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Honduras + 1 other
Masivas deportaciones no rompen sueños migratorios de hondureños

Por Thelma Mejía

CORINTO, Honduras, 2 sep 2014 (IPS) - El reloj marca las 9:00 de la mañana, cuando un autobús procedente de la ciudad mexicana de Tapachula, arriba a Corinto, en la frontera de Honduras con Guatemala. Es el primero del día con menores de edad y sus familias, retornados tras fracasar en su intento de coronar la ruta migratoria y llegar a Estados Unidos.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2013

The DRC Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2013 The Common Humanitarian Fund in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, commonly known as the Pooled Fund, (hereafter referred to as the CHF), continues to be an integral element of the humanitarian financing mechanism. During 2013 total contributions to the CHF, including USD 28 million in carryover from the previous year represented 13% of contributions received in response to the Humanitarian Action Plan for the same year.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Amerli, Iraq

The Secretary-General welcomes the lifting of the siege on the town of Amerli in Iraq through the action of the Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga and others with air support from the United States. This has averted a major humanitarian as well as human rights disaster.

He expresses his appreciation to those who participated in lifting the siege, as well as to those countries providing assistance to the affected population through air drops.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger Flash Update (02/09/2014)

Près de 10 000 personnes fuyant les violences du Nord Nigéria sont arrivées dans la région de Diffa au cours du seul mois d’Août 2014.

Contexte et faits majeurs

Suite aux attaques que la secte Boko Haram a menées au cours du mois d’Août dans des localités et villes du nord Nigéria, des milliers de personnes ont été obligées de fuir pour trouver refuge au Niger, au Tchad et au Cameroun.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger + 1 other
Flash Update sur les mouvements de populations du Nigéria vers le Niger (02/09/2014)

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Environ 3 500 personnes ont fui le Nord Nigéria pour se réfugier dans les îles du Lac Tchad au Niger, entre le 21 et le 31 août 2014; et près de 10 000 personnes pour le seul mois d’août

  • D'importants besoins en kits d'hygiène, en moustiquaires, en abris, en vivres et non vivres sont à satisfaire en urgence pour soulager ces personnes en détresse

  • Plus de 47 000 personnes déplacées depuis le début de la crise en mai 2013, attendent d’être assistées en fonction de leur vulnérabilité

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ukraine: Humanitarian snapshot (as of 1 September 2014)

Situation overview

An estimated 3.9 million people live in areas directly affected by violence.
Insecurity and intensification of fighting heavily affected the population residing in Donbas region and newly affected areas to the south-east, while also reducing the capacity of the local structures to respond.
Fighting has caused significant damage to local infrastructure affecting access to basic life-supporting services and supplies.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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In Sudan, male allies critical in fight against FGM

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sheikh Mohamed Saeed, a 74-year-old community leader in Sudan’s Wad Sharefai Refugee Camp, has become an unlikely advocate to end female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Emergency Response Fund Yemen: Annual Report 2013

Executive summary

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire throughout 2013. Of a population of 24 million, more than half were in need of humanitarian assistance across the sectors of water and sanitation, food security, nutrition, health, shelter and education.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Desnutrición de niños y desplazamiento forzado siguen azotando a Chocó

Report
Redhum

Colombia, 02 de Septiembre 2014
Fuente: Diario El Tiempo

Pobreza e inseguridad de nuevo prenden las alarmas en el departamento. Informe de la Defensoría.

El defensor del Pueblo, Jorge Armando Otálora, trasladó este lunes su despacho a Quibdó y le pidió al Gobierno que designe un gerente para atender los problemas de la región.

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Communiqué de presse: République Centrafricaine : Visite humanitaire conjointe à Batangafo, Kabo et Moyen Sido

Bangui, 2 septembre 2014: La Coordonnatrice Humanitaire principale en République Centrafricaine (RCA), Mme Claire Bourgeois, a effectué une mission conjointe avec UNICEF, HCR et le Ministère de l’action humanitaire à Batangafo, Kabo et Moyen Sido (préfecture de l’Ouham) du 26 au 29 aout dernier. La délégation a rencontré les autorités, les partenaires humanitaires et la population locale dans la région, afin de constater la situation des personnes déplacées.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 5 others
Featherstone: UK pledges further support for humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Britain announces additional £30 million to help those affected by serious humanitarian crisis.

Britain will provide further life-saving support for the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone announced today during a visit to the country.

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, 1.3 million South Sudanese have become internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries. There is also an impending risk of famine.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.39 (au 20 août 2014)

Faits saillants

  • Suite à la violence intercommunautaire à Mbrés, plus de 1 000 personnes ont été déplacées.

  • Selon MSF, au moins 31 personnes ont été blessées suite aux explosions du 19 au 20 août qui ont eu lieu à Bangui.

  • Le ministère de la Santé, avec le soutien de l'OMS, ont renforcé le dépistage du virus Ebola à l'aéroport international de Bangui.

  • Des pillages ciblant l'aide humanitaire, spécialement l’assistance alimentaire et de semences, continuent d'être signalés.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mother, daughter gang-raped in Kabkabiya, North Darfur

Report
Radio Dabanga

KABKABIYA LOCALITY (2 Sep.) -Militiamen raped two displaced women in Kabkabiya locality, North Darfur, on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a sheikh of El Salam camp for the displaced in Kabkabiya reported that a mother and her 16 years-old daughter were assaulted by six gunmen on the road between Kabkabiya town and Shuba village.

“The two women were returning from their farmland to El Salam camp, when six militiamen intercepted them, and raped them alternately for hours.”

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Forced Migration Review No. 47: The Syria crisis, displacement and protection

The 6.45 million displaced people inside Syria make this the largest IDP crisis in the world, with possibly also the largest number of people who are ‘trapped’. In addition, the number of refugees from Syria continues to increase. The international community has an opportunity to set up, from now, an effective response to what will clearly become protracted displacement. These 20 articles discuss how to increase protection for the displaced and how to shape assistance to both the displaced and their ‘host

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World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Niger Operation Refugees in Niamey as of August 2014

7,133 Urban Refugees

Since violence erupted in northern Mali in January 2012 between the Malian Government and various armed groups, Niamey region has been hosting approximately 7,000 refugees. The majority of them are women and children. The population unmet needs are relating to shelter and livelihoods.

Niamey profile

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Central African Republic Refugee Situation UNHCR External Regional Update #30, 23-29 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The newly-appointed interim Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), Mahamat Kamoun unveiled the new government on 22 August which includes 30 cabinet ministers who are now responsible to ensure the implementation of the cease-fire signed in Brazzaville in late July 2014.

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NATO Summit: Handicap International reminds governments of obligation to protect civilians in Afghanistan

1st September 2014. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is organising a summit on 4th and 5th September in Newport, Wales, as part of plans to wind down its military operations in Afghanistan. Handicap International is calling on all International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troop-contributing nations to immediately mark and clear areas contaminated by explosive remnants of war (ERW) and to provide non-discriminating and impartial assistance to all the victims of the conflict, by financing mine action activities through the UN pooled funds.

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Ukraine + 1 other
Number of displaced inside Ukraine more than doubles since early August to 260,000

"If this crisis is not quickly stopped, it will have not only devastating humanitarian consequences but it also has the potential to destabilize the whole region," says UNHCR chief.

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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 24 Period covered: 1 - 31 August 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA reaches 20,300 woman of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Al Raqa and Hama, Deraa, Tartus and Latakia with reproductive health and GBV services. Additionally 7,100 Iraqi refugees in Al-Hasakah receive dignity kits and reproductive health supplies to ensure safe deliveries. UNFPA facilitates training and awareness raising sessions on reproductive health and GBV for 42 community leaders and NGO staff in Sweida.