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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #20, 17 October 2014


State Emergency Service (SES) reports the total number of internally displaced persons at 417,246 as of 17 October. At least one third of them are children.

Ministry of Education (MoES) estimates that around 60% of schools in conflict affected areas opened on 1 October. UNICEF monitors report that at least 57 schools out of 169 in Donetsk city are not operational due to continued shelling.

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Displaced women raped, beaten in Central Darfur

Radio Dabanga

NIERTETI / WADI SALIH (21 Oct.) - On Monday, two young displaced women were gang-raped in the area of Bala, north of Nierteti, in Central Darfur. On the same day, more than 22 women of Garsila camp were assaulted by gunmen in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.

“Two young women of 15 and 17 years-old were working on their farmland on Monday afternoon, when a group of gunmen attacked them, and raped them alternately for three consecutive hours,” a resident of the Northern Nierteti camp for the displaced told Radio Dabanga.

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Access to justice is key to advancing individual and collective human rights for indigenous women and girls

UN Women

Date : 20 October 2014

(New York) — To present best practices from across Latin America regarding indigenous women’s rights and access to justice, country representatives from Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala took part in a side event during the Third Committee of the 69th UN General Assembly. It followed an interactive dialogue led by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

“For indigenous women, the justice process is not quick, effective, nor fair,” said Ms. Tauli-Corpuz.

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José Graziano da Silva: La agricultura familiar: alimentar al mundo

Columna de opinión: por José Graziano da Silva, Director General de la FAO.

La lucha contra el hambre sigue adelante en todo el mundo, pero con unos 805 millones de personas que todavía no tienen suficiente para comer, todavía queda mucho por hacer.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Refugee women supporting one another

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:25 Marjolein Roelandt

Jamile (35) fled Syria two years ago. Now she is helping to address the concerns of other Syrian women in an informal tented settlement in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt


  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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World + 9 others
Plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement 2014-2016

Suite à la toute première Réunion de haut niveau du Partenariat mondial pour une coopération efficace au service du développement, au Mexique du 15 au 16 avril 2014, la Direction de la coopération au développement et de l’action humanitaire s’est dotée d’un plan d’action pour l’efficacité du développement pour les années 2014-2016.

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Korhogo: l’ONUCI et la Clinique juridique sensibilisent les populations vulnérables sur leurs droits

Les relais communautaires des régions du Poro et de la Bagoué se disent prêts à aider les groupes vulnérables de la population à connaitre leurs droits et à les faire valoir en justice. Ils ont pris cet engagement à l’issue d’un atelier de formation organisé du 14 au 17 octobre 2014 par la Clinique juridique, en collaboration avec l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) à Korhogo, localité située à 580 km au nord d’Abidjan.

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The women of Amak: Justice for rural survivors of gender-based violence

BOSAWAS, Nicaragua – “He used to beat me every time he came home drunk,” said Elena Talavera, describing her husband, in the remote indigenous community of Amak, in Nicaragua.

Amak is nestled in the heart of Alto Wangki Bocay, the largest natural reserve in Central America. The women and girls of Amak shoulder the majority of family responsibilities, and too often, their low status extends beyond the unequal distribution of domestic work: Many women are also subjected to gender-based violence.

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Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

A new report highlights that information remains, at best, sketchy and unreliable. Coordination of assistance remains is limited, with both potential duplication and unfilled gaps.

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UNDP launches pilot projects in response to the December 2013 crisis

20 October 2014 – Juba: UNDP has formally launched its pilot projects within the Integrated Crisis Prevention and Recovery Programme “Strengthening national capacities for Early Recovery, Peace Building and Reconciliation” at the UN-House Protection of Civilian (PoC) site.

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Launch of Trachoma Initiative in Malawi


On 16th October 2014 CBM along with some partners and the Malawian government launched a new Trachoma Initiative and committed to eradicating this debilitating disease in Malawi in the coming five years.

Launch of the Trachoma Initiative

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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World + 8 others
Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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World + 9 others
Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]


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Child marriage takes a brutal toll on Syrian girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to save their families.”

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In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

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OPAPP, PCW to mainstream women in peace concerns in gov't

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) recently made history with the signing of a circular that aims to ensure that concerns on peace and women are better integrated in government programs and services in conflict-affected areas.