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12 Jan 2015 description

Fighting between armed groups in Al Bayda displaced 20,000 people in November and December, the majority of whom had returned home by late December. Security in the Governorate has markedly deteriorated, with reported security incidents in November and December almost five times higher than the same period last year.

12 Jan 2015 description

In December 2014, the Yemen ERF allocated US$ 3,325,743 to 12 new projects in response to the highest priority underfunded projects of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). Furthermore, seven projects worth US$ 2.5 million are being processed, in will be disbursed by mid-January 2015. With these additional projects, the total allocation made by the ERF under the second call for proposals will reach US$ 5.8 million. At year end, the Humanitarian Coordinator approved ERF funding for a total of 61 projects worth US$19 million in 2014.

December Update

10 Jan 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intermittent clashes resumed in Al Bayda in December. No major new displacements were reported.

  • Protection threats remain a grave concern in Al Bayda.
    In December, 15 school girls were killed in an attack, and 10 schools were occupied by militants (since vacated).

  • The number of acutely malnourished children in Yemen fell 1 per cent in 2014. The drop is attributed mainly to aid programmes.

  • Absolute humanitarian funding declined 15 per cent in 2014.

09 Jan 2015 description

Avant propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria (UNHCR, 09/01/15)

  • Plus de 3.000 Nigérians et 540 Tchadiens trouvent refuge au Tchad pour fuir Boko Haram (CRI, 08/01/15)

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

24 Dec 2014 description

Résumé analytique

L’écart entre les besoins humanitaires et les ressources disponibles pour y répondre continue de croître. Ce document énonce les appels inter-agences qui demandent 16,4 milliards de dollars en 2015 pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes à travers 22 pays.

22 Dec 2014 description

KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES

An estimated 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of the population – need some form of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, an increase of 8 per cent since last year. The rise is primarily due to expanding conflict, growing arrivals of migrants and refugees, and population growth in areas with poor access to even the most basic services.

Food insecurity and malnutrition

08 Dec 2014 description

The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels.

Just a year ago, UN agencies and partners asked for $12.9 billion to assist 52 million people who we considered to be the most vulnerable and most in need of protection.

08 Dec 2014 description

Executive Summary

The gap between humanitarian needs and the resources available to meet them continues to grow.
This document sets out inter-agency appeals requesting $16.4 billion to assist 57.5 million people in 22 countries in 2015.

08 Dec 2014 description
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(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched the 2015 global humanitarian appeal.

08 Dec 2014 description

The ERF allocated US$1,267,059 to five new projects during October and November 2014. The projects aim to respond to protection needs of displaced and conflict-affected children in Al Jawf, Marib and Amran Governorates. Two other projects will address food insecurity and improve access to health care services for vulnerable host communities in Al Dhale’e and Amran Governorates. The United Kingdom/DFID supported a second call for proposal with an additional estimated US$3.9 million. Twelve projects received under this call for proposal amount to a combined budget of US$4.4 million.

07 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• Global acute malnutrition is still high in Al Hudaydah Governorate despite recent reports showing a reduction from 32 to 18 based on 2014 SMART survey. This number is still above critical threshold of 15 per cent.

• Distribution of food in Haradh was suspended in October following security threats to WFP staff at one of the distribution points. Nearly 5,000 households (mostly IDPs) could not receive their food in October

07 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• 02 November, OCHA organized a workshop on the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) in Aden. More than 60 people attended from UN, INGOs, national NGOs and local authorities. All Clusters were represented.

• With funding from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), IOM and the NGO Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS) distributed non-food items to displaced families in Mayfaá District, Shabwah and Mahfad District in Abyan.

07 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour receives every week six to eight children who have been deported from Saudi Arabia.

• Needs assessment is difficult in Sa’ada Governorate, creating information gaps. Aid agencies are negotiating with local authorities to conduct field assessment in Al-Dhaher and Haydan districts to which majority of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Al-Mazraq camps (Hajjah) are expected to return. The assessment could assist better response planning for returnees.

05 Dec 2014 description

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policy-makers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2013, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.