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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Mali + 8 others
Ebola : tests probables de vaccins dans les pays les plus touchés, mort d'une fillette au Mali

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:40 GMT

par Marie-Noëlle BLESSIG à Genève et Brigitte DUSSEAU à New York

Des vaccins contre la fièvre Ebola seront testés, si possible en décembre, dans les trois principaux pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest touchés par l'épidémie selon l'OMS, alors qu'au Mali, la fillette infectée, premier cas dans ce pays, est morte vendredi, selon une source gouvernementale.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: Aporte de un millón de dólares a ONU

Report
Redhum

Con el propósito de atender la necesidad de los países vulnerables en contra de la propagación del virus ébola ayer el presidente del Estado Evo Morales informó que, por decisión del gabinete de ministros, reunidos ayer, se resolvió aportar con un millón de dólares a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), para coadyuvar en el proceso de prevención contra la epidemia de la mortal enfermedad.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 23 October 2014

Highlights

  • The number of Palestinian child casualties from the recent Gaza war continues to rise, as children with serious injuries are still being treated in hospitals, and as further verification of earlier incidents is ongoing. Between 8 July and 26 August, at least 538 Palestinian children were reported killed during the hostilities in Gaza.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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Liberia + 3 others
Ethiopia Contributes to African Union Ebola Response Efforts

Report
African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014

Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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Liberia + 3 others
China pledges $82 million to fight Ebola: Xinhua

10/24/2014 - 13:55 GMT

China will provide Ebola hit countries in West Africa with new aid worth the equivalent of $82 million, China's President Xi Jinping said on Friday, as European leaders pledged more donations.

Beijing will give 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as international organisations, the official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 24 October 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Liberia + 2 others
'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Friday 10/24/2014 - 07:03 GMT

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday.

Clever, a maker of air filters, said it is sending thousands of the $75 masks for use by doctors and other health professionals in Guinea, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Liberia + 2 others
European Council (23 and 24 October 2014) - Conclusions

Report
European Union

(Excerpt)

Ebola

10. The European Council is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the increasing number of people infected and dying from it. It commended the work done by the governments of the affected countries and by NGOs in responding to an unprecedented health challenge. The European Council also expressed its deep appreciation for the selfless dedication of health workers in this crisis and for their courage and professionalism.

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More Resources for Iraq Response Needed [EN/AR/KU]

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(Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded.

“Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There are huge needs on the ground. It’s vital that we help the people of Iraq.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Lebanon + 1 other
IOM Supports Lebanese Armed Forces in Migration and Border Management

Lebanon - IOM has donated USD 26,000 worth of equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) as part of a project funded by the United States to strengthen Lebanon’s migration and border management capacity in the context of the Syrian crisis.

Lebanon’s Border Control Committee (BCC) accepted the donation, which included IT, communications and other equipment yesterday (23/10) in Beirut.

International Organization for Migration:

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Philippines + 1 other
Fire Trucks Contribute to Disaster Preparedness in Philippines Typhoon Belt

Philippines - Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the first area in the Philippines to be struck by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013, today received a donation of two fire trucks and a variety of fire and rescue equipment from France.

The donation, organized by the French NGO International Emergency Fire Fighters (Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale or PUI), in partnership with IOM, is designed to support the municipality in its recovery from the devastation wrought by Haiyan.

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM Appeals for $295.5 million for Iraq Emergency Response

Iraq - IOM is appealing for USD 295.5 million as part of the UN’s USD 2.2 billion Strategic Response Plan (SRP) to provide life-saving assistance to five million vulnerable people in Iraq. The request will cover the period February 2014 through December 2015.

IOM has already received over USD 79 million (27 per cent of requirements) in response to the appeal, leaving a shortfall of some USD 215.5 million.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

David Cameron gets European leaders to pledge more funding to fight Ebola.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has secured a €1 billion (£800 million) funding pledge at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight the disease in West Africa.

As part of the commitment, the UK has boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by £80 million, bringing its total contribution to more than £200 million.

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Japan’s New Financial Assistance to the PA [EN/AR]

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend a Non-project grant aid of 1 billion Yen (approximately USD 9.3 million) to the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a kind of its budget support to the PA. Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged today on October 23 rd, 2014 in Ramallah between H.E. Mr. Shukry Bishara, Minister for Finance and Planning and Mr. Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for Palestinian Affairs/ Representative of Japan to the PA.

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Thailand + 1 other
ADB, Japan to Help Cut Flood Risks in Chao Phraya River Basin

BANGKOK, THAILAND – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan are to help communities in the flood-prone Chao Phraya River Basin draw up grassroots flood risk management plans to reduce their vulnerability to natural disasters.

Asian Development Bank:

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Liberia + 3 others
An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.