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North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

Highlights

  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

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Cellular communications services in Gaza in danger of collapse

Report
Gisha

July 30, 2014. The Palestinian telecommunications company, PalTel, notified that there are severe interruptions in cellular services in Gaza. In addition to the critical shortage of electricity, on which the sector is dependent, 12 cellular antennas have been damaged in the course of hostilities. Technicians had attempted to operate generators to compensate for electricity shortages, however, a technician came under fire by Israeli forces and was injured while on duty and since then, other technicians have been fearful to continue the practice.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement to the press on Syria

Today I briefed the Security Council on the situation of the millions of Syrians in desperate need of aid and protection, and on progress in implementing resolutions 2139 and 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria.

Attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.

In addition attacks on medical facilities are at their highest levels since December 2012.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Nigeria - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 3,400 people have died in 2014 attacks and more than 705,000 are internally displaced.

  • Populations in northeastern Nigeria require food, medical services, water and sanitation support, and protection.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has committed more than $10.7 million to date in FY 2014 to assist vulnerable Nigerian families. 

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IOM Transports South Sudan Cholera Patients from Remote Areas to Treatment Centres by River

The South Sudan Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera on 15 May 2014 and to date over 5,176 cases of the disease have been reported throughout the country, including Upper Nile State, where an outbreak in Wau Shilluk has claimed the lives of at least 17 people.

With the high levels of mobility between the small towns and villages along the Nile River, there is a high probability that the cholera infection will quickly travel north in the coming months, according to IOM health workers on the ground.

International Organization for Migration:

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South Sudan Situation Report #37, 29 July 2014

Highlights

  • Executive Directors of WFP and UNICEF visit South Sudan.
    Last week the Executive Directors of WFP and UNICEF jointly visited the country and went to Malakal, where they met the IDPs and the beneficiaries of some of WFP and UNICEF supported nutrition programmes. The visit highlighted the critical nutritional situation of the country, where almost 1 million children under five years old will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014.

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Sudan - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #5, Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence has displaced more than 388,100 people in Darfur to date in 2014.

  • Fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) prompts additional displacement and humanitarian needs in the Two Areas.

  • Approximately 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan were food-insecure in June.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Gaza situation report 21, 29 July 2014

On 7 July UNRWA declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Since then, civilian displacement and fatalities have risen sharply. The total number of Palestinian deaths reported by the Protection Cluster currently stands at 1106 and the number of wounded, as reported by the Ministry of Health has reached 6600.

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Guinea: Measles Outbreak Emergency Plan of Action DREF Operation n° MDRGN006 Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

CHF 120,982 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 31 January, 2014 to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea (RCSG) in delivering assistance to some 1,600,000 beneficiaries.

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Republic of South Sudan - ETC Situation Report #54 Reporting period 14/07/14 to 27/07/14

Highlights

  • Shared internet connectivity services are being provided to the humanitarian community from nine ETC hubs and six partner sites across South Sudan.

  • ETC equipment in Bentiu has been upgraded to provide more robust services for the humanitarian community operating there.

  • ETC equipment in Malakal has been relocated from the UNMISS camp to the new humanitarian hub.
    Equipment was upgraded to increase capacity of the system.

Achievements

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update of 27th July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 458 whiles confirmed death is 153 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 33.4% (26/07/14).

  • Eighty two (82) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun and Kenema Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 116.

  • Total number of contacts listed is 1435: Kailahun (728), Kenema (449), Port Loko (52), Kambia (10), Bo (79), Bombali (24), Bonthe (21) and Western Area (72). 547 have completed 21 days and are dropped off from follow up.

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Serbia + 1 other
‘Worst flooding in the Balkans in decades’

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ShelterBox

A ShelterBox Response team is now in Serbia field-testing a new way of capturing vital information from the families we have helped. Severe flooding in the country in May 2014 forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in what many have called the worst flooding in the Balkans in decades. Despite difficult conditions for a speedy recovery, ShelterBox response teams continue to work with local Rotary clubs to deliver vital aid to families in need.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 09 - 22 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food assistance reaches Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh

  • 12-truck WFP convoy departs for Deir-ez-Zor city

  • Nutrition programme for displaced women launched in Homs and Lattakia

  • Ramadan distributions in Jordan conclude ahead of Eid

  • WFP monitoring shows most refugees in camps in Turkey to be food secure

  • In Egypt, Carrefour provides 3 percent discount on purchases with WFP e-card

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Three medical patients manage to cross at Erez, while Kerem Shalom closes early

Report
Gisha

July 27, 2014. Erez Crossing operated today for the exit of three medical patients from Gaza, as well as for the entrance and exit of foreign citizens, mainly journalists. Yesterday, the crossing was open exceptionally at 11am for transit of a small number of pre-approved cases.

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UNICEF Liberia Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report #41, 25 July 2014

Sumary:

· Between 21 and 23 July, 36 additional suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and four (4) additional deaths of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases had been reported in Liberia. The additional cases include four (4) health workers.

· As of 23:00 on 23 July, the cumulative number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases reported during Ebola Outbreak #2 in Liberia stood at 258; and the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola deaths stood at 130.