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15 Jun 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY:

WFP’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO 200310) supporting the food needs of refugees in Iran, which began in mid-2013, pursues two key objectives: (1)
Improved food consumption of vulnerable refugee households; and (2) Increased access to education and human capital development for refugee girls and youths.
WFP targets Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements with general food distribution on a monthly basis and based on their vulnerability.

15 Jun 2015 description

NEPAL

On 10 Jun, continuous rain triggered landslides in several Village District Committes in Taplejung District. The Nepal Police confirmed 38 deaths, 18 injured and 23 missing. Local media sources report that the death toll may be as high as 53 people. Flash floods and obstructed sections of the Mechi highway has hampered rescue operations.

38 people dead

23 people missing

14 Jun 2015 description

By Kim Okhee, Korean Red Cross

In response to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the Republic of Korea, the Korean Red Cross (KNRC)has established an emergency response team to coordinate emergency relief activities, including the distribution of food and other basic necessities for 466 households in Daejeon, Seoul and Chungbuk. The emergency response team started its activities on 6 June.

08 Jun 2015 description

CHINA

Heavy rain and strong winds affected several provinces in southern China causing floods and damage. In the city of Wuyishan, northern Fujian, 9cm of rain were observed in 24h on 3 Jun. In Guizhou, a high alert was issued by the local meteorological department due to continuous heavy rainfall. As of 4 Jun at least 25 people died and another 11 are missing in the provinces of Fuijian, Jiangxi,
Hubei, Guizhou, Guangdong, Hunan, and Chongqing. Thousands of people and homes were affected.

25 people dead

MALAYSIA

02 Jun 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.

95,100 people displaced

Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.

01 Jun 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2015 is forecast slightly below last year’s level

  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 are forecast to decline from last year’s record level

13 May 2015 description

Le gouvernement coréen à travers son Agence de coopération internationale (KOICA) a octroyé au ministère de la Santé et de la Lutte contre le SIDA, un appui de 200.000 millions de FCFA pour soutenir la prévention contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola en Côte d’Ivoire. La convention d’attribution de ce don a été signée le 12 mai au Plateau, par le Représentant résident de l’Agence coréenne KOICA, SEM Sang-Chul Kim et le Directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Santé et de la Lutte contre le SIDA, Pr Abdoul Kader Keita, représentant la ministre Raymonde Goudou Coffie.

08 May 2015 description

1 . The 27 search and rescue officers in the Korea Disaster Rescue Team (KDRT), who were dispatched to Nepal in two batches on April 27 and May 1, respectively, will arrive back home at 23:20, May 8, Korea Standard Time, after 10 days of relief operations in the country.

◦ The search and rescue team carried out search and rescue operations as well as preventive anti-epidemic work mainly in Bhaktapur from April 28 through May 7.

06 May 2015 description
  1. In addition to the ten search and rescue officers already sent to Nepal, the government of the Republic of Korea decided to send 32 more emergency relief workers to Nepal on May 1, taking into account the reports on the situation on the ground and recommendations of an advance team, dispatched to Nepal on April 27 to assist the country to recover from the recent earthquake.

o The relief team to be dispatched consists of 15 search and rescue officers, 15 medical workers and 2 support personnel. Two rescue dogs will also be sent together.

01 May 2015 description

Overview

The IFRC East Asia Regional Office (EARO) supports and builds capacities of National Societies (NSs) in the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC supports all five national Red Cross Societies in the region and additionally has long-term planning frameworks specifically for the NSs in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

28 Apr 2015 description

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 05:05 GMT | 262 words

South Korea on Monday approved a private fertiliser shipment to North Korea for the first time in five years, flagging a possible easing of strict sanctions imposed on the North for the sinking of a naval vessel.

The move came days after South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual joint military exercises which are always accompanied by a rise in cross-border tensions.

28 Apr 2015 description

1 . The government of the Republic of Korea held an urgent private-public consultation on overseas emergency relief on April 27. At the meeting presided over by Second Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yul, the participants decided to dispatch a Korea Disaster Relief Team (KDRT) to Nepal, which had sustained massive damage from a recent earthquake.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 04:27 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

Aid groups and governments worldwide intensified efforts Sunday to help earthquake-hit Nepal, but blocked roads, downed power lines and overcrowded hospitals posed formidable challenges in an already poor country.

As the death toll in the Himalayan nation surpassed 2,500, the US together with European and Asian nations sent emergency crews to reinforce those scrambling to find survivors in the devastated capital Kathmandu and in cut-off rural areas.

26 Apr 2015 description

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Sunday 4/26/2015 - 06:17 GMT

by Jennifer O'MAHONY

International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.

14 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

By Amancio Miguel Vilankulos

CABO DELGADO, Mozambique – It’s a hot day in Chiúre district. Constangelina Basílio, 23, poses for a photograph. She holds her two-year-old son, Magalhães, tightly. The image gives the impression of a caring mother, which she is – but there is more to it than that.

10 Apr 2015 description

Jordan - Yesterday (9/4) the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Jordan donated eight Hyundai vehicles to IOM Jordan to support IOM’s emergency response to the Syria conflict, now entering its fifth year.

The handover ceremony, which was held in Amman, was attended by senior officials, including Korean Ambassador to Jordan Choi Hong-ghi and IOM Jordan Chief of Mission Davide Terzi.

30 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

On 22 March, 650 hygiene kits were delivered to Emae Island and distributed prioritizing given to the most vulnerable.

IOM assisted with the relocation of the most vulnerable IDPs from Mataso Island, through conducting predeparture medical checks, including measles immunization for children, and registration

OVERVIEW

30 Mar 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2014 is estimated slightly above last year’s level

  • Cereal imports in 2014/15 are forecast to decline from last year’s record level

Rice production in 2014 is estimated slightly above last year’s level