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International Forum In South Africa Highlights School Nutrition

JOHANNESBURG – School nutrition promotes social and economic development and also helps reduce hunger and poverty, especially when linked to the purchase of food from smallholder farmers. This is the main message of the 2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum, the world’s foremost event on school feeding, which opens today in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Liberia + 1 other
Urgence Ebola. Former les professionnels de santé et informer les populations pour arrêter la propagation de l’épidémie

Médecins du Monde renforce ses activités au Libéria et en Côte d’Ivoire.

La fièvre Ebola ne cesse de progresser et les infrastructures sanitaires déjà défaillantes des trois pays les plus touchés (Libéria, Sierra Leone et Guinée) sont dépassées. Le bilan établi par l’OMS fait état de 6553 cas (probables, confirmés et suspects) dont 3083 décès. Avec 3458 cas cumulés et 1830 décès [1], le Libéria apparaît de plus en plus comme l’épicentre du fléau.

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Informe de emergencia nº 660 – Movimiento sismico en el departamento de Ayacucho

HECHOS:

El 24 de agosto a las 18:21 horas, se produjo un movimiento sísmico de magnitud 6.6; a 35 Km. al Norte de Coracora y 43 Km al Este de Puquio, en las coordenadas, latitud -14.70, longitud -73.74 con una profundidad de 108 Km., con intensidad V, VI en Coracora Puquio y I, II en Lima. Código SINPAD: 00066077, 00066078, 00066300, 00066296, 00066298, 00066302.

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Informe de emergencia nº 659 - Actividad del volcán Ubinas – Moquegua

ACCIONES DE RESPUESTA:

 Lunes, 29 de Setiembre 2014

 El Observatorio Vulcanológico del INGEMMET (OVI), en su reporte diario del 28 de Setiembre del 2014, informó que:

  • No se registraron exhalaciones ni explosiones en el volcán, sin embargo continúa el incremento con el registro de actividad sísmica tipo LP (asociadas al movimiento y desgasificación de magma), lo que indica la continuación en el proceso eruptivo.

  • Se prevé la ocurrencia de explosiones en los siguientes días.

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2014 Strategic Response Plan Bangladesh (Northwest Flood), September 2014

The current plan puts an emphasis on providing communities considered most vulnerable with assistance packages that will increase their greater ability to cope and rebuild.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Somalia: Post-Gu 2014 Food Security and Nutrition Outlook, August to December 2014

KEY MESSAGES

 About 1,025,000 people will remain in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) through December 2014. This population consists of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who make up 62 percent, rural people who are 27 percent, and the urban poor who are 11 percent of those likely to remain in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4).

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 29 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 160,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into southern Turkey since 19 September following an insurgency of the Islamic State in northern Syria.

  • Support is limited for the 84 per cent of refugees not living in established camps in Turkey. Systems are not in place to address shelter needs, identify the extremely vulnerable and provide protection or other basic services. The number of registered refugees is likely to be only part of the overall caseload, whose needs have not yet been fully assessed.

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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola : 5 choses à savoir sur l’intervention du PAM

Le PAM a distribué des vivres dans les régions touchées par Ebola en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone depuis le début de l'épidémie en mars 2014. Voici les 5 choses à savoir notre intervention

1 . Le PAM était sur ​​le terrain 8 jours après la déclaration officielle de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Guinée pour apporter de la nourriture. Nous avons ensuite nourri 720 personnes près de l'épicentre de l’épidémie.

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Afrique : des chansons et des dessins contre Ebola

09/30/2014 06:36 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRE

KINSHASA, 30 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Chansons entraînantes et caricatures saisissantes: face à l'épidémie meurtrière d'Ebola, des chanteurs et des dessinateurs africains participent de façon originale aux efforts de sensibilisation, maillon essentiel de la lutte contre le virus.

Agence France-Presse:

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Cruz Roja Salvadoreña intensifica acciones contra Dengue y Chikungunya

Cruz Roja Salvadoreña como parte de las activodades ejecutadas por el Proyecto Dengue-ChikV14, gracias al apoyo de l aFederación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, llevó a cabo una campaña de limpieza a nivel comunitario con le objetivo de erradicar los ciraderos de zancudos y evitar la proliferación del virus Chik y de la enferedad del dengue.

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Haïti-Choléra : Apparent recul de l’épidémie, sauf dans l’Ouest et le Centre

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P-au-P, 29 sept. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Les derniers chiffres communiqués par le ministère de la santé publique et de la population (Mspp), ce 29 septembre 2014, démontrent un recul de l’épidémie de choléra, excepté dans l’Ouest et le Centre.

Du 1er au 20 septembre 2014, 667 personnes ont été infectées, dont 555 hospitalisées, 9 décès enregistrés dont 6 dans les établissements de santé, affirme le docteur Donald François, coordonnateur national de la lutte contre le choléra au Mspp, lors d’une rencontre avec la presse.

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Peru + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 374

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKE: Eight people are reported dead, 4 injured and nearly 600 people affected as a result of the 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Peru.
    Local and national authorities have initiated the cleanup operations and assistance to the affected families.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical storm Rachel weakens but still causes some moderate rains in the coastal area of Baja California Sur.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Polio drive starts today

LAHORE: A three-day polio campaign starts from Monday (today) across the province like the rest of the country.

A spokesman for the Punjab Health Department said the total number of target children in the province was over 17.5m while the number of union councils (UCs) where campaign was being held was 3,511. He said 39,900 teams would carry out door-to-door vaccination and they would be supervised by over 7,000 area in charges. Special emphasis would be laid on vaccinating the population on the move at permanent transit points of the province, he said in a handout.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

© The DAWN Group of Newspapers

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Peru + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 374

Destacados

  • SISMO EN PERÚ: El movimiento sísmico de magnitud 5.1 provoca la muerte de 8 personas, 4 heridos y casi 600 personas damnificadas. Las autoridades locales y nacionales inician las tareas de limpieza y asistencia a las personas afectadas.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La tormenta tropical Rachel se debilita aunque aún ocasiona algunas lluvias de intensidad moderada en la zona de costa de Baja California Sur.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 26 September 2014

UNHCR Response

UNHCR Representative today visited refugee families who have found shelter in YIBO and Suleyman Shah park in the Suruc region of Sanliurfa Province.

At the Yumurtalik crossing, the UNHCR Representative observed how Syrians were crossing the border to Turkey, and how security and health checks were performed.