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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 28 August 2014

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

"UNRWA distributed food and provided health assistance to 350 families in Yarmouk today, 28 August. This is the second consecutive day of operation following a one-day break on 26 August, after clashes and mortar impacts affected the distribution area on 25 August.

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World Bank Helps Combat Malnutrition among Mothers and Children

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World Bank

WASHINGTON- August 29, 2014- The World Bank approved US$47.95 million to help the Government of Pakistan improve nutrition status of children under two years of age, and of pregnant and lactating women in targeted areas.

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Kenyan governors, partners commit to reduce high rate of maternal death

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Key governors committed to take action to reduce Kenya’s high maternal death rate at a UNFPA-organized meeting held this week in Nairobi.

The event brought together over 200 officials to address Kenya’s persistently high rate of maternal mortality, which is among the highest in the world.

Estimates range from 360 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the 2013 State of the World Population report , to a staggering 488 deaths, according figures from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the firm ICF Macro.

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Epidemiological Alert - Chikungunya and dengue fever in the Americas, 29 August 2014

Given the continued spread of chikungunya virus in the Americas, and the start of the period with higher dengue circulation in Central America and the Caribbean, the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) advises Member States who have the vector mosquito of both viruses (Aedes aegypti), to increase vector density reduction efforts, based on the Dengue Integrated Management Strategy (Dengue-IMS), in addition to establishing and maintaining dengue and chikungunya case management capacity, and to implement effective public communication strategies to elimina

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Christian Aid's Gaza Appeal tops £1 million

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Christian Aid

29 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s Gaza Crisis Appeal, launched just over five weeks ago to help those affected by the conflict, has topped £1 million.

Since the start of the latest round of violence, Christian Aid’s partners have provided urgent healthcare to more than 18,000 people, clean water for 128,640 and food for 4,650.

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Stop Hunger Now Responds to Ebola Crisis in West Africa

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Stop Hunger Now

Food and other aid shipped to Liberia, more assistance on the way

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Development and Peace aids victims of the Iraqi crisis

Thanks to a $1 million contribution from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Development and Peace is pleased to announce its support to displaced Iraqis in collaboration with Caritas Iraq and Catholic Relief Services. Development and Peace will also be assisting Iraqi refugees in Istanbul with a $50,000 grant to Caritas Turkey.

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Ebola: Levée samedi de la quarantaine dans un quartier de Monrovia (officiel)

08/29/2014 22:20 GMT

MONROVIA, 29 août 2014 (AFP) - Les autorités du Liberia, pays le plus touché par l'épidémie d'Ebola, ont annoncé la levée samedi de la quarantaine du quartier de West Point, dans la capitale, Monrovia, imposée le 20 août.

"A partir de demain à 06H00 (locales et GMT), la quarantaine de West Point sera levée", a annoncé la radio publique, citant un communiqué de la présidence.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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

Highlights:

  • 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 people living in an area that until now had escaped fighting.

  • At least 2,593 people have been killed (including at least 28 children) and 7,159 wounded (including at least 46 children) in eastern Ukraine as of 27 August1 (source OHCHR).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Declara la Secretaría de Gobernación Emergencia para un municipio del estado de Baja California Sur

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación emitió hoy una Declaratoria de Emergencia para el municipio de La Paz del estado de Baja California Sur por la presencia de lluvias severas ocurridas del 23 al 25 de agosto de 2014.

Con esta acción se activan los recursos del Fondo para la Atención de Emergencias (FONDEN).
A partir de esta Declaratoria, solicitada por el gobierno estatal, las autoridades contarán con recursos para atender las necesidades alimenticias, de abrigo y de salud de la población afectada.

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Insecurity throughout the Central African Republic (CAR) results in more than 50 deaths since August 17

 Violence kills a humanitarian worker in the capital city of Bangui

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Situation report: Gaza Crisis, Issue 10, 23-28 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Long term ceasefire begins August 26

  • Casualties (MoH, as of 19:00 August 25):

  • 2,130 Palestinians killed, including 577 children, 102 elderly.
  • 11,066 persons injured, including 3,374 children, 410 elderly).

  • WHO, health cluster partners and UN agencies begin field work for needs assessments and recovery plans

  • 51% of all major hospitals and clinics damaged since July 7 (map in Annex)

  • 27% of the hospitals closed due to damage or insecurity

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Displaced SOS families in South Sudan get new temporary village

Six months after being driven from their homes by looting soldiers, families from SOS Children’s Village Malakal enjoyed moving into their brand new, temporary village

29 August 2014 - After six months of living in confined and cramped quarters in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, SOS Children’s Villages families displaced from their SOS village in Malakal by rebel soldiers have moved into a spacious temporary village in Jebel, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Juba.

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South Sudan Crisis Blog #1

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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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Kenya: Drought Emergency appeal n°: MDRKE030

The Kenya Red Cross Society aims to assist almost 700,000 people with water, health and nutrition services and support to livelihood activities to maximize the potential for early planting in the coming long rainy season.

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Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (29 August 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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Liberia Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) (29 August 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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Guinea Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (29 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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