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Afghanistan 2014 Strategic Response Plan: Mid-Year Review (January to June 2014)

OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward Strategic Objectives

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
En Côte d’Ivoire, le Japon et le PNUD mobilisés contre l’Ebola

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire — L’Agence japonaise de coopération internationale (JICA) émettra une contribution de USD 180 000 auprès du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), visant à renforcer les capacités de la police nationale pour prévenir l’apparition et la propagation de l’Ebola en Côte d’Ivoire.

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Sri Lanka + 1 other
Japan supports a Livelihood Improvement Project for the Resettled Communities through Japanese NGO poster

The Government of Japan has extendedUS$ 224,380 (approximately Rs.30 million)(JPY21,764,860) to the “Reconstruction of Community and Improvement of Livelihood of Returnees in the Fishing Community ofMullaitivu District” project which will be implemented by Pacific Asia Resource Center Interpeople’s Cooperation(PARCIC)in the MullaitivuDistrict under the Japan-NGO Cooperation Grant Scheme. PARCIC is a Japanese NGO, actively involved inreconstruction and development in the Northern Province since 2004.

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Liberia + 3 others
Further assistance to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Joint media release:

  • Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP
  • Minister for Health, The Hon Peter Dutton MP

The Australian Government will immediately provide a further $7 million to support the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We share the international community’s deep concern over the recent Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
In Côte d’Ivoire, Japan and UNDP mobilize against Ebola

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute $180,000 USD toward building the capacities of the Ivorian national police to prevent the appearance and spread of Ebola in the country.

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Liberia + 3 others
Ghana Air Force airlifts relief assistance to three Ebola affected countries

The Ghana Air Force has begun the airlifting of about one hundred tons of humanitarian food relief items to three Ebola affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The relief items include three thousand (3,000) bags of rice grown and packaged in Ghana, three hundred (300) cartons of Ghanaian produced cooking oil, three hundred (300) cartons of Milk manufactured in Ghana and three hundred (300) cartons of Made in Ghana cocoa drinking products.

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Liberia Ebola Emergency Response - update n.1 (September 5, 2014)

In Liberia, the first ever outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was reported in late March 2014 in Lofa County which is on the border with Guinea where the Ebola outbreak started in West Africa. Government and medical emergency partners quickly intervened and nearly eradicated the disease, and nothing was heard about Ebola-related illnesses until late June and early July.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 15 September 2014

Highlights

  • Half a million children in Gaza returned to school on 14 September facilitated by a massive Back to School campaign led by the Education cluster, co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF. The first week of school is devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.

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Haiti Cholera Response: Mid-Year Update (January - July 2014)

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has affected an unacceptable number of people with around 705,400 suspected cases and an estimated 8,500 deaths reported from October 2010 to 31 July 2014. Limited rains in 2014 and the response of the Government of Haiti (GoH) with the support of the UN and partners has led the number of projected cases for the year to be revised downward to 15,000 from an initial projection of 45,000. Despite a significant reduction in the incidence of cholera, Haiti continues to host the largest cholera epidemic in the western hemisphere.

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Embassy in Bangui resumes full operations.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) announces an additional $28 million in humanitarian aid for the CAR crisis.

  • The U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA) officially assumes authority from the African-led International Support Mission to CAR (MISCA).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola: World Bank Group Approves US$105 Million Grant for Faster Epidemic Containment in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2014 - The World Bank Group’s (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$105 million grant to finance Ebola-containment efforts underway in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, help families and communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and rebuild and strengthen essential public health systems in the three worst-affected countries to guard against future disease outbreaks. The new grant is part of the US$200 million Ebola emergency mobilization first announced by the WBG in early August.

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UNOSAT joins damage assessment on the ground in Gaza to support UNDP

Report
UNOSAT

6 September 2014, Jeusalem - After weeks of rapid humanitarian mapping all along the latest offensive in Gaza, UNOSAT deployed a field staff to Jerusalem and Gaza on 01 September to provide support to the UN efforts to conclude a definite assessment of the damage caused by the crisis.

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India + 1 other
U.S. Extends Humanitarian Relief to Flood Victims

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New Delhi -- On behalf of the American people, Chargé d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens today extended her deepest sympathies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have been affected by the recent flooding, especially the hundreds of families who have lost loved ones.

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Liberia + 3 others
CERF response to Ebola outbreak, as of 16 September 2014

Allocations to-date (since April 2014)

• To-date, humanitarian partners received US$7.58 million from CERF to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Guinea ($2.72 million), Liberia ($1.91), Nigeria ($1.46) and Sierra Leone ($1.50 million).

• Additional allocations are expected for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ukraine + 1 other
OSCE Project Co-ordinator, Canada launch multi-year project to help Ukraine improve protection of human rights by courts

KYIV, 16 September 2014 – The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Government of Canada officially launched a € 2.2 million, four years project, which aims to enhance the functioning of the Ukrainian judiciary in line with international standards of human rights protection.

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Liberia + 5 others
Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa

Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries.

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Liberia + 5 others
Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering with the United Nations and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of Ebola over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that this one can—and will be—as well.

Our strategy is predicated on four key goals: