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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/611) [EN/AR]

  1. This sixth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary - General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Another chance to be a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has already cost the lives of close to 3 million children. Apart from this catastrophic figure it has left many thousand others traumatised, suffering, and in need for help. Providing them with formal education is one way to alleviate their suffering. Our information assistant in West Africa met with children who are enrolled in ECHO-funded education projects and heard about their dreams for the future.

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Mali + 4 others
Le Conseil de sécurité préoccupé par la situation alarmante dans la région du Sahel

Report
UN News Service

27 août 2014 – Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies s'est déclaré mercredi préoccupé par la situation alarmante qui règne dans la région du Sahel et a réaffirmé sa volonté constante de s'attaquer aux problèmes complexes d'ordre sécuritaire et politique qui menacent la stabilité et le développement de cette région.

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Sudan: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 34 | 18 – 24 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Close to 257,000 people in Sudan have been affected by heavy rains and flooding that started in late July 2014, according to HAC and SRCS. About 70 per cent of the flood-affected people have received assistance.

• Blue Nile is the most affected state, accounting for almost 30 per cent of people affected by floods, according to HAC.

• WHO reports that 283 cases of diarrhoea amongst children under five years have been registered in three locations in North Darfur over the past few weeks.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Recommits to Addressing Sahel‘s Complex Challenges while Commending Regional Initiatives

Report
UN News Service

SC/11535

Security Council
7249th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region, reaffirmed its continued commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region.

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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

Report
Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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Security Council, unanimously adopting Resolution 2173 (2014), renews mandate of African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (SC/11536)

Security Council

7250th Meeting (AM)

Text Calls for Realigning Mission’s Activities, Improved Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Aid Workers

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for 10 months, until 30 June 2015, while it requested further realignment of the mission’s activities in accordance with recent strategic reviews.

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IOM Libya Updated Situation Report Vol. 4/2014 (as of August 24th, 2014)

Context Analysis

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon plans law to stem growing child marriage trend

08/28/2014 03:21 GMT

BAALBEK, August 28, 2014 (AFP) - At 13, Samiha left school and the home she shared with 10 people near Baalbek in eastern Lebanon to live in a tent with her new husband, a 41-year-old tradesman.

"I didn't feel anything, I didn't have a choice," she said of the marriage, arranged by her father.

"The first night, when I followed him into the bedroom, I was terrified. I couldn't move."

That night, without knowing anything about sex, she fell pregnant.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 27 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • An open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Israel entered into force yesterday at 19:00.

  • The Palestinian fatality toll has reached 2,104 of whom 1,462 have been identified as civilians, including 495 children, according to preliminary assessments.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan militia recruit more than 3,000 minors in South Kordofan

Report
Radio Dabanga

NUBA MOUNTAINS (27 Aug.) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported that government forces have recruited more than 3,000 young men in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. They have been transferred to military camps, to be trained and integrated into the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

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One third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDP

UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks

San Salvador, August 26 2014 - Although poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean has been cut nearly in half in the last decade, many have been unable to enter into the middle-class: the population at risk of falling into poverty reaches 200 million, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

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Central African Republic Situation Report #43, 22 August 2014

Highlights

Despite numerous logistic challenges linked to insecurity and road conditions, WFP assisted over 930,000 people during the first seven months of the operation. In July, more than 300 food delivery points were reached.

Preparations for the upcoming Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission and the Emergency Food Security Assessment are ongoing.

A local purchase mission has been carried out to explore possibilities of supporting local agricultural production.

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Nord-Kivu N°27/14, 27 août 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus d’un millier d’enfants sont associés aux groupes armés dans le Territoire de Walikale, selon un atelier sur les enfants associés aux forces et groupes armés.

  • Plus de 3 000 personnes, dont les déplacées internes, seront desservies en eau potable dans la zone de Nyabiondo, en Territoire de Masisi.

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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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 6 - 19 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visits Damascus

  • Improved cross-line access spurs Syria deliveries

  • Food convoy attacked in Deir-ez-Zor

  • Insecurity precludes immediate UN return to Arsal

  • Beirut government okays WFP assistance for vulnerable Lebanese

  • Pilot e-card schemes imminent in Jordan camps

  • Social tensions persist in refugee areas of Turkey

  • Fear of Islamic State provokes refugees to flee Iraq camp

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Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/27/60)

The latest report of the Commission, based on 480 interviews and a wealth of documentary material, chronicles the unimaginable brutality and human cost of the Syrian conflict.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: North Bangladesh: Floods

People have taken shelter on embankments, high ground, roads, and in flood shelters. Food and cooking material, safe drinking water, and emergency shelter are reported as the main immediate priority needs.