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Humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate

As the humanitarian crisis inside Iraq intensifies, the need for strong coordination on the ground couldn’t be higher. Since January 2014, a surge in violence between Government forces and armed groups has seen 1.2 million people flee their homes in central and northern Iraq.

Mike McDonagh, the outgoing Head of OCHA’s office in Iraq, talks about the deteriorating situation on the ground and the impact of a recent US$500 million contribution from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on relief efforts.

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Aid agencies request US$ 369 million to meet urgent needs in Gaza and call for safe access

The appeal focuses on supporting access to health and water as well as catering for the needs of the displaced people in Gaza, including food assistance, blankets and mattresses as well as psychosocial support.

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Niger + 1 other
Le CERF alloue plus de 6 milliards de francs au Niger pour aider les réfugiés et retournés du Nigéria, et soutenir la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle à travers le pays.

Plus de 6 milliards de francs alloués au Niger pour aider les réfugiés et retournés du Nigéria, et soutenir la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle à travers le pays

(Niamey 31 Juillet 2014) Le Fonds central de réponses aux urgences du Système des Nations Unies (CERF) octroie au Niger un montant total de 13 181 281 dollars américains, l’équivalent de 6,3 milliards de francs CFA.

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Iraq + 1 other
Immediate, safe and unhindered humanitarian access is now needed

ERBIL, 31 July 2014 – The United Nations has expressed concern over rising levels of violence and instability across Iraq and its impact on the lives of everyday citizens.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement to the press on Syria

Today I briefed the Security Council on the situation of the millions of Syrians in desperate need of aid and protection, and on progress in implementing resolutions 2139 and 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria.

Attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.

In addition attacks on medical facilities are at their highest levels since December 2012.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement on the Occupied Palestinian [EN/AR]

More families are being displaced every day and there are currently over 250,000 confirmed displaced people, 200,000 people in UNRWA shelters alone, in need of aid, says Valerie Amos.

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Chad + 1 other
Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du Du 20 au 25 juillet 2014

Avant propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad.
Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR (IOM, 25/07/14)

  • Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad (UNICEF, 23/07/14)

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Ten Palestinians killed and 600 injured in clashes during West Bank protests against the Israeli offensive in Gaza

The past few days witnessed a sharp escalation in clashes between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces across the West Bank in the context of protests against the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip. Since 23 July, Israeli forces killed ten Palestinians and injured approximately 600; an additional Palestinian was reportedly killed and three injured by an Israeli settler. The incidents resulting in fatalities include the following:

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: $500 million to respond to massive humanitarian crisis

A surge in violence between Government forces and armed groups has displaced an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis since January 2014. Violence has been most intense in Anbar Governorate in north-western Iraq, where approximately 550,000 people have been displaced by fighting centred on Fallujah and Ramadi.

In June armed groups took control of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul and a string of other cities, leading to the displacement of over 650,000 people, many of whom fled with few or no resources.

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Gaza Emergency Preliminary Needs and Requirements oPt - Gaza (Updated: 24 July 2014)

  • Planning figures 1.8 million

  • Total population of the Gaza Strip (already considered vulnerable under the SRP) all of whom are identified as affected by the current emergency

  • 697 Killed (74% civilians)

  • 3,993 Injured (1,213 children, 698 women)

  • 3,230 Homes destroyed or severely damaged in Gaza

  • 140,000 internally displaced, sheltering in 83 UNRWA schools, thousands of additional people displaced elsewhere.

  • USD $69 million for immediate requirements

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Note d’information sur les récentes violences entre les communautés Luba et Pygmées

Le District du Tanganyika, vaste de près de 500 000 km2, frontalier à la province du Sud-Kivu, risque d’être embrasé par un conflit communautaire entre les pygmées et Lubas dont son origine récente remonte à mai 2013 où les Mayi Mayi « Bakata Katanga », avaient incendié les localités voisines de Lwela et Nsange, localités situées sur l’axe Kiambi – Nyunzu, à près de 100 km de Manono Centre, dans le Territoire de Manono. A Lwela, selon certains sources, des femmes et enfants auraient été brulés vifs et environ 200 maisons incendiées.

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Funding gaps hinder humanitarian and resilience-building interventions in The Gambia

A third of The Gambia’s 1.8 million inhabitants are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity - 200,000 people already need critical food assistance. The humanitarian response plan is only funded at 13.5 per cent.

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Greater accountability to crisis-affected people underpins regional consultation in Tokyo: Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos

(Tokyo, 24 July 2014): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, concluded a three-day mission to Tokyo today. During her visit, she co-hosted the North and South-East Asia Regional Consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit, along with the Governments of Indonesia and Japan.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Closing Remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Regional Consultation for North and Southeast Asia

Tokyo, Japan: 24 July 2014

Colleagues,
Ladies and gentlemen,

I first of all want to say a huge thank you because you all worked very hard. I’ve just caught the tail end of some of it when I was talking to you at the reception last night. And I know that some controversial issues were raised and handled in a sensitive way. So my thanks to the representatives of national governments, regional organizations, humanitarian and development partners, affected communities, civil society organizations and the private sector.

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Emergency Relief Coordinator’s key messages on the Central African Republic, 23 July 2014 - Issue Number 2

Key Messages

  1. The emergency in the Central African Republic continues to have dramatic humanitarian consequences for people throughout the country. The entire population of 4.6 million people is affected, and tens of thousands of people urgently need protection, emergency shelter, food aid and healthcare.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

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Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.

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Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang statement to the Human Rights Council special session on Gaza

Mr. President and distinguished members of the Human Rights Council, thank you very much for convening this special session on the situation in Gaza.

You have heard High Commissioner Pillay’s detailed briefing on the human rights and international humanitarian law elements of the conflict in Gaza and Israel. On behalf of Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, my briefing will focus on the dire and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the rapidly growing needs resulting from the escalating violence.

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Overview of League of Arab States - OCHA Cooperation, July 2014

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THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH OCHA ACROSS ITS MANDATED AREAS OF WORK

1.Coordinating humanitarian action, both on response and preparedness

2.Advocating for the rights of people in need

3.Developing humanitarian policy and analysis

4.Spearheading humanitarian information management

5.Overseeing humanitarian financing needs for the system

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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