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Rapid Needs Assessment Report – Iraqi IDPs, Erbil Governorate - Ankawah District, 9 - 10 August 2014

Background

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Anbar in January 2014 and the fall of Mosul in early June, an estimated 1.2 million people have been displaced. The vast majority (87%) of the IDP population assessed to date are currently either staying with host families, renting accommodation or living in hotels and government institutions (Public parks, churches, schools) . Staying in camps is viewed as an option of last resort. The number of families currently accommodated in camp settings constitutes only 1% of the total IDP population currently displaced.

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Gaza Situation Report 45, 22 August 2014

The current number of IDPs represents 6.28 times the maximum number of 50,000 displaced foreseen in UNRWA’s contingency plan and is unprecedented in the Agency’s 64 years in Gaza.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 8 (16 August – 22 August 2014)

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There are increasing reports of abduction of women, particularly those belonging to minority groups, by armed groups and of human trafficking within and outside the country. Currently there is no response mechanism to address human trafficking.

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 + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Pakistan North Waziristan Agency: IDP Crisis, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

Following displacement earlier this year, a new wave of displacement from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) began 15 June following the launch of military operations by the Pakistan Army against armed non-state actors. Large numbers of people continue to move into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), as well as to Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan. The number of IDPs registered from NWA currently stands at over 1 million, 74% of whom are women and children.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Gambella, Ethiopia - Displacement, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

  • Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 188,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into the western Gambella region of Ethiopia. This influx has stretched local capacity and several camps have reached full capacity.

  • The refugees are arriving in dire condition, seriously lacking food and drinking water, and have been mostly concentrated at border points with limited assistance before being relocated to camps. 90% of the arriving population are women and children (WFP 12/08/2014).

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.38 (au 13 août 2014)

Faits saillants

• Suite au récent affrontement armé dans la ville de Batangafo (préfecture Ouham), plus de 16 000 personnes ont été déplacées, faisant environ 29 000 PDI dans la région.

• A Bambari, les tensions en cours continuent de nuire à la cohésion sociale.

• La dernière enquête sur les intentions de retour des PDI effectuée dans les sites de déplacement à Bangui, rapporte que 4 personnes sur 5, envisagent de rentrer chez eux dans les quatre prochaines semaines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Evaluation multisectorielle RRM Rapport préliminaire - Villages de Bogama1, Bogama 2, Bozoro et Ndafourou, préfecture de l’Ouham

Date : L’évaluation s’est déroulée le 20/08/2014

Zone d’évaluation : Villages de Bogama1, Bogama 2, Bozoro et Ndafourou, préfecture de l’Ouham

Population : 2.481 personnes dont 1.954 retournés et 527 déplacés en famille d’accueil, selon les autorités

Chocs :

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Kule Refugee Camp Profile - Gambella, Ethiopia, August 2014

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Camp was opened on 17 May  2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.  

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile  and Jonglei states.  

Cultural Background

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Gaza: UN says over 370,000 Palestinian children in need of 'psycho-social first aid'

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At least nine more Palestinian children have been killed in Gaza during the last 48 hours, bringing the total to 469 since early July.

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Central Africa Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 39 (as of 20 August 2014)

Trucks and warehouses with food and seeds have been looted. Insecurity and bad road access (particularly since the rainy season began) represent serious constraints for humanitarian operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N°26/14, 20 août 2014

Faits saillants

  • Pweto : 70% des enfants déplacés ne fréquentent pas l’école
  • La zone de santé de Kilwa est en épidémie de rougeole, la riposte en perspective

Besoins et réponses humanitaires

Bientôt une riposte dans la zone de sante de Kilwa

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Humanitarian Implications of Violence in Northern and Central Iraq, 21 August 2014

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • More than one million people have been displaced across Iraq in 2014, at least 200,000 of them in the last five weeks, due to intense fighting and the violent persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 August 2014, 8:00 hrs)

Situation Overview

A series of negotiated ceasefires, stretching over nine days in total, ended on 19 August before the midnight deadline. Hostilities continued overnight and into today, resulting in additional Palestinian fatalities and property damage. There has been an increase in the number of internally displaced as Palestinians, in particular from the northern and eastern areas of Gaza, seeking a safe place in emergency shelters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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China: Ludian Earthquake Information bulletin n° 3

GLIDE n° EQ-2014-000102-CHN

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has launched a national appeal. At the same time RCSC will accept direct assistance from abroad to provide support to the affected population. Voluntary contributions towards this earthquake operation can also be channelled through the IFRC’s Long-Term Planning Framework for China.

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Solomon Islands atoll desperate for supplies

By Online Editor

10:25 am GMT+12, 21/08/2014, Solomon Islands

A former trade negotiator in Solomon Islands says the people of Sikaiana Atoll in the Malaita Province are desperate for food and medical supplies after five months without a shipping service.

Robert Sisilo says the situation is increasingly urgent and the population of 250 people are without a nurse or teachers.

He says food grown on the island has basically run out and people are pleading with authorities in Honiara to send a boat as quickly as possible.