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Two children killed in bombardment, Darfur's Jebel Marra

Report
Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (1 Aug.) - An aircraft of the Sudanese Air Force dropped bombs and killed two children in Dolma, East Jebel Marra, on Friday morning. Residents in the area have fled the bombardments, in which a reportedly different type of bomb was used than before.

A relative of one of the dead told Radio Dabanga that an Antonov bombed a tent used by shepherds, located south of Dolma. Sara Hussein Yahya (7 years) and her brother Abaker Hussein Yahya (5 years) were killed on the spot. A number of livestock was destroyed.

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Emergency Response Fund – Yemen, Quarterly Update- April to June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

The humanitarian situation in Yemen remained dire, with an increase in the number of people displaced due to conflict in the north and the south.

The ERF funded 9 projects worth US$ 3.2 million and leveraged $1.2 million in contribution from implementing partners, including co-funding contribution of $578,266 from Qatar Charity for a nutrition project.

The ERF initiated a call for proposals worth $3.6 million in June 2014.

The ERF has allocated a total of $7.3m to 23 projects between 1 January and 30 June 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Safe paths home: protecting civilians and supporting reintegration in LRA affected communities

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of thousands of civilians in the border areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Unpredictable attacks and the awful memory of past atrocities prevent local communities from pursuing their traditional means of subsistence. They struggle to cope with severe individual and collective trauma and to accept family members and neighbours whom the LRA kidnapped and forced to kill.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 July 2014, 15:00 hrs)

Situation Overview

110 Palestinian fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, including 18 killed in the devastated Ash Shuja’iyeh neighbourhood.

Of particular concern is the alarming number of incidents since the onset of the emergency in which multiple members of the same family have been killed. To 29 July, at least 68 families have lost three or more family members in the same incident, for a total of 360 fatalities; 140 men, 73 women and 147 children.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #20, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announces nearly $378 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis.

  • Since 2012, the USG has provided nearly $438 million to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for cross-border humanitarian assistance.

  • On July 24, the U.N. sent its first humanitarian aid convoy from Turkey to Syria since the unanimous passage of UNSCR 2165 on July 14

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Displaced in South Darfur live in 'poor conditions'

Report
Radio Dabanga

NYALA (1 Aug.)The internally displaced living in camps in South Darfur, have complained about poor economic conditions and the reluctance of aid organisations to provide health and education services to them.

A displaced woman in El Batari camp, Kass locality, told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday that prices have risen significantly. “The World Food Programme (WFP) distributes only corn to the families, and does not provide anything else.”

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.35 (au 21 juillet 2014)

Faits saillants

  • A Bambari, les derniers chiffres montrent que 8 186 personnes sont déplacées internes dans le site de l'Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, 10 963 dans le site S (proche de la base Sangaris) et 5 833 dans le site de M (proche de la base MISCA).

  • Environ 103 400 PDI restent à Bangui. Soit une légère augmentation de 400, comparée à la semaine passée.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger (Région de Diffa) Rapport de situation No 04 (26/07/2014)

Faits saillants

  • Trois cent trente-cinq personnes sont arrivées cette semaine contre 175 personnes la semaine précédente

  • Le déroulement de la campagne agricole est préoccupant, particulièrement dans le département de N’Guigmi où aucun village n’a semé.

  • Plus de 70 000 personnes sont arrivées dans la région de Diffa depuis le mois d’avril 2013.

  • Le CERF alloue plus de 5 millions de dollars afin de renforcer la réponse humanitaire à Diffa.

(*)Plus de 70 000 Déplacés du Nigeria Estim.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Evaluation Multisectorielle RRM Rapport préliminaire, 31 Juillet 2014

Date: l’évaluation s’est déroulée du 25 au 28 juillet 2014

Zone d’évaluation: Ville de Koui (Commune de Degaulle) située dans la prefecture de l’Ouham Pendé

Population: estimée 25 958 habitants dont 10 029 déplacés.

Méthodologie :

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Lebanon + 2 others
Politics Complicates Education in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps

By Shelly Kittleson

BEIRUT, Aug 1 2014 (IPS) - The Shatila Palestinian camp has no library, nor does adjacent Sabra or Ain El-Hilweh in the south. And, after recent statements by Lebanon’s foreign minister, some fear that the thousands of Syrian refugee children within them will soon have even slimmer chances of learning to read and write.

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Turkey + 2 others
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 25 July 2014

Situation Report

● On 24 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 218,731. AFAD reported that during the period of 23-24 July 2014, a total of 375 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 399 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Kenya + 3 others
Rights group sues Kenya over separated refugee children

Report
AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:17 GMT
Author: Katy Migiro

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Kenyan human rights group has taken legal action against the government, accusing it of separating 300 children from their parents who were arrested and taken to refugee camps four months ago.

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Myanmar Armed Forces release 91 children and commit to get them back to school

YANGON, 1st August 2014 – Today, 91 children and young people* were released from the armed forces, to rejoin their families, friends and communities, demonstrating the commitment of the Myanmar Government and the Myanmar Armed Forces (known as the Tatmadaw), to end the recruitment and use of children. Their release results from strong collaboration and the joint efforts of the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Government and the UN Country Taskforce on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against children.

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UN welcomes Afghan Government’s endorsement of road map to end recruitment and use of children in National Security Forces

KABUL / NEW YORK, 1 August 2014 – The United Nations today welcomed the Government of Afghanistan’s commitment to end and prevent the recruitment of children in the Afghan national security forces.

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Sierra Leone + 10 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,323 Ebola cases and 729 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. Highest number of confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

  • One out of every three refugee children from the Central African Republic suffers from acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF reports that one in every three primary school children are out of school in northern Nigeria due to the insurgency.

  • Cameroon currently hosts 230,000 refugees from both Central African Republic and Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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COPECO coordinará tres albergues para niños migrantes

Noticias Prensa 31/07/2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Nota de Prensa No. 103-2014

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Israel, Gaza militants start 72-hour ceasefire

The ceasefire was a joint US-UN initiative,and came after the UN Security Council expressed "grave disappointment" that repeated calls for a truce had not been heeded.

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Yemen + 1 other
U.S. Support for Yemen

Fact Sheet
Washington, DC
July 30, 2014

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Gaza Flash Appeal 2014 - Revised 1 August 2014

The escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week, resulting in over 200,000 Palestinians being displaced from their homes and taking refuge in 85 UNRWA designated emergency shelters (DES). The numbers of displaced continue to rise, and over the last eight days UNRWA has had to increase its DES facilities by 23 per cent; at a rate of two additional facilities each day. In recent official statements, both the Commissioner-General and the Director of UNRWA’s Operations in Gaza have called on the international community to end hostilities.