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Disabled people demand equal treatment in society

Report
Sudan Tribune

eptember 21, 2014 (YEI) – Persons living with disabilities in Yei River county of South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state have appealed for equal treatment in society.

Speaking to reporters in the county, Sam Data James, one of the disabled persons, complained of neglect and that they are often not given opportunity to speak in public forums.

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Syria: Palestine Refugees - Humanitarian Snapshot, August 2014

August saw continued violence and prolonged displacement across Syria, with continuing access difficulties for Palestine refugees in Yarmouk, Khan Eshieh and villages to the west of Dera’a . In Dera’a itself, clashes and shelling have continued, whilst the city suffered from 8 days of electricity shortage, briefly affecting the distribution of the second round of cash assistance. An UNRWA staff member was killed when clashes broke out in the area between Dera’a and Mzerieb. 13 UNRWA staff have now been killed as a direct result of the conflict, and a further 26 have been injured.

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Pakistan: Monsoon Floods - Emergency appeal n° MDRPK010

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,877,277 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to deliver immediate assistance and support to 32,500 flood-affected families (227,500 people), focusing on food and relief item distributions, water and sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, psychosocial support, emergency shelter assistance.

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Vocational training project launched in Kunar

SCA has initiated a six month economic empowerment project for persons with disabilities in eastern Kunar province. With the implementation of the project, 20 persons with disabilities will be trained in tailoring. SCA has provided funds for the project, while Kunar Disabled Organization is the implementer.

Head of SCA community based rehabilitation Haji Abdul Rahman Sapay says, the vocational training project will benefit persons with disabilities of Asmar, Khas Kunar and Manugi districts.

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Lebanon + 2 others
UNICEF Announces US$ 300,000 to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme

Beirut

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme in Lebanon with a generous new donation of US$ 300,000 to address the urgent needs of children with disabilities. This amount is in addition to the US$ 80,000 that UNICEF has already contributed to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme as part of its pledge to ensure a better life and future for Palestine refugee children in Lebanon.

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Ukraine: ICRC steps up aid amid fragile ceasefire

The 5 September ceasefire agreement has brought some respite to people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Amid hopes that this will lead to a permanent cessation of hostilities, the ICRC is helping people face the consequences of the fighting.

Situation

Today, the ICRC delivered 60 tonnes of food aid to Lugansk, supplementing supplies received from Russia and elsewhere over the past weeks which were distributed by the local authorities to people in need.

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

Report
Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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U.N. Launches Ambitious Humanitarian Plan for Gaza

By Mel Frykberg

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has launched an ambitious recovery plan for Gaza following the 50-day devastating war between Hamas and Israel which has left the coastal territory decimated.

However, the successful implementation of this plan requires enormous international funding as well as a long-term ceasefire to enable the lifting of the joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory.

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Gaza: Fact Sheet, September 2014

Report
World Bank

Area: 360 KM Population: 1.8 million GDP (current prices): US$2,9 billion GDP per capita (current prices): US$1,715.4 Poverty: 39 percent Unemployment: 41 percent

A. The Palestinian Economy

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 12 September 2014

Highlights

● On 11 September, AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey's Government, announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in the 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,240. AFAD reported that from 10 to11 September, a total of 580 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 683 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Jordan + 4 others
Health Sector - Jordan Monthly Report, Period covered: August 1st–31st 2014

Operational highlights and situation updates

  • Number of Syrian new arrivals has been steadily decreasing since April 2014

  • Number of Iraqi new arrivals slowly increased; approximately 100 people are being registered on a daily basis. From 17 – 21 August alone, there were over 550 newly registered Iraqis. Iraqis can still access Jordan through legal borders, and 66 per cent of these newly registered had arrived one month earlier. The new arrivals mainly hail from Baghdad, Ninewa, Anbar and Salahedine.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Secondary and tertiary health care at a glance, January - June 2014

UNHCR’s public health approach is based on a primary health care (PHC) strategy. In Lebanon, the government provides services through the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the Ministry of Social Affairs with nationals paying part of the cost. In addition, PHC services are provided by private practitioners, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other charities.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Ebola - Addressing the trauma

CBM is working with local partners to strengthen the resilience of beneficiaries of their programmes including persons with disabilities during this crisis.

According to the latest report [a] from the World Health Organisation (WHO), "the total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was 4366, with 2218 deaths, as at 7 September 2014. The countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Current situation

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Pakistan: Protection Cluster Bulletin April - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of IDPs in KP FATA: as of 31 July 2014, the number of IDP families registered in KP/FATA was 207,472 families.

  • On-going North Waziristan (NWA) IDP protection response

  • Protection Cluster Detailed Assessment in area of displacement and area of return conducted and report issued.

  • Grievance Desk (GD) SOPs reviewed, providing step by step guidance on key issues raised at GDs and streamlining approach among protection actors

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Shelter and CCCM Cluster Rapid Assessment: Iraq Internal Displacement Crisis Assessment Report (10 september 2014)

SUMMARY

An estimated 1.7 million people have been displaced in Iraq following the presence of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) in northern and central parts of the country since the start of 2014, with displacements peaking in June and August of 2014. 1 Roughly 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are reported to have arrived or passed through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) since June 2014,2 with hundreds of thousands remaining in Ninewa Governorate, or fleeing through the KRI towards the south of Iraq.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon/Syria Situation: Community Development Monthly Update July 2014

JULY DEVELOPMENTS

Community empowerment

 Over 3,200 families were referred this month by 392 Refugee Outreach Volunteers (ROVs) to UNHCR and partners for assessment and support. Observed trends include: increased violence and eviction, especially in the north; persons with disabilities having difficulties accessing services and limited opportunities for integration; and an increase in the number of working children.

 1,137 persons, 20% Lebanese and mostly women, participated in life-skill activities at community centers.

Case management

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People with disabilities hold peace dialogue in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 11 September 2014 - People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have today made an appeal to fellow citizens in Somalia to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as they sought to highlight their plight.

According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are an estimated 30,000 people living with disability (PWD) in Mogadishu.

A section of the people living with disability participated in a dialogue in which they discussed the challenges they have endured during the many years of war in Somalia and the importance of peace in their lives.