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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

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Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

 680,000 individuals have so far this month benefited from food assistance;

 20,000 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

 10,500 individuals received primary and secondary health care services;

 15,000 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

 Some 1,500 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;

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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°5 - Seven-month consolidated update

Summary: This update summarizes the progress made since the allocation of Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – and subsequently the launch of emergency appeal to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in providing assistance to families affected by typhoons and floods on Luzon Island – until 15 March 2014.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Supporting Post-Chernobyl Recovery in Belarus

Report
World Bank

More energy-efficient and reliable utility services for households, schools, and hospitals

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Pakistan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 21 March – 18 April 2014

Partners are currently reaching only 25 per cent of the estimated 130,000 children who require life-saving nutrition support drought-affected Tharparkar and surrounding districts in Sindh.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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République Démocratique du Congo : Bulletin humanitaire numéro 03 | mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 13 ONG internationales se sont retirées de la PO au cours de 9 derniers mois
  • Conflits intercommunautaires dans le Katanga : plusieurs violations des droits rapportés.
  • Près de 2 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour financer l’action humanitaire dans Kalehe et Shabunda (Sud-Kivu).
  • Le stock de contingence de prise en charge du choléra déjà consommé à 75% alors que l’épidémie continue au Sud-Kivu.

PROVINCE ORIENTALE : LES PARTENAIRES SE DESENGAGENT DES UELE

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Iraq + 1 other
Syria Crisis Response - IOM Iraq Bi-weekly Report, 1 April - 14 April, 2014, Issue no. 83

OVERVIEW

45 Iraqi returnee families from Syria in Qadissiya governorate received NFI assistance and participated in a health awareness session.

AWARENESS SESSION

These families also attended a health awareness session hosted by IOM. The representative of the Ministry of Health conducted the session, focusing on key health issues and advice for the newly returned families. Of particular focus were women’s and children’s health issues, especially the importance of check-ups and vaccines.

International Organization for Migration:

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Pakistan: Post return assessment in Tirah Valley - consultation with returnees and mission conducted from 25 to 29 March 2014

I. Background

Maidan Tirah valley is part of Bara sub-division of Khyber agency, it is an area located at its confluence with Orakzai and Kurram agencies, and in the North it borders Nangarhar province of Afghanistan through Kukikhel valley. The valley is surrounded by high ridges and the houses are mostly scattered. The valley has three entry routes: from Khyber agency (route DwaToi to Bara); from Khurram agency (route Haider Kandao – Sadda); and from Orakzai agency through Aranhanga Pass – Kohat.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 21 (as of 16 April 2014)

The new sites host 10,000 people, raising the number of IDPs in Bangui to 219,000. Due to insecurity, shelter assessments cannot be carried out in some neighbourhoods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan Conflict Interrupting Children's Education

Report
Voice of America

Children displaced by four months of fighting in South Sudan not only face a greater risk of disease and malnutrition, but their education is also being compromised.

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South Sudan Crisis Response Displacement Tracking Matrix Round II Report, April 2014

INTRODUCTION

Following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013 between government and opposition forces, an estimated 803,200 people have been displaced throughout South Sudan. CCCM partners have reached over 244,152 IDPs, establishing site management and coordination structures to facilitate the delivery of assistance and the immediate identification of gaps.

International Organization for Migration:

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Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population.

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Central African Republic: Multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessment (MIRA), January 2014 - Executive Brief

Key Messages

  • The upsurge in violence in December has caused massive displacement in the Central African Republic. More than 700,000 new cases of displacement have taken place since September 2014 (including over 500,000 in Bangui), while abuses against the civilian population are pervasive. The economy is reeling, undermining people's livelihoods. Health and education service provision has collapsed due to looting, and lack of supplies and stuff.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.

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Centrafrique : les agences des Nations Unies lancent un appel aux donateurs

Report
UN News Service

16 avril 2014 – Alors que l'instabilité et la violence continuent de sévir en République centrafricaine, plusieurs agences des Nations Unies et des ONG partenaires ont demandé mercredi aux bailleurs de fonds de financer des opérations d'aide d'urgence destinées aux civils qui fuient le pays depuis décembre 2013.