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28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires additional resources before the end of June to provide school meals for 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural areas and the suburban area of Djibouti-city at the beginning of the new school year, in September.
    Resource shortfalls at the start of the school year will most likely affect school attendance.
28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is assisting the Government to realize a single registry, which will significantly improve programme delivery and accountability in social protection.

  • With new funding and food from the Uganda and Japan governments and the Lift a Life foundation,
    WFP will reinstate full rations for school meals in Karamoja in June.

  • The Government, together with WFP plan to establish communal grain stores in 10 districts in order to address grain storage challenges among small-scale farmers.

28 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 26% of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals per day were encountered/assisted by UNHCR and partners near entry points, including 45% arriving from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 55% from Bulgaria.

  • The number of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants resting in Belgrade every day rose above 1,000 with about half encountered/assisted in the city centre and up to 530 sheltered by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) in Asylum Centre (AC) of Krnjaca.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Trócaire

By Lee Griffin, Myanmar Country Team

June marks five years of conflict in Kachin state, northern Myanmar, where Trócaire supports humanitarian aid. Da Shi Hka Ing (31) explains how she has lost her home and the life she once knew to the war.

Military and opposition forces have been embroiled in a violent five-year war in Myanmar forcing 660,000 people from their homes and making many dependent on humanitarian aid.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 24 June, stakeholders of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative including member states and donors are gathering in Geneva at the meeting of the Polio Partners Group to review progress and discuss the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, transition planning and the financial resources urgently needed to see eradication through to the end.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The scale up of food assistance activities in response to the deteriorating food security situation has commenced in areas which have seen the most rapid decline.

  • WFP urgently requires USD 199 million for the PRRO and EMOP in the next six months to continue providing life-saving food and nutritional support.

  • WFP South Sudan received the Award for ‘Excellence in Gender Equality’ in acknowledgement of efforts taken to mainstream gender equality and women’s empowerment.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) and the country programme (CP) are facing serious resource shortfalls. Food for training activities under the PRRO have been suspended while prevention of stunting activities under the CP have been reduced because of funding shortfalls. Therefore, WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the increasing needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.

28 Jun 2016 description

By Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate on the Andes

28 Jun 2016 description

Since January 2016 (not including Cash for Shelter)

  • 13,027 households have benefited from shelter interventions (including tents and basic shelter repair)

    • 10,863 households have benefited from shelter interventions in Centre & South
    • 2,164 households have benefited from shelter interventions in KR-I
  • 5,456 tents have been distributed for 5,786 households:

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP plans to assist 3.8 million affected people and has thus far reached 2.5 million people or 68 percent of the people.

  • Humanitarian needs have increased as a result of the South Sudanese refugees, El Niño, and Jebel Marra crises in the country this year. In response, WFP plans to increase food and nutrition assistance to those affected following a budget revision which aims at increasing the number of those targeted from 5.2 million to 5.9 million.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Ms. Prerana Issar, WFP’s Global Director of Human Resources (HR) and Mr. David Kaatrud. Regional Director for Asia conducted field visits to Pakistan in May 2016.

  • The process of return of IDPs to FATA continues. To date 158,000 families have returned to their areas of origin which constitutes 73 percent of the planned returns of 2015 and 26 percent of the planned returns of 2016.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP responded to flashfloods and mudflows in early May by providing 15 mt of food assistance to 1,241 people in the central district of Rudaki and northwestern district of Pajakent.

  • In May, WFP Tajikistan assisted 368,620 students through school feeding activities which included 671 mt of food including wheat flour, vegetable oil, pluses and salt.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 7,592 children under 5 years of age were enrolled in the nutrition programme, from January 2015 to April 2016.

  • 7,797 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • 85.296 mt of locally produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities since January. As a result, the number of women who have enrolled in the programme has risen dramatically

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Assistant Executive Director (AED) Elisabeth Rasmusson visited Tunisia on 24-25 May. During the visit, she met with the Ministers of Education and Agriculture to discuss the signature of an interministerial agreement to link school canteens to local agricultural production and revitalize school gardens.

  • Tunisian and Moroccan government delegations participated in a study visit to WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil on 09-13 May.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Attacks could potentially arise in central Mindanao where historical precedents show that longstanding tensions among political families could re-ignite after an election. Militant groups are also expected to continue their activities triggering sporadic clashes with government security forces which may hamper some WFP programme activities.