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16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

28 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: In Ouaka prefecture, fighting among rival militias persists. Attacks on a number locations, including Bambari, have left dozens of people dead, and civilians have been executed. 3,000 people remain displaced from Bangui after violence began in the middle of the month.

21 Oct 2014 description

DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

07 Oct 2014 description

Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: At 1 October, the total cumulative number of reported Ebola cases across the three countries had reached 7,470, including 3,431 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 40% of cases are being reported in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social tensions and insecurity are growing. Many of the 3,700 children who have lost parents to Ebola are being rejected out of fear of infection.

30 Sep 2014 description

Iraq:Up to 13% of IDPs are located in areas that are currently not considered accessible by humanitarian actors. The overall number and geographical spread of IDPs pose a major challenge for provision of assistance. Approximately 1.5 million individuals are in need of emergency food assistance. An estimated 580,000 people are in urgent need of emergency shelter assistance.

30 Nov 2011 description

New report calls for protection and support for volunteers in emergencies

The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies today launched its first advocacy report on volunteers acting in emergencies. Protect. Promote. Recognize. Volunteering in emergencies looks at the ways in which National Societies and government partners can encourage volunteering by making it safer, easier and more fulfilling for people to get involved.

09 Sep 2011 description

This report covers the period January to July 2011

In brief

Programme outcome: To further strengthen National Societies to deliver appropriate and timely disaster and crises preparedness, response and recovery assistance to vulnerable people.

23 Jun 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many developing countries experience both disasters and confl ict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.

01 Apr 2011 description

Content

1,700 earthquake-affected families relocated in transitional shelters in Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Respecting the universal right to access water (Congo)

"Stop Polio", an urgent eradication campaign (Congo)

Mapping the situation for a better assessment (Kyrgyzstan)

ACTED walks for women in DRC

Appeasing tension between local populations and refugees (Chad)

Strength in numbers (Indonesia)

Fighting water-borne diseases in Kenya

HIV prevention on the go (Cambodia)

FOCUS Pakistan, 9 months on

Advocacy Initiatives: Convergences 2015 and …

20 Dec 2010 description


- CWS helping children gain a sense of normalcy after Mount Merapi eruption in Indonesia

- Preparing and praying for peace after January referendum in South Sudan

- Don't give up on the DREAM Act, says CWS

- CWS Best Gifts – a great way to give this holiday season

Indonesia

29 Nov 2010 description

Les catastrophes humanitaires, avec des millions de victimes, font toujours la une des journaux. Pourtant, chaque année, le PAM répond à des douzaines d'urgences mineures qui sont souvent négligées. Leur bilan est peut être moins lourd mais la souffrance humaine reste la même. Ainsi, Amy Horton, expert en réponse d'urgence au PAM, insiste qu'il n'existe pas d'urgence mineure.

ROME - Le tremblement de terre en Haïti, les inondations au Pakistan et la sécheresse au Sahel sont quelques catastrophes naturelles qui ont fait la une en 2010.

26 Nov 2010 description

While big emergencies with millions of victims dominate newspaper headlines, every year WFP responds to dozens of other "minor" emergencies that often go overlooked. The numbers may be smaller, but the misery is the same, which is why WFP Emergency Response expert Amy Horton says there's no such thing as a minor emergency.

ROME-The earthquake in Haiti, the floods in Pakistan and the drought in the Sahel region of Africa were the big emergencies that made headlines in 2010.

But they were only three of the emergency situations to which WFP responded.