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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 23 October 2014

Highlights

  • The number of Palestinian child casualties from the recent Gaza war continues to rise, as children with serious injuries are still being treated in hospitals, and as further verification of earlier incidents is ongoing. Between 8 July and 26 August, at least 538 Palestinian children were reported killed during the hostilities in Gaza.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014

Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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Syria: ICRC delivers food to over 95,000 people in eastern rural Aleppo

Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working closely with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, yesterday delivered urgently needed food and other essential relief items to over 95,000 people living in areas directly affected by fighting in opposition-controlled eastern rural Aleppo.

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More Resources for Iraq Response Needed [EN/AR/KU]

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(Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded.

“Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There are huge needs on the ground. It’s vital that we help the people of Iraq.”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Myanmar: Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 9| 1 – 30 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian and development assistance needed for vulnerable people in Rakhine

  • Rakhine: Some positive developments but access to healthcare remains a major challenge

  • Cross-line missions reach 30,000 displaced people in Kachin

  • Resettled families in Pa La Na need further livelihood support

  • Floods displace over 11,000 people in Shan State, Sagaing, Mandalay and Ayeyarwaddy regions

Key FIGURES

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Myanmar: Regressed, Stalled, or Moving Forward?

The burning question in Washington about Myanmar’s transition is: are things regressing, stalled, or moving forward? The short answer is all of the above. In August, 2014, CSIS organized a delegation to examine the status of the Myanmar transition in three key dimensions: health and development; political reform and governance; and conflict resolution with the country’s minority groups. This report is a summary of CSIS’ observations and thoughts on strengthening U.S. support for Myanmar’s transition. The bottom line: active U.S.

Center for Strategic and International Studies:

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo y restricciones a la movilidad Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) y Litoral del San Juan (Chocó) Flash Update No. 3 (22/10/2014)

Desde el 25 de septiembre, al menos 3.000 afrocolombianos e indígenas Wonaan Nonam del Bajo San Juan -en límites entre Litoral del San Juan (Chocó) y Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca)-, han sido afectados por desplazamiento forzado y restricciones de movilidad debido a enfrentamientos entre miembros de un grupo armado no estatal y la Infantería de Marina (Ver Flash Update No. 1 y Flash Update No. 2).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo en Guapi (Cauca) Flash Update No. 1 (23/10/2014)

Enfrentamientos entre la Infantería de Marina y miembros de las FARC-EP causaron un nuevo desplazamiento masivo en zona rural del municipio de Guapi, en la costa pacífica del Cauca. El 12 de octubre se desplazaron 202 afrocolombianos (65 familias) de tres comunidades de la zona de Bocas de Napi (Calle Honda, Isla Tomás y Playa Media Pinulpi) hacia la cabecera del municipio. Esta situación se suma a la que se presenta en el casco urbano de Guapi donde se albergan cerca de 375 afrocolombianos e indígenas desplazados desde el 9 de septiembre, en condiciones precarias (Ver Flash Update No.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Central African Republic (CAR) Situation Report No. 40 (as of 23 October 2014)

Highlights

• Renewed violence in Bangui displaced 7,160 people between 7 and 19 October. This seriously hindered humanitarian access to affected people. Thirteen people were killed (including two peacekeepers) and 252 wounded (including 13 peacekeepers).

• Serious violations of human rights (kidnapping, murder, child recruitment, sexual violence) were reported.

• The renewed violence seriously disrupted humanitarian operations, with an increasing trend of attacks against humanitarian workers.

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°31/14, 22 octobre 2014

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 14 000 incidents de protection rapportés en neuf mois au Katanga

  • Qui pour assurer la prise en charge médicale du choléra dans le District du Haut Lomami?

  • Plus de 28 000 personnes déplacées et retournées de Mitwaba, Nyunzu et Pweto ont bénéficié des articles ménagers essentiels.

Contexte

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Tchad: Apercu de la réponse à la crise RCA (15 Octobre 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq: Humanitarian Needs Overview 2014-2015 (Summary)

Priority Needs

Since the outbreak of fighting between government forces and armed groups in December 2013 in Anbar governorate, internal armed conflict has swept quickly across large parts of Iraq. The humanitarian consequences have been catastrophic, impacting all eighteen governorates. At least 5.2 million people are now estimated to be in need of protection and emergency humanitarian assistance.

1. PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq: Strategic Response Plan 2014-2015

The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) aims to continue supporting the Government of Iraq in effectively addressing the humanitarian and protection needs of 5.2 million Iraqis across the country through 2015.

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: Eastern Ukraine Conflict, 23 October 2014

Crisis Overview

  • Violence is ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Casualties from heavy fighting and shelling incidents are reported, and between mid-September and mid-October, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 140,000. Public services and infrastructure in the east, and the nationwide economy continue to be negatively affected.

  • If appropriate assistance is not provided in the coming months, the humantarian situation is likely to become more severe.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.