Shelter and Non-Food Items

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Bihar Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

Report
Sphere India

Summary

Bihar is India’s most flood- prone State, with 76 percent of the population, in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. About 68800 sq Km out of total geographical area of 94163 sq Km comprising 73.06 percent is flood affected.

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 5, August 2014

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Sphere India

Message from Mr. Nirmal Singh, Chairperson, Sphere India

Greetings and a warm welcome to this fifth issue of Response Bulletin!

In a time when the frequency of disasters have touched epic proportions, the loss to lives, property and sustainable livelihoods needs to be minimalized. A unified and a strategic response through effective partnership in serving the affected community are vital.

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Housing plans for disaster-affected around the country awaiting government endorsement

Housing plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government.

A budget submission seeking funds for housing repairs and reconstruction in Honiara, Guadalcanal and repatriation areas had been submitted to the Ministry of Finance.

The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by the 2013 tsunami and earthquake.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM releases new IDP estimates to better reflect the most recent wave of displacement from early August.

  • IDP influx strains response capacity of local authorities, particularly in southern Iraq.

  • Humanitarian actors continue to increase assistance and staffing for the Iraq response.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Gaza Situation Report 51, 28 August 2014

UPDATE AS OF 16:30HRS

The number of IDPs staying in UNRWA shelters is 52,235. 60 shelters remain open. Over the next couple of days UNRWA is expecting the IDP numbers to stabilize. It is still premature to draw conclusions regarding the number of IDPs who would opt to remain in UNRWA shelters for a longer period of time as their homes are uninhabitable, and those that may be able to return to their homes or seek alternative shelter options, such as staying with host families.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Periodic Monitoring Report (January - July 2014)

Overview

Key achievements towards strategic objectives

  • 11,486 IDP families or 43,360 individuals were relocated from IDP camps thanks to return programs. 101 IDP sites were closed as a result.

  • As of June, 36 camps (hosting 45,678 IDP) out of 53 camps at risk of flooding had preparedness and response committees and small scale mitigation works were undertaken.

  • 82% reduction of the number of cholera cases compared to the same period last year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM Iraq Crisis Response Situation Report #8: Daily Update for 27 August

Displacement Updates

While some internally displaced families are still fleeing their homes due to heavy air strikes mainly within the Alshirqat district, others have returned to Salah Al-Din from Kirkuk governorate to seek refuge in the Baiji district. However, movement between Kirkuk and Salah Al-Din is reported to be difficult because of route closures by KRG and local authorities. Due to a lack of staff and medical supplies, hospitals and health centers in various districts are encountering major difficulties in providing services to displaced persons.

International Organization for Migration:

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Aid to Sunni Arabs in Kurdistan comes with a side of suspicion

Sunni Arabs have found shelter from Iraq's spreading war in Kurdish controlled camps. But ethnic hostility is close to the surface.

KHANAQIN, IRAQ — An Iraqi mother who had no choice but to deliver her baby at night in a ditch; a little girl in pigtails with a poorly fixed cleft lip; a boy that lost his finger to a fan blade. These are the inhabitants of “Guantánamo” – a precarious camp on the fringes of Khanaqin.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 28 August 2014

Highlights

  • After 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel entered into force on 26 August. Both parties to the conflict are currently observing the ceasefire.

  • If the agreement holds, it will have ended the longest, deadliest and most destructive escalation in hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.

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IDP Factsheet: Ninewa Governorate Iraq Data Collected: 13 – 24 July 2014

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REACH

Summary of analysis:

All IDPs assessed in Ninewa this month were living in Ninewa before the conflict began and primarily driven from their homes by the violence. IDPs rapidly fled to areas within Ninewa that they perceived to have a higher level of security, often also choosing their destination based on the presence of family members. A majority of IDP families from Mosul District but an increasing amount compared to last month come from Telafar, most of whom arrived were displaced between 16 and 18 July, at the height of clashes in the district.

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IDP Factsheet: Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq - Data Collected: 03 - 24 July 2014

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REACH

Summary of analysis:

Many families continue to come from Anbar Governorate where fighting first began earlier in the year.. The sweep of violence through many parts of north and central Iraq during July has led to a greater diversification among the rest of the IDP population, who originate primarily from Baghdad, Diyala and Salah Al Din, but also Babylon, Ninewa and Najaf.

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Flood relief in Bosnia Herzegovina

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Malteser

Malteser International rebuilds soup kitchen and health center

The village of Maglaj is one of eight communities in Bosnia Herzegovina that were hit especially hard during the floods of May 2014. There, Malteser International is working with local partners as well as the Malteser association in the diocese of Limburg, Germany, to rebuild a soup kitchen and a health center. Both were heavily damaged by the flood waters. The reconstruction of these two facilities will benefit 25,000 people.

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Iraq + 1 other
Government gives €6.5 million extra for emergency aid to northern Iraq

Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, is providing more support for the stricken population of northern Iraq. In total, €6.5 million euros will be donated for various forms of emergency aid. Some will be earmarked for mine clearance. ‘The Islamic State (IS) laid different types of explosive devices over a very large area,’ the Minister said. ‘Now that they have left, the population wants to return home. That makes sense, but it entails a great risk to life.

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South Sudan needs increased attention

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DanChurchAid

“Severe food insecurity”, “Emergency” or “Famine” – South Sudan cannot wait for formal definition of hunger crisis

Experience shows that more people will die before famine is formally declared, yet South Sudan is not getting the media attention or sufficient funding needed for the prevention of such famine to break out. This raises the question whether malnourished and dying children must appear on our TV screens before proper action is taken to combat the current and future malnourishment rates and food insecurity crisis.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: Tripoli Governorate Profile (as of 11 August 2014)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

North Lebanon, which previously constituted one governorate with seven districts, has been effectively split into two governorates in 2014, following an earlier administrative decision. Tripoli and five surrounding districts maintained the denomination of North Governorate, while the district of Akkar became a governorate with the same name. While certain institutions and positions were divided (e.g. the post of the governor), others remain joint for the two governorates (e.g. the North Lebanon Water Establishments).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: Beirut and Mount Lebanon Governorate Profile (as of 11 August 2014)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

The Governorates of Beirut (20 km²) and Mount Lebanon (1,984 km²) are the main urban areas of Lebanon. Mount Lebanon is divided into six districts: Baabda, Aley, Matn, Keserwan, Chouf and Jbeil.
Home of half of Lebanon’s population, Beirut and Mount Lebanon make up the center of the country’s most of social, economic, political and cultural activities. The majority of trade and industrial activities are also concentrated in the area.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: Bekaa Governorate Profile (as of 11 August 2014)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

The Bekaa valley, with a lenght of 120 km and width of 16 km, represents 42% of Lebanon’s area. It is divided into three main areas. North Bekaa, composed of Baalbek and Hermel. Central Bekaa (Zahle) is considered the economic hub of Bekaa. It is also hosts the largest official border crossing, Masnaa. West Bekaa and Rachaya have a relatively greater sense of security than the rest of Bekaa.

POPULATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 28 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • The open-ended ceasefire which entered into force on Tuesday evening is holding, with no violations reported.

  • The Palestinian fatality toll is 2,104, of whom 1,462 have been identified as civilians, including 495 children, according to preliminary assessments.

  • Tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have today left emergency shelters. However, over 100,000 people, whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged, will need longer-term shelter solutions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Jordan + 1 other
Jordan: More Syrian refugees seeking shelter

28-08-2014 Operational Update

With no solution to the Syrian crisis in sight, people are still crossing into Jordan in search of a safe haven. Many are impoverished and struggle to meet their daily needs. The ICRC is providing them with food, water, basic health care and other aid.