• Resource Shortfall: WFP urgently requires USD 65.5 million contributions from donors for its PRRO to avoid a critical resource shortfalls beginning July for vegetable oil, and a complete shortfall for all commodities in September. More critically, WFP has already very limited food assistance for its humanitarian assistance to internally displaced people and refugees in Khost and Paktika.
43,299 individuals displaced by conflict assessed/profiled in May 2015
2 % displaced in May 2015
63 % in April 2015
4 % in March 2015
6 % in February 2015
19 % in January 2015
5 % earlier
51.6 % male
48.4 % female
61 % children
End of May 2015 around 916,435 IDPs assessed/profiled
National IDP Task Force chaired by the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) and cochaired by UNHCR.
By Kamrul Hasan Khan
Through training and standardized assessments, UNICEF and the European Union are working to address malnutrion among the most vulnerable populations in Bangladesh.
NETRAKONA, Bangladesh, 30 June 2015 –The signs of severe malnutrition were plain to see in 14-month-old Omi – an extremely bony appearance, low weight, infections and a distaste for food – but her mother, Lucky Akter, thought she was fine.
As of 3 July 2015, a total of 610 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 4.9%) have been reported from 75 villages in eight Payams of Juba County (Table 1).
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Juba have been reported from New site followed by Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1 (Figure 4).
UN Agency Updates
20,000 people newly displaced in Salah al-Din Governorate
Returnees to Tikrit in need of humanitarian assistance
Concern over forced returns in Kirkuk
The inter-agency IDP Call Centre went live on 30 June.
Iraq Humanitarian Pool Fund gains momentum
Limited funding continues to constrain the delivery of aid to people in need
Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 07:35 GMT
A shell slammed into a house in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday killing a woman and two children as the army battles Islamic State group jihadists, medical and security sources said.
It was not immediately clear which side fired the shell in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, scene of deadly fighting earlier this week.
A woman and a teenage girl were also seriously wounded, the sources said.
Zinder, Niger | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 03:32 GMT
by Joris FIORITI
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition.
"It was better before," the teenager says shyly and simply in the arid heartland of Niger, one of the world's poorest nations, clearly ill at ease and fiddling with her bracelets.
Between 7 July and 27 August 2014, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory experienced escalated levels of violence. Aerial, naval and land bombardments hit the Gaza Strip and rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel.
This violence compounded an already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza as fragile communities and essential infrastructure came under fire.
3 July 2015 – Children, some as young as four years old, are bearing the brunt of the prolonged instability and election-related violence in Burundi, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today, confirming reports of an additional three deaths of children over the last five days.
Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said one of the children died because of a grenade explosion in the Muyinga province, becoming the first child victim of the violence outside of the capital city of Bujumbura.
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Fairfield, Conn. (July 3, 2015) — The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday, July 1, announced in Dar es Salaam that it was expecting the number of Burundian refugees in Tanzania to increase from the current 70,000 to between 250,000 and 500,000 as a result of the continued volatile situation related to the presidential elections in Burundi, scheduled to be held on July 15.
As of 2 July 2015, a total of 573 cholera cases including 30 deaths (CFR 5.2%) have been reported from 75nvillages in eight payams of Juba County (Table 1).
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo, and Gudele 1.
With a growing proportion of the world’s out-of-school children and adolescents living in conflict-affected countries, education should be a priority for humanitarian and development donors. However, as this paper describes, humanitarian aid systems neglect the education of children and adolescents in countries affected by or emerging from conflict, and more and better targeted aid is needed.
Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed
More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 958,660 (reduced from CHF 1.6m) to support the Cameroonian Red Cross (CRC) to deliver assistance to 12,500 people (reduced from 25,000) and extends the implementation timeframe by 6 months (until January 2016).
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
Kyiv, July 3, 2015 - Today, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), together with the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, presented the results of the project "Improvement of the psychosocial responses to children and families in eastern and central regions of Ukraine" which was launched in November 2014.
704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Persistent fear of an upsurge of violence during the electoral period, has resulted in increased numbers of new arrivals crossing the border into neighbouring countries in the last one week. More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border into neighbouring countries since the previous weekend.