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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Secondary and tertiary health care at a glance, January - June 2014

UNHCR’s public health approach is based on a primary health care (PHC) strategy. In Lebanon, the government provides services through the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and the Ministry of Social Affairs with nationals paying part of the cost. In addition, PHC services are provided by private practitioners, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other charities.

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Khartoum Teaching Hospital refuses patients from ‘west Sudan’

Report
Radio Dabanga

The Khartoum Teaching Hospital has rejected a number of patients infected by unknown viruses. During the past two weeks, 13 children and elderly died in camps for the displaced in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, owing to a lack of medicines.

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Pakistan: Protection Cluster Bulletin April - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of IDPs in KP FATA: as of 31 July 2014, the number of IDP families registered in KP/FATA was 207,472 families.

  • On-going North Waziristan (NWA) IDP protection response

  • Protection Cluster Detailed Assessment in area of displacement and area of return conducted and report issued.

  • Grievance Desk (GD) SOPs reviewed, providing step by step guidance on key issues raised at GDs and streamlining approach among protection actors

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Aleppo: Water shortage emergency follows on civil war

SOS Children’s Villages Syria revives old wells to bring safe drinking water to communities 12 September 2014 - Fewer mortar shells and barrel bombs are falling on Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, but the city’s residents now face a different kind of threat: water shortage. Supplies of potable water have been been completely cut off, threatening humanitarian disaster. SOS Children's Villages Syria has responded by reviving old wells to bring safe water to residents.

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Children burned to death in attack in East Jebel Marra, Darfur

Report
Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA(14 Sep.) -

A group of militiamen attacked Dobo El Jadida village in East Jebel Marra on Saturday. The next morning they continued their attacks on villages in the area.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from a neighbouring village in East Jebel Marra, a listener reported that “militiamen in four Land Cruisers and others on about 45 camels attacked Dobo El Jadida village on Saturday”.

“They clearly did not come from the area. They looked quite alien, as if they came from far away,” he noted.

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Elders to benefit from agency’s peace project

In Summary

  • In what could pave the way for their compensation, the Chief Cohesion Officer at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Elmelda Mogoi said plans are underway to institutionalise the role of community elders due to the big responsibility they have in society
  • She pointed out that there is need to step up campaigns that encourage national cohesion and integration for the sake of peace and development

By DENNIS LUBANGA

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Shelter and CCCM Cluster Rapid Assessment: Iraq Internal Displacement Crisis Assessment Report (10 september 2014)

SUMMARY

An estimated 1.7 million people have been displaced in Iraq following the presence of Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) in northern and central parts of the country since the start of 2014, with displacements peaking in June and August of 2014. 1 Roughly 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are reported to have arrived or passed through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) since June 2014,2 with hundreds of thousands remaining in Ninewa Governorate, or fleeing through the KRI towards the south of Iraq.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 11 September 2014

Highlights

  • The 2014 Gaza Crisis Appeal requesting $551 million in support of the vulnerable population of the Gaza Strip affected by the conflict was launched on 9 September in a joint press conference by the Deputy Prime Minster of the State of Palestine and the Humanitarian Coordinator. It focuses on displaced persons, the injured, the elderly, children, and women, as well as farmers and fishermen who have lost their livelihoods.

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WFP launches emergency operation to feed people affected by violence in East Ukraine

WFP plans to scale up its operations from 10,000 daily rations to a total of 90,000 daily rations, which would feed more than 18,000 people for five days, before the end of the month.

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Central African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 11 September 2014)

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ebola takes toll on Sierra Leone

The Ebola outbreak has disrupted economic and other activities in Sierra Leone, causing widespread dislocations.

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) sent a total of US$20,000 to provide food, educational materials for the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus, as well as materials and equipment to provide adequate sanitation for persons who have been affected by the crisis.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt Weekly Update: Syria Operation 4 - 17 August 2014

As the conflict in Syria continues to escalate, the number of people fleeing into other countries in the region has been increasing. New arrivals of Syrians into Egypt, however, have been nominal since the introduction on 8 July 2013 of visa requirements. UNHCR has registered 138,673 individuals as of 16 August 2014. Most Syrians in Egypt are scattered in urban areas, renting and sharing accommodation, and benefit from access to public education and health care.

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Gaza Initial Rapid Assessment, 27 August 2014

Executive Summary

On 7 July 2014, the Israeli army launched a military operation code-named “Protective Edge”, in the Gaza Strip, following several weeks of escalation. The scale of destruction, devastation and displacement wreaked in the 50 days of conflict that ensued is unprecedented in Gaza, since at least the start of the Israeli occupation in 1967. Following several short- lived cease-fires, on 26 August, the parties to the conflict reached an open-ended cease-fire which has held to date.

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 Appeal September 2014 Update [EN/AR]

This updated Gaza Crisis Appeal is seeking $551.2 million to respond to the most basic needs of the population. However, humanitarian assistance and a strong mobilization of resources alone will be insufficient for Gaza to recover, and we cannot return to the status quo ante.

All parties must allow and facilitate the rapid and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian relief for civilians in need.As the Occupying Power, Israel is responsible for ensuring that the basic needs of Palestinians are met.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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India + 1 other
J&K flood toll over 150, PM offers Rs 1,000cr aid to fight ‘national crisis’

Report
Times of India

TNN & Agencies | Sep 8, 2014, 12.45 AM IST

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The death toll in Jammu & Kashmir's swamped districts from swirling waters of Jhelum, Chenab and Tawi and their tributaries rose to 150 with at least 50 more fatalities reported from various districts on Sunday. Numerous people were marooned even as relief efforts intensified with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who surveyed the extent of devastation from air, announcing Rs 1000 crore in aid for the pummeled state, describing its worst floods in 50 years as a national calamity.

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Situation report: Gaza Crisis, Issue 11, 29 August – 5 September 2014

Highlights

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

  • Health sector regains partial functionality for most of health facilities (although 58% damaged)

  • UN Flash Appeal prepared for Gaza’s major recovery needs

  • Donor’s reconstruction and recovery conference scheduled for October