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Gaza: Handicap International condemns use of explosive weapons in populated areas

London, 28th July 2014. Handicap International is outraged by the use of explosive weapons in the heavily populated areas of Gaza. The organisation is calling on the international community to put pressure on both parties to the conflict to arrange an immediate ceasefire and to provide victims with access to humanitarian aid.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 4 (19-26 July 2014)

Humanitarian actors are increasingly concerned about up to 5 million people, who may be residing in active conflict areas and locations where basic goods and services are increasingly inaccessible or targeted.

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 + 4 others
Central African Republic Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan: January-December 2014

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SUMMARY

Period: January to December 2014
Current Beneficiary Population:159,876
Planning Figure to End- 2014: 306,500

Target Beneficiaries:

  • New Refugees fleeing the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013.
  • Third Country Nationals fleeing CAR with refugees to Cameroon and Congo.
  • Host communities.

Financial Requirements: USD 209,707,4101
Number of Partners: 16

Introduction

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Kenya + 1 other
UNHCR Dadaab Update 11/14 Refugee Camps in Garissa County, Kenya | 01 - 15 July 2014

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Ministerial Delegation from Juba Land visit to Dadaab

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10 Human Rights Organizations in an Urgent Letter to Attorney General: Concerns Regarding Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the IDF's Operations in Gaza

Ten human rights organizations urgently contacted Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein today following the release of reports on the nature of attacks within the Gaza Strip and the high rate of civilian casualties. This information raises concerns about grave violations of international humanitarian law.

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International organisations call on all parties to ensure protection and humanitarian assistance for people with disabilities in the Gaza Strip

A previous statement issued by 41 concerned organisations has already raised the alarm about the need for all parties to respect international humanitarian law and ensure the protection of civilians affected by continued military operations in Gaza.

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Philippines + 1 other
ACF Interventions in Zamboanga, Leyte and Tacloban

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Nine months into recovery and reconstruction efforts after armed faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) engaged the Philippines security forces in Zamboanga on 9 September 2014, ACF International, the world’s leading organization in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is continuing providing a range of essential support to complement government efforts for the 25,670 displaced people, among them 13,000 in Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Stadium and thousands more in other evacuation centers.

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Report on the Protection of Civilians in the Non International Armed Conflict in Iraq: 5 June – 5 July 2014

Report details the “untold hardship and suffering” that has been imposed upon the civilian population, “with large-scale killings, injuries and destruction and damage of livelihoods and property.”

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Nepal + 1 other
Nepal: Facts and figures between January and June 2014

A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Nepal between January and June 2014.

Helping families of missing persons

Helping the families of people missing in connection with the conflict remains a priority. The ICRC intercedes with various bodies on behalf of families seeking information on the fate of missing relatives. In cooperation with the Nepal Red Cross Society and other organizations, the ICRC provides psychosocial, economic and legal assistance to the families of missing persons.

In January-June 2014, the ICRC:

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ACAPS Briefing Note, Humanitarian Impact of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories, 17 July 2014

Crisis Overview

  • On 8 July, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, following firing of rockets into Israel. The immediate triggers were the abduction and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students, for which Israel holds Hamas responsible, and the revenge torture and murder of a Palestinian teenager by vigilante Israeli Jews (PMO 08/07/2014; Haaretz 14/07/2014; ICG 14/07/2014).

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$3,000,000 Targeted to relief 40,000 affected People: Qatar Red Crescent Issues Emergency Appeal for Gaza Relief and Allocates QR 2 mln to assume its relief mission

July 16th, 2014 ― Doha: In response to the tragic humanitarian situation in Gaza, Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) issued an emergency appeal to raise USD 3,000,000 (QR 10,950,000) to implement a six-month relief program for 40,000 people (6,000 families) affected by the Israeli raids on Gaza. Partner organizations involved in the operation: IFRC, ICRC and PRCS To meet the most urgent needs of medical and fuel supplies for Gaza hospitals, QRC allocated QR 2,000,000 from its Disaster Response Fund for urgent intervention.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 16 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

Highlights

  • According to preliminary information, 77 per cent of Palestinian fatalities so far have been civilians, raising concerns about respect for international humanitarian law.

  • Indiscriminate rocket firing at Israeli population centres continues. Yesterday witnessed the first Israeli fatality since the start of the escalation in hostilities.

  • UNRWA/WFP are providing shelter, food and WASH assistance to 22,600 displaced Palestinians from northern Gaza hosted in UNRWA schools.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Khost & Paktika Update No. 18 – 15 July 2014

1. Khost & Paktika Situation Update

Humanitarian response efforts are on-going in Khost and Paktika provinces. In Gulan camp, Halo Trust, a de-mining NGO, started clearing a 143,000 square metre area to the west of the camp to use as a relocation area during demining operations. It will take approximately 20 days to finish clearing this section, while a complete demining of the camp could take up to six months.

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Sudan + 4 others
2014 Revised Strategic Response Plan (June 2014)

Humanitarian partners are seeking $982 million for 419 projects in eleven sectors throughout Sudan. A total of 6.9 million people (about 20 per cent of the population) have been identified as requiring assistance.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Annual Report & Final Accounts 2013

“We intend to remain in Afghanistan and continue to believe that solidarity between people can contribute to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. When others slow down, we shift into a higher gear.” Outgoing chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), Ms. Lotta Hedstrom, declares in the newly published annual report.

The report presents a number of achievements of SCA last year and points out the future work.

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IOF Airstrike on a Disabled NGO Kills 2, Injures 4, 128 Killed, over 780 Injured and 635 Houses Destroyed as IOF Military Attacks Continue

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) military attacks on the Gaza Strip continued into the sixth day of Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge'. IOF's airstrikes continued to target houses and other civilian objects with heavy bombs and missiles. In a serious escalation of the attacks on civilians, a disabled NGO building was attacked by the IOF, killing two disabled women and injuring four women; three of whom are disabled. An IOF attack targeted a mosque last night and left multiple casualties.

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Uganda + 4 others
South Sudan Refugee Emergency Revised Regional Response Plan January – December 2014

Introduction

The situation of the IDPs in South Sudan and the refugees in the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda has changed, in some cases dramatically, since the first Regional Refugee Response Plan (Inter-Agency Appeal for the South Sudanese Refugee Emergency, Jan-Dec 2014).

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World + 1 other
From “Forgotten” to “Vulnerable” to “Valuable” – Persons with Disabilities in Refugee and Displacement Settings

NEW RESEARCH THROWS SPOTLIGHT ON POSITIVE PRACTICES AND ONGOING GAPS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 7.7 MILLION DISPLACED PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

UN REFUGEE AGENCY AND GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND ANNOUNCE COMMITMENTS TO PROMOTE DISABILITY INCLUSION