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Two more children die in Central Darfur refugee camp

Report
Radio Dabanga

AZUM LOCALITY (30 Oct .) -The death toll in Um Shalaya camp for Chadian refugees in Central Darfur has risen from six to eight since Monday.

Wardi Bahreldin, the representative of the Chadian refugees in Darfur, reported to Radio Dabanga that two girls died in Um Shalaya’s health centre on Wednesday morning.

“One of them was my daughter, Omaima Wardi. Like the other patients, she was suffering from high fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, convulsions, and bleeding from the mouth and nose.”

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Sudan + 1 other
WFP Reaches Vulnerable Communities In Abyei With Life-Saving Food Assistance

KHARTOUM/ABYEI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Sudan has started this week distribution of life-saving food assistance for the vulnerable communities in northern Abyei for the first time since May 2011.

A one-month food ration will be distributed to over 15,000 people in need in five locations in the area. The distribution, which started Monday and reached over 7,900 people up until now, will continue in the coming days.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Sud-Kivu N°37/14, 30 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus d’une centaine de personnes disparues dans une catastrophe naturelle dans le Territoire de Kalehe

  • 1 450 familles retournées bénéficieront d’un meilleur accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement dans le Territoire de Shabunda

Contexte général

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October 29 update: Gaza’s children seek return to some semblance of normalcy

Ramallah, October 29, 2014—Two months after an open-ended ceasefire entered into force, children of Gaza continue to face challenges as conditions included in the agreement have yet to be implemented.

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East Japan: Libraries for People with Disabilities

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has been setting up libraries and providing books to facilities for people with disabilities that were struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate. The libraries greatly help to stabilize the minds of children with disabilities who are likely to have trouble adjusting to the new environment brought about by the earthquake.

Large-sized picture books have enriched children’s emotions – Fukushima

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Conasan conoce avances de la entrega de alimentos a familias afectadas por seguía en Guatemala

Written by Donis Figueroa/AGN

Guatemala, 29 oct (AGN).- A pocos días de concluir la primera entrega de alimentos a las más de 295.000 familias que perdieron su cosecha a consecuencia de la canícula prolongada, miembros del Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional (Conasan) conocieron hoy los avances en la distribución de la asistencia alimentaria, informó una fuente oficial.

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Regalan cochecitos a madres evacuadas

La iniciativa forma parte del proyecto de restitución de los derechos de las familias impulsado por el Gobierno Sandinista

Madres de recién nacidos evacuadas en el centro de albergue Las Mercedes recibieron coches para sus bebés, de manos de la Promotoría Solidaria de la Juventud Sandinista 19 de Julio.

Esta acción benefició a media docena de mamás que reciben asistencia del Gobierno en esa instalación del Distrito VI de Managua, a donde fueron trasladadas a causa de las recientes lluvias.

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Sudan + 2 others
Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 43 | 20 – 26 October 2014

Highlights

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Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA)

INTRODUCTION

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.

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Boletín Humanitario América Latina y el Caribe Volumen 19 | Julio - Septiembre 2014

DESTACADOS

 Los desastres ocurridos en el segundo trimestre (julio-septiembre) afectaron a 2.3 millones de personas.

  • La sequía mantiene en riesgo por inseguridad alimentaria a más de 1.7 millones de personas. Los países más afectados son Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador y Nicaragua.

  • Unos 68,500 niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados han sido detenidos en EEUU de octubre 2013 a septiembre 2014.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean Volume 19 | July - September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disasters between July and September affected 2.3 million people.

  • Drought exacerbates the risk of food insecurity for 1.7 million people. The most affected countries are Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

  • About 68,500 unaccompanied children have been arrested in the US from October 2013 to September 2014.

  • Humanitarian partners continue to show interest in participating in consultations ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit (Turkey, 2016).

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Matambanadzo builds bright future

Report
The Zimbabwean

by Clayton Masekesa

Using her knowledge and vast experience as a psychiatric nurse in the Netherlands for many years, Jane Matambanadzo returned home in 2009 to establish a children’s home in her home town of Juliasdale in Nyanga.

Touched by the increasing number of orphans as a result of HIV and AIDS, Matamganadzo, 42, founded the Gateway Children’s Home in 2009 with the help of John Graham Foundation (JGF) and The Reap Fellowship Trust (RFT).

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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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Govt to mainstream disaster reduction in education

Report
New Vision

By Francis Kagolo

The education ministry, with the help of UN education agencies, has embarked on a process to mainstream conflict and disaster risk reduction in the various school curricula.

The move also aims at ensuring that students are taught to be peaceful and school facilities like buildings are resistant to disasters like lightning and strong winds.

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Niger + 1 other
Nigerien girls find place to discuss marriage, health, nutrition

Adolescents gain practical knowledge in “safe spaces”

“I've always said that if I had my choice, I'd be in school, not a housewife, and this has attracted much attention of many girls.”

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Humanitarian Bulletin Monthly Report September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

●Ongoing assessments of the impact of the July- August conflict reveals that 29 per cent of Gaza’s housing stock has been affected and 100,000 people remain displaced in collective shelters or with host families.

●Although extensive repairs have restored 70 to 80 per cent of the water and sanitation network in Gaza to pre-conflict conditions, significant constraints still impair the delivery of these services.

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