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The worst thing at IDP camp is lack of education

Report
Finn Church Aid

Ethnic violence forced Dan Nyo Nyo to flee her home. She is now living at IDP camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar with her family. Her biggest concern is the suspension of her children’s education.

Ohn Taw Gyi South is one of 60 IDP camps in Rakhine state, North-West Myanmar. Many came to the camps from the town of Sittwe, where the hostilities between Muslims and Buddhists erupted into fully-fledged violence in June and October of 2012. 200 people were killed and several houses burnt. The entire state entered into full crisis.

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Educate Lesotho's girls to protect themselves

UNFPA Regional Director calls for support to reduce maternal deaths, HIV, teen pregnancy

Lesotho’s high maternal mortality rate of 1155 per 100,000 live births and high HIV infection rates are cause for concern, said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, during an official three-day visit to Lesotho this week.

The Regional Director met Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohlabi Tsekoa, for a discussion and toured the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) clinic.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 41 (16 - 30 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric Registration of 17, 478 has been completed in the Malakal PoC site

  • As of 23 October, 169,664 households have been served with NFIs and 57,629 households have received emergency shelter through the Crisis Response Plan partners.

International Organization for Migration:

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Poor rains followed by floods likely to worsen Somalia food crisis, experts warn

After a poor rainy season, parts of southern Somalia are now being hit by severe bouts of floods, further aggravating the already alarming food security situation. FAO is urgently appealing for $49 million.

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Cameroon + 1 other
Central African Republic: To flee, you need to be able to walk

When fighting engulfed the Central African Republic, Mikaella, 9, Djaffarou, 14, and Zenabou, 15 – who all have physical disabilities – were unable to flee with their families from their village of Bossentélé (300 km to the north-west of Bangui). After an epic journey, they were finally reunited with their families in Cameroon. ICRC staff member Jeanne Djeukeng tells their story.

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Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: Project Performance Report (January to September 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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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 14 - 27 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 20,170 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard-to-reach areas in Al-Hassakeh and Homs governorates.

Iraq: 6,842 Syrian refugees were transported during this period: 1,478 individuals were transported from Ibrahim al-Khalil border to Arabat Camp in Sulaymaniyah, and 5,364 individuals were transported to five different camps in Erbil.

Jordan: IOM has transported 452,350 Syrian refugees from border areas to camps since transport operations began in July 2012.

International Organization for Migration:

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WFP Supports Savings Schemes For Rural Women In Uganda

WFP-supported saving schemes in Uganda are enabling farmers to readily access cash, thereby reducing the likelihood of them having to sell their produce at a lower price to meet their immediate needs.

AKIMENGA - Colositika Kirabira always dreamed of providing her four children with a good education but was not sure how she would ever be able to afford it.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 29 | 01 – 31 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 November marks the one-year commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated central Philippines in 2013.

  • Emergency threshold for severe malnutrition exceeded in Zamboanga.

  • Partners support authorities to meet the needs of over 53,000 Mayon Volcano-evacuees.

FIGURES

Typhoon Haiyan

No. of people in evacuation centres - 320

No. of people in tents - 4,760

No. of people in transitional sites - 19,700

Total - 24,780

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 4 others
Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, Delegates Urge States to Consider Migrants as ‘Key’ to Development, Third Committee Hears

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

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World + 5 others
Vested Interest in Operational Potential of African Peace Support Missions, Ways to Strengthen Interplay with United Nations, Central to Fourth Committee Debate

GA/SPD/569
Sixty-ninth session,
17th Meeting (AM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

As more than half of all United Nations peacekeepers were serving in Africa, the Organization should mount greater partnership with regional and subregional organizations across the continent, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as issues of personnel security, clear mandates, use of new technologies and gender mainstreaming also informed debate.

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Stitch by stitch towards greater protection in northern Myanmar

Small projects and activities, like tailoring lessons, provide displaced women with a safe source of income and encourage them to get together, share their concerns and help others.

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Iraq + 1 other
After fleeing violence, Iraq’s displaced children face a deadly winter

By Jeffrey Bates

In the mountains of northern Iraq, UNICEF is rushing to provide winter clothes for children before temperatures drop to freezing, but serious shortages remain.

MANGESH, Iraq, 28 October 2014 – When her village near Sinjar mountain was attacked last summer, 11-year-old Zeynab fled with her family to the Kurdistan region, where many Iraqis and Syrians have sought refuge from fierce fighting that has taken an enormous toll on civilians.

Zeynab wore only her sandals, track pants and t-shirt.

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Thailand + 1 other
Bang Saphan Medical Update: October 2014

Report
Jungle Aid

After nearly a year of trying, we have managed to get access to our most remote village Ta Yai in Bang Saphan. The village is a widely scattered group of houses with its majority of houses and population on the Burmese side of the border.

It was a very demanding and challenging trek through rivers (six crossings through waist-high water with strong current), mountains and jungle. We were able to take 7 volunteers including our Doctor who was able to offer medical care to people who have no access to health care and regular supply of medicines.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: WASH

ACHIEVEMENT

The WASH workshop was held to plan for 2015-2016 and for winterization.

HIGHLIGHTS:

BML: 193 students (23% of which are Syrian) have benefited from access to safe water and toilets after WASH works were completed. The pilot project proved to be successful in facilitating future MEHE approval. Construction works on 6 water reservoirs in Iklim Al Kharoub are ahead of schedule, and progress is at 75%. Project is expected to benefit 50,000 persons (20% of which are refugees) once completed in early November 2014.

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Iraq + 1 other
The Child Soldiers Of Islamic State

This week, Islamic State (IS) group social-media accounts circulated an image of a young boy of perhaps 12 or 13 years old. Clad in a black balaclava with the phrase "la ilaha illallah" (there is no god but Allah) printed in white -- just as it is on the all-too-familiar IS black flag -- the child, Abu Usama al-Salafi, raises his index finger in a self-conscious pose.

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