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Providing Temporary Shelter for Texas Border Crisis

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AmeriCares

Helping immigrant women and children in need of a support center after dangerous journey

More than 100 women and young children from Central America arrive each day at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, covered in sweat and exhausted from a treacherous journey in unforgiving 100-degree heat. A team of volunteers greets each new arrival and then ushers the newcomers through the welcome center, which has portable showers, tables of donated clothing and nutritious meals.

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NATO States Shouldn’t Shirk on Rights

Commitments to Women, Justice Reform Crucial Post-2014 Withdrawal

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Afghan “Torn” Women Get Another Chance

KABUL, Sep 2 2014 (IPS) - “The smell of faeces and urine isolates them completely. Their husbands abandon them and they become stigmatised forever” – Dr Pashtoon Kohistani barely needs two lines to sum up the drama of those women affected by obstetric fistula.

Alongside the health centre in Badakhshan – 290 km northeast of Kabul – Malalai Maternity Hospital is the only health centre in Afghanistan with a section devoted to coping with a disease that is seemingly endemic to the most disadvantaged members of the population: women, young, poor and illiterate.

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Mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

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Guardian

Extreme poverty drives some Kenyans to scavenge through rubbish dumps for materials to sell for recycling. At the main dump in Eldoret, a town in Kenya’s Rift valley with a population of 280,000, people sift through debris, despite the risks of disease and injury, and the threat of violence. Even though primary education is free in Kenya, many children work at the dumps to help support their family

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UN human rights experts gravely concerned about ongoing human rights violations and humanitarian situation

GENEVA (1 September 2014) – UN human rights experts on Monday expressed grave concern over the current situation in Iraq which has rapidly escalated into both a human rights and a humanitarian emergency.

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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:

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

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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:

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

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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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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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Central African Republic: Civil Unrest Emergency Revised Appeal no. MDRCF017

This Revised Appeal seeks CHF 10,556,774 and to enable IFRC to support the Central African Red Cross to deliver support and assistance to 150,000 people with a focus on health, shelter, water and sanitation, disaster preparedness, risk reduction as well as support in the capacity building of the National Society. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

More details are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA).

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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:

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

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Mother, daughter gang-raped in Kabkabiya, North Darfur

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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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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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WFP Reaches A Record Number Of People Inside Syria With Food Assistance

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched food to a record-breaking number of 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August due to improved access with increased cross-line operations within Syria and more cross-border convoys.

Over the last six weeks, WFP and partners crossed lines to reach more than 580,000 people, more than four times the 137,000 people reached in the preceding six weeks.

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Cameroon + 2 others
Recent Attacks in Nigeria prompt new refugees to Cameroon, more continue to arrive

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, September 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that more than 10,000 people have fled fresh attacks by insurgent groups in north-east Nigeria and sought refuge in Niger and Cameroon, with some sleeping in schools and churches and children suffering from poor health.

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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.