Iraqi Red Crescent Society announced about distribution of food aid and relief in cooperation with its partners in the International Committee of the Red Cross and included displaced families and the blind in the capital Baghdad. Where the Red Crescent teams/ in Baghdad branch distribution (1000) of health material and (2000) blanket to the displaced families in camps also in Dora district of Abu Ghraib.
A total of 221,375 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.
Living with a disability is a reality for people like Dragana Petrović. This often makes it difficult to do the things that many of us may take for granted, like accessing facilities and services.
European PROGRES, a UNOPS-managed development programme funded by the European Union and the Governments of Switzerland and Serbia, is helping strengthen socio-economic development across 34 municipalities in southern Serbia.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.
Foreword by the Humanitarian Coordinator
It is almost five years since violence, conflict and instability spread to almost every corner of Libya. The crisis continues to deepen, with over three million people affected, nearly half of Libya’s population. The Libyan people have suffered tremendously and are now exhausted as they continue to live in fear for their safety and future. Many have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.
Kabul, 22 November 2015
Today, the European Union Delegation to Afghanistan and the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan organized a ceremony to mark their continued cooperation towards the improvement of delivery of public health services.
People in Need 21.2M
Humanitarian needs & key figures
Ongoing conflict is devastating Yemen. Humanitarian partners now estimate that 21.2 million people – or 82 per cent of the population – require some kind of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights. The severity of needs among vulnerable people has also intensified across sectors. Major needs include the following:
1. Protection of Civilians
The UNRWA Lebanon Field Office signed a partnership with the National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT or Beit Atfal Assumoud) during an event held at the UNRWA office in Beirut on 16 November 2015. The partnership falls in the framework of the European Union-funded project, ‘SPRING - Improving the living conditions of Palestine refugees in Lebanon’ that aims at promoting partnerships, reforms and inclusive growth.
SUVA, FIJI. 20 November 2015 – Universal Children’s Day 2015 is an opportunity to reflect on a year of huge significance for children in the Pacific.
When Handicap International first met Patrick, 4, the boy was crawling around the rough black volcanic rock of in Mugunga 3, a camp for people displaced by the rebel conflict in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. The front of his white shirt and yellow shorts were smeared with black dust. Due to a congenital malformation, Patrick was born without hands or legs and so he crawled or scooted around as best he can.
Kyiv, 20 November, 2015 – Today, EU Delegation in Ukraine in cooperation with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and National Assembly of People of Disabilities presented the project #ThisAbility which aimed at addressing issues of social inclusion in Ukraine.
Universal Children's Day: Give children on the move a fair chance
Inequity, violence and rights abuses are driving forces behind the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe
GENEVA / BELGRADE, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.
UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl opened the meeting of the Advisory Commission (AdCom) on 16 November in Jordan, saying that following last summer’s financial crisis, UNRWA has set the stage for new approaches to old challenges. He also stated that “UNRWA is not just any international organization, but is an agency with a soul,” providing crucial services to a community that today still represents almost 40 per cent of the world’s protracted refugees. Mr.
Z-EVET, a project launched by AFAD’s local office in Kütahya, will allow the authorities to store information about the needs and permanent addresses of disabled individuals in the area to be used in cases of emergency.
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany granted 500 000 Euro support to the International Red Cross Society to finance the project “ICRC – Physical Rehabilitation in Myanmar 2015".
The project activities shall mostly focused on improvement of the living conditions of the affected population in Kachin State, Rakhine State and Shan State.
Refugee and migrant flows in Europe are at an unprecedented high – so far this year, almost 793,000 people have arrived by sea. Some 158,000 of them are children.
The month of October has seen an increasing number of families with children and babies, unaccompanied children and children with disabilities.
Between 19 and 31 October, more than 12,440 children have rested and played in UNICEF child-friendly spaces in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.