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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014

Highlights

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

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan

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Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack on Philippine city

09/08/2014 04:47 GMT

by Christian DONIO

ZAMBOANGA, September 8, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

The attack by Moro National Liberation Front gunmen triggered three weeks of urban battles with the military in Zamboanga, a southern port city, which left more than 240 people dead.

Agence France-Presse:

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De l'Indonésie à Haïti : deux femmes ayant pour mission le développement

Report
World Bank

La COO de la Banque mondiale Sri Mulvani Indrawati et la ministre Haïtienne de l'Economie et des Finances Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie partagent leurs expériences durant leur voyage en Haïti.

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Indonesia to Haiti - Two Women on a Development Mission

Report
World Bank

World Bank COO Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Haiti’s Minister of Economy and Finance Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie share experiences as they travel together in Haiti.

For two hours both women crisscrossed of Delmas 32, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on this hot day by foot. Streets and alleys are buzzing with life and traffic. There are freshly painted homes, streetlights and a new canal system where not long ago rubble from collapsed homes had buried whole families.

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When a Disaster Leaves Bathrooms in its Wake

By Malini Shankar

CAR NICOBAR, India, Sep 5 2014 (IPS) - When the 2004 Asian Tsunami lashed the coasts and island territories of India, one of the hardest hit areas were the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI), which lie due east of mainland India, at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

Remote and isolated, the tribal communities that occupy these idyllic isles have lived for centuries off the land, eschewing all forms of modern ‘development’ and sustaining themselves off the catch from the rich seas that surround them.

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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

Report
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

Report
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

Report
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.