The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño is deeply alarming, affecting over 60 million people globally. The El Niño phenomenon is now in a neutral phase, but food insecurity caused by drought is not likely to peak before December. East and Southern Africa are the most affected regions, and humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017.
Telemedicine helps to bridge gap between remote areas and large hospitals, links patients with specialists across the globe.
ELEMENTS OF THE GREECE SUPPORT STRUCTURE
The Alternate Minister of Migration Policy is overall responsible for the coordination and leadership of the response to the refugee and migrant crisis. UNHCR is committed to provide support to the Ministry to ensure efficient and timely delivery of protection and assistance. As such, UNHCR provides a platform to assist the Ministry through the mechanisms outlined below.
WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.
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).
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 11:02 GMT
A large British convoy of around 250 vehicles carrying aid intended for migrants camped in and around Calais departed from London on Saturday despite a ban from French authorities, organisers said.
After gathering near Parliament, the convoy set off for Dover at around 0900 GMT and organisers said they were hoping to reach northern France by ferry at around 1400 GMT.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 15:38 GMT
A large convoy carrying aid for migrants camped in and around Calais is planning to head to France on Saturday despite a French ban on the initiative, organisers said Friday.
Local authorities in the northern French port city of Calais on Wednesday obtained a judicial ban on the British-organised convoy, which is planning to deliver aid to the so-called Jungle migrant camp.
UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.
In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.
Agile, resilient and sustainable supply chains for children
Improving accessibility, bridging financial gaps, generating savings and strengthening supply chains with governments
or 70 years, securing the health and wellbeing of children around the world has been at the heart of everything UNICEF says and does.
DRC A severe malaria outbreak continues in Haut-Uele. Over 255,000 cases have been reported since January, four times the number recorded during the same period in 2015. 700 people have died. Nearly half of the children infected are also severely malnourished. Health centres report shortages of malaria medicines.
Migrant crisis: 352 302 devices connected
SERBIA | MACEDONIA | GREECE
Present in the Balkans between September 2015 and June 2016, TSF placed itself at the heart of the migrant crisis to make internet available to those cut off and help reconnect families forced to flee their home countries due to ongoing violence and conflict. Operations were later extended to the Greek islands and mainland Greece in November of the same year, carried out alongside the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
24/03/2016 - 28/05/2016
Following the dismantling of the Idomeni Refugee Camp (Greece), Télécoms Sans Frontières has withdrawn from the country after 65 days of operations reconnecting refugee families.
Over this 9-week period, our response team reconnected over 2,778 families (representing 16,062 individuals) with 12,650 minutes of lifeline calls, most of which to Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
What is mVAM?
The World Food Programme’s mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) project collects food security data through short mobile phone surveys, using SMS, live telephone interviews and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The project also includes an automated two-way communication system to give people access to real-time information for free.
What are the objectives of the project?
The mVAM project aims to:
Combined Monthly Europe Population Movement Operations Update
A. Major developments by country
The main route remains to be Southern Italy (especially Sicily) as first entry points from the North African coasts. In 2015, according to the UNHCR,153,842 arrivals arrived in Italy by boats mainly from North African countries. In 2016, 47,820 people have arrived in Italy by sea (UNHCR- 2 June 2016).
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.
SOS Children’s Villages International and the University of Salzburg are collaborating on a project that uses satellite imagery and geo-technology to enhance aid organisations’ abilities to respond to emergencies.
Geo-information, such as satellite images, can be greatly beneficial for humanitarian organisations working to reach people in conflicts and disasters, by providing key information, such as the locations of roads and water sources.
A new crowd-sourced emergency response platform, developed in response to the European refugee crisis, will enable refugees, NGOs and volunteers to share up-to-date and local information to respond to human needs.
Eden, the online emergency response platform developed in response to the European refugee crisis by BeeTwo, which was set up by the innovation hub of Erste Group, together with SOS Children’s Villages International, is now being tested along the refugee route in the Balkans.
Today, the Airbus Helicopters Foundation expanded its humanitarian outreach by signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), which coordinates and carries out operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations. The agreement was signed during the International Aeronautics and Space exhibition ILA by Klaus Buchmüller, Head of International Division and Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany.