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EU Provides Life-Saving Support To Internally Displaced In Yemen

ANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed its gratitude to the European Union (EU) for its latest donation of €6 million (US$8 million), which will be used to provide food assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs) and returnees, as well as supporting WFP’s efforts to combat malnutrition.

The contribution came from the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), which was the fourth largest donor to WFP Yemen in 2013, when it provided some US$10 million in funding.

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Statement of the UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on World Hepatitis Day

Vienna, 25 July 2014 - Hepatitis C is a gravely debilitating disease and the growing cause of early death and severe liver disease among those who inject drugs. Of the 12.7 million people estimated to have injected drugs globally, around 50 per cent are believed to have contracted this virus. Many of these individuals have no access to testing, treatment or counselling services and are suffering alone and without access to suitable medicines.

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Sierra Leone hunts for Ebola victim after patient snatched from hospital

Report
Guardian

Woman forcibly removed from hospital in Freetown by family after testing positive for one of world's deadliest diseases

Officials in Sierra Leone have appealed for help to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola, whose family forcibly removed her from a Freetown hospital after she tested positive for the deadly virus.

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International Medical Corps Team of Emergency Doctors and Nurses in Gaza to Deliver Critical Health Care amid Ongoing Violence

July 25, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – Amid the escalating violence in Gaza, International Medical Corps, in partnership with the Jordan Health Aid Society, is deploying ten doctors and nurses to Al Ahli Hospital to provide medical services to casualties of the conflict. Having operated in Gaza since 2008, the organization is also providing mental health and psychosocial support to families affected by the violence.

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WHO South Sudan Emergency Response Situation Report # 32, 17-25 July 2014

Highlights

  • The general security situation remained calm in most parts of the country, with isolated incidents of insecurity and clashes in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity states. No new significant displacements have been reported.

  • Efforts to contain the Cholera outbreak continue. Health facilities had recorded 5,141 (CFR 2.2%) cases by 21 July 2014.

  • Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) is the leading cause of morbidity among Internally Displaced People (IDP)

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Children in South Sudan cannot wait for famine before world acts

If the world fails to provide the help needed right now to accelerate and scale up life-saving food and nutrition efforts, UNICEF estimates that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition this year.

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King Abdullah issues directive to provide Palestinian Health Ministry with $26.7 million

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued a directed to provide the Palestinian Ministry of Health with SR 100 million ($26.7 million), Acting Minister of Health Adel Faqih said in statement today. Minister Faqih said the royal directive allocated this amount to meet the shortage of medicines and urgent medical supplies for the treatment of wounded and injured people in light of the brutal Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza situation report 17, 25 July 2014

On 7 July UNRWA declared an emergency in all five areas of the Gaza Strip in response to escalating violence between Israel and Hamas. Since then, civilian displacement and fatalities have risen sharply. According to the Protection Cluster, 83 Palestinians have been killed during this reporting period, including twelve women and nine children. The total number of Palestinian deaths reported by the Protection Cluster currently stands at 839 and the number of wounded, as reported by the Ministry of Health has reached 5,345.

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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
US Providing 800 mln USD to Advance Country’s Development

Addis Ababa July 25/2014 The US government is providing up to 800 million USD annually for Ethiopia to advance the country’s development in the fields of health, education, agriculture and food security, and energy, the US Ambassador to Ethiopia said.

Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach said the United States is committed to working in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia to better the lives of its people.

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Preventing election violence in Burundi through peer-support

By Caroline Madueno

In 2010 the first democratic elections took place in Burundi after a long and devastating civil war. The election period was marked by violence and political unrest, involving violence between youth supporting the ruling CNDD-FDD party and those supporting the opposition FRODEBU. Widespread youth poverty and unemployment were the main factors pushing youth to take part in violence.

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Ukraine Situation report No.4 as of 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • All sides to the conflict are called upon to respect international humanitarian law.

  • Fatalities surpass 1,000 and humanitarian needs are on the rise.

  • Military activities intensifying in Donetsk and Luhansk sub-urban and urban areas.

  • Continuing reports of displacement from Donetsk towards the west (Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk), also south (Mariupol) and east (Russian Federation); and from Luhansk to the east (Russian Federation) and areas north of Donetsk.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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President of Liberia honors WHO for support in health

Monrovia, 24 July 2014 – The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, honoured today the World Health Organization (WHO) country office by conferring the Humane Order of African Redemption with the Grade of Knight Grand Commander, for its achievements and support during the past years in areas such as maternal and children mortality, disease prevention and control, and outbreaks, including the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan Crisis: 6 Months On

Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria, and Lakes states. ACTED’s interventions have provided life-saving assistance to displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable local populations. Six months since the start of the crisis, ACTED reflects on what its teams have achieved.

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Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria

Report
Rotary

Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease.

"Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho.

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Record breaking £1.2 million raised for Gaza

Report
Muslim Aid

25 July 2014

On 24th July 2014, Muslim Aid raised a record breaking £1.2 million through a telethon on Islam Channel to provide support to those affected by the recent escalating conflict in Gaza. Over 800 people have lost their lives, including women and children and thousands seriously injured.

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Russian Emergencies Ministry continues transporting Ukrainian refugees to various regions of Russian Federation

Today at 02.00 pm a Russian Emergencies Ministry plane with 120 Ukrainian citizens on board flew from Simferopol. In flight, they are under the care of medical personnel and psychologists of the Crimean Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Il-76 is now en route to the airport city of Yaroslavl, from where people will be transported by road to Vologda Region.

Furthermore, 100 Ukrainian citizens will be transported today by road from Rostov-on-Don to the Republic of Mari El.

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1]. For HIV/AIDS it led to President George W.

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South Sudan + 5 others
South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 46 (as of 24 July 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene partners reported reaching some 400,000 more people in crisis-affected areas in June compared to May, raising the overall number of people reached with some humanitarian assistance to 2.4 million.

  • An additional aircraft, able to carry 10 metric tonnes per day, was contracted and dedicated specifically to operations in Bentiu. This frees up other air assets for rapid response operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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