diseases

  • Respiratory infections

  • Acute jaundice syndrome

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Jordan + 5 others
Too young to wed: The growing problem of child marriage among Syrian girls in Jordan

A growing problem

War in Syria has killed more than 10,000 children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more remain displaced inside the country. This briefing looks at another disturbing but less publicised impact of the crisis: the increase in the numbers of girls who have been forced to marry.

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey warns of 'drastic measures' against Syrian refugees

07/16/2014 15:54 GMT

ISTANBUL, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - Turkey will take "drastic measures" to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into its biggest city Istanbul, including forcibly sending them to camps in the southeast, the city's top official said Wednesday.

Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said there were now 67,000 Syrian refugees in the city and legislation would now be adopted that could see them effectively expelled from the city of 15 million to refugee camps closer to Syria.

Agence France-Presse:

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 10 July 2014

Highlights

● On 09 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 219,227. AFAD reported that during the period of 08-09 July 2014, a total of 443 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 507 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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