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Jordan + 1 other
Nutrition Response Interventions for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Host Community in Jordan 2014 - 2015


  1. Infants 0–6 months

  2. Children 6–59 Months

  3. PLW Women of reproductive age (including adolescent girls)

  4. Older people (60 years and over)

  5. Vulnerable groups with special nutrition needs

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Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA)


After nearly four years of conflict, Syria is still the most complex humanitarian emergency in the world. 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in at least one sector. The Syria Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) estimates that 4.8 million people are internally displaced out of a current total population of 15 million in the assessed areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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DDPM handing out blankets to risk groups as mercury falls

BANGKOK, 30 October 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) is conducting a campaign to assist people in provinces susceptible to extreme cold weather by supplying them with blankets.

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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia: Population movement (n° MDRET013) Final Report

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A deadly and destructive conflict between the South Sudan government and the rebels in the newly emerging South Sudan country broke out on 15 December 2013. The conflict resulted in the death of over 10,000 people, displaced over 1.1 million persons internally and caused over 460,700 persons to flee to the neighboring countries including Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya according to OCHA South Sudan situation report number 44 of 10 July 2014.

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Christian Aid distributes emergency food aid to quarantined homes in Ebola ‘hotspots’ to prevent starvation

Christian Aid

27 October 2014 - Christian Aid is delivering emergency food and hygiene kits this week to some of the most vulnerable families under quarantine in two of Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘hotspots’ in order to prevent families from starving.

Pregnant women, single mothers, people living with HIV, the elderly and young children are among the 2,100 quarantined residents being targeted in the eastern Kailahun district and in the rural Freetown suburb of Waterloo.

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Rapid Assessment Report in South Sudan, Jonglei State - August 2014

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.

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South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

Juba, Soudan du Sud | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 12:16 GMT

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

The suggestion emerged after around 90 women, including several members of South Sudan's parliament, met in the capital Juba this week to come up with ideas on how to "to advance the cause of peace, healing and reconciliation".

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Lebanon + 1 other
Refugee women supporting one another

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:25 Marjolein Roelandt

Jamile (35) fled Syria two years ago. Now she is helping to address the concerns of other Syrian women in an informal tented settlement in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]


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Challenges for Resuming Normal Life After Earthquake: A Qualitative Study on Rural Areas of Iran

Findings showed that social uncertainty and confusion occurs as a result of negligence of some important social aspects in process of returning to the normal life. This issue, in turn, can greatly interrupt the normal developmental processes. Understanding the challenges of life recovery after disasters will help policy makers consider social rehabilitation as a key factor in facilitation of return to normal life process after earthquakes

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Tragedy of even greater proportions in Iraq should be urgently prevented

NEW YORK/GENEVA (20 October 2014) - On Sunday 19 October, the UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, concluded his week-long mission to Iraq by meeting the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Government.

“I am extremely concerned at the dramatic human rights consequences of the actions of ISIL and associated armed groups on civilians," Šimonović said.

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Katanga: une ONG distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées dans un camp de déplacés des pygmées

Radio Okapi

L’ONG FIAFED distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide dans le camp de déplacés pygmées de Tchanga Tchanga à Kabalo (Katanga). Cette organisation organise également des analyses de laboratoire pour détecter des cas de malaria dans cette communauté. Elle veut diminuer le taux de mortalité dû au paludisme.

Ce camp de déplacés compte plus de 609 ménages. La majorité de personnes qui y vivent sont des enfants de moins de 5 ans, des femmes enceintes et des vieilles personnes. Elles vivent dans la promiscuité et la précarité.

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Iraq + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000


October 2014: modification n°4