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Emergency Response Fund Yemen: Annual Report 2013

Executive summary

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire throughout 2013. Of a population of 24 million, more than half were in need of humanitarian assistance across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, nutrition, health, shelter and education.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 5 others
Featherstone: UK pledges further support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain announces additional £30 million to help those affected by serious humanitarian crisis.

Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone announced today during a visit to the country.

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. There is also an impending risk of famine.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.39 (au 20 août 2014)

Faits saillants

  • Suite à la violence intercommunautaire à Mbrés, plus de 1 000 personnes ont été déplacées.

  • Selon MSF, au moins 31 personnes ont été blessées suite aux explosions du 19 au 20 août qui ont eu lieu à Bangui.

  • Le ministère de la Santé, avec le soutien de l'OMS, ont renforcé le dépistage du virus Ebola à l'aéroport international de Bangui.

  • Des pillages ciblant l'aide humanitaire, spécialement l’assistance alimentaire et de semences, continuent d'être signalés.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Forest Whitaker in Torit for peace workshop

1 September 2014 - Renowned US actor Forest Whitaker arrived in the Eastern Equatoria State capital Torit today for a five-day peace workshop with youth representatives.

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation was met on his arrival by State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore and UNMISS State Coordinator Hiroko Mosko.

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

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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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014


  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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Voucher system provides vulnerable families in Gaza with critical supplies

GAZA – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have come together to ensure critical food, water and sanitation supplies reach the most vulnerable families and children affected by 50 days of armed conflict in Gaza.

During the hostilities, 78,000 displaced people in host communities, half of them children, received electronic vouchers which operate like debit cards, enabling them to purchase locally produced food, safe drinking water and sanitary products at local shops.

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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 24 Period covered: 1 - 31 August 2014


SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA reaches 20,300 woman of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Al Raqa and Hama, Deraa, Tartus and Latakia with reproductive health and GBV services. Additionally 7,100 Iraqi refugees in Al-Hasakah receive dignity kits and reproductive health supplies to ensure safe deliveries. UNFPA facilitates training and awareness raising sessions on reproductive health and GBV for 42 community leaders and NGO staff in Sweida.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Helping Iraqi Christian Families Fleeing ISIS

By Renee Targos

Food for the Hungry (FH) is giving shelter and other relief support to Iraqi Christian families and Syrians escaping violence from the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

With international news coverage of ISIS beheading Christians in Iraq and many surrounding countries closing borders, Iraqi families are arriving in Lebanon—a country already taxed with Syrian refugees—in desperate need. Others are remaining in their country trying to seek safety.

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In pictures: Healing through play after China earthquake


29 August 2104: View the slideshow and see how more than 200 children affected by the earthquake in China’s Yunnan Province now have safe spaces to play, learn and develop thanks to Plan’s emergency response.

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake on 3 August caused widespread devastation – destroying houses, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands injured.

Vital support

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Iraq + 1 other
When can I go home?

War Child UK

Mark Bradshaw is War Child UK’s Programme Development Coordinator for Asia/Middle East. He visited Erbil this month to help our team there start a project and assist in identifying children's needs across the region.

It’s only been a few weeks since the extreme IS violence displaced hundreds of thousands of families across Iraq.

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CAR Crisis IOM Regional Response Situation Report 12 - 25 August 2014


CAR: 2,000 new IDPs were registered by IOM in Kabo and Moyen Sido as a result of displacement from clashes in Batangafo and surrounding areas.

CHAD: On 21 August, IOM relocated 301 returnees and 160 CAR-claiming nationals from Sido transit site to Maigama temporary site.

CAMEROON: On 18 August, IOM provided evacuation assistance to 319 Chadian migrants from Kentzou and Garoua Boulai to return to Chad.

International Organization for Migration:

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Humanitarian response to the Syria crisis July 2014


This document provides an overview of Australia's response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.


The Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian, peace and security crisis facing the world today. Intensified fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation continue to cause massive people flows within Syria and into the region.

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Gaza Situation Report 55, 01 September 2014


Almost one quarter of UNRWA school buildings (156) continue to serve as collective centers. 55,086 IDPs – Palestine refugees and non-refugees – continue to take shelter in 36 UNRWA schools.


Past 24 hours: The situation in Gaza remains calm.


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Iraq + 1 other
Education Cannot Wait: Education on the Brink in Iraq

Iraq is facing an unprecedented humanitarian emergency. A surge of violence in recent months between government forces and armed groups has resulted in the displacement of 1.5 million people from central Iraq to other parts of the country, especially to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. 17 million people in Iraq have been affected. Over 500,000 IDPs are estimated to be of school‐going age (4‐17 years). The new academic year starts in September and all children should be going back to school.

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With rebels at the door, Ukrainian children start school

09/01/2014 19:35 GMT

by Nicolas GAUDICHET

VOLNOVAKHA, September 1, 2014 (AFP) - "What are the first words of the Ukrainian anthem?" teacher Yulia Likhoshva asks her students.

It is Monday, the first day back at school for children across the country, and Likhoshva is kicking things off with a patriotic lesson on "United Ukraine."

But as the crowded classrooms in this school in eastern Ukraine go to show, there is little unity to be found outside the school walls.

Agence France-Presse:

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 August 2014, 8:00 hrs)

Five per cent of the housing stock is uninhabitable - around 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people without a home.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 29 August 2014


  • The number of Syrian refugees registered in the region crossed the 3-million mark on 29 August. 1,175,000 are in Lebanon;

  • The number of children enrolled in non-formal education in 2014 reached 48,651;

  • 23,000 primary and secondary healthcare consultations were provided;

  • 51 per cent of registered Syrian refugees have benefited from shelter support as of this month;

  • 1,900 Syrian refugees accessed food in Arsal.

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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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