February has shown significant reduction in NRU deaths i.e.9.4%; After January 2017 high deaths rates (12.9%) reported in NRUs, UNICEF in collaboration Ministry of health have put several emergency measures in place, including the daily/weekly death watch/surveillance ongoing currently.
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of six humanitarian aid workers in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday, 25 March. This is the third serious attack against aid workers this month alone. Since the start of the conflict in December 2013, attacks against aid workers have continued with impunity and at least 79 aid workers have lost their lives. This is completely unacceptable and must stop now, especially at a time when humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels.
CLUSTER SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)
SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)
SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)
After three years of drought Somalia is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. In a town in the southern part of the country residents walk for days to find something to eat.
PLUS DE 2 600 RÉFUGIÉS NIGÉRIANS RENVOYÉS DE FORCE
More than 3 million people in Kenya are impacted by the drought across East Africa, with the worst affected living in the arid and semi-arid lands across the country. The rains have been depressed over the past year and pastoralists are very badly impacted, their livelihoods destroyed and their families suffering. FIfteeen of the 23 arid and semi-arid counties are now in the emergency category. The priority now is to save lives and livelihoods.
Food has become more expensive due to the drought
OVER 2,600 NIGERIAN REFUGEES FORCEFULLY RETURNED
The ongoing drought in Somalia presents mounting challenges on the humanitarian front, as communities struggle with its devastating effects. As the drought worsens and the dry season reaches its peak, water-borne diseases are becoming more and more prevalent due to lack of safe drinking water, poor hygiene and a lack of sanitation. The number of people affected by waterborne diseases such as acute watery diarrhea and cholera has spiked since late 2016 and continues to rise.
A la suite de multiples attaques menées par des groupes armés à l’ouest du Niger, frontalier avec le nord du Mali, le Gouvernement a déclaré l’état d’urgence, le 3 mars, dans cinq départements de Tillabéry et deux départements de Tahoua pour une période initiale de 15 jours. L’état d’urgence a été prorogé de 3 mois le 17 mars. Les mesures sécuritaires en vigueur comportent, entre autres, la fermeture de trois marchés hebdomadaires dans la région de Tahoua et des restrictions sur la circulation des véhicules et des motos dans les deux régions.
Baidoa, 22 March 2017 - Truckloads of medical supplies are being sent to villages hard hit by drought in Somalia’s South West after a UN airlift of emergency supplies arrived in Baidoa today.
The supplies were donated by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) through the generosity of the government and people of Turkey and will be distributed by humanitarian partners to treat severely dehydrated patients.
Equipos operativos de la Dirección General de Administración de Emergencias de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), realizan desde la semana pasada la distribución de 1.680.000 litros de agua segura en las comunidades indígenas -donde habitan 2.719 familias- de la Región Occidental, en el marco de las sequías que se registran en territorio del Chaco Paraguayo.
Fuente: Los Tiempos
El director del Instituto Nacional del Seguro Agrario (INSA), Erick Murillo, reportó el ayer que hasta la mitad de la campaña de “siembra grande” en el país, se evidenció una reducción de 70 por ciento de hectáreas siniestradas, respecto al mismo periodo del anterior cultivo, ya que hasta la fecha se registraron sólo 6.000 hectáreas dañadas, frente a las 30.000 de la campaña 2015-2016.
A campaign for mass distribution of mosquito nets has been launched. WFP will ensure the distribution of 7 million mosquito nets to 10 million people in 13 regions of Chad in the framework of UNDP’s programme to prevent malaria, the first cause of death in the country. WFP leverages its field presence and logistical expertise to dispatch the nets to 4,000 sites through 900 health centres.
Distributions through mobile teams in Leer County and the broader Greater Upper Nile continue, as WFP also prepares for a seasonal relief scale-up in Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Eastern Equatoria states.
Market price monitoring highlights dramatic increases in food prices. In January 2017, a food basket in Juba cost five times as much as the year before.
WFP has completed 20 percent of its commodity prepositioning plan in preparation for the rainy season.
WFP is expanding the use of cash-based transfers from 1 to 3 sites in the East region resulting in an additional 15,972 new people for cash assistance in February.
WFP continues to face critical funding gaps impacting the level of food and nutrition assistance provided to all targeted groups (refugees, displaced people and vulnerable host communities) in the Far North and eastern regions.
From January 2015 to January 2017, a total of 13,578 children under the age of five years and 19,510 pregnant and nursing mothers were treated for malnutrition. In addition, 8,244 children and 6,429 pregnant and nursing mothers received nutritious food in a malnutrition prevention project.
Since January 2016, 289 mt of locally-produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities.
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 25,062,572 Swiss francs (increased from 9,107,628 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) in assisting 1,033,300 people (an increase from 340,786 people) for twelve months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security.