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Mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

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Guardian

Extreme poverty drives some Kenyans to scavenge through rubbish dumps for materials to sell for recycling. At the main dump in Eldoret, a town in Kenya’s Rift valley with a population of 280,000, people sift through debris, despite the risks of disease and injury, and the threat of violence. Even though primary education is free in Kenya, many children work at the dumps to help support their family

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Democratic Republic of Congo Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2013

The DRC Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2013 The Common Humanitarian Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, commonly known as the Pooled Fund, (hereafter referred to as the CHF), continues to be an integral element of the humanitarian financing mechanism. During 2013 total contributions to the CHF, including USD 28 million in carryover from the previous year represented 13% of contributions received in response to the Humanitarian Action Plan for the same year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Emergency Response Fund Yemen: Annual Report 2013

Executive summary

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire throughout 2013. Of a population of 24 million, more than half were in need of humanitarian assistance across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, nutrition, health, shelter and education.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 5 others
Featherstone: UK pledges further support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain announces additional £30 million to help those affected by serious humanitarian crisis.

Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone announced today during a visit to the country.

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. There is also an impending risk of famine.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.39 (au 20 août 2014)

Faits saillants

  • Suite à la violence intercommunautaire à Mbrés, plus de 1 000 personnes ont été déplacées.

  • Selon MSF, au moins 31 personnes ont été blessées suite aux explosions du 19 au 20 août qui ont eu lieu à Bangui.

  • Le ministère de la Santé, avec le soutien de l'OMS, ont renforcé le dépistage du virus Ebola à l'aéroport international de Bangui.

  • Des pillages ciblant l'aide humanitaire, spécialement l’assistance alimentaire et de semences, continuent d'être signalés.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 24 Period covered: 1 - 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA reaches 20,300 woman of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Al Raqa and Hama, Deraa, Tartus and Latakia with reproductive health and GBV services. Additionally 7,100 Iraqi refugees in Al-Hasakah receive dignity kits and reproductive health supplies to ensure safe deliveries. UNFPA facilitates training and awareness raising sessions on reproductive health and GBV for 42 community leaders and NGO staff in Sweida.

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In pictures: Healing through play after China earthquake

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Plan

29 August 2104: View the slideshow and see how more than 200 children affected by the earthquake in China’s Yunnan Province now have safe spaces to play, learn and develop thanks to Plan’s emergency response.

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake on 3 August caused widespread devastation – destroying houses, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands injured.

Vital support

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Iraq + 1 other
When can I go home?

Report
War Child UK

Mark Bradshaw is War Child UK’s Programme Development Coordinator for Asia/Middle East. He visited Erbil this month to help our team there start a project and assist in identifying children's needs across the region.

It’s only been a few weeks since the extreme IS violence displaced hundreds of thousands of families across Iraq.

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 12 - 25 August 2014

Highlights

CAR: 2,000 new IDPs were registered by IOM in Kabo and Moyen Sido as a result of displacement from clashes in Batangafo and surrounding areas.

CHAD: On 21 August, IOM relocated 301 returnees and 160 CAR-claiming nationals from Sido transit site to Maigama temporary site.

CAMEROON: On 18 August, IOM provided evacuation assistance to 319 Chadian migrants from Kentzou and Garoua Boulai to return to Chad.

International Organization for Migration:

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Humanitarian response to the Syria crisis July 2014

Summary

This document provides an overview of Australia's response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Description

The Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian, peace and security crisis facing the world today. Intensified fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation continue to cause massive people flows within Syria and into the region.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 August 2014, 8:00 hrs)

Five per cent of the housing stock is uninhabitable - around 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people without a home.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • The number of Syrian refugees registered in the region crossed the 3-million mark on 29 August. 1,175,000 are in Lebanon;

  • The number of children enrolled in non-formal education in 2014 reached 48,651;

  • 23,000 primary and secondary healthcare consultations were provided;

  • 51 per cent of registered Syrian refugees have benefited from shelter support as of this month;

  • 1,900 Syrian refugees accessed food in Arsal.

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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Cameroon + 1 other
Cameroun : Rapport Inter Agences sur la Situation des Réfugiés Centrafricains (18-24 août)

DONNEES CLEES

126 627 Réfugiés enregistrés depuis janvier 2014.

57 897 Réfugiés vivent sur les sites.

61 900 Réfugiés vivent en dehors des sites.

6 830 Réfugiés enregistrés à Yaoundé et Douala.

147 Nouveaux réfugiés en provenance de la RCA ont été enregistrés au cours de la semaine écoulée.

DEVELOPPEMENTS MAJEURS

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 9 (23 - 29 August 2014) [EN/AR/KU]

Highlights

  • Over 1.8 million people are estimated to be displaced, countrywide.

  • Providing adequate shelter for IDPs remains a key concern and a priority need throughout the country, as IDPs continue to be in the open, occupy unfinished buildings, schools, mosques and churches.

  • Some 52 cargo flights have arrived in Erbil in the past weeks, delivering an estimated 5,400 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies.

  • Increased morbidity of communicable diseases related to limited access to water and sanitation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Jordan + 3 others
Three million tragic stories. When will it end?

By Misty Buswell, Director of Advocacy, Media & Communications, Middle East and Eurasia Regional Office, Jordan

29 August 2014 marks another terrible milestone in the Syria crisis: the three millionth registered refugee.

The war is more than three years old. At least 191,000 have died and nearly 11 million are in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria.

Meanwhile, three million, including more than 1.5 million children, have now fled a country in chaos. And those are only the ones who are officially registered.

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Ukraine: Situation report No. 9 as of 29 August 2014

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Highlights:

  • Rebels are threatening to take the key port of Mariupol, after opening a new front in the south-east. They have reportedly captured the town of Novoazovsk and are advancing on the port. This is likely to create another wave of displacement amongst parts of the close to half a million people living in an area that until now had escaped fighting.

  • At least 4,445 people including 46 children have been wounded and 1,830 people including 28 children were killed n eastern Ukraine as of 27 August (source OHCHR/WHO).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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