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Ukraine: Situation report No.12 as of 19 September 2014

Highlights

· The long outstanding IDP legislation was not adopted by Parliament on 16 September. The next parliamentary session to review the draft law is scheduled for 14 October. This is a major setback in terms of initiating standardized registration procedures and facilitating IDP access to Government services and humanitarian assistance.

· The UN Resident Coordinator led a high-level donor mission to Kharkiv, Sloviansk and Sviatohirsk from 17 – 19 September to highlight priority needs and response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Guatemala: Dengue - DREF Final Report

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Summary: 129,671 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,500 beneficiaries.

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Pakistan’s state of Punjab makes fortification mandatory

GAIN’s work in improving nutrition in Pakistan received a massive boost today with the announcement that the state of Punjab is making the fortification of wheat flour mandatory.

This success comes as a result of the Punjab Food Authority, part of the Government of Punjab, approving standards for wheat flour fortification.

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Alimentos fortificados del PMA complementan bono gubernamental para madres bolivianas

En el municipio de Tarabuco, distante a 65 km de la ciudad de Sucre, el PMA dio inicio a las distribuciones del componente 2 de su actual programa de país en Bolivia: nutrición y salud materna, por el cual se pretende alcanzar a 4.000 mujeres embarazadas y lactantes por año en más de 150 centros de salud municipales de los departamentos de Chuquisaca, Pando y Tarija.

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Iraq + 2 others
Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees

By Shelly Kittleson

DOHUK, Iraq, Sep 19 2014 (IPS) - At the largest refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, young Syrian mothers and pregnant women are considered relatively lucky.

The number of registered Syrian refugees surpassed 3 million in late August, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (over 1.1 million), Turkey (over 800,000), and Jordan (over 600,000). In all of the above, serious concerns have been expressed about the availability of healthcare services for expectant mothers.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Mali + 2 others
AfDB approves US $144 million for projects and programmes in Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) met in Abidjan on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and approved five projects worth US $144.4 million for Mali, Angola and Burkina Faso.

€16.8 million for the diversification of Moulin Moderne du Mali M3

The Board approved a €16.8-million (10.8 billion francs CFA) private sector corporate loan to help Mali’s agro-food company, Moulin Moderne du Mali M3 diversify its activities.

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Ituri : la FRPI accusée d’exactions dans plusieurs villages

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Radio Okapi

Les miliciens de la Force de résistance patriotique de l’Ituri (FRPI) ont multiplié depuis le dbut de cette semaine les attaques contre les civils dans plusieurs villages au sud d’Irumu (Province Orientale). Selon des sources proches de la Monusco, des notables et des autorités coutumières de cette entité, deux personnes ont été tuées, quatre femmes ont été violées et une dizaine d’autres personnes enlevées. Ces attaques ont aussi provoqué le déplacement massif de la population dans plusieurs villages.

Radio Okapi:

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Myanmar + 1 other
Myanmar refugees give back through MCC

By Rachel Sommer

LANCASTER, Pa. – Before Lar Say moved to Lancaster, Pa., in 2010, she lived in a refugee camp in Thailand for more than two decades.

She and her family became refugees when violence forced them, along with many other members of the Karen ethnic group to which they belong, from their homes in Myanmar, the southeast Asian nation also known as Burma.

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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Papua New Guinea + 5 others
ECHO Factsheet – The Pacific Region – September 2014

Key messages

  • The Pacific region is frequently hit by natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes and cyclones. Pacific countries rank among the highest in casualties and people affected per inhabitant.

  • Promoting and enabling active participation of both women and men in training, planning and decision-making for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and emergency response is crucial for reducing vulnerability to natural calamities in the Pacific.

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IOM South Sudan Bentiu Medical Clinic Opens Amid Flooding

South Sudan - An IOM health clinic built in August and now fully operational is making a huge difference for the 47,000 displaced Sudanese by the fighting who have found refuge in the UN compound of Bentiu in South Sudan. The maternity unit is of particular value as the continuous flooding increases the likelihood of waterborne diseases for new born babies.

International Organization for Migration:

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 18 September 2014

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1

PDMA Sindh Updates ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1

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KF concludes its relief campaign in Kurdistan region of Iraq

ERBIL, 18th September, 2014 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF) has concluded its relief campaign in Iraq's Kurdistan region, which continued for several days.

An official source at the KF said that over 500,000 displaced persons across Kurdistan benefited from the assistance. The KF team unveiled that the aid comprised food parcels, children and women kits, blankets, household items, in addition to one million pure water bottles.

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

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Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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Q+A: Working with communities to stop gender-based violence

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Mercy Corps

In developing countries all over the world, women and girls are often seen as less valuable than their male counterparts. This inequality, which remains in many traditional cultures, makes it more difficult for women and girls to get an education, marry when they choose to, earn an income and have a voice in their own life and their communities.