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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 29 August 2014


  • The number of Syrian refugees registered in the region crossed the 3-million mark on 29 August. 1,175,000 are in Lebanon;

  • The number of children enrolled in non-formal education in 2014 reached 48,651;

  • 23,000 primary and secondary healthcare consultations were provided;

  • 51 per cent of registered Syrian refugees have benefited from shelter support as of this month;

  • 1,900 Syrian refugees accessed food in Arsal.

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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

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Cameroon + 1 other
Cameroun : Rapport Inter Agences sur la Situation des Réfugiés Centrafricains (18-24 août)


126 627 Réfugiés enregistrés depuis janvier 2014.

57 897 Réfugiés vivent sur les sites.

61 900 Réfugiés vivent en dehors des sites.

6 830 Réfugiés enregistrés à Yaoundé et Douala.

147 Nouveaux réfugiés en provenance de la RCA ont été enregistrés au cours de la semaine écoulée.


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Afghanistan + 1 other
Livelihoods Needs Assessment at the Returnee Settlements of Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces, Afghanistan (August 7 – 10, 2014)

Most of the returnees believe they had a better life while they were living as refugees in Pakistan compared to living in their own country.

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An Overview of Qatar Charity's $39 Million Emergency Assistance for Syrians

Qatar Charity

As the summer fades and another winter approaches, Qatar Charity sadly prepares for yet another winterization program for internally displaced and refugee Syrians. Looking back over the past years' efforts, Qatar Charity has carried out more than QAR 142 million (USD 39 million) worth of emergency and relief projects for Syrians in the fields of food security and nutrition, health, shelter and education.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 9 (23 - 29 August 2014) [EN/AR/KU]


  • Over 1.8 million people are estimated to be displaced, countrywide.

  • Providing adequate shelter for IDPs remains a key concern and a priority need throughout the country, as IDPs continue to be in the open, occupy unfinished buildings, schools, mosques and churches.

  • Some 52 cargo flights have arrived in Erbil in the past weeks, delivering an estimated 5,400 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies.

  • Increased morbidity of communicable diseases related to limited access to water and sanitation.

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Jordan + 3 others
Three million tragic stories. When will it end?

By Misty Buswell, Director of Advocacy, Media & Communications, Middle East and Eurasia Regional Office, Jordan

29 August 2014 marks another terrible milestone in the Syria crisis: the three millionth registered refugee.

The war is more than three years old. At least 191,000 have died and nearly 11 million are in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria.

Meanwhile, three million, including more than 1.5 million children, have now fled a country in chaos. And those are only the ones who are officially registered.

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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well.

The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported.

Giving Girls a Chance

Many times, boys are favored over girls for receiving an education in Kenya. When FH works with a community, it also works with parents. Now, parents living in the communities near the Lakartinya school understand the importance of education for both boys and girls.

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Ukraine: Situation report No. 9 as of 29 August 2014



  • Rebels are threatening to take the key port of Mariupol, after opening a new front in the south-east. They have reportedly captured the town of Novoazovsk and are advancing on the port. This is likely to create another wave of displacement amongst parts of the close to half a million people living in an area that until now had escaped fighting.

  • At least 4,445 people including 46 children have been wounded and 1,830 people including 28 children were killed n eastern Ukraine as of 27 August (source OHCHR/WHO).

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3 million refugees and no end in sight


Life in Syria is so bad that around three million people have had to leave. According to the latest UN reports, the number of people leaving the country to seek refuge is likely to reach three million today (Friday 29 August).

Most of these people are living in neighbouring countries, including Lebanon and Jordan where Tearfund and other agencies are helping them.

The conflict in Syria began more than three years ago in March 2011. Since then nearly 200,000 people have died in the fighting, according to some estimates. More than 6 million people are homeless.

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South Sudan Crisis Blog #1

Islamic Relief

Amir Manghali, Regional Desk Coordinator for East Africa, blogs from Juba on the conditions facing displaced families in Mahad camp.

On 20 August, I visited Mahad IDP camp, together with Rose Juru Joushua, our Senior Programme Officer in Islamic Relief South Sudan.

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Syrian Refugee Stories: A Life in Limbo # 3

The 3rd episode of “A Life in Limbo” series of stories that follows the lives of two Syrian refugee families, one living in Zaatari camp and the other in a Jordanian host community, presents 14 year old Fatima, the eldest daughter of the Youssef family, living in Zaatari camp.

This week we return to the Youssef family in Zaatari camp to find out what life is like for Dima’s eldest child, 14-year-old Fatima.

Being 14 in a dusty desert refugee camp

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La RDC veut introduire l’éducation pour la paix dans le programme scolaire

Radio Okapi

Le ministère de l’Enseignement primaire, secondaire et professionnel (EPSP) veut introduire l’éducation pour la paix dans le système éducatif congolais. Selon le conseiller international chargé de la coopération au sein de ce ministère, Jovin Mukadi, ce nouveau programme vise à prévenir les conflits en RDC. L’éducation pour la paix jouerait alors un rôle important dans la reconstruction sociale et plus particulièrement dans les sociétés affectées par les conflits, a-t-il estimé.

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Un programme intermédiaire de coopération belgo-congolaise jusqu’en 2016

En avril 2014, le Congo et la Belgique ont signé un programme intermédiaire de coopération couvrant la période 2014-2015. Ci-dessous, Dirk Deprez, représentant de la CTB en RDC, en donne la quintessence dans une interview.

Dans le cadre de la coopération belgo-congolaise, on entend beaucoup parler de PIC. Pouvez-vous nous dire ce que cela signifie?

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNHCR Tierkidi Camp Profile, 21 August 2014

Operations and Services

  • Following refugee screening and the registration of refugees who are new arrivals (Level 1 registration) at Ethiopia’s refugee entry points, a more detailed registration process (Level 2 registration, which includes biometrics) is conducted in the camp.

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Relief and relationships go hand-in-hand in South Sudan

MCC continues to provide food and encourage understanding among people displaced by violence in South Sudan.

By Emily Loewen

Aug. 29, 2014

WINNIPEG, Man. – As conflict has displaced more than 1.5 million people in South Sudan since late December, about 70,000 of them sought refuge at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Awerial County, South Sudan, where they could find people who spoke the same language.

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Bulletin humanitaire provincial : Province du Sud-Kivu, RD Congo - juillet 2014


  • Grâce au plaidoyer des humanitaires, les élèves déplacés du Sud-Kivu valident leur année scolaire

  • Des affrontements armés déplacent plus de 7 000 personnes et entravent le déroulement de l’assistance

  • Plus de 18 000 personnes vaccinées contre la rougeole.

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Niger + 2 others
2014 Plan de réponse stratégique Niger : Révision - août 2014


Objectifs stratégiques

1.- Recueillir les données sur les risques et les vulnérabilités, les analyser et intégrer les résultats dans la programmation humanitaire et de développement.

2.- Soutenir les populations vulnérables à mieux faire face aux chocs en répondant aux signaux d’alerte de manière anticipée, en réduisant la durée du relèvement post-crise et en renforçant les capacités des acteurs nationaux.

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