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Periodic Monitoring Report (January - July 2014)

While the humanitarian situation in Haiti has generally improved, return, relocation or local integration solutions need to be intensified to prevent continued displacement in deteriorating living conditions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Pakistan Emergency Situational Analysis - District Naushahro Feroze, August 2014

Foreword

Timely response to a disaster may save precious human lives and reduce economic costs. However, natural disasters, typically, occur unexpectedly. Consequently, in most cases, the afflicted population lacks the necessary tools and capacity to handle such tragic occurrences and the devastation is manifold more than it should be.

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La Protection des droits humains des personnes déplacées internes en lien avec le séisme de 2010 (Janvier - Juin 2014)

Ce rapport semestriel, qui ne prétend pas à l’exhaustivité, fournit un aperçu de la diversité des programmes et activités d’une partie des acteurs étatiques et non-gouvernementaux œuvrant dans le domaine de la protection des personnes déplacées internes en Haïti. Ce rapport a été préparé par le Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme (HCDH)/Section des droits de l’homme (SDH) de la MINUSTAH à partir des informations soumises par divers acteurs dans le domaine de la protection dans les camps de personnes déplacées internes (DPI) issues du séisme du 12 janvier 2010.

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China: Ludian Earthquake Information bulletin n° 3

GLIDE n° EQ-2014-000102-CHN

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has launched a national appeal. At the same time RCSC will accept direct assistance from abroad to provide support to the affected population. Voluntary contributions towards this earthquake operation can also be channelled through the IFRC’s Long-Term Planning Framework for China.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

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ACT Alliance

A fortnight after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit three counties in the hilly southwest of China, and despite heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance’s Amity Foundation continues its huge effort to deliver relief to residents left with nothing.

Over 600 people died in the August 3 earthquake with 112 still missing. Around the epicentre of the earthquake, over 80,000 houses have collapsed.

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Haiti Humanitarian Needs Overview: Mid-Year Review (July 2014)

The updated Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights basic services, protection and durable solutions for IDPs, health and WASH related to the cholera epidemic, severe food and nutrition insecurity and high vulnerability and low resilience to natural hazards as priorities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Specialist teams scale-up efforts to help earthquake survivors in Yunnan, China

By Kevin Xia, IFRC

Li Xuanmei, a 60-year-old farmer from Hulukou Village, was lucky to survive the 6.5-magnitude Yunnan earthquake, which left more than 600 dead and damaged or destroyed over 66,000 homes in China’s southwest province. Her house in Hulukou Village did not fare so well. It was damaged beyond repair and she and her husband and their granddaughter resorted to sleeping on a plank bed with a waterproof tarpaulin for a roof.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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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Ludian Earthquake - Update August 18, 2014

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Amity Foundation

August 18

As Amity’s relief work continues, another earthquake with the magnitude of 5.1 occurred in Yongshan County within the Zhaotong Prefecture on August 17. Amity staff, who are working in the adjacent county Ludian, reported that the earthquake was clearly obvious. Fourteen people are reported being injured. Houses are collapsed and infrastructure is severely damaged. Amity will also give attention to the future development in Yongshan.

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Iran: Iran Earthquake Information Bulletin N° 01

The situation

An earthquake with the magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale rocked South of Ilam province on August18, 2014. As per Tehran University’s Seismological Center, the earthquake hit at 07:02 A.M. local time.

The villages of Moormoori, Tape Hamame Oliya and Tape Hamame Sofla were the most affected districts.

So far, more than 22 aftershocks have been recorded in the affected areas, the biggest of which has been 5 on the Richter scale.

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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Response to Ludian Earthquake, China

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$681,473

Balance Requested: US$681,473

Geneva, 14 August 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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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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Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Report 2

Situation Update

On 3 August 2014, a strong earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 took place in Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, at a depth of 12km, and reached a magnitude of 9.0 at the epicentre, which is equivalent to magnitude of 7.0, the highest intensity of Ya’an earthquake in April last year.

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Yunnan Zhaotong Earthquake 2014: Work Report 3

Situation Update

At 4:30 p.m. on 3 August 2014, an earthquake at the magnitude of 6.5 shook Ludian County of Zhaotong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It reached an intensity level of 9.0 at the epicentre, which is equivalent to the highest intensity level of the Sichuan Ya’an Earthquake in April 2013, measuring at a magnitude of 7.0.

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Relief work underway in quake zone

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Power supply to areas affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Yunnan has now been restored.

Nearly 230,000 people are now also receiving emergency water supplies. The quake has destroyed 28 reservoirs and more than 140 dams. Relief teams have responded by constructing new water supply pipelines and deploying water carts to restore the supply.

The water level in 19 reservoirs has also been lowered to reduce further risks. Banks in the disaster zone have also re-opened. A 623-million yuan relief fund has been allocated to the quake zone.

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Aid agency roundup: Destroyed roads slow relief in quake-hit southern China

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AlertNet

Aid workers are trekking for hours to assist survivors of the earthquake that triggered landslides, blocking rivers and creating massive bodies of water that could unleash more destruction.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Water supply restored in China quake zone

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Emergency water distribution systems have finally been established after Sunday's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan Province, providing water to 187,000 people.

Over 185 km of pipelines have been repaired, the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said on Friday, but there are still 42,900 people without drinking water.

Sunday's quake killed over 600 people and injured another 3,000. More than 110 people are still missing.

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Relief goods pour into Yunnan quake zone; life moves on

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Xinhua

LUDIAN, Yunnan, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Trucks loaded with tents, generators, water and food are pouring into quake-hit areas of southwest China's Yunnan Province as traffic conditions improve.

As of 8 a.m. on Friday, more than 20,000 tents, 13,000 beds, 38,000 boxes of water and 31,000 packs of instant noodles had been distributed to residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by Sunday's 6.5 magnitude earthquake.