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Nigeria's students back to school after Ebola lay-off - Focus

09/21/2014 14:59 GMT

by Chris STEIN

LAGOS, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Nigeria's students return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but with lingering fears about the virus and calls for a further delay by a major teachers' union.

Eight people have died from the 20 who have contracted the haemorrhagic fever in Nigeria.

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Darfuris call on Sudan’s HRs Commission to stop violations

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM / DARFUR (21 Sep.) - Darfuri civil society members last week submitted a statement to the Sudanese Human Rights Commission in Khartoum about the “situation of human rights” in the country.

In the statement, the Darfur displaced, women, youth, journalists, and lawyers of the Darfur Bar Association express their hope that the Human Rights Council “will perform its obligations and duties towards the improvement of the human rights situation in Sudan”.

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Yemen: Clashes in Al Jawf and Sana’a Situation Report No. 1 (as of 21 September 2014 at 16.00)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On 18 September, clashes erupted in Sana’a between Al Houthi militants, Government forces and pro-Government armed groups, following weeks of Al Houthi protests in the city. Fighting continued as of 21 September, mainly in the northern half of the city. However, UN DSS reported shelling from Army positions in Faj Attan around noon on 21 September, indicating that conflict may be expanding south.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

09/21/2014 10:06 GMT

by Bulent Kilic

SURUC, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands fled in terror across the border into Turkey.

The UN refugee agency said as many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds had poured into Turkey since guards cut barbed wire to open the border on Friday.

Kurdish fighters in the area, backed by reinforcements from Turkey, are battling to hold off the jihadists' advance on the strategic border town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds.

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Yemen clashes ground planes, close schools

09/20/2014 14:40 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 20, 2014 (AFP) - Flights to the Yemeni capital were suspended for a second straight day Saturday as the toll mounted from clashes between pro-government forces and rebels despite UN efforts to reach a ceasefire.

Forces allied to the government have been battling to halt Shiite rebels who have swept into Sanaa from their stronghold in the rugged northwestern mountains.

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Turkey + 1 other
Sudden refugee influx of Syrians into Turkey: UNHCR steps up relief and commends Turkey for response

UNHCR and Government of Turkey prepare for the possibility of hundreds of thousands more refugees arriving over the coming days as the battle for Kobani forces the people - mostly Kurds - to flee.

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 19 September 2014

This report is for media and the general public.

The SMM continued to monitor the non-use of weapons provision of the Minsk Protocol, noting sporadic shelling around Donetsk and Mariupol cities, and in an area west of Luhansk city. Elsewhere in Donbas, however, calm prevailed, most notably in Luhansk city, where, in addition to a cessation of violence, normal services are beginning to be restored.

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Noon Briefing Media Headlines – Friday, September 19

The Iraqi Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, successfully concluded a mass polio immunization campaign in all 18 governorates on Thursday, immunizing millions of children across the country.

The five-day campaign which was conducted between 14 and 18 September is part of an ongoing national response to the re-emergence of the polio virus in Iraq earlier this year and comes at a time when the number of children displaced by ongoing conflicts continues to increase.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 54 (as of 18 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 3.1 million people have been reached with humanitarian assistance.

  • Malaria was increasing with the highest incidence in Renk and Malakal, both in Upper Nile State.

  • There was increased insecurity in parts of Jonglei, Lakes, and Upper Nile States - as well as in the area around Bentiu, Unity State.

Situation overview

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 19 September 2014

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates ............................................................................................................................................... 1

Sindh Safe Evacuation Updates by NDMA as of 19-9-2014 ................................................................ 1

Updates on Flood Situation in Sindh as of 16-9-2014......................................................................... 2

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Lebanon + 2 others
UNICEF Announces US$ 300,000 to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme

Beirut

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme in Lebanon with a generous new donation of US$ 300,000 to address the urgent needs of children with disabilities. This amount is in addition to the US$ 80,000 that UNICEF has already contributed to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme as part of its pledge to ensure a better life and future for Palestine refugee children in Lebanon.

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UN agencies ‘shocked and saddened’ by vaccination deaths in Syria

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UN News Service

19 September 2014 – Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations.

“How this could have physically happened is unclear. It is not the first time, but is, nonetheless, the biggest tragic incident of that kind,” Christian Lindmeier, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists in Geneva today.

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Protection of civilians weekly report | 9-15 September 2014

Key issues

  • One man killed amidst a general decline in clashes across the West Bank

  • 11 structures demolished in Area C, displacing 14 Palestinians

  • Four Palestinians, including two children, died of wounds from the conflict in the Gaza Strip

  • Rafah Crossing remains open but travel is restricted

  • Resumption of Gaza Power Plant pending fuel supply

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #54 Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Efforts to improve living conditions continue at the UNMISS protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu town, Unity State

  • Health actors are responding to an increase in the number of reported cases of kala-azar disease in endemic areas of the country

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria : Mapping exercise on quality education for young refugees from Syria (12-25 years)

The Syrian crisis has uprooted the largest number of refugees in recent history. Half of the refugee population are children and young people forced to flee from home and rebuild their lives not knowing if or when return may be possible. It is clear that the initial emergency relief initiatives for Syria’s refugee crisis must now evolve to develop longer-term strategies. This mapping exercise focuses in on refugee youth education, a crucial yet often overlooked element in Syria’s humanitarian response. This report addresses the educational status of refugees from Syria aged 12-25 years.

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Ukraine: Situation report No.12 as of 19 September 2014

Highlights

· The long outstanding IDP legislation was not adopted by Parliament on 16 September. The next parliamentary session to review the draft law is scheduled for 14 October. This is a major setback in terms of initiating standardized registration procedures and facilitating IDP access to Government services and humanitarian assistance.

· The UN Resident Coordinator led a high-level donor mission to Kharkiv, Sloviansk and Sviatohirsk from 17 – 19 September to highlight priority needs and response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Guatemala: Dengue - DREF Final Report

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Summary: 129,671 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,500 beneficiaries.