Shelter and Non-Food Items

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CAFOD Press statement - Gaza Crisis

Gaza Crisis

CAFOD have committed £50,000 to our partners in Gaza so that they can scale up their response to the spiralling humanitarian crisis.

Matthew McGarry, who works with our partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS), describes the deteriorating situation:

“There are entire neighborhoods that have been basically destroyed. There are more than 240,000 people displaced with many more currently on the move.

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Food Security Sector Situation Report 17 (30 July 2014)


  • Cessation of hostilities is urgently needed.

  • 250,000 people in need of food and other assistance.

  • Humanitarian assistance limited by safety conditions.

  • Massive destruction of houses and productive assets continue.

  • High and still increasing death-toll.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 30.07.2014


Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over East Rajasthan and active over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Beas in spate, Kullu administration removes temporary structures

Times of India

TNN | Jul 31, 2014, 04.38 AM IST

MANALI: With moderate but continuous spells of rain causing water levels in Beas river and its tributaries rise, the district administration has started removing temporary structures built close to the rivers, while residents of villages settled by the river banks are having sleepless nights.

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Khartoum declares high state of alert, closes schools due to heavy rains

Sudan Tribune

July 30, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Khartoum state has declared high state of alert following heavy rains which hit the Sudanese capital on Wednesday.

Dozens of families in the west of Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman were seen carrying their belongings after their homes were destroyed by rain which amounted to 43 mm. Floods have also destroyed homes in villages and areas south of Omdurman.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 30 July 2014, 15:00 hrs)


  • An UNRWA school in Jabalia sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) was struck by Israeli shells, killing at least 15 people, including four children.

  • A four-hour humanitarian ceasefire was declared by the Israeli military but rejected by Hamas on the grounds that it did not extend to the entire Gaza Strip.

  • Incidents of multiple family member fatalities continue: at least 68 families have lost three or more family members in the same incident, totaling 360 fatalities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Three planes carrying 48 tonnes of humanitarian, health and shelter materials arrived in Khartoum

Khartoum, July 30 (SUNA)- Three Qatari planes carrying relief materials to flood victims in Sudan, arrived to Khartoum Wednesday, in implementation of the directives of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Another shipment of relief material will arrive to Khartoum on Thursday within the context of the same Qatari humanitarian relief assistance to flood victims in Sudan.

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Sudan’s capital paralysed by torrents, floods

Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / EL GEZIRA(30 Jul.) - Torrential rains and ensuing floods paralysed daily life in large parts of Sudan’s capital of Khartoum on Wednesday.

The heavy rainfall on Wednesday that continued from 1am until two pm, led to the destruction of hundreds of homes.

The Governor of Khartoum State issued a “maximum alert”, as weather forecasts warn for a continuation of the rains for another two weeks. Schools are officially closed until 10 August.

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Iraq + 1 other
IOCC Assists Syrian Families Seeking Refuge In Northern Iraq

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syrian refugee families wait patiently for their turn to receive emergency relief items from a distribution center in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region. More than 220,000 Syrian refugees have fled here from the violence of civil war – often arriving with nothing but the clothes they wear. Many have sought refuge at Kawergosk Refugee Camp in Erbil, which has already surpassed its capacity to shelter 10,000 people since it opened less than a year ago.

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Gaza situation report 22, 30 July 2014

Nothing and nobody is safe in Gaza. To date, seven UNRWA staff members were killed. This morning, for at least the sixth time, one of UNRWA’s emergency shelters has been struck. In accordance with international law, including the 1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, United Nations operations, personnel and premises must remain inviolable. There are limitations to UNRWA’s capacity to continue operations amid these conditions.

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Nigeria + 1 other
Nigeria - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


  • More than 3,400 people have died in 2014 attacks and more than 705,000 are internally displaced.

  • Populations in northeastern Nigeria require food, medical services, water and sanitation support, and protection.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has committed more than $10.7 million to date in FY 2014 to assist vulnerable Nigerian families. 

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

07/30/2014 18:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday unveiled $378 million in new humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, denouncing "appalling 'starve or surrender' tactics" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

"The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by obstructing deliveries of food, water, and medicine," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

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Iraq + 1 other
IKEA Foundation helps restore sense of home for Syrian refugees in Iraq

ARBAT REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, July 30 (UNHCR) – Since arriving from Syria nearly a year ago, 52-year-old Halima Murad and her family have been at the mercy of Iraq's extreme weather in this camp near the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.

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ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 11/2014

ACT Alliance

Details of Response

**Emergency: Mass deportation of migrant children to Honduras

Date of Emergency: 18 July 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): Comisión de Acción Social Menonita (CASM)

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Ukraine + 1 other
Russian Emergencies Ministry transports refugees from Ukraine to various regions of Russia

Today, another 380 Ukrainian citizens forced to leave their country will be transported to various regions of the Russian Federation by Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft.

Three IL-76s of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will depart from Rostov Region en route to Kazan, Ufa and St. Petersburg (people will further be carried by road to Novgorod Region). It is planned that the aircraft will carry 320 persons, who will be met by emergency workers and escorted to temporary shelters, where everything is ready for their living.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 July 2014, 15:00 hrs)

Situation Overview

Since the last situation update, at least 51 persons have been killed or died of injuries they sustained previously, including at least nine children and 13 women. According to media reports, however, the number of deaths during the overnight bombings is larger and may include as many as 36 additional fatalities, whose bodies are still buried under the rubble or who could not yet be identified.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Emergency appeal n° MDRPH014, Revision

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 99.88 million to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering humanitarian assistance to some 500,000 people (100,000 households) that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The overall budget includes CHF 8.19 million for the deployment of emergency response units (ERUs) during the emergency phase and CHF 2.29 million for the deployment of a Shelter Cluster coordination team.

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Islamic Relief Worldwide, IOM Distribute Food for Eid in Divided Boda

IOM and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) have distributed 6,000 food parcels to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the town of Boda, Central African Republic (CAR).

The town is separated along religious lines by a red line surrounding the Muslim enclave. Residents do not cross the red line for fear of attack by armed groups.

The food distribution was timed to coincide with celebrations marking Eid – the end of Ramadan. The Muslim and non-Muslim communities each received 3,000 frozen chickens.

International Organization for Migration:

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CRS aid gets through to Gaza

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, with civilian casualties, destruction of buildings, damage to infrastructure and internal displacement continuing to rise.

On Saturday, 26 July a humanitarian ceasefire was respected by both sides, allowing Palestinians to buy food and water, assess damage to their homes, recover bodies and bury the dead.

Humanitarian organisations took advantage of the lull in hostilities to conduct field assessments and implement emergency response efforts.