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RD Congo : Des combattants démobilisés souffrent de la faim dans un camp

La négligence de l’État a provoqué plus de 100 morts parmi les combattants et les membres de leurs familles

(Kinshasa, le 1er octobre 2014) – Plus de 100 personnes parmi les combattants démobilisés, leurs femmes et leurs enfants qui avaient été envoyés dans un camp militaire reculé en République démocratique du Congo y sont mortes de faim et de maladie après que les responsables ont négligé de leur fournir la nourriture et les soins de santé appropriés.

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Surrendered Fighters Starve in Camp

State Neglect Causes Over 100 Deaths of Combatants, Family Members

(Kinshasa) – Over 100 demobilized combatants, their wives, and children have died from starvation and disease in a remote military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo after officials failed to provide adequate food and health care.

Congo’s government should urgently move everyone at the camp to a more accessible site, hold those responsible for their mistreatment to account, and encourage greater United Nations involvement in the rehabilitation of former fighters.

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In Lakes State, 12 people, including four family members have been killed in an attack in Cueibet County

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Miraya FM

County Commissioner Mayom Malek says armed youth raided Abiriu payam and opened fire on Monday night.

Malek says women and children were also killed. We voiced over his clip because of the bad quality of the phone line.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: Protection

Out of 215,303 refugees in Iraq: 213,736 are registered and 1,567 are waiting for registration

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

The biometric registration system for Syrian refugees has been installed in Duhok and Erbil Governorates.

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Inauguration of UNRWA Shufat basic girls school

West Bank

UNRWA celebrated the inauguration of Shu’fat Basic Girls School in Shu’fat camp, a project that was funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Guests at the celebration included UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank Felipe Sanchez, Hani Abu Diab from the Islamic Development Bank and the Head of the UNRWA Arab Partners Unit, Peter Ford. Also present were senior UNRWA officials along with officials from the Department of Refugee Affairs, school staff, and local community representatives.

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Combatting Malaria in Sudan Distribution of Over Five Million Insecticide Treated Bed Nets

UNDP and UNICEF launched the second phase of the bed net distribution plan for 2014 across 32 localities, bringing the total number of distributed bed nets to more than five million.

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Colombia - Desplazamientos masivos en Guapi (Cauca) Informe de Situación No. 1 (30/09/2014)

Destacados

  • Entre el 9 y el 21 de septiembre, cerca de 367 personas (83 familias) de las comunidades El Partidero, Buenavista y Calle Honda, en zona rural de Guapi - costa pacífica del Cauca-, se desplazaron al casco urbano del municipio a causa de enfrentamientos entre miembros de las FARC-EP y la Fuerza Pública.

  • Cerca de 115 personas de población indígena de El Partidero y Buenavista y población afrocolombiana de Calle Honda se aloja en el centro cultural cuya infraestructura es inadecuada para el albergue.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 2 others
A Double-Edged Sword: Livelihoods In Emergencies

Executive Summary

During emergencies, women, girls, boys and men draw on their assets while navigating a complex landscape of changing power dynamics, unequal access to resources and information, and threats of violence and displacement. Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.

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Ukraine: Situation report No. 13 as of 26 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 19 September, Ukraine, the Russian Federation and separatist groups signed a 9-point Memorandum outlining parameters for the implementation of the ceasefire commitments agreed to in on 5 September in Minsk.

• On 26 September, 300,000 doses of tetanus toxoid arrived in Ukraine. The fast-track approach developed by UNICEF and WHO has enabled the country to rapidly obtain prequalified vaccines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UNHCR presents Nansen Refugee Award to courageous Colombian women

A courageous Colombian women's rights network was in the spotlight on Monday as it received UNHCR's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, for its outstanding work to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria [EN/AR]

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11 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance. Amos is calling for greater financial assistance and sustained pressure on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement resolutions 2139 and 2165.

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 + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 26 September 2014

UNHCR Response

UNHCR Representative today visited refugee families who have found shelter in YIBO and Suleyman Shah park in the Suruc region of Sanliurfa Province.

At the Yumurtalik crossing, the UNHCR Representative observed how Syrians were crossing the border to Turkey, and how security and health checks were performed.

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Cameroon + 3 others
UK boosts emergency aid for people displaced by conflict in Central African Republic

The new £7 million package of funding will allow the World Food Programme (WFP), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and UNHCR to increase the life-saving humanitarian assistance they offer to refugees from CAR who have fled to Cameroon and Chad.

The funding will provide:

•£2.5 million to WFP allowing it to feed 86,000 refugees in Cameroon, and provide 38,000 children and new and expecting mothers with additional food;

•£3.5 million to UNHCR to give shelter, water and improved security to those that have fled to Chad and Cameroon, with focus on women and girls;

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Lebanon + 3 others
Inter-agency Q&A on humanitarian assistance and services in Lebanon (INQAL)

INTER-AGENCY Q&A ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES IN LEBANON (INQAL)

EDUCATION
FOOD
FOOD AND ELIGIBILITY
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
PROTECTION
PUBLIC HEALTH
SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)
SHELTER
SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOOD
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
ANNEX 1 – HUMANITARIAN HOTLINES IN LEBANON

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EU trust fund starts delivering support to population

The projects will ensure better access to health for 760,000 people; create jobs and rehabilitate damaged infrastructure in Bangui; and empower women and work towards their economic inclusion.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

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Sudan + 4 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Sudan and South Sudan Last update: 24/09/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2013) 9533 final.

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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World + 13 others
Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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World + 13 others
Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.