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Women in South Sudan in "unimaginable" situation

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Mothers and young girls in South Sudan are facing what has been described as an "unimaginable" situation.

The country continues to suffer from an internal conflict which has pitted government forces against rebels.

The UN says that close to one million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 32 (as of 17 April 2014)

Highlights

 Heavy fighting in Bentiu, Unity State, on 14-15 April caused thousands of people to flee to the UN base. Civilians were reportedly targeted during the violence.

 An attack by armed youth on the UN base in Bor on 17 April killed dozens of civilians and injured many more.

 The number of people displaced within South Sudan rose to 927,000, with the highest increase in Upper Nile State.

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IOM Chad Influx from the Central African Republic (CAR) Update, 9 - 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

 IOM has deployed a team including a Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Specialist to train staff in the transit sites in Moundou, Doba, Sarh, Sido and Mbitoye in Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and other CCCM information management tools.

International Organization for Migration:

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Solomon Islands: Flash Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 April 2014)

The Government is encouraging voluntary returns from evacuation centres, but planning is needed to manage the process as there are concerns tensions will rise if evacuees are forcibly removed or food relief is withheld.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Nigeria admits most kidnapped schoolgirls still missing

04/18/2014 15:32 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - The Nigerian military admitted on Friday that most of the 129 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in a shocking school raid in the volatile northeast remained missing, amid fears the girls might be used as human shields or sex slaves.

The military had claimed on Wednesday that all but eight of the girls snatched from their school in the state of Borno managed to escape the gunmen's clutches, contrary to comments by the state government and the school principal.

Agence France-Presse:

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Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 15 | 7 – 13 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Thousands of newly displaced people were reported over the past week in Darfur, mainly from North Darfur, according to aid agencies.

• As of 14 April, aid agencies have had some form of access to about 249,828 displaced people in Darfur.

• As of 10 April, an estimated 60,600 people have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan, according to UNHCR.

• WFP and partners to distribute food aid to some 102,600 people in Blue Nile State.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq: Qushtapa Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

This public health profile for Qushtapa refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:

DOH-ERBIL

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Iraq: Kurdistan camps summary Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2 - 8 March 2014

This public health profile for Kurdistan camps is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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Iraq: Kawergosk Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Indicators normal.

Upper respiratory tract infections remain the major cause of morbidity

This public health profile for Kawergosk refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

Agencies reporting:
MSF

Alerts
One case of acute flaccid paralysis reported

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Iraq: Gawilan Public Health Profile Week 10 | 2-8 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

Health facility utilisation rate, above expected range.

This public health profile for Gawilan refugee camp is compiled from health data obtained from reporting agencies. Data is collected using standardised Health Information System (HIS) data collection and reporting tools and aims to be as accurate as possible.

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Sana’a hospitals fight to stay open after orders to shut down

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Yemen Times

Amal al Yarisi (author)

Several of the hospitals ordered to be shut down by the Ministry of Pubic Health and Population last August remain in operation.

The Women and Children’s Hospital, located on Khawlan Street in Sana’a, is a three-story building housing about 50 beds and several units, including an operations unit, intensive care and emergency.

The hospital appears to be clean and organized and the manager says he has recently introduced a host of reforms.

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République Démocratique du Congo : Bulletin humanitaire numéro 03 | mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 13 ONG internationales se sont retirées de la PO au cours de 9 derniers mois
  • Conflits intercommunautaires dans le Katanga : plusieurs violations des droits rapportés.
  • Près de 2 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour financer l’action humanitaire dans Kalehe et Shabunda (Sud-Kivu).
  • Le stock de contingence de prise en charge du choléra déjà consommé à 75% alors que l’épidémie continue au Sud-Kivu.

PROVINCE ORIENTALE : LES PARTENAIRES SE DESENGAGENT DES UELE

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115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap: principal

04/17/2014 19:12 GMT

MAIDUGURI, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for more than 100 children still held captive.

A defence ministry spokesman, Chris Olukolade, claimed on Wednesday that all but eight of the 129 girls kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok area of Borno state earlier in the week were now safe, citing the school's principal.

Agence France-Presse:

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Joint statement on the abduction of school girls in Borno State, Nigeria

(New York) We are extremely concerned by the recent abduction of some 100, 12 to 17-year-old girls who were taken from their school hostel in Chibok, Borno State, in Nigeria on the night of 14th April. Attacks against the liberty of children and the targeting of schools are prohibited under international law and cannot be justified under any circumstances.

We urge those who are responsible for their abduction to release them unharmed, and return them safely to their families, where they rightfully belong.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Le Katanga s’enlise - avril 2014

Note d’information sur la province du Katanga qui en l’espace de trois ans s’est muée en une crise humanitaire inquiétante

La spirale katangaise continue…

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Care and Dignity in Conflict: Life-saving services for South Sudanese women and girls

Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

UNFPA needs $25 million to reach refugees and internally displaced people

In December 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, and spread quickly around the country. The conflict has so far displaced 740,000 people, the vast majority of them in four states.

What is the impact on maternal/reproductive health?

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Access to medical care in Central African Republic: a major challenge for the internally displaced

With the rainy season now in full swing, the potential exists for the health situation in camps to deteriorate as exposure to waterborne diseases and malaria increases.