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Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains

The Global Fund

GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.

In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.

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Caritas appeals for help on behalf of Gazans


Caritas is launching an emergency appeal to help the people of Gaza who are suffering the effects of a two-week conflict. (Give now to the appeal)

Following attacks by Israel, over 600 Palestinians have died and over 100,000 people have fled their homes to seek shelter elsewhere. Twenty-seven Israelis have been killed in the conflict.

Fr Raed Abusahlia, director of Caritas Jerusalem said, “Most of the victims are children, women and old people. We strongly believe that the Church of Jesus Christ cannot remain silent; we cannot stand aside and do nothing.

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Gaza: Where evacuation is no game

by Osama Damo

At the bottom of my apartment building in Gaza, two girls about six years old sit on the ground, laughing as they hurriedly pack items into their backpacks. Intrigued, I ask them what game they are playing.

They tell me it’s called ‘evacuation’.

My heart sinks. These girls should not know the terror of an evacuation, yet now they are living through their third military conflict. These girls were taught the basics of surviving conflict before they were even taught the alphabet.

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Israeli occupation forces bombs hospitals directly and continue to target medical staff Al Mezan condemns and calls for the international community to act in order to cease the aggression and to protect civilians


During Operation Protective Edge; starting 7 July 2014, the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) targeted medical aid centers, ambulances, and hospitals. . In many occasions IOF also obstructed the transfer and evacuations of wounded people and fired on ambulance crews. So far two paramedics have been killed from IOF fire on their ambulances while fulfilling their duty.

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UNDP Administrator sees stronger role for lawmakers in eradicating AIDS

(Melbourne, Australia) – Tackling HIV requires courageous and committed policy-makers and law-makers said the UN’s development chief at the 20th International AIDS Conference.

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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 22 July 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"UNRWA distributed food parcels to 476 families in Yarmouk on 22 July, in addition to 20 baby hygiene kits, vitamin packs rehydration salts, lice/scabies treatments and a range of other food items.

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Sindh has no facility to house street children being sent back from Punjab today

By Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI: A day before Punjab Child Protection Bureau officials are due to hand over 12 street children of Sindh to it, Sindh has no child protection authority to safeguard those children and provide skill development facilities to them before searching for their families to hand them over, it emerged on Tuesday.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families

As violence continues in Mosul, the humanitarian situation for many families is still very challenging, and has forced more than 91,000 families to leave their homes in search of safety. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society has been providing essential aid and relief support to families, including shelter, food and water through its staff and volunteers across the country.

As part of its psychosocial support program, the society has invited more than 20 Iraqi artists, athletes and journalists to share Ramadan meals with more than 1,000 displaced families in the city of Karbala.

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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 21 July 2014

"UNRWA distributed food parcels to 475 families in Yarmouk on 21 July, in addition to 20 baby hygiene kits, vitamin packs rehydration salts, lice/scabies treatments and a range of other food items.

"The UNRWA team arrived at northern Bateekhah entrance at 11:00 and was authorized to commence distribution in Yarmouk at 11:30. Distribution continued until 16:00, when Syrian authorities signalled an end to the distribution. UNRWA acknowledges the facilitation of the Syrian authorities in today's distribution.

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Reviving Kenyan ‘return to school’ policy may end teenage mums’ poverty, ignorance


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01 GMT
Author: Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Teresia got pregnant at 15 and dropped out of school because her father refused to pay her fees. Nineteen years later, she is a mother of six.

Read the full article on AlertNet


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Health Alert: Suspected Measles Outbreak; Honiara, Solomon Islands, 23 July 2014


In the past 3 weeks there have been 9 cases of suspected measles notified to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) National Surveillance Unit.

Cases are in children too young to be vaccinated (age less than 1 year) and young adults.

The first case was a 21 year old female who acquired her infection in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was confirmed as measles. There has been a significant measles outbreak in PNG over the past 2 years.

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Polio transmission still not yet over in Somalia

Galkayo, Somalia, 22 July 2014 – Despite an ongoing intensive vaccination campaign, four new cases of polio have been confirmed in Somalia this year bringing the total number of those affected since the outbreak began in May 2013 to 198 – most of them children. UNICEF and WHO have warned that unless all children are vaccinated, the number of those affected will continue to rise.

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Statement of the UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the Crisis Relating to Gaza

UN Women

(New York) UN Women is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in the crisis relating to Gaza. It has taken a catastrophic toll on tens of thousands of civilians, many of whom are women and children. UN Women joins the United Nations Secretary-General and Security Council in calling for an immediate ceasefire, respect for international humanitarian law and the protection of civilians.

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Urging Israeli-Palestinian parties to renew ceasefire efforts, Secretary-General tells Security Council conflict’s root causes must be addressed

Security Council
7222nd Meeting (AM)

Speakers Also Debate Pressing Concerns in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen

Although a ceasefire was critical in ending the escalating violence, if the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not addressed, the problem would never be solved, but merely delayed for yet another time, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today during an open debate on the Middle East.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 22 July 2014, 1500 hrs)


• 120 Palestinians, including 26 children and 15 women, are reported to have been killed or their bodies recovered since the last update. One child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days.

• Intense overcrowding in shelters raises increasing concerns, as mass displacement continues: over 117,000 IDPs now seeking shelter in UNRWA schools and additional thousands in Ministry of Education-run schools.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Over 100,000 displaced: UNRWA appeals for support

The initial appeal launched last week aimed at assisting 50,000 people. Now more than 100,000 people are seeking shelter in UNRWA facilities, and the agency is seeking an additional $55 million in urgent funding.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of June 2014)


The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level targets and briefly summarizes major needs and response during the month. In Yemen, partners estimate that 14.7 million people – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian aid in 2014.This year’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) seeks US$592 million to assist 7.6 million of the most vulnerable.Cluster Coordinators are available to provide details on cluster activities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Gaza: Emergency Food Parcels for Displaced

While bombs rain down on Gaza, ANERA’s in-kind team managed to deliver two shipments of food parcels to Gaza families. The first shipment was distributed in Deir Al Balah, Gaza City, and Beit Lahia. The second went to the southern Khan Younis and Rafah areas.

American Near East Refugee Aid:

To learn more about ANERA, please visit

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Appel de fonds révisé de 210 millions de dollars pour l'aide du HCR aux réfugiés centrafricains

GENEVE, 22 juillet (HCR) – Le HCR et ses partenaires ont appelé aujourd'hui les bailleurs de fonds à contribuer davantage pour faire face à l'afflux continu et à la détérioration de la condition des réfugiés centrafricains.