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South Sudan: Humanitarian Funding Update (as of 21 October 2014)

Ten months of conict in South Sudan have shattered the lives of millions of people. So far, partners have reached over 3.5 million people with assistance of the 3.8 million targeted. The Crisis Response Plan for 2014 is 61 per cent funded, leaving a shortfall of $696 million. Resources are urgently needed for the most critical requirements until the end of the year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 59 (as of 23 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of October, aid organizations had reached 3.5 million of the 3.8 million Heavy rains in the past two weeks have caused flooding in the displacement sites in Mingkaman, Lakes State.

  • Biometric registration was underway in Malakal, Upper Nile State, with 10,000 people in the new and improved Protection of Civilians site register

  • The whereabouts of a humanitarian staff abducted in Malakal on 16 October were still unknown, despite calls for his immediate release.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 23 October 2014

Highlights

  • The number of Palestinian child casualties from the recent Gaza war continues to rise, as children with serious injuries are still being treated in hospitals, and as further verification of earlier incidents is ongoing. Between 8 July and 26 August, at least 538 Palestinian children were reported killed during the hostilities in Gaza.

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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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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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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.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Lebanon + 1 other
Aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon drying up

Report
Deutsche Welle

The aid sources for Syrian refugees in Lebanon are threatening to dry up because of the multiplying crises around the world. Aid organization World Vision spoke to DW about the potential consequences.

DW: What is the current situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?

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Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled, or Moving Forward?

The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above. In August, 2014, CSIS organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups. This report is a summary of CSIS’ observations and thoughts on strengthening U.S. support for Myanmar’s transition. The bottom line: active U.S.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo y restricciones a la movilidad Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) y Litoral del San Juan (Chocó) Flash Update No. 3 (22/10/2014)

Desde el 25 de septiembre, al menos 3.000 afrocolombianos e indígenas Wonaan Nonam del Bajo San Juan -en límites entre Litoral del San Juan (Chocó) y Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca)-, han sido afectados por desplazamiento forzado y restricciones de movilidad debido a enfrentamientos entre miembros de un grupo armado no estatal y la Infantería de Marina (Ver Flash Update No. 1 y Flash Update No. 2).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo en Guapi (Cauca) Flash Update No. 1 (23/10/2014)

Enfrentamientos entre la Infantería de Marina y miembros de las FARC-EP causaron un nuevo desplazamiento masivo en zona rural del municipio de Guapi, en la costa pacífica del Cauca. El 12 de octubre se desplazaron 202 afrocolombianos (65 familias) de tres comunidades de la zona de Bocas de Napi (Calle Honda, Isla Tomás y Playa Media Pinulpi) hacia la cabecera del municipio. Esta situación se suma a la que se presenta en el casco urbano de Guapi donde se albergan cerca de 375 afrocolombianos e indígenas desplazados desde el 9 de septiembre, en condiciones precarias (Ver Flash Update No.

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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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N°31/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 14 000 incidents de protection rapportés en neuf mois au Katanga

  • Qui pour assurer la prise en charge médicale du choléra dans le District du Haut Lomami?

  • Plus de 28 000 personnes déplacées et retournées de Mitwaba, Nyunzu et Pweto ont bénéficié des articles ménagers essentiels.

Contexte

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It became impossible not to help

When the breadth of the Ebola epidemic became clear, NORCAP veteran Stener Vogt (58) decided he would not retire from humanitarian work after all. On Friday, he travels to Liberia to lead the child protection cluster in Monrovia.

“You have worked in Liberia, you know how to act in an emergency and you have the opportunity to go. It is not an option to just sit here and do nothing.”

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Chad + 1 other
Tchad: Apercu de la réponse à la crise RCA (15 Octobre 2014)

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Iraq: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2014-2015 (Summary)

Priority Needs

Since the outbreak of fighting between government forces and armed groups in December 2013 in Anbar governorate, internal armed conflict has swept quickly across large parts of Iraq. The humanitarian consequences have been catastrophic, impacting all eighteen governorates. At least 5.2 million people are now estimated to be in need of protection and emergency humanitarian assistance.

1. PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Strategic Response Plan 2014-2015

The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) aims to continue supporting the Government of Iraq in effectively addressing the humanitarian and protection needs of 5.2 million Iraqis across the country through 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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ACAPS Briefing Note: Eastern Ukraine Conflict, 23 October 2014

Crisis Overview

  • Violence is ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Casualties from heavy fighting and shelling incidents are reported, and between mid-September and mid-October, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 140,000. Public services and infrastructure in the east, and the nationwide economy continue to be negatively affected.

  • If appropriate assistance is not provided in the coming months, the humantarian situation is likely to become more severe.

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Promotion and protection of human rights, including ways and means to promote the human rights of migrants (A/69/277)

Sixty-ninth session
Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

Report of the Secretary-General

Summary