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Gaza Situation Report 43, 20 August 2014


  • Dramatic increase in IDP numbers due to military escalation: 261,341 displaced in 82 UNRWA shelters.
  • According to preliminary information by the Protection Cluster 17 killed in the past 24 hours. The cumulative Palestinian death toll climbed to 1,999, including 467 children and 244 women. Over the course of the military escalation, 66 Israelis were killed, including 64 soldiers, two civilians plus one foreign national.


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Renewed Support for Relief Efforts in Syria

Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria.

FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil war – including Mashta el Helu, Kafroun, Wadi Nasara, and Tartous.

“The project will provide a three-month distribution of much needed food items and rent subsidies to help mainly displaced women, children and elderly cope with the severely deteriorating economic conditions, and to aid in restoring dignity of life,” FMEEC stated.

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Gaza, Israel and West Bank: No end in sight to overwhelming human cost of conflict

Operational Update No 02/14

Two ceasefires have brought some respite to civilians in Gaza and southern Israel, amid hope that a durable cessation of hostilities might occur. In Gaza, these breaks in the fighting have barely given people enough time to seek medical care, replenish food and water supplies, or search through the rubble for lost possessions.

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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Response - Appeal PHL131 Revision 2

ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$18,836,152 Balance Requested: US$5,585,798

In the early morning of 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), made landfall in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. With winds up to 250 kph sweeping through the region, accompanied by a storm surge of up to 5m, the typhoon caused wide spread damage and losses. Its impact was felt from provinces of Batangas and Cavite in the north as far as Surigao del Sur Province,
Mindanao in the south.

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Inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra, deja fallecidos, desaparecidos y heridos.

El Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (SINAPROC), informa que producto de las fuertes lluvias acaecidas en la tarde y parte de la noche de ayer domingo, en la provincia de Chiriquí, provocaron inundaciones, deslizamiento de tierra, socavación y hundimiento de la carreta , caída de árboles y tendidos eléctricos sobre vías.

José Donderis, director general del SINAPROC, indicó que los eventos se registraron en la comunidad de Las Nubes y Nueva Suiza en Cerro Punta, distrito de Bugaba.

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National Nutrition Survey Afghanistan - 2013

Executive Summary

The Afghanistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2013 provides a recent benchmark of the national and provincial nutritional status of women, children, adolescent and elderly in Afghanistan and comparison with previous findings from 2004. The objectives of survey were to review the current nutritional situation, establish the trends and look for associated factors that influence the nutritional status of the population in Afghanistan.

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Lebanon + 1 other
UNHCR Lebanon Monthly Updates - June 2014

  • UNHCR’s Achievements at a Glance

  • Protection

  • Child Protection

  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

  • Statelessness

  • Community Development

  • Education

  • Cash Assistance & Core Relief Items (CRI)

  • Shelter

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Health

  • Institutional and Community Support

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Iraq + 1 other
Monthly Information Kit No.7: Syrian Refugee Response / Iraq - as of 30 June 2014

Syrian Refugee Response/Iraq: Information Kit No. 7 Foreword

The conflict in Syria has now dragged its way beyond a fourth year with no sign of an end, either political or military. The number of persons whose families have been torn apart by war continues its inexorable and dreadful rise. It is estimated that between 6-7 million have been displaced within the country and 2,800,000 persons have become refugees in the neighboring countries of Lebanon,
Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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Desperate need for protection, shelter, food and health care

Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, including protection, shelter, food and health care, according to a senior OCHA official who is on the ground in northern Iraq.

Read more here.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Iraq: Humanitarian community responds to Mount Sinjar crisis

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are stepping up their efforts to support those who have escaped Mount Sinjar. This comes as the Secretary-General urged the international community to do more to protect the lives of thousands of people still trapped on the mountain.

Read the full story here.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Gaza crisis: Reaching older people affected

By Sarah Marzouk

HelpAge International and our local partners on the ground are responding to older people's most urgent needs in Gaza.

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Gaza Crisis – disability inclusive relief

13 Aug 2014 – CBM, along with its partners in Gaza, has been successful in supporting 2100 families, including more than 300 families of persons with disabilities.

CBM response

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Pakistan + 1 other
EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Summary: 13 August 2014, Brussels - EU steps up humanitarian aid to victims of displacement and floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The European Commission has released additional funding of €3 million for Afghanistan to help people affected by flooding and those seeking refuge from military operations in Pakistan, bringing our overall humanitarian aid for these two countries in 2014 to €76.5 million.

In addition, €5 million has been allocated for Pakistan for people displaced by the military operation against non-state actors in North Waziristan.

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Pakistan: KP and FATA - Who, What, Where - Protection Sub Clusters (May 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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