Shelter and Non-Food Items

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Kenya + 3 others
281 refugees transferred to camps

Some 281 refugees have been taken back to their camps from Nairobi in the last three days, the Ministry of Interior and National Coordination has said.

The ministry’s director of communication Mwenda Njoka said this was in line with government policy to have refugees settled only in gazette refugee camps.

The refugees who were netted during the ongoing security operation in Nairobi and screened at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma camps.

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Kenya + 3 others
100 more refugees relocated to camps

By AGGREY MUTAMBO

More than 100 refugees have been taken to camps as the government insists it will not backtrack in clearing them from urban areas.

Refugee Affairs Commissioner Haron Komen told the Nation that 111 people were taken to Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps on Thursday night.

They were part of those detained in Kasarani Safaricom Stadium for scrutiny of their identification papers.

“This number only accounts for those that the government has transported,” said Mr Komen.

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Aid shortage hits Kachin refugees

Hundreds of displaced villagers who fled their homes in Mansi amidst escalating violence in Kachin State late last week are now facing an extreme shortage of provisions and adequate accommodation, according to local relief workers.

Ja Nu of the Metta Development Foundation said some 900 internally displaced persons (IDP) from Mansi are housed in cramped conditions at a school in Namhkam, northern Shan State. The refugees have been provided temporary shelter, but remain uncertain as to their next move.

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Bougainville emergency chief calls on people to help themselves

Following strong earthquakes in Bougainville in Papua New Guinea last weekend, the emergency manager says people need to help themselves.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International

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South Sudan + 2 others
South Sudan Crisis - Fact Sheet #38, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 Armed civilians attacked the UNMISS compound in Bor town, Jonglei State, causing internally displaced person (IDP) casualties
 Violence in Bentiu town, Unity State, targeted civilians and resulted in increased displacement
 Humanitarian leaders at a high-level meeting called on parties to cease hostilities and respect humanitarian law and urged additional funding to support vital aid operations

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Ethiopia + 1 other
South Sudanese find peace in Ethiopia as rains near and war continues

Report
Guardian

Shelters are running out, medicine is in short supply and the rainy season threatens refugees arriving in Gambella.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

 680,000 individuals have so far this month benefited from food assistance;

 20,000 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

 10,500 individuals received primary and secondary health care services;

 15,000 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

 Some 1,500 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Tajikistan: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) Operation n° MDRTJ017

Some 427 families have been affected. Local government and Red Cross agencies are mobilizing to conduct search and rescue operations, as well as provide evacuation and cleaning activities.

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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°5 - Seven-month consolidated update

Summary: This update summarizes the progress made since the allocation of Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – and subsequently the launch of emergency appeal to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in providing assistance to families affected by typhoons and floods on Luzon Island – until 15 March 2014.

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Latest info on flooding in Dar Es Salaam

Dar Es Salaam, April 15, 2014; The Tanzania's business capital has again been hit by disaster following heavy downpour that has left tens of thousands of residents severely affected. This is an addition to several areas in the country that have been affected by the ongoing heavy rains in the country.

Over 400 households equivalent to over 2,000 individuals have displaced following the floods where several of these have suffered varied degrees of damage while others have been rendered completely inhabitable after being submerged under flood water.

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Chad + 1 other
IOM Chad Influx from the Central African Republic (CAR) Update, 9 - 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

 IOM has deployed a team including a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Specialist to train staff in the transit sites in Moundou, Doba, Sarh, Sido and Mbitoye in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other CCCM information management tools.

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

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 organizations in South Sudan condemn violence against civilians - Press release by the Humanitarian Country Team

Juba, 18 April 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan unite in condemning recent days’ attacks against civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and other parts of the country. Humanitarian partners are particularly outraged by deliberate and targeted killings of civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peacekeeping bases and other places where people’s rights should be sacrosanct.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Monitoring Emergencies - Chile 4/17/2014

Valparaíso region. Wildfire update (12-17 April). 12,400 people evacuated and 959 are in 9 shelters. The fire is still active. Response: Health mobile posts continue to be deployed for medical attention and vaccinations; more than 10,000 people vaccinated against tetanus. Shelter conditions verified and twelve water tanks installed. The government approved urgent measures to help those affected. Red alert continues for Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. (o.s: Ministry of Health, Government of Chile, PAHO Office in Chile).

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Pakistan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 25 | 21 March – 18 April 2014

Partners are currently reaching only 25 per cent of the estimated 130,000 children who require life-saving nutrition support drought-affected Tharparkar and surrounding districts in Sindh.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Assessments needed to avoid aid waste after Solomons floods

The Solomon Islands Red Cross has stopped distributing non-food items until an updated assessment of the families affected by the recent floods is available.

Read the full story on Radio New Zealand International

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 02 | March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 93,000 people have fled the Central African Republic for Chad since December 2013.

  • The impending rainy season requires improved shelter and sanitation in transit sites to prevent the outbreak of diseases.

  • The Government of Chad has extended the maximum duration of stay for returnees in transit sites from ten days to one year. It is identifying more appropriate sites to host them during this time.

  • More measles cases have been reported in the first quarter of 2014 than in all of 2013.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Shelter and Settlements MAA00019 Annual Report 2013

In 2013, shelter needs continued to reflect a trend towards more frequent small and medium scale disasters, compounded by movements due to conflict in the Middle East.