Shelter and Non-Food Items

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UN launches US$2.2 billion appeal for Iraq

(Baghdad, 23 October 2014): The United Nations has launched a US$2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq.

“The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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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: 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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EU scales up aid to Iraqi population

The EU has increased its humanitarian aid to Iraq, with an additional €3 million going towards assisting displaced populations. With the onset of winter, the funding will support communities to prepare for harsh weather conditions, through the distribution of blankets and thermal mats, and the provision of emergency shelter solutions.

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Monsoon 2014 Information Report 14 (as of 23-01-2014)

  • As per the latest flood alert from the Pakistan Meteorological Department, All the Major Rivers are flowing in their normal state of flow. According to the report of NDMA dated 15th Oct, 2014, Monsoon rains have affected 2.53 million caused 367 deaths and 673 people got injured in AJK, Punjab,KP and GB.

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Islamic Relief assists IDPs in Al-Jawf

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Yemen Times

Bassam Al-Khameri (author)

SANA’A, Oct. 21—The Islamic Relief Organization launched a relief program on Tuesday serving internally displaced persons (IDPs) in five districts of Al-Jawf governorate.

Hadi Al-Aka, the Islamic Relief’s coordinator in Al-Jawf, told the state-run Saba News Agency that the Islamic Relief program, funded by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has provided non-food items (NFIs) and water filters to a total of 1,000 displaced families in Al-Mutoon, Al-Hazm, Al-Khalaq, Al-Ghail and Al-Masloob districts.

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Earthquake rocks Mormouri again

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake, once more, rocked Mormouri region in the Iranian western province of Ilam at 17: 05 local time on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014. After the earthquake, 8 teams from the Iranian Red Crescent including 24 relief and rescue workers were immediately despatched to the scene to assess the situation and help needy people.

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Federal Government steps up humanitarian assistance for Iraq

Germany is releasing 20 million euros of additional funding for humanitarian assistance to help ease the suffering of people in Iraq. These funds will be available immediately and will be used mainly to provide winter relief to refugees and internally displaced persons.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin (21 October):

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The large numbers of refugees in Iraq are in a dramatic humanitarian situation. Thinking of the upcoming winter makes it clear that we have to significantly step up our efforts.

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Time to act: Internal displacement on the rise in Ukraine

Civil society groups have spearheaded the response, but their efforts are reaching their limits as a result of volunteer fatigue and limited financial resources and technical capacity.

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EU steps up assistance to flood-affected people in Nepal

An additional €500,000 will cover winter needs, the rehabilitation of shelters and schools, and supporting livelihood recovery activities for the most vulnerable.

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Protecting the emblems that protect lives

Amid the violence that has engulfed Yemen during the past six months, the ICRC has managed to respond to the growing needs of the victims. However, more must be done to ensure that medical personnel and facilities are spared the effects of the fighting.

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Indian Red Cross Society Assistance for J&K

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and the Chairman of the Indian Red Cross flagged off relief supplies today form the National Headquarters of the society, for the victims of the floods in the state of J & K. The relief convoy of 11 trucks has been sent based on the need assessment by the J&K State Branch of the Indian Red Cross.

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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2014/708)

The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days.