(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., recently received a grant from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Hunger for Education USAID International Food Relief Partnership project in Haiti. The project aims to increase the health and learning capacity of students by implementing school feeding programs in five Salesian centers in Haiti.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
260,868 Refugees in South Sudan
1.853 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site US
$172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017
US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017
OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
The World Health Organization commends Maldives for its unprecedented efforts to eliminate measles. The launch of the Measles and Rubella campaign today is a demonstration of its strong commitment to rid the country of the disease, a major childhood killer globally as well as in WHO South-East Asia Region.
Addis Ababa February 25/2017 The Ministry of Health planned to vaccinate about 22.8 million children against measles through the national supplementary immunization activity (SIAs) to be conducted between the end of February to mid March.
Children between 9 to 59 months nationwide and 5 to 15 years old in woredas not covered in April 2016 immunization campaign are the targeted beneficiaries, a press release the Ministry dispatched to ENA said.
1. SITUATION IN 2016
25 February 2017 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation.”
About 2.7 million people in Kenya are now in need of relief assistance, up from 1.3 million in August 2016. The President of Kenya declared a national disaster on 10 February 2017 and has called for international support.
The results of SMART surveys conducted in January and February 2017 to monitor the emergency nutrition situation show very high levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) (above 30 per cent) in three northern counties (Turkana North, North Hor of Marsabit, and Mandera).
Facts & Figures In 2017:
5.6 million people in need of food assistance
3.9 million people in need of water trucking
3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive
Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity
I. WOMEN'S PROTECTION AND LIVELIHOODS PROGRAM
There are currently over 107,000 displaced people, over half (54%) of whom are women, from CAR in Southern Chad as a result of the ongoing conflict in CAR which began in December 2012 and continues today1 . During humanitarian crises, women and girls’ exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) is significantly heightened2 , often more so during displacement.
Budding actors and musicians from the Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Group tour the world performing for refugee children
By: Omar Karmi
LONDON, United Kingdom – The ragged boy lurched forward and fell. Limbs flailed desperately until, at the last moment, they caught, leaving his body dangling precariously over a drop.
At a glance – Nigeria’s displaced in need of protection and solutions 8.5 million
HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a standardized approach supported by a software-based platform that aims at strengthening the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources and services in humanitarian context. It aims to address the needs/gaps expressed by the health cluster on coordination and management by providing timely, relevant, and reliable information.
At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.
By: UNHCR staff
OSLO, Norway – As growing numbers of displaced Nigerians start to return home, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday co-presented a way forward for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them.
Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region experience a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, forest fires, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis, and volcanoes. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Unplanned urban expansion, environmental degradation, and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 28.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes, emergency response efforts and priority projects.
“Humanitarian food assistance to save lives today and secure the future for tomorrow by empowering women, children and youth.”
Food and nutrition security in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region