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21 Oct 2018 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 21 October 2018 – Following extensive discussions with Iraqi government and political party leaders, the Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ján Kubiš, notes their intention to facilitate the formation of the next government within the constitutional timeline so it can promptly embark on responding to the needs and requirements of the people for services and their dignified life. Mr. Kubiš urges all the political parties to support Prime Minister-Designate Mr.

21 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

Baghdad, October 21, 2018 – A child born in Iraq today will be 40% as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, according to the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) released October 11 in Bali. Decades of conflict have impacted a range of the country’s human and economic development indicators.

18 Oct 2018 description
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Baghdad, 18 October 2018 – The presence of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices in areas liberated from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), will continue to impede security and stability efforts as well as development initiatives until these are cleared and rendered safe.

18 Oct 2018 description
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The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is a document that is used for planning and managing the humanitarian response in a crisis, through the development of a country strategy and cluster plans implementing that strategy. In addition, the HRP can be used as an advocacy and communications tool and as a resource mobilization tool.

17 Oct 2018 description
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MSF mental health activities manager Heidi Mitton explains the mental healthcare needs and services in Irbid, Jordan, where MSF runs a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.

MSF teams at our non-communicable diseases (NCD) clinic in Irbid, Jordan, have worked with Syrian refugees living outside camps since December 2014. We opened this project to respond to the massive needs of the Syrian refugee living in non-camp settings.

17 Oct 2018 description
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Situation Overview

Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room.

The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse.

17 Oct 2018 description
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The United Nations in Damascus confirms “preparations are actively ongoing for a joint UN/ Syrian Red Arab Crescent (SARC) convoy next week to provide humanitarian assistance to an estimated 50,000 women, children and men who are stranded at the Rukban camp in southeast Syria near the Iraqi and Jordanian border.”

16 Oct 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• OCHA Co-Chairs events on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse and international humanitarian law at UN General Assembly.

• Humanitarians seek to plug gaps in emergency food assistance to IDPs.

• IOM Index provides insight into return areas most in need of humanitarian assistance.

• Humanitarian community begins preparations for 2019 Humanitarian Programme Cycle.

• Iraq Humanitarian Fund support WHO and UNICEF in nationwide measles vaccination campaign.

OCHA-led High Level Events at UNGA73

16 Oct 2018 description
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The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan. It contains information on the six grave violations against children that occurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2018, the context in which they took place and identifies, where possible, the perpetrators.

16 Oct 2018 description
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Khartoum, 16 October 2018. The Commissioner Hamad Elgizouli Morowa from the Commission for Refugees (CoR), Deputy Commissioner Dr. Mohammed Al-Sinari from the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan Gwi-Yeop Son, and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR Representative in Sudan Noriko Yoshida, jointly visited on 9 October 2018 the South Sudanese refugee and host communities in Naivasha, Umbadah locality, which is the second largest “open area” refugee settlement in Khartoum State.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Government Demolishes Homes, Denies Property Rights

“Russia and Syria are calling on people to return to attract reconstruction funding, but as always with the Syrian government, reality is much different,” said Lama Fakih, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Apparently under the guise of a notorious property rights law, the Syrian government is actually blocking residents from returning.”