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Emirates Red Crescent disbursed AED 9mn to Palestinian orphans

Ramallah, 29th July 2014 (WAM) - The Emirates Red Crescent has disbursed AED 8.9 million to 3,743 Palestinian orphans sponsored by the U.A.E. relief agency in the West Bank and registered with the ministry of social affairs.

Dr. Mohammed Abu Hameed, undersecretary of the ministry, said the annual sponsorship funds had been paid to orphans before Eid Al Fitr to secure their needs.

He expressed his thanks and gratitude for the Emirates Red Crescent for the humanitarian assistance it provided to needy and destitute families.

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CRS aid gets through to Gaza

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, with civilian casualties, destruction of buildings, damage to infrastructure and internal displacement continuing to rise.

On Saturday, 26 July a humanitarian ceasefire was respected by both sides, allowing Palestinians to buy food and water, assess damage to their homes, recover bodies and bury the dead.

Humanitarian organisations took advantage of the lull in hostilities to conduct field assessments and implement emergency response efforts.

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Alerta en Venezuela por brote de chikungunya

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Redhum

Fuente: Notimex

CARACAS, Venezuela (NOTIMEX).- Las autoridades sanitarias de Venezuela permanecen en estado de alerta epidemiológica por la presencia del mosquito transmisor del virus que causa la enfermedad del chikungunya, que hasta el sábado sumaba 86 casos en todo el país.

El Ministerio de Salud de Venezuela informó este martes que subió a 86 el número de casos de fiebre chikungunya en todo el país suramericano, 29 de los cuales fueron confirmados la última semana.

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Responds in West Africa - updated July 29, 2014

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Direct Relief

Update: Last month, Direct Relief equipped Dr. John Fankhauser with provisions of Ebola-specific medical supplies in preparation for his return to the frontlines of the outbreak. Since then, the deadly virus has spread, taking its toll on upwards of 1,200 people across West Africa.

Among the patients are several of the very doctors and nurses who — in immense displays of courage and commitment – are working tirelessly to contain the epidemic, despite the risk.

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Gaza: HI to expand humanitarian response

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Handicap International is donating equipment such as wheelchairs and crutches to Al-Shifa hospital, where many of the injured are being treated. The organization made its first donation on July 23, and plans to make more donations this week.

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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 29 July 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"There was no UNRWA distribution in Yarmouk today, 29 July. UNRWA has been informed by the Syrian authorities that distribution will be permitted to recommence on Thursday, 31 July, following completion of the Eid al-Fitr period. UNRWA stands ready to resume operations immediately and is encouraging all parties to continue facilitation of food and medical assistance to civilians in Yarmouk, as soon as possible.

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IDP Crisis in Iraq: IOM Emergency Response Activity Report, 17 - 23 July 2014

ASSESSMENTS: DISPLACEMENT TRACKING MATRIX

International Organization for Migration:

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Chikungunya Update for 28 July

Total cases investigated for chikungunya since 25 June 2014 is 10.

•Since the last update on 21 July 2014, there have been three new cases for testing during the week of 22-28 July, 2014, (one resident from West Bay, one resident from George Town and one resident from Cayman Brac).

•One result was received this week from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), which tested positive for chikungunya. The patient has travel history to the Dominican Republic.

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Humanitarian support in Paraguay, much more than an in kind donation

By: Enrique Jair Guevara, IFRC

Although the rains in Paraguay are now less intense, the Paraguayan Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, continues to provide assistance to the families affected by floods.

We had the opportunity to talk to Lina Villa, Emergency Health and Psychosocial Support specialist. Psychosocial support is an essential line of support provided by Red Cross volunteers and staff.

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WFP and Government of Bolivar Launch Sprinkles for Life Project

CARTAGENA -On July 14th, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bolivar launched the Sprinkles for Life project, which consists of implementing a home fortification strategy which uses micronutrients powders to serve 71,000 children from the ages of 2 to 5 in 45 different municipalities in the Department of Bolivar, over 11 months.

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Central African Republic: facts and figures, May – June 2014

The violent conflict that has rocked the Central African Republic since December 2013 has been particularly deadly, aggravating an already precarious situation. The ICRC and the Central African Red Cross Society are redoubling their efforts to bring aid to the people hardest hit.

Between the end of April and the start of July, the ICRC worked closely with the Central African Red Cross to:

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Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Malakal Now a South Sudan Ghost-town

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Voice of America

Karin Zeitvogel
Last updated on: July 28, 2014 12:06 PM

"I have never seen conditions like these in my life."

That's how World Food Program (WFP) spokeswoman Challiss McDonough described what she saw when she visited at the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound in Malakal last week with WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and UNICEF head Anthony Lake.

Around 17,000 people have sought shelter at the U.N. base in the capital of Upper Nile state that has witnessed some of the worst fighting in South Sudan's seven-month conflict.

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Gaza situation report 21, 29 July 2014

On 7 July UNRWA declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Since then, civilian displacement and fatalities have risen sharply. The total number of Palestinian deaths reported by the Protection Cluster currently stands at 1106 and the number of wounded, as reported by the Ministry of Health has reached 6600.

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Pakistan: Health Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

Polio Cases Recorded

Health Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

Health Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Polio spread feared over mass displacement

Dengue: Mosquito larva still exists in Pindi

Lack of coordination hampering vaccination of NWA children

Delayed security nods affect polio drives in city

Combating dengue: Fumigation carried out in rural areas

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Pakistan: DRM Bulletin July, 2014 - Volume: 2, Issue: 7

IN THIS BULLETIN

English News

DRM Sector Framework News

Humanitarian Intervention’s

Disaster Profile: District Multan

Maps

Articles

Urdu News

DRM Directory

HIGHLIGHTS:

Nine die as heavy rain lashes Lahore, Sialkot

Polio vaccine Cold storage out of order Centre established by Ex-Governor in Jamrud

Balochistan Chief Minister announces Rs.50m grant for IDPs

Flood protection plan to be implemented from July 1

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Alerta en Venezuela por brote de chikungunya

Report
Redhum

Fuente: Notimex

CARACAS, Venezuela (NOTIMEX).- Las autoridades sanitarias de Venezuela permanecen en estado de alerta epidemiológica por la presencia del mosquito transmisor del virus que causa la enfermedad del chikungunya, que hasta el sábado sumaba 86 casos en todo el país.

El Ministerio de Salud de Venezuela informó este martes que subió a 86 el número de casos de fiebre chikungunya en todo el país suramericano, 29 de los cuales fueron confirmados la última semana.