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DG William Lacy Swing: World Must Vigorously Pursue Criminal Gangs Who Doomed Hundreds of Migrants in the Mediterranean

Switzerland - News of up to 500 seaborne migrants being tossed to their doom near Malta — deliberately, according to eyewitness accounts — is merely the latest chapter in a horrible story unfolding on Europe’s doorstep.

Criminality, on top of desperation, has been this summer’s recipe for death — even murder, according to eyewitness accounts.

International Organization for Migration:

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Uganda + 1 other
Two children have been killed and four others wounded as tensions continue to rise along the South Sudan-Uganda border

Report
Miraya FM

Officials from both countries are expected to meet in Kajo-Keji tomorrow in efforts to smoothen relations between communities of Kajo-Keji and the Madi in Uganda’s Moyo district.

Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala Sabuni says there was more violence last night that left two children dead.

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Iraq + 4 others
Australia provides assistance to women and girls in Iraq

Today I announce that Australia will provide $2 million in assistance to support the hundreds of thousands of women and girls affected by the ongoing violence in Iraq.

This is part of the Australian Government’s efforts to help Iraq protect its people from the terror and brutality of ISIL.

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of this conflict as ISIL targets women, children and minorities for sexual violence and expectant mothers are forced to flee their homes.

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Les populations de Diaplehan sensibilisées sur la cohésion sociale, le foncier rural et la fièvre Ebola

L’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) et ses partenaires de l’ONG Bonne Action, des ministères de l’Agriculture et de la Santé ont sensibilisé, jeudi 18 septembre 2014, les populations de Diaplehan, (localité située à 554 km d’Abidjan), sur les droits de l’Homme, le raffermissement de la cohésion sociale, et la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola.

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Korhogo : l’ONUCI sensibilise 75 ex-porteuses de fistules sur les mutilations génitales féminines

Faire des ex-porteuses de fistules traitées des relais communautaires dans la lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) : tel est l’objectif de la séance de sensibilisation initiée par l’ONG Yeti, en collaboration avec le bureau des Droits de l’Homme de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), ce jeudi 18 septembre 2014, à Korhogo, à 580 km au nord d’Abidjan. Cette séance avait pour thème : ’’les conséquences des mutilations génitales féminines et les instruments juridiques de lutte, l’exemple de la loi N° 98/757 du 23 décembre 1998’’.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 12 (13 September – 19 September 2014)

Highlights

  • The influx of 171,500 IDPs in Najaf, Kerbala and Diwaniya has overloaded water and sanitation infrastructure.

  • IDPs in unfinished buildings, in the open or in schools are the most vulnerable. Systematic planning is needed for IDPs relocation to dignified shelter solutions and for the rehabilitation of schools before educational activities can resume.

  • Since 7 September 900 IDP families have returned from the Kurdistan Region to the Al-Qosh sub-district.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNHCR Niger - August 2014 Fact Sheet

HIGHLIGHTS

587 Identified unaccompanied or separated minors

3,800 Households provided with cash grants in year

66,605 Persons assisted with NFIs since January

4,000 Shelters distributed since January

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Darfuris call on Sudan’s HRs Commission to stop violations

Report
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:

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

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IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee

09/21/2014 22:35 GMT

by Philippe Alfroy

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

The UN refugee agency said as many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds had streamed into Turkey since Friday, and solidarity demonstrations by Turkish Kurds on the border prompted clashes with security forces.

Agence France-Presse:

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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.

Agence France-Presse:

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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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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

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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:

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

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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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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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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Colombia – Desplazamiento masivo por incendio en comunidad indígena, Riohacha (La Guajira) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Un incendio ocurrido el 20 de agosto, causó que al menos 165 personas (40 familias), miembros de la comunidad indígena WiwaZanAñi, perdieran sus viviendas, cuatro casas sagradas, la escuela y la enfermería de la comunidad, ubicada en el Corregimiento Juan y Medio -sur oeste del municipio de Riohacha (La Guajira). El incendio presuntamente habría sido causado por un grupo armado no identificado.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.