Logistics and Telecommunications

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Turkey + 1 other
Syria operations from Turkey, Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 05 | 04 – 24 Oct 2014 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visits Turkey

  • Over 200,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab

  • Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess

  • 300,000 to 360,000 people at risk of being cut-off due to fighting in eastern Aleppo

  • During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 70,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA)

INTRODUCTION

After nearly four years of conflict, Syria is still the most complex humanitarian emergency in the world. 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in at least one sector. The Syria Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) estimates that 4.8 million people are internally displaced out of a current total population of 15 million in the assessed areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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#EbolaResponse: Emergency health equipment flown to Guinea under UNICEF-EU partnership

Guinea airlift is third to be funded through EU €1 million donation to Ebola-stricken countries

BRUSSELS/ZARAGOZA, Guinea Conakry, 29 October 2014 – A cargo plane transporting 14 ambulance cars took off today from Zaragoza airport in Spain to Guinea Conakry, part of UNICEF’s efforts to send in life-saving health equipment to the Ebola-affected country. This is the third cargo airlift funded by a €1 million contribution from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid budget.

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Mali + 1 other
UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report 29 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• The WHO reports that 82 people who had contact with a toddler who died of EVD in Mali are being monitored but no new cases of the disease have yet been reported.

• The UN Secretary - General met with African Union Commission Chairperson Dr. Zuma and World Bank President Kim in Addis Ababa to discuss the response to the EVD outbreak.

Key Political and Economic Developments

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: Population movement (n° MDRET013) Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A deadly and destructive conflict between the South Sudan government and the rebels in the newly emerging South Sudan country broke out on 15 December 2013. The conflict resulted in the death of over 10,000 people, displaced over 1.1 million persons internally and caused over 460,700 persons to flee to the neighboring countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya according to OCHA South Sudan situation report number 44 of 10 July 2014.

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Liberia + 2 others
WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #10, 29 October 2014

WFP survey shows that Forest Guinea - the part of the country that has been most affected by the outbreak - is experiencing the worst rates of food insecurity .

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 37, 18 - 24 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • On 18 October, a delegation led by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Central Africa and Head of UN Mission in Central Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo, Mr. Basile Ikwébé, arrived in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR) to engage in “direct dialogue” with all signatories to the Brazzaville Agreement including the transitional Government and representatives of armed groups in an attempt to appease the tense situation in the country.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola Emergency Weekly Situation Report No. 1 (20 - 26 October 2014)

Highlights

• As of 26 October, the cumulative number of confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone has reached 4,199 confirmed and probable cases with a total of 1,023 deaths.

• Many confirmed and suspected cases are being turned away from overcrowded holding and/or treatment centres and unsafe burials continue to be one of the main causes of transmission.

• More health care workers, protective equipment, safe beds are urgently needed.

• Two Community Care Centres are expected to open in Port Loko this week.

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UN agency urges more access to Syria Palestinian camp

10/29/2014 - 15:16 GMT

A UN official visiting Syria has called for greater access to a besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, where residents say they have been without water for some 40 days.

Speaking to AFP, the deputy commissioner general for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said increased access to the Yarmuk camp was a priority.

"In the conversations we had with the government, we were imploring them, urging them to allow us... to take more food into the camp," Margot Ellis said in the interview in Damascus on Tuesday.

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How radio helps to build peace in South Sudan

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By Faith Kasina

Pass by any tea kiosk or shopping outlet strewn along the roadsides, or a fleet of commuter bikes commonly known as bodaboda in South Sudan and you will notice one commonality: radio.

Whether housed in a mobile phone or public address system, radios are simply a way of life here and quite clearly a living need for people to stay informed.

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Iraq Crisis Situation Report #9, 23 October 2014

In numbers

  • 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid (OCHA)
  • 1.8 million people are displaced (OCHA)
  • Iraq Funding Shortfalls Emergency Operation US$29 million

Highlights

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Tanzania: Flash Floods DREF operation n° MDRTZ015 Operations update n° 2

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains caused flash floods in Morogoro region, located approximately 270 kilometres West of Dar es Salaam, between 22 and 23 January, 2014. The rains which fell upstream in the regions of Tanga, Dodoma and Manyara overwhelmed the river banks downstream, especially Mkundi River, resulting in disastrous flash floods in 3 districts namely Kilosa, Mvomero and Gairo in Morogoro region.

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Autoridades gubernamentales firman convenio con Operadores Móviles de El Salvador y la GSMA para proteger a menores y adolescentes

San Salvador, 28 de octubre de 2014. Distintas autoridades de Gobierno firmaron un convenio marco de colaboración en la protección de menores y adolescentes, de la población en general en caso de desastre naturales, fenómenos y epidemias y en caso de medicamentos que incidan negativamente en la salud.

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report, 28 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• The UN Secretary-General expressed his concern at the imposition of restrictions applying to healthcare workers who have travelled to the most affected countries.

• UNMEER ECM’s for Guinea and Sierra Leone met with the US Ambassador to the United Nations to discuss the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak response and underscored the criticality of concerted action to bring the crisis under control.

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Iraq + 2 others
WFP Telecoms And Logistics Teams Support Humanitarian Surge In Iraq

BAGHDAD, 29 October 2014 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed a ten-person emergency team of telecommunications and logistics experts in Iraq to ensure humanitarian partners are equipped with the means to provide rapid delivery of aid to people in need.

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Liberia + 2 others
Les ingénieurs et les logisticiens unis contre Ebola

Avec son expertise logistique et technique, le personnel du PAM a construit des entrepôts en Afghanistan, réhabilité des pistes d'atterrissage dans des régions isolées au Mali et construit des routes sur des milliers de kilomètres au Sud-Soudan. Mais cette fois, nous faisons face à un nouveau défi.

À la demande de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), le PAM construit des centres de traitement Ebola à Monrovia. Situé dans deux quartiers différents de la capitale, ces centres pourront accueillir 400 lits, et aider le pays à lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola.

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Liberia + 3 others
United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Weekly Situational Analysis - 26 October 2014

  1. This crisis will get worse before it gets better. The number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases continues to increase and has now reached 10,141 with 4922 deaths. The first case has been reported in Mali, a two-year-old girl who subsequently lost her life and may have had contact with up to 43 individuals while symptomatic. Another case has also been reported in the US, a medical worker returning from Guinea.