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As violence flares, UN warns of worsening humanitarian conditions

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UN News Service

The flare-up in violence has heightened insecurity faced by both civilians and humanitarian workers on the ground. 19 attacks against aid workers reported since the beginning of 2014.

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2013 Cambodia Floods One Year Report: Building the Capacity of Community Leaders to Distribute Emergency Supplies

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Give2Asia

2013 Cambodian Floods

Late September 2013, heavy rains in 20 of Cambodia’s 24 provinces resulted in heavy flooding along the Mekong River and throughout the north and west. In total, the floods killed 188 and displaced 1.7 million people. More than 1,000 schools were completely destroyed, roughly 1,500 miles of roads were washed away, and over 200,000 to 244,000 hectares of rice fields were lost.

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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #58, 29 October 2014

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  • Liberia has transitioned to a more detailed reporting mechanism, leading to a spike in the number of cases. According to latest data from 27 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,303. The number of deaths is 2,446.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 23-29 October 2014

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  • As of 29 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 3,760. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,057 with 786 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years), with more than 87 child survivors. To date, 2,719 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (1,340 girls & 1,379 boys), including 873 children who have been orphaned.**

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Iraq - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.N. released the FY 2014-2015 Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) on October 23.

  • Relief actors continue to prepare for the upcoming winter months, prioritizing shelter assistance.

  • Violence in the city of Hit, in Al Anbar Governorate, displaced thousands of people.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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UNICEF reaching “forgotten children” in Central African Republic

BANGUI, 31 October 2014 – UNICEF is rushing critical supplies to thousands of children forced to flee their homes in Central African Republic (CAR), amid worsening violence and increased attacks against aid workers.

Fresh fighting in northern and western regions of the country, as well as an upsurge of violence in the capital Bangui, have worsened insecurity and put humanitarian access in jeopardy.

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Ukraine: Situation Report No.18 as of 31 October 2014

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• The Ukrainian parliamentary elections held on 26 October took place without incident. A coalition government is under negotiation.

• Under the aegis of the UN Resident Coordinator, OCHA facilitated a 1.5-day Strategic Response Plan Workshop in Kyiv with participation of the humanitarian community, including UN agencies, NGOs, donors, and Government of Ukraine representatives.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No.18 (25 October – 31 October 2014)

The recent displacements in October largely occurred in Anbar, Ninewa, and Diyala. About 47 per cent of all Iraq’s displaced people are located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) and the disputed border regions of Akre and Shikhan, in Ninewa Governorate; and Kifri and Khanaqin, in Diyala Governorate.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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The worst thing at IDP camp is lack of education

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Finn Church Aid

Ethnic violence forced Dan Nyo Nyo to flee her home. She is now living at IDP camp in Rakhine state in Myanmar with her family. Her biggest concern is the suspension of her children’s education.

Ohn Taw Gyi South is one of 60 IDP camps in Rakhine state, North-West Myanmar. Many came to the camps from the town of Sittwe, where the hostilities between Muslims and Buddhists erupted into fully-fledged violence in June and October of 2012. 200 people were killed and several houses burnt. The entire state entered into full crisis.

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Educate Lesotho's girls to protect themselves

UNFPA Regional Director calls for support to reduce maternal deaths, HIV, teen pregnancy

Lesotho’s high maternal mortality rate of 1155 per 100,000 live births and high HIV infection rates are cause for concern, said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, during an official three-day visit to Lesotho this week.

The Regional Director met Lesotho’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mohlabi Tsekoa, for a discussion and toured the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) clinic.

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Cross-border raids hinder relocation of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon

In recent days, Nigerian insurgents have launched repeated cross-border attacks from Nigerian border towns into northern Cameroon, hindering UNHCR's efforts to relocate refugees.

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Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: Project Performance Report (January to September 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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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 29 | 01 – 31 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 November marks the one-year commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated central Philippines in 2013.

  • Emergency threshold for severe malnutrition exceeded in Zamboanga.

  • Partners support authorities to meet the needs of over 53,000 Mayon Volcano-evacuees.

FIGURES

Typhoon Haiyan

No. of people in evacuation centres - 320

No. of people in tents - 4,760

No. of people in transitional sites - 19,700

Total - 24,780

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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COE recomendó suspender lecciones en cinco cantones de Cartago

CNE declaró alerta amarilla en cinco cantones de la provincia de Cartago por actividad en Volcán Turrialba.