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IOM Regional Response to the Syrian Crisis (as of 14 April 2014)

IOM provides assistance to internally displaced persons, stranded migrants and third-country refugees inside Syria as well as Syrian refugees, Iraqi and Lebanese returnees and vulnerable host communities in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

International Organization for Migration:

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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Afghanistan: Operational Presence (3W) - January to March 2014

Operational Presence is defined as: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project in January, February and March. If a large organization or UN agency is implementing a project through an implementing partner (independent humanitarian actors only, NOT Government and NOT Private Contractors), the implementing partner that is physically accessing and delivering the service in the district is considered.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

04/17/2014 16:26 GMT

by W.G. Dunlop

BAGHDAD, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself to shield army recruits from a suicide bomber northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, as attacks mainly targeting security personnel killed 21 people nationwide, officials said.

The violence comes as Iraq suffers a protracted surge in bloodshed that has killed more than 2,650 people this year despite wide-ranging security operations against militants.

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Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl calls for end to blockade of Gaza

The first official visit to the Gaza Strip by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has received high-profile coverage in local, regional and international media.

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Swift restoration of Solomons' flood damaged land vital - NGO

Updated at 7:25 pm on 17 April 2014

The New Zealand based non-government organisation, TEAR Fund, says it is vital farmers in rural Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands get immediate help to start regrowing their crops.

Read the story on the Radio New Zealand International

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Voluntary repatriation set to start for Solomons flood victims

Updated at 3:20 pm on 17 April 2014

The NGO World Vision is preparing to repatriate some flood victims in Solomon Islands who say they want to return to their homes.

Read the story on the Radio New Zealand International

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Lebanon + 1 other
Even with shifts, only some Syrians in Lebanon get into school

FAYDA, Lebanon, 17 April (UNHCR) – "Miss Hanan" stands in the mud before her class – her cousins. She turns and writes with a chunk of chalky rock on the door of a makeshift shelter next to her own. The door is her chalkboard, this is her classroom and her class is learning English. She writes the letters of the English alphabet and then pronounces them loudly. The class repeat each letter in unison.

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Satellite analysis supports damage assessment in Solomon Islands

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UNOSAT

16 April 2014, Geneva, Switzerland - Solomon Islands have been dramatically impacted by floods that began in early April and continued for over one week causing 21 deaths and an estimated 52,000 affected across Honiara City and greater Guadalcanal. OCHA reports that over 10 UN agencies are in Honiara to distribute relief supplies and to provide expertise across coordination, protection, health, logistics and water, sanitation and hygiene in a situation made complex by the destruction of infrastructure, the contamination of water and the scarcity of medical supplies.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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17 April 2014: Tanzania – Severe Weather

SITUATION

• Heavy rainfall affected the eastern coasts of Tanzania in the past week, causing floods and casualties. As can be seen in the inset map, between 1 and 15 April the region of Dar-es-Salaam (largest city in the country, pop. 4.3 million) received more than 3 times the usual amount for this period. Rains were heaviest on 9-13 April.

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 8 - 14 April 2014

Key issues

  • One Palestinian woman killed and around 90 Palestinians injured in multiple clashes across the West Bank.
  • An Israeli man killed in the West Bank, the first such fatality in 2014.
  • The Gaza Power Plant shuts down one of its two operating turbines.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Guinea + 1 other
WHO ramps up to address Ebola challenges; prevent new infections - Protecting health workers one of top priorities

As the Ebola outbreak continues to evolve in Guinea and Liberia, WHO continues to expand its activities by sending additional expertise to assist in all areas of the response.

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER) 18 April 2014, vol. 89, 16 (pp. 161-164) [EN/FR]

Contents of this issue:

18 April 2014, vol. 89, 16 (pp. 161-164)

161 Severe atypical pneumonia outbreak associated with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Egypt, 2013-2014 season

18 avril 2014, vol. 89, 16 (pp. 161-164)

161 Flambée de pneumonies atypiques sévères associées à la grippe A(H1N1)pdm09 en Égypte, saison 2013-2014

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Impacting West Africa: Transforming People’s lives in Liberia through Microfinance

Contents

Microfinance Transforming Lives p. 1

Meet the first Microfinance Client of Access Bank Liberia p. 2

Developing the Private Sector and Promoting Financial Inclusion p. 3

Successes and Challenges of the Financial Sector in Liberia p. 3

Achieving Transparency & Good Governance p.4

Infrastructure Development: Increasing People’s Access to Services p. 5

Access Bank: Milestones and Future Outlook p. 5

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Iraq + 1 other
Syria Crisis Response - IOM Iraq Bi-weekly Report, 1 April - 14 April, 2014, Issue no. 83

OVERVIEW

45 Iraqi returnee families from Syria in Qadissiya governorate received NFI assistance and participated in a health awareness session.

AWARENESS SESSION

These families also attended a health awareness session hosted by IOM. The representative of the Ministry of Health conducted the session, focusing on key health issues and advice for the newly returned families. Of particular focus were women’s and children’s health issues, especially the importance of check-ups and vaccines.

International Organization for Migration:

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Devastating cycle of violence and revenge in South Sudan must end - Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 17 April 2014: “I am deeply saddened and frustrated by the violence that has ravaged Bentiu and Bor in the past 72 hours. There is no excuse for direct attacks on civilians, or on those risking their own lives to protect them.

These events show, yet again, the pointlessness of the violence engulfing South Sudan. The current cycle of revenge will get the people of this country nowhere. It wrecks the present, and casts a dark shadow over what should have been a very bright future.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Cordaid starts emergency relief program in Central African Republic with support of United Nations

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Cordaid

Cordaid starts emergency relief program in Central African Republic.

Cordaid will start distributions of food, seeds and tools in the northwest of Central African Republic (CAR) to 40.000 people, with support of the United Nations. Contracts for this relief operation of 2 million USD, were signed this week with the World Food Program (WFP) and the Food- and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Despite the unpredictable situation in the country, tens of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons left capital Bangui to return to their villages.

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At least seven killed in eastern Nigeria violence: police

04/17/2014 13:54 GMT

KANO, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - At least seven people were killed in ethnic and religious violence in eastern Nigeria's Taraba state, police said Thursday, with local residents putting the toll at 20.

Violence erupted in the town of Wukari on Tuesday through Wednesday when Christian Jukun gunmen attacked their Muslim Hausa-Fulani neighbours in a reprisal attack following fighting in a nearby village, state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji told AFP.

Agence France-Presse:

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