Recovery and Reconstruction

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Philippines: Zamboanga Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 Aug 2014)

On 9 September 2013 in Zamboanga city in Western Mindanao, fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The fighting lasted three weeks leaving at least 140 people dead, over 10,000 houses completely destroyed and more than 120,000 people forcibly displaced during the height of the conflict.

One year later, over 24,000 people are still in evacuation centres and transitional sites, mainly from the minority Moro ethnic group.

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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.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000


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


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.


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Delivering Prosperity in Myanmar's Dryzone: Lessons from Mandalay and Magwe on realizing the economic potential of small-scale farmers


Myanmar is undergoing intense and rapid changes. Policies formulated today will determine the future path of political and economic development. Modernization of the country’s agricultural sector is, rightly, a priority. However, mechanization and large-scale agricultural investment is not the only option. Small farm development provides a commercially viable option with better outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and positive spillovers to other sectors. Small farms absorb labour, allow communities to build assets and help local markets flourish.

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IOM Iraq Crisis Response Weekly Situation Report #2: Weekly Update For 24-30 August


IDP Families: 278,051

Individuals: 1,668,306

Locations: 1,577

Displacement Tracking Matrix Highlights

As of 28 August 2014, just fewer than 1.7 million individuals have been displaced in Iraq since the beginning of 2014. Over two thirds of the displacement occurred in the last month with over 600,000 individuals being displaced in August.

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Road Project Starts in Jawzjan Province

Gravelling work of a rural road project was started in Shabarghan the capital city of Jawzjan province on 31 August 2014.

The mentioned 6km long and 5m wide road will be graveled at a sum of USD 121 thousand. The project will be implemented by the financial support of United Nations Organization for Project Services (UNOPS) in accordance with the proposed plan of MRRD.

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Self-help schemes bring hope to the forgotten poor

The Zimbabwean

Capacity building and agro-business training programmes spearheaded by the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) have brought hope to some residents in Bulawayo’s high-density suburbs.

by Pamenus Tuso

While aid organisations have been working hard to help people in rural communities, town- and city-dwellers have often been neglected.

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Rwanda + 1 other
Government extends support to more returnees

Simon Singirankabo, returned from DRC, East Kasai in August 2013. He had fled the country at a young age in 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, thus he owned no properties. Then, when he returned in August 2013, he joined his parents and currently with all his two wives and 11 children live in Rusizi District in Mururu Sector in Gahinga cell,

A year, after his repatriation, Singirankabo enjoys life on the mother land, in spite of several challenges he is still facing to cater for the needs of such a gigantic family. He earns his living from cultivating to neighbors.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Livelihoods Needs Assessment at the Returnee Settlements of Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces, Afghanistan (August 7 – 10, 2014)

Most of the returnees believe they had a better life while they were living as refugees in Pakistan compared to living in their own country.

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DMIC Situation Report on Countrywide Inundation - August 31, 2014



  • The Brahmaputa-Jamuna, Ganges and Meghna are in falling trend while Padma is in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges and Meghna may likely continue to fall in next 72 hours.

  • The Padma may likely to rise in next 48 hours.

  • The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may likely to rise in next 72 hours;Turag at Mirpur may cross the danger level in next 24 hours.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey - 29 August 2014

Regional highlights:

  • The rising number of conflicts in the region is further increasing the complexity of the Syrian refugee response. Host governments and communities are responding to meet the needs of both nationals and refugees affected by insecurity. In Iraq, an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis are displaced within the country, which is also hosting some 220,000 Syrian refugees. Clashes in Arsal, Lebanon, have caused widespread damage, affecting both Lebanese residents and more than 40,000 Syrian refugees.

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Commission Implementing Decision of XXX financing emergency humanitarian actions for Ukrainian crisis-affected population from the general budget of the European Union (ECHO/UKR/BUD/2014/01000)


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Article 2(a), Article 4 and Article 13 thereof,

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Reduced Rains Affect Food Security In Kenya

By Amanda Lawrence-Brown — 29 August 2014

Below average rains, increased food prices and conflicts, have contributed to a 15 percent increase in the number of people requiring food assistance. A Long Rains food security assessment recently released by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) estimates that 1.5 million people are acutely food insecure and will require immediate food assistance over the next six months (September 2014 – February 2015). This is almost double the 850,000 that were in need during the same period last year.

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TVET graduates look forward to improved job prospects in Lebanon

The annual graduation ceremony at the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre in Lebanon was a particularly special celebration this year, as it also marked the accreditation of the Agency’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programme by the Lebanese Ministry of Education.

Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon Ann Dismorr said the new accreditation will improve the job prospects of the Agency’s TVET graduates in Lebanon.

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Serbia + 1 other
Flood Recovery Efforts Continue In Serbia And Bosnia

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Vladan and his wife welcome the arrival of much needed building supplies to repair their flood damaged home in Grdica, a village near Kraljevo, Serbia. Vladan's home along with hundreds of other homes in the area were submerged under several feet of water for days after a powerful surge of flood waters from Serbia's record breaking spring rainfall engulfed much of the country in May. The waters destroyed nearly everything inside the homes, now stripped bare and awaiting repairs to the walls and floors.

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



  • 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).

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Turkey + 2 others
Mercy Corps helps refugees and neighboring countries that host them stretch scarce resources

Mercy Corps

Middle East Staggers Under Weight of 3 Million Syrian Refugees

Portland, OR – According to the United Nations, there are now 3 million registered Syrian refugees spread across the Middle East, with the majority living in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps works closely with these refugees and the neighboring countries hosting them to stretch scarce resources and strengthen communities’ ability to peacefully resolve urgent issues.