Recovery and Reconstruction

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Nepal: Floods and Landslides Emergency Appeal n° MDRNP007


This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2, 451,003 to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (50,000 people), focusing on relief distributions, water & sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, emergency and recovery shelter assistance, restoring family links, National Society capacity building and disaster preparedness & risk reduction.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°27/14, 27 août 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus d’un millier d’enfants sont associés aux groupes armés dans le Territoire de Walikale, selon un atelier sur les enfants associés aux forces et groupes armés.

  • Plus de 3 000 personnes, dont les déplacées internes, seront desservies en eau potable dans la zone de Nyabiondo, en Territoire de Masisi.

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Oil Rich but Lacking Institutions, Libya Struggles to Build a State: Q&A with Dr. Younes Abouyoub

On Sunday, Islamist militants consolidated their hold on the capital city of Libya and its international airport after a week of intense fighting against rival militia groups. Clashes between the militants over control of Tripoli erupted in July and are the most serious episodes of violence in the city since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The clashes come in sharp contrast to the quick recovery of the country’s oil sector in the east, where on Wednesday last week, the state-owned oil company said that Libya’s largest terminal in Es Sider was resuming its exports.

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Sierra Leone + 3 others
Ebola epidemic takes toll on business in quarantine zones and across Africa


Monica Mark in Kailahun

Repercussions have radiated from far-flung villages to financial markets, and from rural farmers to urban dollar boys

When his neighbours began falling ill with Ebola, Sheikh Kallon felt fortunate that he was well enough to continue tending his farm deep in the forested interior of Sierra Leone. Then, one of his drinking buddies died of the disease, and Kallon's entire family was quarantined for 21 days.

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Afghanistan’s Looming Fiscal Crisis: What Can Be Done?

By: William A. Byrd

Afghanistan faces a fiscal crisis due in large part to worsening domestic revenue shortfalls. Averting this crisis will require strong leadership from the new Afghan government that will be replacing the Karzai administration. The country’s revenue system and collections need to be improved, corruption reduced, new revenue sources developed and expenditures cut. More international aid also is needed to help stabilize Afghanistan’s budget as the government undertakes these reforms.


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Planning for government adoption of a social protection programme in an insecure environment: the Child Grant Development Programme in northern Nigeria

Cash transfer programming (CTP) is increasingly used in West Africa in response to food and nutritional crisis. Beyond emergency situations, cash transfer mechanisms are key mechanisms for national social protection strategies and policies.

Despite the rapid development of social protection programmes, and the partnerships established with national institutions for the implementation of such interventions, few studies aimed at examining operational progress and challenges of implementing cash-based social protection interventions in Nigeria have been conducted.

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Qatar says ready to rebuild war-battered Gaza

08/27/2014 14:34 GMT

DOHA, August 27, 2014 (AFP) - Key Hamas backer Qatar hailed a Tuesday ceasefire that ended seven weeks of conflict in and around Gaza and offered to throw its huge gas earnings behind reconstruction efforts.

Qatar, which hosts the Palestinian Islamist movement's exiled leader Khaled Meshaal, paid tribute to the "resistance and the sacrifices" of the Palestinians in 50 days of conflict with Israel.

It said it was "ready to contribute to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip as soon as possible," without giving any figure.

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Global Communities Provides Additional Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Gaza, Funded by the Palestine Investment Fund and its Partners’ Group and the Arab Palestinian Investment Company

Ramallah, August 27, 2014 – As the humanitarian situation in Gaza worsens and living conditions rapidly deteriorate, Global Communities continues to provide emergency humanitarian support to internally displaced persons in Gaza. This assistance began in the early days of the recent crisis, and was amplified this week thanks to the contributions of Palestinian private sector companies.

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Israel-Gaza ceasefire: Blockade Now Needs to be Lifted to Avoid Humanitarian Catastrophe

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 27, 2014) — Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope this will be sustained and ensure the well-being of children in Gaza and Israel.

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Appeal for flood survivors in India


Caritas Internationalis has launched an emergency appeal for €768 796 to help people hit by floods in state of Odisha.

Heavy rains since late July and subsequent flooding have affected over 3.5 million people and left almost 50 people dead.

“Millions of people have been displaced and many have been marooned, with their houses and all their basic belongings completely submerged by water,” said Thangsha Sebastian from Caritas India. “They have no idea what the coming days hold for them.”

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Minister Vladimir Puchkov takes part in meeting of Governmental Commission on summing up relief operations in Far East

The commission discussed completion of construction and capital repairs of houses for the people affected by the last-year flood. Earlier in the day Minister Puchkov together with Yuri Trutnev, Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern Federal District and Oleg Kozhemyako, Governor of the Amur Region inspected new houses built for these who had lost their homes in the flood. At the moment the contractors are finishing planting trees in private yards and building additional infrastructure.

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Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has closed schools and hospitals.

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Esaar-e-Pakhtunkhwa Program (27 August 2014)

Under the Esaar-e-Pakhtunkhwa Program, as of 27th August 2014 at 01:40 PM, 47,688 families of NWA have received their Cash payment of 1st Installment @ Rs.8000/- successfully. A total of Rs.381.51 Millions have been disbursed so far. Under the Esaar-e-Pakhtunkhwa Program, all the registered verified families of NWA will be provided with Rs.23,000/. (Ramadan Package Rs.5,000, Rs.3,000/- monthly house rent).

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Mejorando la seguridad alimentaria de la población de La Guajira

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Desde inicios del 2014, el PMA, junto con el Gobierno y otros socios, ha contribuido a la seguridad alimentaria de zonas rurales dispersas, población de cascos urbanos, población afectada por el conflicto y personas con doble afectación (conflicto y desastres naturales) en La Guajira.

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Aid convoys trundle into Gaza as ceasefire holds

08/27/2014 19:02 GMT

by Diane Desobeau

GAZA CITY, August 27, 2014 (AFP) - Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality Wednesday as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by Israel and Hamas as 'victory' in the 50-day war.

Millions in and around the war-torn enclave enjoyed a welcome day of peace during which there were no strikes on Gaza, nor Palestinian rockets fired at Israel, the Israeli army said.

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Iraq + 1 other
Needs of Syrian refugees grow as crisis escalates in Iraq

AMMAN/NEW YORK – Over 200,000 Syrian refugees are living in Iraq, having escaped the four-year-long conflict in their homeland. Yet for some, the move offers little respite from crisis: A UNFPA assessment has shown that northern Iraq is facing its worst humanitarian and health emergency in years.

Northern Iraq is now gripped by violence, which has displaced an estimated 1.45 million Iraqis. Like the conflict in Syria, the crisis in Iraq has been declared a “Level 3 Emergency,” the highest-level emergency designation.