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U.A.E.'s HAI provides helps 2000 poor Palestinian families near Ramallah

RAMALLAH, 29th July 2014 (WAM) -- U.A.E.'s Human Appeal International (HAI) has provided AED1 million in aid to more than two thousand poor families in the Palestinian Territories (oPT) during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

HAI's aid included one thousand tonnes of rice and hundreds of food packages, Iftar meals and banquets, children's clothes and other aid for the targeted families in Palestinian villages and refugee camps near Ramallah, the West Bank.

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IDP Crisis in Iraq: IOM Emergency Response Activity Report, 17 - 23 July 2014

ASSESSMENTS: DISPLACEMENT TRACKING MATRIX

International Organization for Migration:

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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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Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities

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IRIN

MELBOURNE, 29 July 2014 (IRIN) - Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Mobile medical units being sent to help flood victims and promote disease prevention

BANGKOK, 24 July 2014 (NNT) -The Ministry of Public Health has ordered provincial public health offices in flood hit areas to send out mobile medical units to give assistance to victims until the current flooding situation is resolved. No epidemics have been reported, however, members of the public are advised to take care of their health and prevent possible outbreaks.

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World + 2 others
Treating Cerebral Palsy in Developing Countries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common health conditions Handicap International sees in babies and young children around the world. The Center for Disease Control estimates that about 1 in every 323 children has cerebral palsy.

This congenital disorder usually results from brain damage that occurs before or at birth or within the first few years of a child’s life. Symptoms vary but may include poor muscle tone, stiff muscles, uncontrolled movements, poor motor skills, and sensory problems. About a third of cases involve cognitive difficulties or epilepsy.

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Gaza: Handicap International condemns use of explosive weapons in populated areas

London, 28th July 2014. Handicap International is outraged by the use of explosive weapons in the heavily populated areas of Gaza. The organisation is calling on the international community to put pressure on both parties to the conflict to arrange an immediate ceasefire and to provide victims with access to humanitarian aid.

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Renovation work of component workshop launched

SCA started the renovation work of the Jalalabad component workshop, which was damaged due to earthquake last year. The Post Code Lottery is funding the project and the renovation work will be completed within two months with a budget of 840, 000 AFS.

Last year the component workshop was cracked due to the earthquake in April. SCA RAD Programme is producing wheelchairs and other supportive devices for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 4 (19-26 July 2014)

Humanitarian actors are increasingly concerned about up to 5 million people, who may be residing in active conflict areas and locations where basic goods and services are increasingly inaccessible or targeted.

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 + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations - July 2014

New guidelines stress increasing key populations’ access to HIV services

Countries need to remove legal and social barriers that prevent many people from accessing services for HIV testing, treatment and care, according to new WHO guidelines.

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Cameroon + 4 others
Central African Republic Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan: January-December 2014

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SUMMARY

Period: January to December 2014
Current Beneficiary Population:159,876
Planning Figure to End- 2014: 306,500

Target Beneficiaries:

  • New Refugees fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013.
  • Third Country Nationals fleeing CAR with refugees to Cameroon and Congo.
  • Host communities.

Financial Requirements: USD 209,707,4101
Number of Partners: 16

Introduction

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Kenya + 1 other
UNHCR Dadaab Update 11/14 Refugee Camps in Garissa County, Kenya | 01 - 15 July 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ministerial Delegation from Juba Land visit to Dadaab

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Jordan + 1 other
Population-Based Health Access Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Non-Camp Settings Throughout Jordan

Introduction

Background

The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year, has resulted in over 120,000 deaths, of which nearly 11,000 are women and children. 2013 saw the number of people in need in Syria increase from 4 million to over 9 million, while the number of refugees registered with UNHCR in neighboring countries increased from around 550,000 to 2,300,000. By late Spring 2014, the number has risen to more than 2,775,00.

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10 Human Rights Organizations in an Urgent Letter to Attorney General: Concerns Regarding Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the IDF's Operations in Gaza

Ten human rights organizations urgently contacted Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein today following the release of reports on the nature of attacks within the Gaza Strip and the high rate of civilian casualties. This information raises concerns about grave violations of international humanitarian law.

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International organisations call on all parties to ensure protection and humanitarian assistance for people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip

A previous statement issued by 41 concerned organisations has already raised the alarm about the need for all parties to respect international humanitarian law and ensure the protection of civilians affected by continued military operations in Gaza.

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Bangladesh: Focusing on people in need

Communal tensions, politically motivated violence and other disturbances affect the lives of ordinary Bangladeshis in parts of the country. Together with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), the ICRC is working to help people in need.

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Philippines + 1 other
ACF Interventions in Zamboanga, Leyte and Tacloban

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Nine months into recovery and reconstruction efforts after armed faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) engaged the Philippines security forces in Zamboanga on 9 September 2014, ACF International, the world’s leading organization in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is continuing providing a range of essential support to complement government efforts for the 25,670 displaced people, among them 13,000 in Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Stadium and thousands more in other evacuation centers.