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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #58, 29 October 2014

Highlights

  • Liberia has transitioned to a more detailed reporting mechanism, leading to a spike in the number of cases. According to latest data from 27 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,303. The number of deaths is 2,446.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 23-29 October 2014

Highlights

  • As of 29 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 3,760. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,057 with 786 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years), with more than 87 child survivors. To date, 2,719 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (1,340 girls & 1,379 boys), including 873 children who have been orphaned.**

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudan – Crisis Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On October 2, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) delayed passage of the proposed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Bill, due in part to pressure from the humanitarian community to stall the controversial legislation.

  • Relief actors continue to improve and expand protection of civilian (PoC) sites and assist with voluntary relocation efforts.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.N. released the FY 2014-2015 Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) on October 23.

  • Relief actors continue to prepare for the upcoming winter months, prioritizing shelter assistance.

  • Violence in the city of Hit, in Al Anbar Governorate, displaced thousands of people.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Juba students call for laws to stop sexual exploitation

31 October 2014 - Juba Girls Secondary Schools students called today on the government to enact laws protecting girls and to end Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

“This law will protect girls and it will reduce school dropouts,” said one of the students, who did not wish to be named. She noted that sexual abuse led to dropout, early pregnancy and death.

“As students of Juba Girls, we should follow and put into effect that we should not be deceived by the government or NGOs (non-governmental organizations),” she added.

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Protection of civilians - Reporting Period 21 - 27 October 2014

Key issues

● Tensions in East Jerusalem on the rise; attack by a Palestinian kills an Israeli infant and woman. One Palestinian killed and 62 Palestinians injured in clashes and search operations.

● Israeli forces kill a Palestinian child in the Ramallah governorate.

● 15 structures demolished and 49 displaced in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

● Gaza death toll from July-August hostilities continues to rise, reaching 2,194 Palestinians.

● Following two days of partial operation, Gaza Power Plant shuts down due to lack of fuel.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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République centrafricaine (RCA) : le douloureux tabou du viol

Le viol peut entraîner un traumatisme à vie pour les victimes. Avoir été brutalement forcé(e) devant ses enfants et craindre les maladies sexuellement transmissibles qui peuvent s’ensuivre s’ajoutent à l'impact psychologique et physique de l'agression. Malheureusement, vivre avec ce traumatisme est le quotidien d'un nombre indéterminé de femmes vivant en République centrafricaine (RCA), un pays ayant sombré, l’an passé, dans l’anarchie, la violence et l’impunité.

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Government takes full responsibility for orphaned children

The government has decided to accept the responsibility for the 75 children who had lost their parents due to Koslanda landslide, Minister of Mass Media and Information and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said today (31) at the Cabinet Press briefing held at the Media Ministry.

He said that the decision was arrived at the special Cabinet Meeting held on Thursday (30) chaired by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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UNICEF reaching “forgotten children” in Central African Republic

BANGUI, 31 October 2014 – UNICEF is rushing critical supplies to thousands of children forced to flee their homes in Central African Republic (CAR), amid worsening violence and increased attacks against aid workers.

Fresh fighting in northern and western regions of the country, as well as an upsurge of violence in the capital Bangui, have worsened insecurity and put humanitarian access in jeopardy.

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Ukraine: Situation Report No.18 as of 31 October 2014

Highlights

• The Ukrainian parliamentary elections held on 26 October took place without incident. A coalition government is under negotiation.

• Under the aegis of the UN Resident Coordinator, OCHA facilitated a 1.5-day Strategic Response Plan Workshop in Kyiv with participation of the humanitarian community, including UN agencies, NGOs, donors, and Government of Ukraine representatives.

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 + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No.18 (25 October – 31 October 2014)

The recent displacements in October largely occurred in Anbar, Ninewa, and Diyala. About 47 per cent of all Iraq’s displaced people are located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) and the disputed border regions of Akre and Shikhan, in Ninewa Governorate; and Kifri and Khanaqin, in Diyala Governorate.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Jordan + 1 other
When the fear follows: Women's centres help Syrian refugees cope

DEIR ALLA, Jordan – “All I know is that I needed help badly,” said Reem,* a 22-year-old mother of three, at a women’s centre in Deir Alla, Jordan, supported by UNFPA and the Institute for Family Health (IFH).

“Without the help of the social workers here in the centre, I would have committed suicide,” she said.

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Women discuss gender constitutional issues and women’s Human Rights

30 October 2014 – UNIOGBIS Gender Unit in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Family and Social Cohesion, women’s organizations held a two days’ workshop to discuss gender constitutional issues and women’s Human Rights.

The workshop held in Cachungu, north, on 28-29 October aimed at raising awareness on the urgent need to augment for constitutional reforms and the need for gender equity as it is stipulated in UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 41 (16 - 30 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biometric Registration of 17, 478 has been completed in the Malakal PoC site

  • As of 23 October, 169,664 households have been served with NFIs and 57,629 households have received emergency shelter through the Crisis Response Plan partners.

International Organization for Migration:

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Cameroon + 1 other
Central African Republic: To flee, you need to be able to walk

When fighting engulfed the Central African Republic, Mikaella, 9, Djaffarou, 14, and Zenabou, 15 – who all have physical disabilities – were unable to flee with their families from their village of Bossentélé (300 km to the north-west of Bangui). After an epic journey, they were finally reunited with their families in Cameroon. ICRC staff member Jeanne Djeukeng tells their story.

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Pakistan Emergency Response Fund: Project Performance Report (January to September 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 14 - 27 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 20,170 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard-to-reach areas in Al-Hassakeh and Homs governorates.

Iraq: 6,842 Syrian refugees were transported during this period: 1,478 individuals were transported from Ibrahim al-Khalil border to Arabat Camp in Sulaymaniyah, and 5,364 individuals were transported to five different camps in Erbil.

Jordan: IOM has transported 452,350 Syrian refugees from border areas to camps since transport operations began in July 2012.

International Organization for Migration:

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 29 | 01 – 31 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8 November marks the one-year commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated central Philippines in 2013.

  • Emergency threshold for severe malnutrition exceeded in Zamboanga.

  • Partners support authorities to meet the needs of over 53,000 Mayon Volcano-evacuees.

FIGURES

Typhoon Haiyan

No. of people in evacuation centres - 320

No. of people in tents - 4,760

No. of people in transitional sites - 19,700

Total - 24,780

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 4 others
Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, Delegates Urge States to Consider Migrants as ‘Key’ to Development, Third Committee Hears

GA/SHC/4114
Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries