IDPs

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Rapid Needs Assessment Report – Iraqi IDPs, Erbil Governorate - Ankawah District, 9 - 10 August 2014

Background

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Anbar in January 2014 and the fall of Mosul in early June, an estimated 1.2 million people have been displaced. The vast majority (87%) of the IDP population assessed to date are currently either staying with host families, renting accommodation or living in hotels and government institutions (Public parks, churches, schools) . Staying in camps is viewed as an option of last resort. The number of families currently accommodated in camp settings constitutes only 1% of the total IDP population currently displaced.

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Gaza Situation Report 45, 22 August 2014

The current number of IDPs represents 6.28 times the maximum number of 50,000 displaced foreseen in UNRWA’s contingency plan and is unprecedented in the Agency’s 64 years in Gaza.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 22 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • Hostilities have continued, resulting in additional Palestinian casualties. The Palestinian fatality toll is now 2,042 of whom 1,444 have been identified as civilians, according to preliminary estimates.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has risen to 460,000, more than a quarter of the entire Palestinian population of Gaza. 280,000 are taking shelter in UNRWA schools.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 50 (as of 21 August 2014)

Highlights

● Preliminary analysis of food security in conflict-affected areas shows that while the situation remains dire, it has not worsened.

● Humanitarian barges continued their progress, arriving at Malakal on 19 August and now continuing to Melut, for final offloading.

● Some 2.7 million people have been reached with some form of emergency assistance as of 31 July.

● Thirteen humanitarian aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict began in December 2013.

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 IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 8 (16 August – 22 August 2014)

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There are increasing reports of abduction of women, particularly those belonging to minority groups, by armed groups and of human trafficking within and outside the country. Currently there is no response mechanism to address human trafficking.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Pakistan North Waziristan Agency: IDP Crisis, 22 August 2014

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Crisis Overview

Following displacement earlier this year, a new wave of displacement from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) began 15 June following the launch of military operations by the Pakistan Army against armed non-state actors. Large numbers of people continue to move into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), as well as to Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan. The number of IDPs registered from NWA currently stands at over 1 million, 74% of whom are women and children.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.38 (au 13 août 2014)

Faits saillants

• Suite au récent affrontement armé dans la ville de Batangafo (préfecture Ouham), plus de 16 000 personnes ont été déplacées, faisant environ 29 000 PDI dans la région.

• A Bambari, les tensions en cours continuent de nuire à la cohésion sociale.

• La dernière enquête sur les intentions de retour des PDI effectuée dans les sites de déplacement à Bangui, rapporte que 4 personnes sur 5, envisagent de rentrer chez eux dans les quatre prochaines semaines.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Evaluation multisectorielle RRM Rapport préliminaire - Villages de Bogama1, Bogama 2, Bozoro et Ndafourou, préfecture de l’Ouham

Date : L’évaluation s’est déroulée le 20/08/2014

Zone d’évaluation : Villages de Bogama1, Bogama 2, Bozoro et Ndafourou, préfecture de l’Ouham

Population : 2.481 personnes dont 1.954 retournés et 527 déplacés en famille d’accueil, selon les autorités

Chocs :

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Central Africa Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 39 (as of 20 August 2014)

Trucks and warehouses with food and seeds have been looted. Insecurity and bad road access (particularly since the rainy season began) represent serious constraints for humanitarian operations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Sahel : Report on 2013 Humanitarian Operations - Burkina Faso, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal, July 2014

A new report offers a snapshot of the scope and breadth of the humanitarian footprint in the Sahel and highlights some of the main challenges faced by aid organisations and how they adapted to them.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Bulletin d'Information Humanitaire - Province du Katanga N°26/14, 20 août 2014

Faits saillants

  • Pweto : 70% des enfants déplacés ne fréquentent pas l’école
  • La zone de santé de Kilwa est en épidémie de rougeole, la riposte en perspective

Besoins et réponses humanitaires

Bientôt une riposte dans la zone de sante de Kilwa

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq + 1 other
ACAPS Briefing Note: Humanitarian Implications of Violence in Northern and Central Iraq, 21 August 2014

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • More than one million people have been displaced across Iraq in 2014, at least 200,000 of them in the last five weeks, due to intense fighting and the violent persecution of ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 August 2014, 8:00 hrs)

Situation Overview

A series of negotiated ceasefires, stretching over nine days in total, ended on 19 August before the midnight deadline. Hostilities continued overnight and into today, resulting in additional Palestinian fatalities and property damage. There has been an increase in the number of internally displaced as Palestinians, in particular from the northern and eastern areas of Gaza, seeking a safe place in emergency shelters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Finding a safe space for learning in a country beset by violence

By Guy Hubbard

In the Central African Republic, where a crisis of violence, displacement and instability has closed many schools, UNICEF temporary learning spaces are helping children like 13-year-old Nicolette continue their education.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Gaza Situation Report 43, 20 August 2014

UPDATE AT 16:30

  • Dramatic increase in IDP numbers due to military escalation: 261,341 displaced in 82 UNRWA shelters.
  • According to preliminary information by the Protection Cluster 17 killed in the past 24 hours. The cumulative Palestinian death toll climbed to 1,999, including 467 children and 244 women. Over the course of the military escalation, 66 Israelis were killed, including 64 soldiers, two civilians plus one foreign national.

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