The 2015-16 El Niño event has resulted in the worst drought in much of southern Africa in 35 years. is has had a catastrophic e ect on the food security of millions of people across the region. Beyond a food security crisis, the region has wider humanitarian needs that result from water scarcity, including impacts on access to water and sanitation, education, health services and livelihoods.
Given the developments after the EU-Turkey agreement and with the closure of the Western Balkans migratory route, this Revised Emergency Appeal reflects the current situation in Serbia. The Red Cross of Serbia (RCS), in addition to assisting those people that are stranded in the country, is still assisting people in the move, although now in much smaller numbers - around 200 to 300 persons per day. The budget of this Revised Emergency Appeal has been decreased to 2,775,648 Swiss francs to provide essential services to 196,000 people with an extended timeframe until 31 December 2016.
Since September 2015: when the migratory trail moved to Croatia, a total of 656,830 refugees and migrants have been registered by the Croatian authorities as entering the country.
2 October 2015: 361,559 Swiss francs were released from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to meet the immediate needs of 70,700 individuals through the provision of food and nonfood items, hygiene kits and tracing services (Restoring Family Links – RFL).
17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.
Regional Strategic Overview
Background and Context
The regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP), involving 60 partners, was launched in January 2016 following the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe in 2015, when one million refugees and migrants undertook the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The vast majority crossed the Aegean Sea by boat from Turkey to Greece. Many lost their lives: in total, 3,771 people died or were reported missing in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,095,910 Swiss francs - a small increase from the original budget of 5,927,821 Swiss francs - to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to deliver assistance and support to some 221,136 people.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 28,667,500 Swiss francs, increased from 13,172,336 Swiss francs, to enable the IFRC to support the Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 304,000 people (249,000 “transit” phase, 55,000 “stranded” phase) until 31 March 2017, with a focus on the following sectors: relief items including provision of basic food and non-food items; basic health care including health promotion, first aid and psychosocial support; water, sanitation and …
Total people to be reached in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016: 200 million
Affecting at least 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and spreading to Asia,
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 4,655,612 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the National Societies affected by population movement, to deliver coordinated assistance to some 1 million people . Due to the unstable situation relating to the migration situation in Europe, the National Societies in the region require greater support to assist the most vulnerable people and to be prepared to meet the changing humanitarian needs.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.
This revised Emergency Appeal reflects a budget decrease to 1,072,713 Swiss francs (from 3.5m Swiss francs) to support the Hungarian Red Cross (HRC) to continue to meet the needs of a total of 5,000 people (down from 120,000 people) in the form of direct assistance for 2,000 people for Psycho-Social Support (PSS), Restoring Family Links (RFL), hygiene and health promotion activities, and indirectly some 3,000 people through contingency planning and food and non-food item buffer relief stocks. The operation timeframe has been extended for two months, until the end of June 2016.
This Global Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 9.27 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support National Societies world-wide to scale-up the response to the Zika virus disease, delivering assistance to one million people for 12 months, with a focus on 10 priority intervention areas, including health emergency risk management, preparedness, vector control, community based surveillance, community engagement and psychosocial support. This Appeal is supported and complemented by country and regional-based Plans of Action.
IDMC was set up nearly 20 years ago to provide the necessary data and analysis to drive global policy and interventions on internal displacement. Since 1998, IDMC has consolidated its role as the world leader in the monitoring and analysis of the scale, drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement worldwide. This role was confirmed once again by the most recent United Nations General Assembly IDP resolution last November.
Zika Outbreak: WHO's Global Emergency Response Plan
WHO has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the spread of Zika virus infection and the neonatal malformations and neurological conditions associated with it.
This second revision of the Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 4,608,611 Swiss francs (increased from 3,233,828 Swiss francs) to support the Red Cross of Serbia (RCS) to respond to the needs of some 380,580 people (increased from 293,580) for an additional five months, therefore extending the operation until 9 September 2016.
This Emergency Appeal is being revised and now seeks 5,927,821 Swiss francs in cash to be channelled multilaterally through this appeal to support the Red Cross Society of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to respond to the needs of 250,000 people over the coming twelve months. This revised appeal extends the operational timeframe until the end of September to provide longer-term support to vulnerable migrants and increases the budget to cover the extension of that support.
This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,601,799 Swiss francs to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) to respond to the needs of 175,000 vulnerable migrants over the coming six months. The CRC’s operation will focus on the distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs); the distribution of hygiene items and provision of psychosocial support; protection activities, including screening and referral; restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.