Logistics and Telecommunications

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Turkey + 1 other
Red Crescent steps up as tens of thousands of Syrians are forced to seek refuge in Turkey

Budapest/ Geneva, 29 September 2014 – The population movement crisis at Turkey’s borders deepens as tens of thousands Syrians are driven out of their homes because of the escalating confrontation in the northern Syrian border towns.

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Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - August 2014 (issued on 2 October 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Somalia is again facing a serious crisis due to a lethal mix of drought, surging food prices, rising malnutrition, conflict and funding gaps. Over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and the numbers are on the rise. With another external shock, fragile gains made since the 2012 famine could be eroded and the country could easily tip back into another devastating emergency.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 30 September 2014

UNHCR Response

The fifth airlift has landed on 30 September early afternoon carrying 27,000 mats.

UNHCR met with the coordinator of AFAD for the Suruç region and the AFAD warehouse coordinator to discuss the distribution of UNHCR donated relief items. The objective of the meeting was to make sure the distribution mechanisms in place guarantees an accurate and effective distribution of items to all persons of concern.

Arrivals and Returns

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Nigeria + 3 others
Emergency Response for the Nigeria Situation - Supplementary Appeal (September 2014)

Information at a glance

Targeted beneficiaries in 2014

o 65,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
o 646,993 internally displaced people in Nigeria.
o 30,000 returning nationals

Period

o January-December 2014

Total financial requirements for UNHCR’s activities (January-December)

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 16 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 02 October 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) rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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WFP Reports on its Assessment of Peru’s Emergency Telecoms Infrastructure

Based on its experience and leadership in emergency situations in the areas of food security, logistics and telecommunications, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) established as one of its priorities to strengthen the government’s capacities to respond to natural disasters in Peru.

WFP organized a mission to assess the current emergency telecommunications infrastructure and capacity of the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and their partners nationwide: the Operations Centers of Regional Emergency (COER) and the Ministry of Health (MINSA).

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 1 October, 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • To date, U.S. Government (USG) funding for the West Africa EVD outbreak has surpassed $111 million.

  • USAID and the U.S. Department of State are providing a $10 million grant to support an African Union (AU) medical mission responding to the EVD outbreak.

  • The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has mobilized nearly 200 volunteers to deliver EVD prevention messages in densely-populated areas of the capital city of Freetown, aiming to reach 500,000 people by early October.

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Nigeria + 8 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25 September - 01 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
7 PER CENT DECLINE IN IDP FIGURES IN BANGUI
Internal displacement figures continue to decline with an estimated 62,579 IDPs living in 35 sites in Bangui as of 23 September – a seven per cent decrease since last month. According to WFP, the rainy season is causing logistical constraints that, coupled with insecurity, are delaying and/or impeding food distributions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report, 1 October 2014

Report
United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SRSG Banbury holds a press briefing announcing plans for tangible impact within 60 days

  • UNICEF expresses concern for at least 3,700 children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the onset of the recent outbreak in West Africa

  • U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S

  • To date, 25.7 per cent of the USD 988 million identified in OCHA’s Overview is received

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N°27/14, 1er octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Environ 89 000 personnes dans le Sud Irumu bénéficieront d’une assistance multisectorielle pour les six prochains mois.

  • Sorodho : Une soixantaine de cas de diarrhée rapportée en l’espace de deux semaines dans une structure sanitaire en rupture de stocks de sérum de réhydratation orale.

Contexte général

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insufficient rainfall is exacerbating food insecurity for populations in eastern Ethiopia.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides approximately $231 million in FY 2014 to respond to humanitarian needs in Ethiopia.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Malawi: Civil Unrest (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRMW010 Final Report

A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster

Malawi held its national elections on 20 May 2014. More than seven million Malawians were eligible to vote for a president, members of parliamentary and local government councillors. Official election campaigns were launched on 20 March 2014.

In the lead-up to the elections there were predictions of violence as a senior policeman was murdered and one civilian was shot at a political rally only days before the official electoral campaign period started.

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Liberia + 2 others
WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #6, 30 September 2014

3 pillars of WFP support:

  1. Delivering food alongside the health re-sponse;

  2. Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and

  3. Providing common services and infrastruc-ture support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

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Evaluación de la infraestructura de las Telecomunicaciones de Emergencia del Perú

Consciente de los riesgos de desastres naturales en el Perú, y contando con su experiencia y liderazgo en situaciones de emergencias en las áreas de seguridad alimentaria, logística y telecomunicaciones, el PMA estableció como una de sus prioridades, fortalecer las capacidades del Gobierno para responder ante situaciones de crisis en el país.

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World + 3 others
Influencing mobile network operators and partners to work for women and sustainable agriculture

Report
Oxfam

Posted by Alvaro Valverde Private Sector Adviser (ICTs), Dennis Aviles Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser

Oxfam recently embarked on an innovative partnership in mNutrition, a programme, which aims to use mobile phones to help fight hunger and malnutrition in Asia and Africa. Here Alvaro Valverde and Dennis Aviles from the Economic Justice Team, explain how and why we're involved.

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Iraq + 1 other
ISIL: UK government response

The UK government sets out the actions it is taking to counter ISIL (also referred to as ISIS).

On Friday 26 September the Prime Minister spoke in Parliament on the UK’s role in tackling ISIL in Iraq (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The Prime Minister said:

"ISIL is a terrorist organisation unlike those we have dealt with before. The brutality is staggering, but it is not just the brutality; it is backed by billions of dollars and has captured an arsenal of the most modern weapons."

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World + 3 others
Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere

A guide explains the rationale behind the creation of the Humanitarian Communications Unit and how timely contextualized information reaches communities affected by disaster.

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