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Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 9| 1 – 30 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian and development assistance needed for vulnerable people in Rakhine

  • Rakhine: Some positive developments but access to healthcare remains a major challenge

  • Cross-line missions reach 30,000 displaced people in Kachin

  • Resettled families in Pa La Na need further livelihood support

  • Floods displace over 11,000 people in Shan State, Sagaing, Mandalay and Ayeyarwaddy regions

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Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled, or Moving Forward?

The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above. In August, 2014, CSIS organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups. This report is a summary of CSIS’ observations and thoughts on strengthening U.S. support for Myanmar’s transition. The bottom line: active U.S.

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo en Guapi (Cauca) Flash Update No. 1 (23/10/2014)

Enfrentamientos entre la Infantería de Marina y miembros de las FARC-EP causaron un nuevo desplazamiento masivo en zona rural del municipio de Guapi, en la costa pacífica del Cauca. El 12 de octubre se desplazaron 202 afrocolombianos (65 familias) de tres comunidades de la zona de Bocas de Napi (Calle Honda, Isla Tomás y Playa Media Pinulpi) hacia la cabecera del municipio. Esta situación se suma a la que se presenta en el casco urbano de Guapi donde se albergan cerca de 375 afrocolombianos e indígenas desplazados desde el 9 de septiembre, en condiciones precarias (Ver Flash Update No.

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 40 (as of 23 October 2014)

Highlights

• Renewed violence in Bangui displaced 7,160 people between 7 and 19 October. This seriously hindered humanitarian access to affected people. Thirteen people were killed (including two peacekeepers) and 252 wounded (including 13 peacekeepers).

• Serious violations of human rights (kidnapping, murder, child recruitment, sexual violence) were reported.

• The renewed violence seriously disrupted humanitarian operations, with an increasing trend of attacks against humanitarian workers.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N°31/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 14 000 incidents de protection rapportés en neuf mois au Katanga

  • Qui pour assurer la prise en charge médicale du choléra dans le District du Haut Lomami?

  • Plus de 28 000 personnes déplacées et retournées de Mitwaba, Nyunzu et Pweto ont bénéficié des articles ménagers essentiels.

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad: Apercu de la réponse à la crise RCA (15 Octobre 2014)

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Iraq: Strategic Response Plan 2014-2015

The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) aims to continue supporting the Government of Iraq in effectively addressing the humanitarian and protection needs of 5.2 million Iraqis across the country through 2015.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Eastern Ukraine Conflict, 23 October 2014

Crisis Overview

  • Violence is ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Casualties from heavy fighting and shelling incidents are reported, and between mid-September and mid-October, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 140,000. Public services and infrastructure in the east, and the nationwide economy continue to be negatively affected.

  • If appropriate assistance is not provided in the coming months, the humantarian situation is likely to become more severe.

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Promotion and protection of human rights, including ways and means to promote the human rights of migrants (A/69/277)

Sixty-ninth session
Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Report of the Secretary-General

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 42 | 13 - 19 October 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

  • Three UNAMID peacekeepers were killed in Korma, North Darfur, an area where an estimated 18,300 displaced people are taking refuge

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan Liberation Army – Abdul Wahid in western Jebel Marra leads to temporary relocation of some displaced people to Nertiti town

  • An estimated 125,000 new displaced people in SPLM-N areas in South Kordofan will be facing increasingly dire food security conditions this year and through 2015, according to SKBNCU

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UK Aid: Syria response (21 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab (Kurdish: Kobane) has been under intense assault for several weeks. Government officials in Turkey report that more than 190,000 Syrians fleeing Kobane and surrounds have entered the country since 19 September.