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With rebels at the door, Ukrainian children start school

09/01/2014 19:35 GMT

by Nicolas GAUDICHET

VOLNOVAKHA, September 1, 2014 (AFP) - "What are the first words of the Ukrainian anthem?" teacher Yulia Likhoshva asks her students.

It is Monday, the first day back at school for children across the country, and Likhoshva is kicking things off with a patriotic lesson on "United Ukraine."

But as the crowded classrooms in this school in eastern Ukraine go to show, there is little unity to be found outside the school walls.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 August 2014, 8:00 hrs)

Five per cent of the housing stock is uninhabitable - around 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged, leaving more than 108,000 people without a home.

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From one mother to the other: Yemeni women tackling malnutrition


With malnutrition costing the lives of over 1.3 million Yemeni children every year, the solution ought to stem from within. That is why the efforts of our partner, International Medical Corps, training volunteers on the ground who then educate their own communities about how to tackle this problem, is essential.

Dr. Doah Kutbi Omer Kutbi tells us about the experiences of Ekhlas, a highly-motivated volunteer from the Lahij Governorate, in the south of the country.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
WHO Afghanistan Monthly Programme Update:August 2014


  • Around 16,177 families displaced from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency have been assessed in Khost prov-ince and necessary assistance has been provided by humanitarian agencies. In Paktika province, 6,333 families who fled the conflict have been assessed and assisted

  • In addition to vaccination activities at border entry points, mop-up, subnational and national polio immun-ization campaigns were conducted in the southeastern region targeting all children under 5

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South Sudan + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 25 – 31 August 2014


South Sudan: Peace is in sight as warring leaders sign ceasefire deal.

Ethiopia: IOM has moved a total of 171,794 refugees from both Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions, since December 2013.

Uganda: IOM has supported 2,897 households with WASH sensitization and latrine construction.

Sudan: IOM has tracked and registered 47,008 South Sudanese Refugees since the onset of the crisis.


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Innovative campaigns in Nigeria help Africa edge closer to polio eradication

The final frontiers to polio eradication in Nigeria are being addressed through an increased focus on immunization in border settlements.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 29 August 2014


  • The number of Syrian refugees registered in the region crossed the 3-million mark on 29 August. 1,175,000 are in Lebanon;

  • The number of children enrolled in non-formal education in 2014 reached 48,651;

  • 23,000 primary and secondary healthcare consultations were provided;

  • 51 per cent of registered Syrian refugees have benefited from shelter support as of this month;

  • 1,900 Syrian refugees accessed food in Arsal.

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Philippines: Zamboanga Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 29 Aug 2014)

On 9 September 2013 in Zamboanga city in Western Mindanao, fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The fighting lasted three weeks leaving at least 140 people dead, over 10,000 houses completely destroyed and more than 120,000 people forcibly displaced during the height of the conflict.

One year later, over 24,000 people are still in evacuation centres and transitional sites, mainly from the minority Moro ethnic group.

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 31st August 2014

Update includes the following:

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

Sindh Updates

Drought Updates

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 31-8-2014

Humanitarian Organization’s Activities in Sindh

HAPE Development and Welfare Association Activities in District Badin

Mandhar Development Society (MDS) Activities in District Badin

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Philippines Nationwide Child Immunization Activity Begins

This week health workers across the Philippines began the month-long mass immunization activity against measles, rubella and polio. The World Health Organization and the British Government are working with the Philippine Department of Health, UNICEF and a host of other partners to help deliver this campaign. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Serum Institute have contributed over five million doses of the MR vaccine with the support of International Health Partners.

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Address by Ms. Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council’s Special Session on Iraq

Geneva, 1 September 2014

Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council,

I thank you for convening this special session of the Human Rights Council on Iraq.

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République centrafricaine : regain de violence à Bangui et dans le reste du pays

Alors que les conditions de sécurité semblaient s’améliorer dans la ville de Bangui, des affrontements ont éclaté les 19 et 20 août dans le secteur du km 5, opposant les forces internationales à des hommes armés. Plusieurs personnes ont été tuées et de nombreuses autres blessées. Parmi les victimes figure un chauffeur-secouriste de la Société de la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine, touché par une balle alors qu’il procédait à l’évacuation de blessés.

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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

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Swaziland + 13 others
Southern Africa: HIV and AIDS Snapshot (as of August 2014)

Situation Overview: HIV and AIDS

The SADC region accounts for some of the highest HIV prevalence levels in the world. An estimated 14.6 million people in the region, are living with HIV. Women account for more than 50% of those living with HIV in the region.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan: Gender Snapshot (as of 18 Aug 2014)

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More cash needed as famine looms in South Sudan

World Vision

28 August, Juba — One hundred days after an international donor conference was held to raise money to bring aid to South Sudan, the country urgently requires still more cash as it hovers on the brink of famine.

More than 20 countries plus the European Union pledged more than $600 million at the conference in Oslo, Norway, on May 20.  

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000


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Syrian Arab Republic: Nutrition assistance (1 Jan - 31 Jul 2014)

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Jordan + 1 other
RRP6 Jordan Partner - International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Factsheet, July 2014


Responding to the needs of people on the move since 1951, ICMC serves and protects uprooted people; refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and migrants; regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC responds to the challenges of people on the move with expertise and action; focusing on protection and durable solutions.