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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Iraq + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response / Iraq: Monthly Information Kit - April 2014, No. 4

Prologue

The objective of issuing this Information Kit (iKit) on monthly basis is to offer an updated and instant overview about the current humanitarian operations of Refugee Response for the Syrian crises started since 2011.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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Mali + 3 others
Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les enfants et le conflit armé au Mali (S/2014/267)

Résumé

Soumis en application des résolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1960 (2010), 1998 (2011) et 2068 (2012) du Conseil de sécurité, le présent rapport fournit des renseignements concernant les six formes d’atteintes graves commises sur la personne des enfants au Mali entre janvier 2012 et décembre 2013.

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Mali + 3 others
Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (S/2014/267)

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1960 (2010), 1998 (2011) and 2068 (2012). It provides information on the six grave violations against children in Mali covering the period from January 2012 to December 2013.

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Bad weather adds to misery in South Sudan

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Caritas

By Faith Kasina | 22 April 2014

“The wind came and took everything,” said Marta Awili, a mother of five in one of South Sudan’s relief camps in the capital Juba.

In less than an hour what she had called home was washed away.

“I could see the clouds quickly gathering. I brought the children from the nearby school back to the house,” she said. “All of a sudden, there was thunder and the rain came down with so much force. My roof started leaking.”

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PAM Afrique de l’Ouest Newsletter - avril 2014

Au sommaire :

  • Le Sahel menacé par l’oubli et la banalisation, un éditorial signé par la directrice régionale du PAM, Denise Brown

  • Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens, une initiative gouvernementale soutenue par les Nations Unies et L’union européenne.

  • Centrafrique : L’économie à genou, une crise humanitaire de longue durée

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WFP West Africa Newsletter April 2014

A FORGOTTEN CRISIS IN THE SAHEL

WFP is concerned that a lack of funds could compromise efforts to support households in the Sahel, where many are still recovering from the crisis in 2012.

DAKAR- Two years ago, when the Sahel endured one of the most serious food crises in its history, we all stepped up. Humanitarian organizations provided vital support to populations in crisis, thanks to the extraordinary mobilization of governments, partners on the ground, and the international community, who listened and responded quickly to our appeal.

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Nicaragua: Emergencia Terremoto Reporte de Situación No. 6 (al 21/04/2014)

Destacados

Desde el terremoto del 10 de abril hasta el 20 de abril se han localizado 475 réplicas en la zona entre el volcán Momotombo y Apoyeque.

El 19 de abril 2014 se produjo un sismo de 4.6 ML de magnitud a unos 30 kms al norte de la Mina Bonanza.

El Grupo de Trabajo, coordinado desde el SINAPRED, y compuesto por Científicos Nacionales, de otros Países, y Especialistas del INETER, publica avances en las investigaciones sobre los eventos sísmicos.

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Chad + 2 others
UNICEF Chad Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, March 2014

Highlights

· More than 91,000 people have taken refuge in Chad following the escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) (OCHA, March 28- 2014).

· Urgent needs of returnees from CAR remain: shelter, food, health, protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

· The nutrition situation in some returnees’ sites is alarming. Prevalence of acute malnutrition exceeds the emergency threshold of 15% in the sites of Doba and Doyaba.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #7 - 17 April 2014

Highlights

• The political crisis deepens with violent clashes, deaths and injuries reported in Eastern Ukraine. The situation is extremely tense in the eastern part of the Donetsk oblast, especially in Slavyansk city.

• UNICEF completes a rapid assessment on the impact of the situation on children in Eastern Ukraine.

• UNICEF deploys three field monitors to the cities of Kharkiv, Lviv and Kherson.

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Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Aid Report (April 2014)

Three-Year Report Available Online

The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011, leading to the largest Japanese Red Cross disaster response in the country in its history.

Immediately after the earthquake, the Japanese Red Cross launched relief operations such as distributing relief supplies, deploying medical teams from 92 Red Cross hospitals, preparing hot meals at evacuation centres, and other activities to help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

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Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies

Report
Sudan Tribune

Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot spots throughout Sudan. These supplies were airlifted as Sudan faced unexpected high numbers of displaced children in the first quarter of 2014 in what is clearly another major crisis for Sudan’s children. In some cases, children account for 70 per cent or more of the newly displaced in Darfur and of the South Sudanese seeking refuge in several states throughout the country.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #5, 15-21 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Two weeks after torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement on 3 and 5 April 2014, flood waters are receding leaving behind acres of mud and debris

  • Destruction or serious damage has been widespread to families, residential and business communities, farmers and related livelihoods, and infrastructure, including water sources, and schools

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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

Report
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