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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 8 - 15 July 2013

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In Syria, the regime’s offensive on Homs governorate and city is on-going with artillery and air strikes, displacing 400,000 and leaving an estimated 2,500 and 4,000 civilians trapped in and around the city. Some 2 million people in Government-controlled areas in Aleppo are affected by a siege of opposition forces that is blocking food and medicines from entering several areas. While the UN and the Red Cross have called for a truce during the month of Ramadan, the cease-fire was rejected by the Government.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Bener Meriah District, Aceh province in western Indonesia. According to the authorities, over 52,100 people, 28% of the population of the affected districts, were displaced by the earthquake that hit Aceh on 2 July.

While India is still struggling to recover from the deadly floods in Uttarakhand state in mid-June, renewed heavy rainfall hit various parts of the country, including Uttarakhand, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh states, in late June and July. As of 9 July, according to various sources, over 4,000 people remained missing, with the death toll being already estimated up to 1,000 in Uttarakhand state where the floods have affected approximately 500,000 people.

Fresh fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to the displacement of more than 66,000 people into Uganda after Ugandan rebels from the DRC-based ADF (Allied Democratic Forces)-Nalu took control of the town of Kamango in Nord-Kivu. In addition, the UN reported this week that more than 1.2 million people are affected by food insecurity in the Ugandan northeastern region of Karamoja.

Last Updated: 15/07/2013 Next Update: 22/07/2013

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