Shelter and Non-Food Items

Maps and updates related to this term.

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AFGHANISTAN: Overview of Natural Disasters- Natural disaster incidents as recorded by OCHA Field Offices and IOM from 1 January to 31 July 2014

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International Organization for Migration:

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Site Selection Criteria for Sheltering after Earthquakes: A Systematic Review

ABSTRACT

Objective: Proper shelter site selection is necessary for long-term welfare of earthquake affected people. This study aims to explore the criteria that need to be considered after earthquakes.

Methods: Through a systematic review, 273 articles found that were published till April 2014. Among these, seven articles have been selected and analyzed for the criteria that they introduced for sheltering site selection after earthquakes.

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2 September 2014: Iraq – Humanitarian situation and displacement

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SITUATION

• The humanitarian crisis in Iraq continues to rapidly evolve, with population movements dispersed throughout the country. With this increasing displacement, humanitarian needs are also growing.

• Since mid-July, humanitarian organizations have reported a steady increase in the number of IDPs countrywide. Iraq has now one of the largest populations of IDPs in the world, reaching more than 1.8 million people (around 850 000 IDPs only in the northern Iraq, in Kurdistan region) according to the latest UN reports.

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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:

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Ukraine: Humanitarian snapshot (as of 1 September 2014)

Situation overview

An estimated 3.9 million people live in areas directly affected by violence.
Insecurity and intensification of fighting heavily affected the population residing in Donbas region and newly affected areas to the south-east, while also reducing the capacity of the local structures to respond.
Fighting has caused significant damage to local infrastructure affecting access to basic life-supporting services and supplies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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:

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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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South Sudan: Complex Emergency Emergency Appeal 6 months update Appeal n°: MDRCF017

Summary:

The internal conflict that started in the capital city of Juba in South Sudan on 15 December, 2013 rapidly spread to other parts of the country, with worst affected states being Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

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Torrential rains kill three, destroy more than 9,000 homes in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

KASS LOCALITY / ZAMZAM CAMP(2 Sep.) -Three residents of the Kass camps in South Darfur died, and eight others went missing during heavy downpours on Sunday. More than 6,000 homes collapsed in Ardeba, El Beitari, Dobo, and El Safna camps.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, the coordinator of the Kass camps reported that three displaced were killed, eight others went missing, and a number of livestock died, as a result of extremely heavy rainfall and the ensuing floods on Sunday evening.

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Red Crescent humanitarian relief-aid consignment to Gaza dispatched

In line with its humanitarian objectives, the Iranian Red Crescent dispatched the humanitarian relief aid and medicines consignment to Gaza Strip today on September 2nd, 2014.

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Nepal flooding: “Many families still haven’t received basic aid. Action is urgently needed”

Flooding in west Nepal has killed 123 people and displaced 33,594 families from their homes. Handicap International has launched a relief operation to assist victims of the disaster.

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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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Niger Operation Refugees in Niamey as of August 2014

7,133 Urban Refugees

Since violence erupted in northern Mali in January 2012 between the Malian Government and various armed groups, Niamey region has been hosting approximately 7,000 refugees. The majority of them are women and children. The population unmet needs are relating to shelter and livelihoods.

Niamey profile

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Update on the Ebola virus disease in DRC, No. 6 - 1st September 2014

Coordination

  • Response coordinated by Dr Benoît Kebela from the Ministry of Public Health and expert in Ebola who is on his way towards Lokolia (Equateur province), epicentre of the disease

  • Response supported by humanitarian UN agencies and NGOs

  • Communication of guidelines on appropriate conduct carried out by clinicians in the areas affected by the epidemics:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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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DMIC Situation Report on Countrywide Inundation - 02 September 2014

Highlights

RAINFALL AND RIVER SITUATION SUMMARY AS ON SEPTEMBER 02, 2014.

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Cameroon + 2 others
Recent Attacks in Nigeria prompt new refugees to Cameroon, more continue to arrive

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, September 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that more than 10,000 people have fled fresh attacks by insurgent groups in north-east Nigeria and sought refuge in Niger and Cameroon, with some sleeping in schools and churches and children suffering from poor health.

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ERC delivers 20 trucks of relief assistance to Gazans

GAZA: The Emirates Red Crescent yesterday delivered a relief convey through the Rafah crossing to the Gaza Strip consisting of 20 trucks of various relief assistance for Gazans affected by recent events in the Strip.

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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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PRCS IDPs NWA Operation Situation Report no.14 02-09-14

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Immediately after airstrikes on the hideouts of militants in the targeted areas of North Waziristan Agency by Pak Army on 21st May 2014, mass exodus of the population started from the area on 22nd May 2014 to the settled districts of KPK.

  2. As per FDMA’s figures of 10th Aug, 2014, total 95,356 Families (1,002,002 Individual) have been registered in district Bannu, Peshawar and Kurram Agency, with more than 74 per cent of them women and children. Registration is closed to register more IDPs.