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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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Syrian Arab Republic: Nutrition assistance (1 Jan - 31 Jul 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Jordan + 1 other
RRP6 Jordan Partner - International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Factsheet, July 2014

Mission

Responding to the needs of people on the move since 1951, ICMC serves and protects uprooted people; refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and migrants; regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC responds to the challenges of people on the move with expertise and action; focusing on protection and durable solutions.

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Thailand + 1 other
Trapped Burmese migrant workers strike in Chiang Mai

Burmese migrant workers are on strike in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. They say they are being held in bonded labour, and that their employer is holding their passports, forcing them to work for as little as 270 Thai baht (US$8) per day. That is half of Thailand’s legal minimum wage.

The striking workers say they are often not paid for months on end, despite them being due their wage on a fortnightly basis.

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IOM Iraq Crisis Response Weekly Situation Report #2: Weekly Update For 24-30 August

Displacement

IDP Families: 278,051

Individuals: 1,668,306

Locations: 1,577

Displacement Tracking Matrix Highlights

As of 28 August 2014, just fewer than 1.7 million individuals have been displaced in Iraq since the beginning of 2014. Over two thirds of the displacement occurred in the last month with over 600,000 individuals being displaced in August.

International Organization for Migration:

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Iraq + 1 other
Humanitarian supplies reach Amerli [EN/AR]

The RAF has delivered over 10 tonnes of food and water to the Iraq town of Amerli

Lifesaving UK aid for thousands of people trapped by ISIL in the Iraqi town of Amerli was delivered overnight by the Royal Air Force (RAF), International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced this morning.

Approximately 11.5 tonnes of food and water, including 420 jerry cans containing over 8,000 litres of water, were dropped over Amerli last night in two C130 consignments.

Justine Greening said:

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Rwanda + 1 other
Government extends support to more returnees

Simon Singirankabo, returned from DRC, East Kasai in August 2013. He had fled the country at a young age in 1994 during the Genocide against Tutsis, thus he owned no properties. Then, when he returned in August 2013, he joined his parents and currently with all his two wives and 11 children live in Rusizi District in Mururu Sector in Gahinga cell,

A year, after his repatriation, Singirankabo enjoys life on the mother land, in spite of several challenges he is still facing to cater for the needs of such a gigantic family. He earns his living from cultivating to neighbors.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Livelihoods Needs Assessment at the Returnee Settlements of Nangarhar and Kunar Provinces, Afghanistan (August 7 – 10, 2014)

Most of the returnees believe they had a better life while they were living as refugees in Pakistan compared to living in their own country.

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Four women, including two minors, gang-raped in Darfur

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Radio Dabanga

SIRBA / EAST JEBEL MARRA (31 Aug.) -

Militiamen raped a school student in Sirba locality, West Darfur on Friday. On Sunday, three women, including a minor, were gang-raped in East Jebel Marra.

The coordinator of the Sirba camps told Radio Dabanga that on Friday evening a group of “government-backed militiamen” kidnapped a secondary school student (16) from her house in the area of Kout, in the eastern part of Sirba locality, and raped her alternately.

East Jebel Marra

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Libya finds 15 migrants' bodies near ripped inflatable boat

08/31/2014 10:46 GMT

TRIPOLI, August 31, 2014 (AFP) - Libyan coastguards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat, east of the capital.

Last week in the same area, rescuers recovered the bodies of around 170 people after the shipwreck of another vessel carrying illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.

"During a routine patrol we found 15 floating bodies of African migrants 15 kilometres (nine miles) offshore," coastguard Abdellatif Mohammed Ibrahim told AFP.

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New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women

09/01/2014 02:15 GMT

by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA

KATRA SHAHADATGANJ, September 1, 2014 (AFP) - Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women.

The spotlessly clean toilets were donated on Sunday to the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state, where scared and vulnerable women had long been forced to trek nightly into the fields to relieve themselves.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 9 (23 - 29 August 2014)

Highlights

  • Over 1.8 million people are estimated to be displaced, countrywide.

  • Providing adequate shelter for IDPs remains a key concern and a priority need throughout the country, as IDPs continue to be in the open, occupy unfinished buildings, schools, mosques and churches.

  • Some 52 cargo flights have arrived in Erbil in the past weeks, delivering an estimated 5,400 metric tonnes of humanitarian supplies.

  • Increased morbidity of communicable diseases related to limited access to water and sanitation.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Zimbabwe's Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop

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Voice of America

HARARE—The United Nations is reporting huge improvements in Zimbabwe's prenatal, newborn and maternal health care over the past five years.

However, the U.N. Children's Fund says the survey indicates that Zimbabwe must continue working to improve health standards.

According to research findings released Friday, Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have declined by 20 and 36 percent, respectively, since 2009.

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Iraq + 1 other
Dozens of Yazidi women 'sold into marriage' by jihadists

08/30/2014 12:29 GMT

BEIRUT, August 30, 2014 (AFP) - Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert and sold into marriage to militants, a monitoring group said Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based NGO, said it had confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women had been sold for around $1,000 each to IS fighters.

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World Bank Helps Combat Malnutrition among Mothers and Children

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World Bank

WASHINGTON- August 29, 2014- The World Bank approved US$47.95 million to help the Government of Pakistan improve nutrition status of children under two years of age, and of pregnant and lactating women in targeted areas.

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Kenyan governors, partners commit to reduce high rate of maternal death

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Key governors committed to take action to reduce Kenya’s high maternal death rate at a UNFPA-organized meeting held this week in Nairobi.

The event brought together over 200 officials to address Kenya’s persistently high rate of maternal mortality, which is among the highest in the world.

Estimates range from 360 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the 2013 State of the World Population report , to a staggering 488 deaths, according figures from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the firm ICF Macro.

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Pakistan: North Waziristan Agency - Internal Displacement (as of 27 August 2014)

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Developments in Kosovo Receive Mixed Reviews as Security Council Considers Pace of Reconciliation, Scope of Persistent Challenges

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Security Council
7257th Meeting (PM)

Despite outbreaks of hostilities and continuing tensions, progress was still unfolding towards normalization and reconciliation between the authorities of Belgrade and Pristina and within Kosovo itself, said the United Nations top official, as he gave an overview of the Secretary-General’s latest report on recent developments to the Security Council today.

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Christian Aid's Gaza Appeal tops £1 million

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Christian Aid

29 August 2014 - Christian Aid’s Gaza Crisis Appeal, launched just over five weeks ago to help those affected by the conflict, has topped £1 million.

Since the start of the latest round of violence, Christian Aid’s partners have provided urgent healthcare to more than 18,000 people, clean water for 128,640 and food for 4,650.