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Nepal flooding: “Many families still haven’t received basic aid. Action is urgently needed”

Flooding in west Nepal has killed 123 people and displaced 33,594 families from their homes. Handicap International has launched a relief operation to assist victims of the disaster.

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Forced Migration Review No. 47: The Syria crisis, displacement and protection

The 6.45 million displaced people inside Syria make this the largest IDP crisis in the world, with possibly also the largest number of people who are ‘trapped’. In addition, the number of refugees from Syria continues to increase. The international community has an opportunity to set up, from now, an effective response to what will clearly become protracted displacement. These 20 articles discuss how to increase protection for the displaced and how to shape assistance to both the displaced and their ‘host

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Zimbabwe’s neglected elderly farmers

Report
IRIN

HARARE, 2 September 2014 (IRIN) - Girazi Mukumba, 64, a communal farmer in Wedza, about 160km southwest of the capital Harare, is old school when it comes to agricultural practices.

On his three-hectare plot he uses cow dung manure on his maize, local herbs to treat his cattle, and believes the benefits of chemical fertilizers are a “white man’s myth”.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Address by Ms. Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Iraq

Geneva, 1 September 2014

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council,
Excellencies,

I thank you for convening this special session of the Human Rights Council on Iraq.

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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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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Jordan + 1 other
RRP6 Jordan Partner - International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Factsheet, July 2014

Mission

Responding to the needs of people on the move since 1951, ICMC serves and protects uprooted people; refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and migrants; regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC responds to the challenges of people on the move with expertise and action; focusing on protection and durable solutions.

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Situation report: Gaza Crisis, Issue 10, 23-28 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Long term ceasefire begins August 26

  • Casualties (MoH, as of 19:00 August 25):

  • 2,130 Palestinians killed, including 577 children, 102 elderly.
  • 11,066 persons injured, including 3,374 children, 410 elderly).

  • WHO, health cluster partners and UN agencies begin field work for needs assessments and recovery plans

  • 51% of all major hospitals and clinics damaged since July 7 (map in Annex)

  • 27% of the hospitals closed due to damage or insecurity

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 28 August 2014

The SMM witnessed the impact of the conflict on the civilian population in the town of Yasynuvata, and met – in Chernivtsi – with Ukrainian activists delivering supplies to the area of fighting. The SMM deployed an advance team to Mariupol (113 km south of Donetsk) last night at 22:30hrs. They will be reinforced today. Reporting will also be initiated today.

The situation in Kharkiv was calm.

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One third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDP

UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks

San Salvador, August 26 2014 - Although poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean has been cut nearly in half in the last decade, many have been unable to enter into the middle-class: the population at risk of falling into poverty reaches 200 million, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: North Bangladesh: Floods

People have taken shelter on embankments, high ground, roads, and in flood shelters. Food and cooking material, safe drinking water, and emergency shelter are reported as the main immediate priority needs.