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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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China + 1 other
Annual Report 2013

Report
Amity Foundation

Amity's Annual Report 2013 can be downloaded now. Besides information on Amity's different fields of activities in 2013, you can find project stories as well as facts and figures. General Secretary Qiu Zhonghui emphasized in his introductory message that more and more public voices were heard and taken seriously in the year 2013, and these eventually became the driving force of social development. Amity is steadily working for the development of rural communities and also expands services to urban communities.

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Boletín Informativo No. 3692 - Afectados mil 541 personas por lluvias en el fin de semana

Instituciones del Sistema de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –CONRED-, brindaron atención a mil 541 personas que resultaron afectadas por inundaciones y deslizamientos en los departamentos de Alta Verapaz, Izabal y Baja Verapaz durante el fin de semana. Se reportan 268 viviendas con daños leves, moderados y severos.

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World + 44 others
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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Tajikistan: Disasters in April and May 2014 - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 June 2014)

BACKGROUND

Between 11 April and 18 May 2014 a series of small to medium scale disasters occurred in several districts of Tajikistan. Flash floods and mudslides pounded the already poor communities in quick succession, leaving little time for recovery. Agricultural lands suffered significant damage at a time when planting works were taking place. Livestock also perished in the disasters, putting additional stress on the affected families who are often reliant on cattle for their livelihood.

19 flash floods 2 mudslides

20 people died

7,400 affected people

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Suisse: pluies torrentielles et glissements de terrain

07/29/2014 09:52 GMT

GENÈVE, 29 juillet 2014 (AFP) - Des pluies torrentielles se sont abattues dans la nuit de lundi à mardi sur la Suisse, notamment dans le centre du pays et le sud, provoquant des glissements de terrains au nord et au centre du pays.

Certaines régions de la Suisse connaissent ainsi leur mois de juillet le plus humide depuis 1930.

Selon un communiqué de la police du canton de Berne publié mardi, plusieurs corps de pompiers ont à nouveau été mobilisés dans le nuit de lundi à mardi.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Monitoring Emergencies - Peru 7/26-28/2014

Ancash department. Santa Rosa district. Landslides affect potable water intake systems and roads; no victims and no damage to homes. Local response: Emergency declaration, provisional catchment of spring water. (o.s.: INDECI; m.: Andina).

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Monitoring Emergencies - Guatemala 7/26-28/2014

Izabal, Alta, and Baja Verapaz departments. Floods and landslides from rains affect 720 people and damage 123 homes. Heavy rainfall accumulation in the areas of the Northern Transversal Strip and the Caribbean. (o.s.: CONRED)

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Monitoring Emergencies - Colombia 7/26-28/2014

Drought. 79 municipalities affected by fires, water shortage and damage to agriculture; of those, 37 have declared public calamity situations. Major damage in La Guajira department, with 10 of 15 municipalities in state of public calamity. Response: Assistance has been prioritized in La Guajira department and Santa Marta municipality (Magdalena). Delivery of food kits, increased water distribution through tank cars and distribution of water containers, construction of wells and installation of desalinization mills. Crisis response activated in La Guajira. (o.s.: UNGRD)

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Serbia + 1 other
‘Worst flooding in the Balkans in decades’

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ShelterBox

A ShelterBox Response team is now in Serbia field-testing a new way of capturing vital information from the families we have helped. Severe flooding in the country in May 2014 forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in what many have called the worst flooding in the Balkans in decades. Despite difficult conditions for a speedy recovery, ShelterBox response teams continue to work with local Rotary clubs to deliver vital aid to families in need.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Floods Emergency appeal n° MDRBA009 Operations update n° 2

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 4,522,235 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to deliver assistance and support to some 10,000 flood-affected families (40,000 people).

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Serbia: Floods Emergency Appeal n° MDRRS009 Operations update n° 2

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 4,485,096 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Red Cross of Serbia in delivering assistance and support to some 12,400 flood-affected families (49,600 people).

As significant needs for ongoing recovery activities still remain, this Operation Update wishes to confirm the need to support the Red Cross of Serbia (RCS) in its activities to help the population affected by the extraordinary floods. The RCS continues to support the ongoing relief and recovery activities.

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China + 3 others
28 July 2014: World events

PALESTINE – Gaza crisis

• On 25 July, two ambulances (Palestine Red Crescent Society) came under attack in Beit Hanoun; one medical staff was killed and three other injured.

• On 26 July confrontations resumed. Over 100 bodies were recovered during the pause and supplies were delivered to localities previously inaccessible within the three kilometre ‘buffer zone’ set by Israel.

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Over 120 homes in Kachin IDP camp relocated due to landslide

More than 120 homes in Je Yang camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Burma’s Kachin State were relocated this weekend after a landslide killed five residents last Tuesday.

Doi Pyi Sa, head of the Refugee Relief Committee for the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), said that 123 houses were previously at the foot of a hill, but were relocated after a heavy downpour caused the deadly landslide.

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Mountain flash flood in SW China kill 3

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Xinhua

KUNMING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Flash flood in a southwest China city killed three people, with another five missing, local authorities said Monday.

The accident happened at around 4:50 a.m. Monday, when a flash flood struck Xiping Village in Baoshan City, Yunnan Province.

As of 9 a.m., rescuers had retrieved three bodies, while five others remained missing. One villager was injured, according to the local government.

Most of Yunnan has entered the annual flood season.

Editor: Fu Peng

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Boletín Informativo No. 3690 - Lluvias afectan a 720 personas en Izabal, Alta y Baja Verapaz

Las lluvias registradas durante el fin de semana en regiones Caribe y Franja Transversal del Norte provocaron inundaciones y deslizamientos que afectaron a 720 personas en los departamentos de Izabal, así como en Alta y Baja Verapaz, reportándose 123 viviendas con daños leves, moderados y severos, según evaluaciones de daños y análisis de necesidades.

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Vicepresidente entrega ganado bovino y herramientas a damnificados de Beni (Amplía)

Trinidad, 26 jul (ABI).- El vicepresidente Álvaro García Linera entregó el sábado ganado bovino y herramientas menores a los damnificados de Beni, en cumplimiento del compromiso gubernamental con las familias que perdieron su ganado, cosechas e infraestructuras por las lluvias e inundaciones que azotaron a esa región del país a finales del 2013 y principios del 2014.

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Honiara, Guadalcanal, declared no longer in state of disaster

The National Disaster Council (NDC) is revoking the state of disaster declared 4 April, as a result of the flash floods, which caused huge and wide spread damages to Properties, livelihoods and loss of human lives.

This was announced at 2pm today by the Honorable Bradley Tovosia: Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.

The NDC is satisfied there are no longer circumstances that warrant a state of disaster being declared.

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MGB-7 urges LGUs to undertake preemptive evacuation efforts

CEBU CITY, July 25 (PIA) --- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-7) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-7) called on local government officials to undertake the necessary preemptive evacuation efforts in low-lying, landslide and flood-prone areas that had been identified in the four provinces in Central Visayas. MGB 7 Regional Director Loreto B. Alburo said that these communities should be prepared always or even “overprepared” to ensure their safety since the province always experiences heavy rains due to the successive bad weather.