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Sange : les déplacés de Mutarule peinent à supporter la scolarité de leurs enfants

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Radio Okapi

Les déplacés de Mutarule, réunis à Sange (Sud-Kivu), n’arrivent pas à prendre en charge la scolarité de leurs enfants. Le représentant de ces familles, Hatari Ruhigura Janvier, l’a affirmé mardi 30 septembre à Radio Okapi. Selon lui, ils sont plus de 500 ménages dépourvus des moyens financiers pour faire face à de telles dépenses.

Hatari Ruhigura Janvier appelle les autorités à venir en aide à ces familles qui, déjà, peinent pour trouver de quoi se nourrir tous les jours.

Radio Okapi:

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Inhumanity and Humanitarian Action: Protection Failures in Sri Lanka

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Tufts University

The divisive and discriminatory policies that have disfigured Sri Lankan society and its political culture for much of its contemporary history did not disappear when the Tamil Tigers and civilians, trapped in the Vanni, were put to the sword as the country’s bitter civil war came to an end on the blood-soaked beaches of Mullaitivu in May 2009.

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El Salvador + 3 others
Children in Central America to apply for US refugee status from home

The Obama administration is initiating a program to create in-country processing centers for US refugee status in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador for minors who qualify. It is an attempt to help stem the flow of young migrants making the risky journey north alone.

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Nigeria + 8 others
West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25 September - 01 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR)
7 PER CENT DECLINE IN IDP FIGURES IN BANGUI
Internal displacement figures continue to decline with an estimated 62,579 IDPs living in 35 sites in Bangui as of 23 September – a seven per cent decrease since last month. According to WFP, the rainy season is causing logistical constraints that, coupled with insecurity, are delaying and/or impeding food distributions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report, 1 October 2014

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United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SRSG Banbury holds a press briefing announcing plans for tangible impact within 60 days

  • UNICEF expresses concern for at least 3,700 children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the onset of the recent outbreak in West Africa

  • U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S

  • To date, 25.7 per cent of the USD 988 million identified in OCHA’s Overview is received

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Health authorities agree on the need to ensure that health is at the center of the post-2015 development agenda

Washington, DC, October 1, 2014 (PAHO/WHO) - Health authorities of the Americas agreed today on the need to ensure that health is at the center of the sustainable development agenda following 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by countries within the United Nations expire.

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WHO helps Central African Republic assess damage and restore its health system

WHO assessment sheds light on Central African Republic’s shattered health system

Tumult in this landlocked country was so extensive in the spring of 2014 that officials were not sure how much of its health system was actually functioning.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province Orientale N°27/14, 1er octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Environ 89 000 personnes dans le Sud Irumu bénéficieront d’une assistance multisectorielle pour les six prochains mois.

  • Sorodho : Une soixantaine de cas de diarrhée rapportée en l’espace de deux semaines dans une structure sanitaire en rupture de stocks de sérum de réhydratation orale.

Contexte général

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insufficient rainfall is exacerbating food insecurity for populations in eastern Ethiopia.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) provides approximately $231 million in FY 2014 to respond to humanitarian needs in Ethiopia.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°32/14, 1er octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Environ 4 300 personnes retournées dans le Territoire de Rutshuru

  • Prévalence élevée de malnutrition dans les territoires de Beni et de Lubero

Contexte général

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ukraine: Forces must stop firing on civilians after nine killed in Donetsk

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Amnesty

Ukrainian and rebel forces are violating international humanitarian law by endangering civilians with indiscriminate attacks in residential areas. Strikes on a school and a bus in Donetsk killed at least 9 civilians.

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report -1 October 2014

Sindh Updates
Weather Forecast and Road Conditions in Sindh as on 1-10-2014
Drought Updates
Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 10-2014
Nationwide Updates
NDMA Monsoon Updates as of 1-10-2014
River Flow and Flood Forecast
Consolidated State of Losses and Damages in Pakistan of 1-10-2014
Consolidated State of Relief Activities as of 1-10-2014
Rescue Activities in Punjab
No of Persons Evacuated in Punjab
PRCS Response to Pakistan Floods 2014 as of 1-10-2014

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report - 30 September 2014

Sindh Updates
Weather Forecast and Road Conditions in Sindh as on 30-9-2014
Sindh Desert Development Organization (SDDO) Activities in District Umerkot
Drought Updates
Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 30-9-2014
Nationwide Updates
NDMA-Rain/Floods 2014 Updates as of 30-9-2014
River Flow and Flood Forecast
Consolidated State of Losses and Damages in Pakistan of 30-9-2014
Consolidated State of Relief Activities
Rescue Activities in Punjab
Hands Pakistan Activities in Balochistan Updates as of 24-9-2014

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US restricts military assistance to some states that recruit and use children

The US government is continuing to exercise pressure through the application of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) by granting partial waivers to some states in order to end their unlawful recruitment and use of children in conflict. In its 2014 Trafficking in Persons report, the US Department of State listed nine states, namely the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Chad, this year, does not figure in the list compiled by the US State Department.

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ShelterBox distribute schooling supplies in flood-ravaged Zimbabwe

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ShelterBox

This year, Southeastern Zimbabwe has experienced the worst flooding for 40 years after a fractured dam caused over 20,000 people to abandon their homes. As one local farmer put it, ‘we are living like refugees in our own country’. ShelterBox has been helping for over six months to shelter families, and now to support their children’s education.

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On International Day of Nonviolence, World Vision calls on all to step up the protection of children

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World Vision

Oct 2, 2014: As conflict scales up across the Middle East this month, aid agency World Vision says the protection of children from violence is more critical than ever.

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Bringing safe water to Ethiopia

Wells improve health, reduce distance from clean water

“Before this well was dug in our village … the water source was very dirty and full of mud.” Sept. 2014—You are thirsty. Now imagine walking six hours round trip, only to reach dirty water at your destination.

That’s what Semegn Mikir did every day just to acquire water for her family in Ethiopia. Mikir is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and lives in the rural Lay Gayint district in Taria Georgies village.

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Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children

10/01/2014 19:33 GMT

by by Fulya Ozerkan with Sara Hussein in Beirut

MURSITPINAR, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in fierce fighting Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling to Islamic State group jihadists.

It came as 41 children were reported dead in twin bombings at a school in the government-controlled central city of Homs, which has been devastated by the three-year civil war.

Agence France-Presse:

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Only Men Go To Work On An Egg In Parts Of Lesotho

Improving nutrition and reducing stunting in children - low growth for age - is not easy. Part of the trick is getting people to understand what difference a healthy diet can make for them and their youngsters.

Semonkong - That a man can enjoy eggs while his wife and daughters endure a poor diet is commonplace is some parts of Lesotho.