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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Gaza - 22 October 2014

1. Summary

  • The Palestinian authorities have prepared a National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza at a total cost of US$4 billion .

  • A total of $5.4 billion was pledged against the Plan at the Cairo International Conference on Palestine, “Reconstructing Gaza”, on 12 October 2014.
    Qatar announced the largest pledge of US$1 billion .

  • Pledges made at the Cairo Conference have not yet materialised into firm contributions .

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Displacement, North Kivu, DRC - 22 October 2014

Key messages

• US$378 million of humanitarian funding has been allocated to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so far in 2014.

• US$11 million of the 2014 total has been allocated specifically to North Kivu, of which US$1 million went to Beni in June 2014.

• The United States (US), European Commission (EC) and United Kingdom (UK) are the top three humanitarian donors to DRC in 2014, and also feature as the top three between 2012 and 2014.

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L’hôpital du Dr Mukwege, lauréat du Prix Sakharov 2014, a bénéficié d’un appui de la coopération belge

L'hôpital de Panzi, situé à 8 km de Bukavu, est devenu tristement célèbre dans l'Est du Congo en accueillant et soignant les milliers de femmes survivantes des violences sexuelles. Le Dr Denis Mukwege, fondateur de l'hôpital de Panzi, vient de voir ce travail une nouvelle fois récompensé par le Prix Sakharov pour la liberté de l'esprit décerné chaque année par le Parlement européen.

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EU steps up assistance to flood-affected people in Nepal

An additional €500,000 will cover winter needs, the rehabilitation of shelters and schools, and supporting livelihood recovery activities for the most vulnerable.

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Liberia + 3 others
100 million euros for the fight against Ebola

The Federal Government has increased its support for the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to over 100 million euros, from which the Federal Foreign Office will receive 29 million euros for humanitarian assistance and evacuation measures. In his speech at the World Health Summit on 19 October, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier proposed sending a civilian EU mission to the areas hit by Ebola.

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Ukraine + 1 other
The Foreign Ministry is sending food produced in Estonia to Ukraine’s internally displaced persons

The Estonian Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with businesses from the Estonian food industry and the UN Refugee Agency is sending food products as humanitarian aid to the internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

The Estonian food aid sent to the internally displaced persons in Eastern Ukraine will be routed through the Regional Representation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to IDPs’ collective centres, hospitals, children's institutions and soup kitchens.

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Jordan + 2 others
Norway doubles humanitarian support for Jordan

‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600.000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community. Therefore, we will increase our assistance to Jordan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Liberia + 3 others
Cuba sends more doctors to Ebola-hit west Africa as vaccine race heats up

10/22/2014 - 20:17 GMT

by Rod Mac Johnson

Cuban nurses and doctors headed to Liberia and Guinea Wednesday to help the fight against Ebola, as the death toll from the outbreak neared 4,900 and countries raced to get experimental vaccines ready for "real-world use".

The latest contingent of 83 reinforcements sent by Havana brought the total number of Cuban health workers in west Africa to at least 248, after 165 medical professionals were already sent to Sierra Leone last month.

Agence France-Presse:

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World Olympians Association launches #TargetEbola fundraising campaign

Report
Oxfam

The World Olympians Association [WOA], the representative body for Olympians worldwide, has today launched the #TargetEbola campaign to help combat Ebola in Sierra Leone and other areas in West Africa.

Dr Francis Dove Edwin, two-time Olympian from Sierra Leone, has been appointed to the Presidential task force to help stop the spread Ebola in the country and he and his fellow Sierra Leone Olympians have asked the WOA to help raise funds.

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World + 7 others
Ebola : l'ONU se félicite de l'arrivée d'un vaccin d'essai pour lutter contre le virus

Report
UN News Service

21 octobre 2014 – L'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a annoncé mardi qu'un candidat vaccin contre le virus de l'Ebola sera bientôt mis à disposition dans le cadre des efforts pour lutter contre cette maladie. L'agence attend l'arrivée à Genève mercredi 22 octobre d'une livraison de ce vaccin de provenance du Canada.

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Senegal + 6 others
"Des radios contre Ebola" - Préparer 48 radios de proximité d’Afrique de l’Ouest à la prévention contre Ebola (21 octobre 2014)

La nouvelle épidémie du virus Ebola qui sévit actuellement en Afrique de l’Ouest a déjà fait plus de 4 000 morts sur le continent africain. La progression du virus se poursuit et aucun vaccin efficace n’est pour le moment annoncé.

Dans ce contexte, l’attachement des populations isolées à certaines pratiques rituelles est identifié comme un facteur de propagation avéré.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted additional funding for the fight against Ebola

Development Minister Sirpa Paatero has today signed a pledge of EUR 7.1 million in support for the UN Ebola Trust Fund through which UN agencies, led by WHO, are fighting against the spread of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

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UK Aid: Syria response (21 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

KEY FACTS

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab (Kurdish: Kobane) has been under intense assault for several weeks. Government officials in Turkey report that more than 190,000 Syrians fleeing Kobane and surrounds have entered the country since 19 September.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Final Periodic Monitoring Report November 2013 to August 2014

OVERVIEW

In close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). This is the final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR) and it evaluates the quality and quantity of the response from 9 November 2013 to 31 August 2014 against the objectives of the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

We list key achievements of the SRP as the following:

•3.7 million people reached with food assistance

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Iraq + 2 others
UNHCR Iraq Operational Update: Internally Displaced Persons (1 - 15 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A fourth major wave of displacement in 2014 occurred in Anbar with an estimated 20,000 families displaced from the city of Heet due to conflict. UNHCR is sending core relief items to IDPs arriving in Baghdad and Karbala.

  • UNHCR launched its winterization activities with distributions reaching 6,800 people in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Insulation of tents and shelters is ongoing, with supplies being procured from local and international markets.

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Iraq + 2 others
Further humanitarian assistance to Iraq and Syria

Today I announce that Australia will provide an additional $15 million for life-saving assistance to people in Iraq and Syria affected by the ongoing violence perpetrated by terrorists.

An estimated 16 million people inside Iraq and Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance – half of whom have been forced to flee their homes in the face of the onslaught of ISIL or Da’esh.

With winter approaching, displaced people in both countries are at risk of exposure to harsh weather, particularly those residing in unfinished buildings, crowded camps or in the open.