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20 May 2015 description

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda

Nairobi, 19 May 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today released its Annual Report 2014, showcasing global environmental successes such as the recovery of the ozone layer, significant advances in renewables investments and the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

20 May 2015 description

SOMMAIRE

La communauté humanitaire au Tchad recherche USD 540millions pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires de 2,5 millions de personnes en 2015. Ces fonds permettront de répondre à quatre défis humanitaires principaux liés à l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition (44% du total demande), aux réfugiés et personnes déplacées (48% du total), aux urgences sanitaires (6% du total) et aux catastrophes naturelles (1% du total).

20 May 2015 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

14 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • 689,107 Total number of refugees

  • 34,752 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 50.2% Percentage of women and girls

  • 53.4% Percentage of children

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description

Faits saillants

• 21 personnes déplacées (PDI) Peuhles (éleveurs Peuhls Aka) ont été libérées des groupes armés dans la périphérie de Yaloké.

• Le HCR a organisé la réunification de 6 PDI de Yaloké avec leur famille au Tchad.

• En tant qu'appui au retour des PDI à Bangui, chaque ménage recevra dès le retour dans leur quartier 150 dollars en espèces, une bâche, trois moustiquaires, 2 mois de rations alimentaires pour les ménages retournés puis 2 mois de coupons alimentaires pour les ménages retournés et les familles d'accueil les plus vulnérables.

12 May 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.

  • Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August

11 May 2015 description
report European Union

On 10 May 2015, the European Union (EU) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed a joint agreement to implement a natural resources management project in East Darfur.

The launching ceremony was held at the European Union headquarters in parallel with the celebrations of Europe Day and European Year for Development. The launching ceremony was attended by five hundred guests representing Sudan and the international community.

07 May 2015 description

Aide humanitaire aux réfugiés sahraouis, la crise oubliée

L'année 2015 marque les 40 ans de cette crise oubliée. Les réfugiés sahraouis, estimés à plus de 165 000 personnes par les autorités algériennes, vivent depuis plusieurs générations dans des camps répartis autour de la ville de Tindouf, au sud-ouest de l'Algérie, et dépendent intégralement de l'aide internationale pour l'accès aux services essentiels (eau, assainissement, hygiène, alimentation/nutrition, soins de santé, soutien aux personnes vulnérables...).

07 May 2015 description

Khartoum, May 6 (SUNA) - The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation has renewed government concern with the agricultural sector, scientific research and agricultural training as well as the focus on the private sector.

05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.

04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

03 May 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• Interventions begin for displaced population in Mellit, North Darfur

• INGOs resume activities in South Darfur, following lifting of government access restrictions to IDP camps

• Registration of South Sudanese continues in White Nile State

• Improved food security conditions expected in relatively secure areas of Sudan, but acute food insecurity will persist in conflict-affected areas , according to FEWS NET

FIGURES

Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million

01 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 28 April, the United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, travelled to Pibor town (Jonglei State) and met some of the recently released child soldiers and urged the release of the remaining ones. The United Nations estimates that 13,000 children are associated with armed forces and groups in South Sudan, with credible evidence indicating that both of the warring parties have engaged in the recruitment of child soldiers since the eruption of the conflict in December 2013.

01 May 2015 description

Key Messages

In West Africa, market availability was adequate in March, with supplies from recent 2014/15 harvests and international rice and wheat imports. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in areas directly and indirectly affected by the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The recent opening of borders among Ebola-affected countries contributed to improved trade flows in some areas, following disruptions over the second half of 2014.

01 May 2015 description

Escalating conflict in Darfur and South Kordofan continues to limit access to food for the poor

Key Messages

30 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • 21 displaced Fulani (aka Peuhl) herders have been released from the captivity of armed groups in Yaloké rural area.

  • UNHCR reunified six IDPs from Yaloké with their family in Chad.

  • In support of IDP returns in Bangui, each IDP household will receive $150 cash, one tarpaulin, three mosquito nets as well as two-month food rations for returnee households and two-month food vouchers for the most vulnerable returnee households and host families upon return to their neighborhood.

29 Apr 2015 description

Global Highlights

  • In Q1-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell a further 13 percent year-on-year. It is now 5 percent lower than in Q4-2014.

  • Real prices of wheat have fallen by 10 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 20 percent lower than in Q1-2014 and at their lowest levels since mid-2010, thanks to large supplies, favourable production forecasts and strong export competition.