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Liberia + 2 others
Children hardest hit by Ebola outbreak, says Plan International

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19 September 2014: Children are being hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, says Plan International.

The organisation says young people are not just getting infected by the deadly virus – but also being orphaned, stigmatised and discriminated against as the outbreak continues to spiral.

“Children are missing months of school as public institutions are shut down and travel is restricted. Many children are suffering from shock and trauma after witnessing deaths of their loved ones. They are in desperate need of care,” said Plan CEO Nigel Chapman.

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Kajiado County Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Bulletin, August 2014

Situation Overview

  • Hot and dry weather condition was experienced in the month of August. However, few parts of the county experienced some ‘false rainfall’ in the last dekand of month for about three days. The six months cumulative rainfall had a 72.7% deficit.

  • The three months VCI was 24.45 whereas the three months SPI was -0.13 an indication of moderate drought.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Myanmar, Issue 8 | 1 – 30 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most displaced children in Rakhine State without adequate access to primary and secondary education.

  • Floods hit Bago, Kachin, Mon, and Rakhine States

  • People displaced by violence in northern Shan State urgently need livelihood support.

  • Women in IDP camps in Rakhine face significant barriers to adequate reproductive health care.

Key FIGURES

-People targeted for humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State*

  • IDPs* 137,000

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 06 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

l. SITUATION OVERVIEW

ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

  • Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 22 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano’s seismic network recorded three (3) volcanic earthquakes and thirteen (13) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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Sud-Kivu : 1300 casques bleus pakistanais décorés

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Radio Okapi

Mille trois cents casques bleus du contingent pakistanais ont été décorés des médailles de mérites samedi 20 septembre au camp pakistanais de Panzi en commune d’Ibanda, à Bukavu (Sud-Kivu). Le commandant de la parade, M. Imran, a indiqué que cette cérémonie de remise des médailles vise à reconnaitre le travail de ses soldats onusiens dans la restauration de la paix en RDC. Ils ont à leur actif plus de 3 600 patrouilles, 39 escortes, 1000 heures de vol sans danger incluant 115 tonnes de cargo.

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Niger + 2 others
UNHCR Niger - August 2014 Fact Sheet

HIGHLIGHTS

587 Identified unaccompanied or separated minors

3,800 Households provided with cash grants in year

66,605 Persons assisted with NFIs since January

4,000 Shelters distributed since January

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Most, but not all, of Nigeria's students back to school after Ebola lay-off

09/21/2014 21:22 GMT

by Chris STEIN

LAGOS, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Nigerians students prepared to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but lingering fears over the virus prompted the Lagos state government to announce at the last minute it would keep pupils at home for longer.

In the country's largest city Lagos, Governor Babatunde Fashola late on Sunday said primary and secondary schools in the state would now not reopen until October 8, his spokesman said in a statement.

Agence France-Presse:

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Yemen: Clashes in Al Jawf and Sana’a Situation Report No. 1 (as of 21 September 2014 at 16.00)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On 18 September, clashes erupted in Sana’a between Al Houthi militants, Government forces and pro-Government armed groups, following weeks of Al Houthi protests in the city. Fighting continued as of 21 September, mainly in the northern half of the city. However, UN DSS reported shelling from Army positions in Faj Attan around noon on 21 September, indicating that conflict may be expanding south.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 05 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 20 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volanno's seismic network recorded 22 volcanic earthquakes and 77 rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period as of 1600H 19th September 2014.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 54 (as of 18 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 3.1 million people have been reached with humanitarian assistance.

  • Malaria was increasing with the highest incidence in Renk and Malakal, both in Upper Nile State.

  • There was increased insecurity in parts of Jonglei, Lakes, and Upper Nile States - as well as in the area around Bentiu, Unity State.

Situation overview

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ukraine: Situation report No.12 as of 19 September 2014

Highlights

· The long outstanding IDP legislation was not adopted by Parliament on 16 September. The next parliamentary session to review the draft law is scheduled for 14 October. This is a major setback in terms of initiating standardized registration procedures and facilitating IDP access to Government services and humanitarian assistance.

· The UN Resident Coordinator led a high-level donor mission to Kharkiv, Sloviansk and Sviatohirsk from 17 – 19 September to highlight priority needs and response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Guatemala: Dengue - DREF Final Report

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Summary: 129,671 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,500 beneficiaries.

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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Gaza: Red Cross Red Crescent calls for prompt action and sustainable solutions to address urgent needs

Joint statement, Geneva/Gaza. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for an urgent response to the pressing humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip.

During a three-day meeting in Gaza City, hosted by the Palestine Red Crescent Society, representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement emphasized the importance of ensuring that people have access to crucial support as the first step towards a sustained recovery.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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ACT Alliance Full Appeal: Survival Assistance for Displaced Populations and their Host Communities in Northern Iraq – IRQ141

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 2,890,110

Balance Requested: US$ 1,954,266

Geneva, 19 September 2014

Dear Colleagues,