A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On the evening of 29 October 2015, explosions were triggered by a fire at an ammunition depot in the town of Svatovo, Luhansk Region, with a population of 19,700 people and in the nearby village of Milovatka with 2,300 residents.
For the seventh decade, UNRWA Health programme continues to deliver comprehensive preventive and curative primary health care (PHC) services to Palestine refugees through a network of 143 primary health care facilities, and helps them access secondary and tertiary health care services. The total number of registered Palestine refugees has reached some 5.7 million, out of whom; about 3.5 million are served at our health centres.
The six-year-old Syrian crisis has torn the country apart, and caused population displacement on a previously unprecedented scale. More than 4.8 million Syrians fled the country to live in neighboring countries, including some 638,000 registered in Jordan. Since 2012, Handicap International teams, with support from the European Commission (ECHO), have been assisting refugees in communities and camps. Staff members Nowar, Ansam, Noor, and Amer have focused their work on the refugees. Here is their story.
Compilation of Commitments for alignment by Malteser International on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on the basis of Core Commitments to the 7 High Level Leaders’ Roundtables as well as samples of additional Commitments laid out in WHS-Commitment documents with references to these Roundtables and last but not least Commitments and equivalents “action areas” (charters, platforms etc.) laid out with the 15 Special Sessions.
On 21 May, around midday local time (0600 GMT), Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall along the southern coastal districts of Bangladesh, bringing heavy rain, winds of up to 88km/h, and storm surges of up to 2m (AFP 21/05/2016).
GENEVA / ISTANBUL (23 May 2016) – Humanitarian action that places human rights at its center is key to ensure protection for all victims, today said a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts* in the United Nations Human Rights system.
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Lausanne/London, 23 May 2016 - In November 2013, the most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, Haiyan, struck the Philippines killing 6,000 people, and leaving four million people in need of shelter.
Within 48 hours, Medair had sent its emergency team to assess the damage and start a reconstruction project in communities which were completely destroyed around Dulag, on the island of Leyte, eastern Visayas.
JENIN, northern West Bank, 21st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The UAE's Human Appeal International, HAI, has provided diversified assistance to the people with special needs in the Palestinian territories through the establishment of a number of houses, provision of medical treatment for plenty of medical cases and other services.
Silver Spring, MD—The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey offers hope for an often forgotten population: the millions of people with disabilities affected by humanitarian crises. From May 23-24, the world has a unique opportunity to focus representatives of NGOs, States, and funding bodies on the needs of this population, which is made acutely vulnerable during natural disasters and conflicts.
Description of the disaster
From the first week of April heavy rainfalls have occurred in Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia related to the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May). The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April onwards.
First World Humanitarian Summit – 23-24 May 2016
GENEVA (19 May 2016) – Speaking ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul next week (23-24 May), the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, urges States worldwide to take into account the rights and the needs of persons with disabilities in their humanitarian responses.
In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.
MANTA, ECUADOR - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is monitoring the coastal area of Ecuador after two powerful aftershocks struck near where the country's worst earthquake in decades hit just a month ago.
The aftershocks were magnitude 6.7 and 6.8, with the second strongly felt in the capital Quito where several buildings, including UNDP’s, had to be evacuated around noon, local time.
Last month's quake killed over 600 people and affected the lives of nearly 2 million.
Note by the Secretariat
The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, on his mission to the Philippines from 21 to 31 July 2015.
1. Protection (Child Protection / SGBV)
In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fast-growing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.
The region is one of the world’s climate change hotspots. Increasingly unpredictable weather patterns, more frequent droughts and floods and land degradation threaten the livelihoods of a population in which the majority relies on agriculture for survival.
According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview for 2016, over 11 million people in Syria require health assistance. A staggering 25 000 people are injured each month and require trauma care.
Highlights of WHO’s humanitarian interventions in Syria in Q1, 2016
Delivered 1.8 million treatments, of which 55% went to people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas.