• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.
• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.
• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.
• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.
The support to public institutions has continued to focus on supporting service delivery, policy development and enhancing capacities of public officials and civil servants to respond to the crisis.
More than 120 million USD of assistance was committed or channeled to public institutions so far in 2016. 521 additional staff were seconded or financed to enhance the crisis response capacity of public institutions.
Support to Social Institutions
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Southern Africa
The impact of the drought in Southern Africa on WASH is already observed in places where the drought has been more acute and where WASH coverage was already low.
Only 61 per cent of the region’s population has access to safe drinking water and 39 per cent have access to adequate sanitation facilities.
Approximately 6.4 million people (including 3.2 million children) in the seven priority countries have reduced access to safe water as a direct result of the El Niño drought.
Nutrition Situation of Children in Southern Africa
UNICEF El Niño Nutrition results in 2016 in seven priority countries • Almost 15 million people are food and nutrition insecure (including approximately 7.8 million children) in the 7 priority countries.
• Approximately 36% of children in the 7 priority countries in Southern Africa are stunted and therefore not able to fully achieve their full developmental, intellectual and physical potential.
Health Situation of Children in Southern Africa
UNICEF El Niño Health response in 2016 in seven priority countries The impacts of El Niño and La Niña are expected to more than double the regular caseloads of childhood illnesses (malaria, cholera, pneumonia, measles and diarrhoea) in the most affected countries.
• Diarrhoea cases among children are expected to increase up to 4 times that of the regular yearly cases.
• Projections of pneumonia cases among children show a 1.5 times increase in cases.
Background paper: Challenges and recommendations on investigations of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers
Investigations of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) pose repeated challenges to both organisations and investigators. The CHS Alliance aims to address this by focusing its 2016 Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) conference, 5-6 September 2016, Bangkok, on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers.
August 2016. To respond to the urgency of the nutritional crisis which is affecting with full force north-eastern Nigeria, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams are currently intervening in Monguno, Borno State.
The following have been adapted from the attached updated list of overall programme priorities for the purposes of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) call for proposals of September 2016.
NAMPULA Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left school to marry, and some were even pregnant,” 16-year-old Amelia Abadala Salimo told UNFPA. “I felt afraid to become one of them.”
On Tuesday, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and local partners marked the inauguration of an infrastructure project targeting one of the main streets in Ein el-Sultan camp located in Jericho in the West Bank.
The recent surge in violence in the West Bank has dramatically affected the lives of Palestinians, including Palestine refugee children. Between October 2015 and July 2016, 84 Palestinian children, including 12 Palestine refugee children, were killed – 6 out of the 12 fatalities occurred in West Bank refugee camps. Furthermore, as of 10 August, 1,146 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of demolitions, including at least 542 children; 406 of the displaced were Palestine refugees, including at least 187 children.
By Maher Ghafari
Meet Maher. Maher is in Syria and for almost two years he has led UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene work in Aleppo. The lives of millions of people in Aleppo and beyond depend on him and his team.
This week, we sat down with Maher and asked him what it’s like to work in Aleppo and to provide water and sanitation in a city under fire.
What is it like working in Aleppo?
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
Refugees in South Sudan
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan
FUNDING (as of 02 August)
On 8th August 2016 late at night FUAD distributed ready to eat meals for the IDPs from Haweejah at the Buffer Zone in Kharab Alroot at Dibbis Axis, the families were in very critical situation in an open area and were in dire need of food, water, hygienic kits and milk for infants. These families were transferred to Nazrawa camp the next day. This project is being funded by the IHPF.
NUEVA YORK, 22 de agosto de 2016 – Todos los meses, miles de niños y niñas de Centroamérica corren el riesgo de que los secuestren, los violen o los asesinen, o de ser víctimas de la trata, mientras intentan llegar a los Estados Unidos para buscar refugio contra unas pandillas brutales y una pobreza agobiante, y nada indica que esta tendencia vaya a disminuir, dijo UNICEF en un informe publicado hoy.
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.