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Afghanistan + 2 others
ECHO Factsheet Afghanistan – July 2014

Key messages

  • Over three decades of conflict in Afghanistan have led to insecurity and displacement, and conflict in neighbouring Pakistan has pushed thousands of families and individuals to seek refuge on the Afghan side of the border.

  • Food, water, shelter, access to health and protection to newly displaced Pakistani refugees are needed. Emergency healthcare in general and trauma care in particular are essential.

  • The resilience of Afghans to recurrent natural hazards must be strengthened.

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Pakistan + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet - Pakistan - August 2014

Key messages

  • Conflict in the northwest of Pakistan has led to the displacement and emergency needs of over one million people.

  • Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world, with multiple disasters every year impacting on livelihood and nutritional security. In the Sindh province high levels of malnutrition coupled with limited access to water, sanitation, and medical services, has compromised the health and coping capacities of the most vulnerable communities.

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #48, 22 August 2014

Summary

  • According to the MoHSW, in the past week,1 297 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia – the largest number of cases reported in one week since the epidemic began in late March.

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PAHO/WHO and partners to use U.N. emergency funds to bring health care to Paraguayan families affected by floods

US$ 314,000 will be used to provide emergency health care to 5,000 families and prevent possible disease outbreaks

Asunción, Paraguay, 22 August 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) will receive US$ 314,000 from the United Nation’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) for the provision of medical care to some 5,000 families affected by flooding in recent months in Paraguay’s Chaco region. The funds will also be used to prevent disease outbreaks.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #52 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $180 million to support food assistance in South Sudan

  • U.N. World Food Program (WFP) barge convoy arrives in Upper Nile State

  • Insecurity persists in Unity State, including near the civilian protection site in Bentiu town

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Canada Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable People in Ethiopia

Canada’s support to Médecins Sans Frontières is helping to improve access to emergency health care

August 22, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Iran to send aid to Gaza via Egypt

08/22/2014 17:09 GMT

TEHRAN, August 22, 2014 (AFP) - Iran plans to send aid to the beleaguered Gaza Strip after Egypt said it would allow the shipment to enter the Palestinian territory, an Iranian diplomatic source said on Friday.

The official IRNA news agency said Cairo had agreed to transfer humanitarian aid bound for the coastal enclave, citing a foreign ministry source in Tehran.

The source said a first Iranian Red Crescent shipment of 100 tonnes of medicine and food would be flown "soon" to Cairo.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 22 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • Hostilities have continued, resulting in additional Palestinian casualties. The Palestinian fatality toll is now 2,042 of whom 1,444 have been identified as civilians, according to preliminary estimates.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to 460,000, more than a quarter of the entire Palestinian population of Gaza. 280,000 are taking shelter 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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Finland + 1 other
Finland grants 500,000 euros for the victims of the conflict in Ukraine

By decision of Minister for International Development Pekka Haavisto, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs grants 500,000 euros in humanitarian aid for Ukraine. The aid will be delivered to its destination through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency , which has a key role in assisting Ukrainians forced to flee their homes.

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EU provides assistance to people displaced by Libya conflict

Responding to the deteriorating security situation in Libya which has led to an increase in casualties and displacement, the EU is providing some €215 000 to support the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC). More than 600 people have been killed since the attacks in July and August, and at least 10 000 families have been displaced.

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ECHO and UNICEF join forces for families affected by violence in Central African Republic

BANGUI/BRUSSELS, Central African Republic, 22 August 2014 – The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is providing EUR 1 million to help the UNICEF-coordinated Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to reach affected populations in Central African Republic (CAR) , especially in places where due to security and access constrains there is virtually no humanitarian presence.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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 + 23 others
Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014

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102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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RDC: la Fida décaisse 114 millions USD pour le développement de l’agriculture pastorale

Report
Radio Okapi

Le Fonds international pour le développement de l’agriculture (Fida) a décaissé 114 millions de dollars américains pour le développement de l’agriculture pastorale dans les provinces du Bas-Congo, Bandundu et Kinshasa en République démocratique du Congo. Le responsable de la composante vivrière de ce programme, l’ingénieur Xavier Pemba l’a annoncé jeudi 21 août à Idiofa.

Radio Okapi:

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Guatemala + 1 other
Donarán $900 mil para familias afectadas por sequía

Report
Redhum

Fuente: Siglo XXI

Luego del recorrido que realizaron por Chiquimula, Zacapa y el Progreso, Miguel Barreto, director regional del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA), Stuart Savage, embajador de Canadá en Guatemala, y la vicepresidenta Roxana Baldetti, se informó que el Gobierno canadiense donará $900 mil para las familias afectadas por la sequía.

Según un comunicado, el diplomático Savage explicó que esta contribución servirá para paliar la crisis humanitaria que afecta al Istmo y los fondos serán canalizados a través del PMA.

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Pakistan + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Pakistan North Waziristan Agency: IDP Crisis, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

Following displacement earlier this year, a new wave of displacement from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) began 15 June following the launch of military operations by the Pakistan Army against armed non-state actors. Large numbers of people continue to move into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), as well as to Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan. The number of IDPs registered from NWA currently stands at over 1 million, 74% of whom are women and children.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Iraq, August 2014

NGOs in Iraq have raised concern about the slow release of a $500 million Saudi grant and called for a speedy disbursement process to allow them to rapidly scale up their programming.

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Ukraine + 3 others
Ukraine UNHCR External Update on the Situation of Displaced Persons, 22 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 20 August, the number of IDPs is estimated to have reached 190,000.

  • IDPs from eastern Ukraine now make up 92% of the total number of displaced.

  • UNHCR is concerned by the attack on a convoy of people attempting to leave Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.

  • UNHCR is concerned by the increasing number of casualties, OHCHR estimates that as of 13 August the death toll has increased to 2,119.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.38 (au 13 août 2014)

Faits saillants

• Suite au récent affrontement armé dans la ville de Batangafo (préfecture Ouham), plus de 16 000 personnes ont été déplacées, faisant environ 29 000 PDI dans la région.

• A Bambari, les tensions en cours continuent de nuire à la cohésion sociale.

• La dernière enquête sur les intentions de retour des PDI effectuée dans les sites de déplacement à Bangui, rapporte que 4 personnes sur 5, envisagent de rentrer chez eux dans les quatre prochaines semaines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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