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Bridging the divide between women and men farmers in Ethiopia

The following article was jointly written by Sarah McMullan from IFPRI’s Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division and Caitlin Kieran from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets.

International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Understanding the context for agriculture for nutrition research

Identifying country typologies of child-stunting determinants

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza emergency Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 31 July 2014, 15:00 hrs)

Situation Overview

110 Palestinian fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, including 18 killed in the devastated Ash Shuja’iyeh neighbourhood.

Of particular concern is the alarming number of incidents since the onset of the emergency in which multiple members of the same family have been killed. To 29 July, at least 68 families have lost three or more family members in the same incident, for a total of 360 fatalities; 140 men, 73 women and 147 children.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Pakistan + 1 other
1 August 2014: Pakistan - North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

SITUATION

• The conflict in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (F.A.T.A.) continues to displace very large numbers of people into the neighbouring districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as in Khost and Paktika in neighbouring Afghanistan.

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Pune landslide: Death toll climbs to 63

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Times of India

PUNE: The death toll in the Malin village landslide on Friday climbed to 63 even as NDRF personnel braved hostile weather and difficult terrain for the third day to look for signs of life under the huge mound of debris in the village flattened by the fury of nature.

According to the district collector control room, till now, 63 people including 25 men, 28 women and 10 children have been killed in the landslide while eight injured people have been rescued and are being treated at nearby hospitals.

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République Centrafricaine (RCA) Rapport de situation No.35 (au 21 juillet 2014)

Faits saillants

  • A Bambari, les derniers chiffres montrent que 8 186 personnes sont déplacées internes dans le site de l'Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires, 10 963 dans le site S (proche de la base Sangaris) et 5 833 dans le site de M (proche de la base MISCA).

  • Environ 103 400 PDI restent à Bangui. Soit une légère augmentation de 400, comparée à la semaine passée.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Evaluation Multisectorielle RRM Rapport préliminaire, 31 Juillet 2014

Date: l’évaluation s’est déroulée du 25 au 28 juillet 2014

Zone d’évaluation: Ville de Koui (Commune de Degaulle) située dans la prefecture de l’Ouham Pendé

Population: estimée 25 958 habitants dont 10 029 déplacés.

Méthodologie :

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Turkey + 2 others
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 25 July 2014

Situation Report

● On 24 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 218,731. AFAD reported that during the period of 23-24 July 2014, a total of 375 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 399 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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In the face of drought, WFP works to ward off malnutrition

By Daouda Guirou

During the lean season, when food from the last harvest begins to run out, levels of malnutrition can nearly double. Any added stress during these difficult months can further threaten the health of already-vulnerable people. In Mali, WFP is working hard to make sure a grim situation does not get worse.

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Sierra Leone + 10 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,323 Ebola cases and 729 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. Highest number of confirmed cases in Sierra Leone.

  • One out of every three refugee children from the Central African Republic suffers from acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF reports that one in every three primary school children are out of school in northern Nigeria due to the insurgency.

  • Cameroon currently hosts 230,000 refugees from both Central African Republic and Nigeria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Aid agencies request US$ 369 million to meet urgent needs in Gaza and call for safe access

The appeal focuses on supporting access to health and water as well as catering for the needs of the displaced people in Gaza, including food assistance, blankets and mattresses as well as psychosocial support.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger + 2 others
Niger: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 31 Jul 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 7 others
ECHO Factsheet – Nutrition – 2014

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • Fighting acute undernutrition is a priority for the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). €164 million of humanitarian assistance was allocated in 2013 alone. Through its funding ECHO contributes to addressing the root causes of this problem.

  • Women and children are particularly vulnerable to undernutrition, which has dramatic impact on morbidity, mortality but also on children's physical and cognitive development.

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World + 5 others
Purchase for Progress (P4P) June 2014 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

Collaboration for improved nutrition in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia…pages 1-2

Improving community cohesion in post-conflict Liberia……………page 3

P4P highlighted on International Day of Cooperatives………..…pages 4-5

Spotlight on P4P in El Salvador……………………………………………pages 5

P4P contact information and news…………………………………………page 6

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UNMISS Update, 1 August, 2014

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

  • As of 29 July, the estimated number of civilians seeking safety in ten Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 95,319, including 31,940 in Juba (Tomping, UN House and PoC3), 16,850 in Malakal, 4,123 in Bor, 40,574 in Bentiu, 563 in Wau, 1,193 in Melut, 65 in Nasser, and 11 in Rumbek.

Activities in Protection Sites

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Israel, Gaza militants start 72-hour ceasefire

The ceasefire was a joint US-UN initiative,and came after the UN Security Council expressed "grave disappointment" that repeated calls for a truce had not been heeded.

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Medical Update: June 2014

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Jungle Aid

Our June medical visit was very exciting as for the first time ever we were able to have 2 dedicated medical teams visit two separate locations on the same day. Dave kindly donated two 4×4 trucks that were necessary to be able to reach the villages. To access these villages we had to drive through dense jungle and cross rivers.

Our two teams were visiting Pala u Noi and Bon Luk.

Pala u Noi

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More than 6,500 Children Receive WFP Food in Pando

By Ximena Loza — 31 July 2014

Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.

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UNHCR welcomes Council of Europe convention on combatting violence against women

STRASBOURG, France, July 31 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday warmly welcomed the entry into force of a Council of Europe convention aimed at preventing and countering violence against women and domestic violence.