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Ukraine: Situation Report No.17 as of 24 October 2014

Highlights

· The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the long-awaited law ensuring the rights and freedoms of IDPs on 20 October 2014. The law is expected to help resolve several key outstanding issues that cannot be addressed within the current legislative framework and is delaying humanitarian assistance.

· As of 23 October, 50,000 people have registered under the recently adopted Government Decree 509. Some 10,000 of these already received state support under Government Decree 505.

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Yemen Situation Report 01-15 October 2014

Highlights

  • In October, WFP is targeting 1,475,000 beneficiaries: 44,500 under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200305 and 1,430,500 under PRRO 200636.

Situation Update

  • Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 7th most food-insecure country in the world. According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.

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El Salvador: Chikungunya and dengue fever outbreak Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Update Operation n° MDRSV007

Summary: On 2 July 2014, 167,572 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Salvadorean Red Cross Society (SRCS) in the delivery of immediate assistance for up to 25,000 people. Un-earmarked funds to repay the DREF are encouraged. The operation’s implementation timeframe was extended by an additional month in order to continue with response actions and strengthen the affected population’s organizing and community-based surveillance.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) N°.16 au 23 octobre 2014

Développements importants / Coordination

  • *Deux cas suspects ont été déchargés depuis la dernière mise à jour, ramenant le nombre total de cas au 21 octobre à 67 (voir tableau ci-dessus pour détails) dont 49 décès, soit une létalité globale de 73,1%. Le dernier cas confirmé date du 04 octobre 2014.

  • Renforcement de la surveillance épidémiologique par la recherche active des cas, le contrôle de l’infection et la prévention sur l’axe Watsikengo – Ituku – Bolenge.

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Liberia + 3 others
Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Disease - Revised Emergency appeal No. 3 (MDRSL005)

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 41.1m (increased from CHF 12.9m) to enable the IFRC to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to respond to the worsening Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak for 6,348,350 people. This revised Appeal represents a significant scaling up of SLRCS activities to conduct contact tracing, safe and dignified burials, social mobilisation, communications, and psychosocial support to 11 operational areas in 10 districts.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014

Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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Liberia + 5 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 24 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

7,160 NEW IDPs FOLLOWING INCREASE IN VIOLENCE

Widespread violence since 7 October has spurred renewed displacement of some 7,160 people in and around Bangui, according to an IOM report published on 21 October. Much of the displacement originates from Bangui’s 3rd and 5th neighbourhoods, with additional displacement of some 4,300 IDPs in Bimbo.

MALI

7 KILLED AND 5,000 DISPLACED FOLLOWING FIGHTING IN THE NORTH

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Mali + 4 others
Regular Press Briefing by the Information Service, 24 October 2014: Ebola

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Ebola

Fadéla Chaib, for the World Health Organization (WHO), reminded the journalists about the press conference this afternoon at WHO Headquarters at 2 p.m. to discuss results of the meeting held on Thursday on the access to and funding for potential vaccines for Ebola. The Speaker would be Dr Marie-Paule Kieny. The transcript would be provided after the conference.

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More Resources for Iraq Response Needed [EN/AR/KU]

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(Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded.

“Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There are huge needs on the ground. It’s vital that we help the people of Iraq.”

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In Burundi, ten thousand voices and counting

In Burundi, where infrastructure challenges abound, making sure children and young people can speak up about the issues they face can be an enormous challenge.

And in Burundi, making sure children can speak up means not only fulfilling a basic right of theirs, it’s also very logical. Youth under 18 make up 51% of the population here – meaning the average Burundian is a child.

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Central African Republic - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violent attacks in CAR’s capital city of Bangui during October have newly displaced an estimated 6,500 people.

  • FAO estimates that 2014 will reflect a nearly 60 percent decrease in annual harvests due, in part, to ongoing conflict and displacement in many areas of the country.

  • Donors have provided approximately 60 percent of the $555 million requested by the 2014 CAR Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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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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Guinea + 1 other
Luttons contre le virus Ebola

La Sécurité civile belge s’implique activement dans la lutte contre l’épidémie de maladie à virus Ebola qui touche l'Afrique de l'Ouest.

Nous ne pouvons pas rester indifférents à cette épidémie qui sévit, depuis le début de cette année.

Le virus Ebola provoque une fièvre hémorragique entraînant notamment des lésions du foie et des reins ; il est contagieux par contact avec les fluides organiques (sang, salive, …) d’une personne infectée, mais pas par voie aérienne (toux ou éternuement), comme le sont ceux du rhume et de la grippe.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°35/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • L’insécurité persiste au nord de Beni et pousse les civils à fuir leurs domiciles

  • Oxfam met fin à un projet eau-hygiène-assainissement dans le Masisi, près de 23 000 personnes menacées

  • Pas de programme de prise en charge nutritionnelle dans les zones de santé de Kayna et d’Alimbongo, sud Lubero.

Contexte général

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