· Humanitarian operations in Yemen will come to a halt within two weeks, and hospitals in Sana’a and Aden will close down, unless additional fuel is imported. Fuel shortages have also affected water supply in many places.
· Markets in the 19 conflict-affected governorates are incapable of providing all necessary food supplies, according to WFP. Where available, retail prices of wheat grain and wheat flour rose by 42 percent and 44 percent, respectively, in April compared with February.
The number of attacks limiting humanitarian access increases from 76 to 112 between February and March in CAR
The UN recently secures the release of more than 20 people held by an armed group in western CAR
USAID/OFDA partner the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reaches 42,000 people with emergency relief commodities between January and mid-April
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,136 this week, according to WHO Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,565.
The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,943, with a total of 2,358 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
After several weeks of declining case incidence, confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) increased in Sierra Leone this week, with 13 cases recorded in the week to 21 April 2015.
On 14 April 2015, schools reopened across the country, with 1.8 million children resuming education after almost nine months. UNICEF and partners are conducting SMS-based monitoring of schools to verify that all schools have necessary safety measures and supplies in place, including thermometers, hand washing kits, and cleaning supplies.
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● Protection cluster partners are receiving reports of people being harmed in incidents related to landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs). Cluster partners are gathering data on the number of casualties.
● Conflict-affected people have difficulty accessing health care services and markets due to burdensome bureaucratic travel requirements.
25 Dead, Over 150 hurt in Peshawar windstorm, rains
Earthquake jolts India, Nepal and Pakistan
Floods linked to retreating glaciers threaten Pakistan
Ahead of Season: 22 Dengue cases reported in one week in Karachi
Voice of dissent: Leaders denounce ‘social agreement’ for NWA IDPs
National Action Plan: ‘Maintaining law and order our chief priority’
Revamping standards: Shahbaz says use of IT can curb crime
Rapid solution: FC launches Quick Response Force for Peshawar
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The toll of deaths and injuries continues to mount days after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal on 25 April. Millions are thought to be affected across more than 30 of Nepal’s 75 districts, according to reports by UN agencies. UNFPA’s initial estimates indicate some 50,000 pregnant women and girls could be among the survivors.
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Humanitarian partners only have fuel left for two more weeks of life-saving operations. Hospitals too will shut down in one week unless additional fuel becomes available. Fuel shortages in country and restrictions on imports mean that additional fuel is difficult to come by and can cost as much as US$10 per litre.
As of 27 April, the Government reports 3,351 deaths and 6,833 injured people.
8 million people in 39 districts have been affected, of which over 2 million people live in the 11 severely affected districts.
Priority needs include food, water, shelter and medication. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance.
A Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) in Kathmandu International Airport has been set-up to mitigate congestion at Kathmandu Airport.
3,351 Dead (as of 27 April 2015)
Wendy Christian 203.465.8010 (M)
Phil Carroll 267.992.6356 (M)
Fairfield, Conn. (April 27, 2015) — With nearly two million children feared affected by Saturday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal – which has claimed more 3,500 lives to date – Save the Children has begun the distribution of much-needed aid in Kathmandu Valley.
Approximately 12,166 displaced families were identified within 45 relocation sites in Zambezia Province
The highest number of displaced families (2,960 families) were recorded in the district of Maganja da Costa
34 of 45 assessed sites are official government relocation communities
There is a 93 per cent resource shortfall (US$25.4 million) for the third round relief food ration expected to be distributed in June-July, which is the height of the hunger season.
Severe water and pasture shortages, deteriorating livestock body condition and livestock deaths were reported in areas that received inadequate seasonal rains.
Aside from a contribution from the Federal Ministry of Health, no funds were committed and/or received from donors for the planned measles vaccination campaign in October 2015.
USAID/OFDA announces more than $16.45 million in new FY 2015 funding to support the humanitarian response in South Sudan
Violence escalates in and around Malakal town, Upper Nile State, triggering additional humanitarian concerns
Aid workers continue to face access constraints and dangerous conditions while implementing relief operations in conflict-affected areas of South Sudan
Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 11:08 GMT
Sierra Leone marked the 54th anniversary of its independence on Monday by setting out a four-point "post-Ebola plan" to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.
Almost 4,000 deaths have been registered since the epidemic spread from Guinea a year ago, although health authorities admit the real toll could be significantly higher.
Vue d'ensemble de la crise
Le nombre cumulé de cas d'Ebola signalés en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone est de 23 694. Au 22 février, 9 589 personnes avaient succombé à la maladie. Il s'agit donc de la plus grande flambée d'Ebola de l'histoire. Depuis janvier 2015, le taux d'incidence de la maladie s'est stabilisé dans les trois pays et les opérations devraient progressivement céder la place aux activités de relèvement.
WFP is gearing up to mount a significant response to the Government of Nepal’s official request for international humanitarian assistance for the earthquake. Specialized WFP emergency teams have arrived and are being mobilized to support the overall response together with the Government, building on extensive pre-established emergency preparedness measures for Nepal. High Energy Biscuits are also being flown into Kathmandu from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot as part of WFP’s initial response.
At 11:56 local time on 25 Apr a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, 80 km north-west of Kathmandu. Aftershocks continue to occur, including a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on 26 Apr. Many people remain outside their houses in fear of further aftershocks. The Government reports more than 2,200 deaths, over 5,800 injuries. These figures are expected to increase as information becomes available.
2,200 people killed
5,800 people injured
Attack on UN aid workers in Puntland underscores the dangerous and difficult operating environment aid workers face in Somalia.
Onset of principal rainy season brings relief to dry conditions, but heightens the risk of flooding and disease outbreaks.
More money transfers organizations shut down further jeopardizing Somali remittance lifeline
-# of people in humanitarian emergency and crisis 7 731,000
-# of people in food security stress 2.3m