Shelter and Non-Food Items

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Gaza situation report 14, 22 July 2014

On 7 July, UNRWA declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Since then, civilian displacement and fatalities have risen sharply. The total number of Palestinian deaths currently stands at 582. The number of displaced into UNRWA schools is now double the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and now exceeds 102,000 in 68 schools. UNRWA has already had to revise its emergency flash appeal to US$ 115 million to respond to the dramatically increased humanitarian needs of the people of Gaza.

GENERAL

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Gaza Flash Appeal 2014 - Revised 22 Jul 2014 [EN/AR]

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On 17 July, UNRWA launched a Flash Appeal for US$60 million to respond to the immediate needs of those affected by the ongoing emergency in the Gaza Strip. However, the dramatic escalation of the Israeli ground offensive in recent days has resulted in a massive increase in displaced persons with many seeking safety in UNRWA Designated Emergency Shelters (DES), and in significant further damage to homes and other civilian infrastructure.

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Over 100,000 displaced: UNRWA appeals for support

The initial appeal launched last week aimed at assisting 50,000 people. Now more than 100,000 people are seeking shelter in UNRWA facilities, and the agency is seeking an additional $55 million in urgent funding.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of June 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level targets and briefly summarizes major needs and response during the month. In Yemen, partners estimate that 14.7 million people – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian aid in 2014.This year’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) seeks US$592 million to assist 7.6 million of the most vulnerable.Cluster Coordinators are available to provide details on cluster activities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Shelter

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Gawilan Camp: 300 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent site after UNHCR implemented 1,632 tents foundation with kitchens and government did the electricity grid.

Arbat Camp: 500 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent camp (blocks A&B) after UNHCR implemented 2,040 tents foundation with kitchens. Kurdistan Regional Governement (KR-I ) provided the electricity grid and water net for blocks (A &B).

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Basic Needs

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

During the reporting period, UNHCR in Duhok continued with the distribution of fans and water jerry cans to respond to the summer heat for refugees in both camps and non-camps. A total of 5,507 non camp families were reached with fans (UNHCR) and 298 with refrigerators from PWJ.

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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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Sudan + 1 other
Sudan: ES & NFI Sector Monthly Update # 5, May 2014

Key Points

  • The NFI Common Pipeline for Darfur provided ES & NFI assistance to 6,570 households (approximately 32,850 people); 4,746 newly displaced households (75%); 115 Fire affected households (17%); and 1,500 households of Returnees received NFIs (22%) .

  • In the Rest of Sudan, sector partners continued assistance to new arrivals from South Sudan. As of end May, some 10,000 families were assisted with ES & NFIs by partners UNHCR, SRCS, SC Sweden and Plan Sudan.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Belarus: Extreme winter condition Belarus DREF Operation n° MDRBY004 - Emergency Plan of Action Final Report

Situation analysis

Description of the operation

After a relatively mild start, a surprisingly sudden onset of an extremely harsh winter caught many Belarusians completely unprepared, especially homeless people, drivers on the roads and city dwellers who needed to travel long distances by public transport or on foot.

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Gaza: humanitarian cash donation by the Iranian Red Crescent

Following the tragic humanitarian situation in Gaza, the Iranian Red Crescent is donating its cash payment of USD 50,000 in response to the Palestinian Red Crescent’s international appeal. The money will help the Palestinian Red Crescent in its operation to meet the most urgent needs of medical supplies, medicines and food items for the affected.

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Number of Palestinians seeking shelter in Gaza exceeds 50,000

The number of displaced Palestinians seeking shelter in UNRWA schools in Gaza has now equalled the peak number from the 2008/9 conflict, and exceeds 50,000 in 44 schools.

UNRWA is extremely concerned that a more intensive military operation will see these numbers rise even higher, causing additional burden on an already vulnerable population. UNRWA is especially concerned about the impact this is having on the 1.2 million refugees it serves, the majority of whom were already reliant on food and other assistance from the organization.

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UNHCR seeks $210m in revised appeal for refugees from Central African Republic

UNHCR and 16 other agencies providing life-saving relief are calling on donors to increase their funding support for programmes in neighbouring host countries.

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Iraq + 1 other
OCHA commends Kuwait for its support to Iraqis in need

(Geneva 22 July 2014): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today thanked the State of Kuwait for its swift disbursement of US$9.5 million to UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

The generous donation was allocated to the UN refugee agency UNHCR ($3 million), the UN’s children’s fund UNICEF ($2 million), World Food Programme ($2 million), World Health Organisation ($1.5 million) and the International Organization for Migration ($1 million).

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 Aid Distributions Reach 200 Families Displaced by North Waziristan Conflict

Afghanistan - IOM is continuing to respond to the needs of Afghan families displaced by the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan.

On Sunday and Monday, aid distributions benefitting 200 vulnerable Afghan families were carried out in Afghanistan’s Khost and Paktika provinces.

Military operations in North Waziristan have resulted in the displacement of thousands of families living along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Most of the families have sought refuge from the fighting in the neighbouring Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika.

International Organization for Migration:

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Russia: Population - Movement Information bulletin 1

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. Currently the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation which is subject to the developments of the situation on the ground. The Russian Red Cross will, however, accept direct assistance to provide support to the affected population.

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Guatemala + 6 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 364

Highlights

 GUATEMALA: The July 7 earthquake affected 84,679 people in Guatemala, with 6,341 evacuees and 765 people in 22 shelters currently open.

 HONDURAS: The Government is calling for the creation of a plan of action to address the serious humanitarian emergency caused by the high migration flow of unaccompanied children deported from the U.S.

 THE AMERICAS: The Director of WHO believes that the spread of the chikungunya virus is concerning and recommends countries to prevent this disease through a comprehensive social approach.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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