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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Iraq + 1 other
New wave of displacement intensifies need for humanitarian information in Iraq

By Lisbeth Pilegaard, Technical Adviser to IMS on humanitarian information and communication

“ISIL took everything from me. My money, ID papers, my phone, everything. They threatened to kill me if I did not convert to Islam. That’s when I fled.”

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IDPS move to new sites on UNMISS bases

21 October 2014 - UNMISS was building new sites for over 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking shelter on the mission’s bases to improve their living conditions, a senior official said in Juba today.

“When we first opened our gates, we expected it to be a temporary solution,” said Derk Segaar, head of the Relief, Reintegration and Protection (RRP) section. “The situation has become prolonged and we are looking for solutions to make it more bearable.”

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Entry Point Monitoring, Kurdistan Region of Iraq Data Collected: 14 – 18 SEPT. 2014

Report
REACH

The worsening security situation in parts of northern and central Iraq has caused mass internal displacement across much of the country. In order to inform the humanitarian response, the REACH Initiative is monitoring displacement trends and intentions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) crossing through some of the major entry points into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

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Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Summary

In 2013, 9,500 Syrians were displaced per day on average. By July 2014, the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) reached 6.4 million, a third of the entire population of the country. An additional three million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. A stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Iraq Displacement Rises to Over 1.8 Million by Early October

From January through 5 October, 2014 IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified an estimated 1,814,862 displaced people (302,477 families) in Iraq. This figure represents an increase of more than 61,000 displaced people since late September.

International Organization for Migration:

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Afghanistan: Cross-Border Movement from Pakistan (as of 14 Oct 2014)

Military operations (ongoing since June 2014) in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in Pakistan have led to the displacement of thousands of people to surrounding districts in Paktika and Khost provinces in Afghanistan. As of 14 October 2014, 33,481 displaced families had been assessed. Response is ongoing based on an estimated 27,000 families in need of humanitarian assistance.

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
Russian Emergencies Ministry jet delivers humanitarian aid to Iraq

A Russian Emergencies Ministry’s jet carrying a batch of humanitarian aid has taken off today from Ramenskoye airport for Iraq. The Il-76 flying to Baghdad is carrying food, two mobile power generators, 2.5 thousand blankets and 100 ten-bed tents. The total weight of the humanitarian aid provided by Russia is 27 tonnes.

The second jet with relief aid is due to fly to the town of Erbil on 23 October.

The relief goods are sent pursuant to the orders of the Russian leadership.

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Beneficiaries perceive brighter future in Habitat for Humanity villages

BY: VENUS L. GARCIA

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 17 (PIA) – The beneficiaries of the Butuan Habitat for Humanity housing projects in Barangays Loyola and Talisay in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur bared in particular that their access to decent shelter gave them the hope to coexist through an improved way of living and by worrying no more the obstacle of dealing housing crisis.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 377

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and more than 32,000 affected; and have also caused damage in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, among other countries.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical depression Trudy left six people dead, more than 4,000 people in shelters and 5,000 houses damaged in Guerrero, Mexico.

  • EBOLA: An extraordinary summit of the ALBA member countries met in Havana to coordinate joint measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 16/10/2014 Version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 41 700 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Modification 2:

Despite the acknowledged high level of humanitarian needs, challenges regarding access, effectiveness of response and capacity to implement in line with humanitarian principles have resulted in a decision to decrease the amount of this HIP from EUR 45 000 0000 to EUR 41 700 000.

Modification 1:

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Ukraine + 5 others
Ukraine Situation UNHCR Operational Update 24 September – 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 16 October, 417,246 IDPs have been identified by Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. 95% come from the eastern regions of Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian Parliament adopted law on protection of internally displaced persons in addition to resolutions on IDP registration and provision of financial assistance, introduced by Cabinet of Ministers.

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Profiling and needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs), 17 October 2014

Summary of findings

KEY UPDATES:

• The number of IDPs has dramatically increased since the beginning of August 2014, from 155,800 on 13 August to 417,246 on 16 September.

• The largest number of IDPs is hosted in the areas immediately surrounding the conflict-affected area: in peaceful areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhe oblasts.

• Many IDPs have returned to northern parts of Donetsk oblast, and following the ceasefire, some IDPs have returned to the conflict-affected area.

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Asia's first IDP policy - from theory to practice

Report
IRIN

Under the new policy, many IDPs will be given new rights, including long-term security of tenure, but turning the policy into reality remains a daunting task and one that is just beginning.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 8 (as of 30 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

· The relocations of people from the transit sites to temporary camps are hampered by delays in the construction of shelter and water and sanitation infrastructure.

· The government has decided to review the development of Maingama temporary camp to maximize the number of inhabitants and to accelerate shelter construction.

· The resurgence of malaria cases in transit sites and temporary camps continues. They now account for half of the sicknesses registered.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Tragedy of even greater proportions in Iraq should be urgently prevented

NEW YORK/GENEVA (20 October 2014) - On Sunday 19 October, the UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, concluded his week-long mission to Iraq by meeting the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Government.

“I am extremely concerned at the dramatic human rights consequences of the actions of ISIL and associated armed groups on civilians," Šimonović said.