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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Basic Education Project helps special needs students

A year of preschool made possible by CFSI’s Basic Education Project has given Mindanao siblings Sokrie and Hanipa Cosain a new outlook on life and their parents new hope for their children’s future.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 28 March - 10 April 2014


  • More than one million Syrian refugees have approached UNHCR for assistance in Lebanon. Refugees from Syria now equal one-quarter of the resident population. The host country has experienced serious economic shocks due to the conflict in Syria, including a decline in trade, tourism and investment and an increase in public expenditures.

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La délégation régionale du CICR à Tunis: Bulletin, juillet - décembre 2013

11-04-2014 Bulletin du terrain


  • Tunis accueille le concours régional de plaidoirie en droit international humanitaire

  • Qu’est-ce que le droit international humanitaire ?

  • Le traitement humain des personnes dans la détention policière

  • Le CICR soutient la rénovation de la cuisine dans la prison de Harboub et l’installation d’un system anti-incendie a la prison de Sers

  • Le CICR mène une campagne anti-gale dans la prison de Messaadine (Sousse)

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ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 5/2014 - Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: SAF/FJKM

Amount Sent: US$ 51,422

Date: 11 April 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

Date of Emergency: 30 March 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): SAF/FJKM



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Disability and development: Eleventh Report of Session 2013–14

Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

MPs say development goals will remain out of reach unless DFID urgently steps up its work on disability.

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CAF y UNICEF unen esfuerzos por garantizar acceso al juego y el deporte a niños y adolescentes de América Latina y el Caribe

Trabajarán para fortalecer las políticas públicas que garanticen a los niños este derecho en sus municipios, tal y como recoge la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 7 de abril de 2014 – El Banco de desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) firmaron un acuerdo para impulsar de manera conjunta su labor por garantizar el acceso al deporte a las niñas, niños y adolescentes de la región.

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Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

More precise targeting and registration of refugees and better training of staff will ensure humanitarian assistance is accessible, appropriate and effective, says new report.

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Viet Nam + 1 other
AusAID supports Tieng Giang in climate change resilience

Recently, the Australian Agency for International Development and Oxfam provided a fund of over 18 billion VND to coastal communities in the districts of Go Cong Tay and Tan Phu Dong (Tien Giang province) in an effort to raise the capacity to respond to climate change.

Beside material support, the project aims to learn the lesson from project implementation and further help coastal communities of Tien Giang province to increase the resilience and mitigation in disaster risk, implement community-based policies of natural resource management in Tien Giang.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Update - February 2014: Protection

225 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2014


• UNHCR continues to advocate and engage with the relevant Egyptian authorities to maintain a favorable protection space and meet the protection needs of Syrian refugees in Egypt. The Government has adopted a practice of releasing Syrians arrested for invalid visas or residency permits after a short period provided they agree to register with UNHCR and renew their residency permits.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Update - February 2014: Education

58,762 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt


• Caritas' Support Education Training for Inclusive (SETI) Centre launched an online directory of Community and Government Centres which provide services for children with disabilities.

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Syrian children with disabilities are back to learning, at Homs school club

By Kumar Tiku and Razan Rashidi

HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 April 2014 – Ramez, 10, walks up to the whiteboard and writes his name.

Next comes Hiba, who is asked to identify objects that start with the letter G in Arabic that are pictured on the whiteboard. She identifies gazr (carrot), earning praise from the teacher. The other children in the class clap, in unison.

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Displacement Tracking Matrix - Response to the Anbar Crisis, March 2014

IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix highlights displacement trends and profiles humanitarian conditions in the areas in which the displaced have temporarily settled.

International Organization for Migration:

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Comoros: Cyclone Hellen Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRKM005

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 24 March, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. The storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued on 26 March. Based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow 29 March. In the following days the rain intensified and spread to Grande Comore and Moheli, exacerbated by Cyclone Hellen.

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Ageing and Disability Focal Points – providing the essential link

by Gordon Rattray

I’m in the Philippines, near the coast on Panay Island, and good internet connections seem few and far between. In a way we’re so busy that it’s a not so bad to have no email for a day or two (don’t tell anyone I said that), but I’ve so much I want to share!

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #1, 1- 4 April 2014


  • Torrential rain in Guadalcanal Province, especially around the capital city of Honiara, is causing ongoing flooding since Thursday, April 3. The storm may develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours. Heavy rain warning for Solomon Islands remains in force.

  • Up to six provinces may be affected and are on Tropical Disturbance Watch: Rennell & Bellona, Western, Russells, Guadalcanal, Makira and Malaita

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Los movimientos antiminas y de derechos de discapacidad se comprometen a una cooperación más estrecha

Medellín y Ginebra el 4 de abril de 2014 - La conferencia global sobre la asistencia a las víctimas de las minas antipersonal en dominios más amplios, “Tendiendo Puentes entre Mundos” ha concluido en Medellín, Colombia, con un nuevo compromiso de los movimientos antiminas y de derechos de discapacidad, de estrechar sus lazos de colaboración.

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Anti-landmines and disability rights movements commit to closer cooperation

Medellin and Geneva 4 April 2014 – The global conference on assisting landmine victims in broader domains Bridges between Worlds has wrapped up in Medellin, Colombia with the commitment by the anti-landmines and disability rights movements to work closer together.

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Safety and Protection Assessment - TC Ian - Ha'apai, Tonga (January - February 2014)


This report contains the findings of the Safety and Protection Assessment on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Ian in Ha’apai; including analysis of the particular issues affecting vulnerable groups at the time of assessment, as well as of the strengths, gaps and mainstreaming issues associated with the national and international response. It also contains specific recommendations for response and early recovery, both for standalone protection activities and for protection mainstreaming by clusters.