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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.

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Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq: 5 June – 5 July 2014

Report details the “untold hardship and suffering” that has been imposed upon the civilian population, “with large-scale killings, injuries and destruction and damage of livelihoods and property.”

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Nepal + 1 other
Nepal: Facts and figures between January and June 2014

A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Nepal between January and June 2014.

Helping families of missing persons

Helping the families of people missing in connection with the conflict remains a priority. The ICRC intercedes with various bodies on behalf of families seeking information on the fate of missing relatives. In cooperation with the Nepal Red Cross Society and other organizations, the ICRC provides psychosocial, economic and legal assistance to the families of missing persons.

In January-June 2014, the ICRC:

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ACAPS Briefing Note, Humanitarian Impact of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories, 17 July 2014

Crisis Overview

  • On 8 July, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following firing of rockets into Israel. The immediate triggers were the abduction and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students, for which Israel holds Hamas responsible, and the revenge torture and murder of a Palestinian teenager by vigilante Israeli Jews (PMO 08/07/2014; Haaretz 14/07/2014; ICG 14/07/2014).

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Recovery Needs Assessment, Floods 14 – 19 May (Executive Summary)

After the devastating floods which affected large parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2014, the authorities at all levels country have conducted a post-disaster recovery needs assessment reflecting damages, effects, impact and needs.

The United Nations, the European Union and the World Bank provided technical support to authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina for development of Recovery Needs Assessment.

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$3,000,000 Targeted to relief 40,000 affected People: Qatar Red Crescent Issues Emergency Appeal for Gaza Relief and Allocates QR 2 mln to assume its relief mission

July 16th, 2014 ― Doha: In response to the tragic humanitarian situation in Gaza, Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) issued an emergency appeal to raise USD 3,000,000 (QR 10,950,000) to implement a six-month relief program for 40,000 people (6,000 families) affected by the Israeli raids on Gaza. Partner organizations involved in the operation: IFRC, ICRC and PRCS To meet the most urgent needs of medical and fuel supplies for Gaza hospitals, QRC allocated QR 2,000,000 from its Disaster Response Fund for urgent intervention.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 16 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

Highlights

  • According to preliminary information, 77 per cent of Palestinian fatalities so far have been civilians, raising concerns about respect for international humanitarian law.

  • Indiscriminate rocket firing at Israeli population centres continues. Yesterday witnessed the first Israeli fatality since the start of the escalation in hostilities.

  • UNRWA/WFP are providing shelter, food and WASH assistance to 22,600 displaced Palestinians from northern Gaza hosted in UNRWA schools.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Khost & Paktika Update No. 18 – 15 July 2014

1. Khost & Paktika Situation Update

Humanitarian response efforts are on-going in Khost and Paktika provinces. In Gulan camp, Halo Trust, a de-mining NGO, started clearing a 143,000 square metre area to the west of the camp to use as a relocation area during demining operations. It will take approximately 20 days to finish clearing this section, while a complete demining of the camp could take up to six months.

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Sudan + 4 others
2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (June 2014)

Humanitarian partners are seeking $982 million for 419 projects in eleven sectors throughout Sudan. A total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of the population) have been identified as requiring assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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"We Are Also Dying of AIDS’: Barriers to HIV Services and Treatment for Persons with Disabilities in Zambia

People With Disabilities Left Behind in HIV Response

Remove Barriers to HIV Education, Testing, and Treatment

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Annual Report & Final Accounts 2013

“We intend to remain in Afghanistan and continue to believe that solidarity between people can contribute to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. When others slow down, we shift into a higher gear.” Outgoing chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), Ms. Lotta Hedstrom, declares in the newly published annual report.

The report presents a number of achievements of SCA last year and points out the future work.

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IOF Airstrike on a Disabled NGO Kills 2, Injures 4, 128 Killed, over 780 Injured and 635 Houses Destroyed as IOF Military Attacks Continue

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) military attacks on the Gaza Strip continued into the sixth day of Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge'. IOF's airstrikes continued to target houses and other civilian objects with heavy bombs and missiles. In a serious escalation of the attacks on civilians, a disabled NGO building was attacked by the IOF, killing two disabled women and injuring four women; three of whom are disabled. An IOF attack targeted a mosque last night and left multiple casualties.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, June 30, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamaoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.