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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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Central African Republic: Snapshot (as of 15 October 2014)

An estimated 2.5 million in need of humanitrian aid including more than 410,000 displaced people, 424,268 CAR refugees in neighboring countries and 132,414 evacuees 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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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 17 October 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Nigeria + 3 others
On-going violence in Nigeria continues to displace people to neighbouring countries

Nigerian refugees have been fleeing across the border into northern Cameroon, Niger and Chad. In the last two months, the number of new arrivals has increased significantly, with more than 100,000 people crossing to Niger since May 2013.

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Back-to-School Supplies Given to 7,500 Cameroonian Children at 150 Elementary Schools

In Demsa, Cameroon, many families don’t have the money to buy pencils or workbooks for their school-age children. Without these simple tools, children cannot attend school.

Last week, 350 of Demsa’s most vulnerable children received the school supplies they needed and now are enrolled in elementary school.

This year alone, Counterpart’s Food for Education program has provided backpacks, textbooks, and pencils to 7,500 children at 150 schools throughout Cameroon.

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Liberia + 5 others
UNHCR: Ebola in West Africa

How are refugees affected?

5 deaths of Liberian refugees in Sierra Leonean communities

4 deaths & 2 undergoing treatment amongst of Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberian communities

Epidemic gradually approaching refugee areas in Guinea

Suspension of voluntary repatriation for 15,000 potential returnees from Liberia & 162 from Guinea to Cote d'Ivoire, plus 300 from Nigeria to Cameroon

5,195 Ivorian refugees in Bahn refugee camp in Liberia quarantined for 21 days

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 23 September - 6 October 2014

Highlights
CAR: IOM is repairing tarps and wooden structures of the community shelters in Kabo and Moyen Sido.

CHAD: In preparation for the cold season that starts in November, IOM distributed blankets to 1,169 individuals in Djako transit site.

CAMEROON: On 2 October, 18 Senegalese migrants from Kentzou and Garoua Boulai were assisted by the Senegalese Embassy, in close coordination with IOM, to return to Senegal.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 11 others
Agence de Médecine Préventive Wins the 2014 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award for Improving Immunization Programs in Africa

PARIS (October 14, 2014) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) has received the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award in recognition of EPIVAC, an on-the-job training program for district medical officers to improve immunization program performance in 11 Francophone African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 13 others
WHO and Partners agree on a common approach to strengthen Ebola preparedness in unaffected countries

Brazzaville, 10 October 2014 - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partner organizations meeting in Brazzaville have agreed on a range of core actions to support countries unaffected by Ebola in strengthening their preparedness in the event of an outbreak.

Building on national and international existing preparedness efforts, a set of tools is being developed to help any country to intensify and accelerate their readiness.

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World + 41 others
Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014

TRACKING FOOD SECURITY TRENDS IN VULNERABLE COUNTRIES

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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 + 11 others
Polio this week as of 8 October 2014

  • More than 6 months has passed since a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Syria or Iraq. This is testimony to the dedication of local health workers and the significant efforts of many partners to reach all children with supplementary immunization activities. Over 22 million children have been vaccinated against polio multiple times in the past year, in the midst of active conflict and a humanitarian crisis.

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 3 October 2014

Highlights

  • On 15 September MINUSCA officially took over from MISCA;

  • On 22 September, five Muslims were killed by anti-Balaka in the Sibut area while accompanying a truck of cattle to Bangui;

  • CAR government’s decision to prevent the entry to people from Ebola affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) remains effective;

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World + 35 others
Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The forecast for global cereal production in 2014 has been raised closer to last year’s record, which is expected to boost inventories to a multi-year high.

  • Export prices of wheat and maize decreased further in September to multiyear lows, driven by expectations of large global supplies in 2014/15. Even rice prices, which had been rising in previous months, fell in September.