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31 Jul 2015 description
report Sphere India

Dear Readers,
Greeting from Sphere India Welcome to the June-July 2015 issue of Sphere India Newsletter. This issue features response/relief, updates from Sphere India programme unit and a list of upcoming events.
One of the articles showcases Brainstorming on National capacity building strategy for healthcare. The second article is on Nepal Earthquake: Unfolding Uncertainties for Secondary Hazards.

30 Jul 2015 description

Protection concerns are widespread in Nepal, including trafficking, child marriage, gender-based violence, lack of civil documentation and discrimination based on caste, indigenous ethnicity and gender. This report provides a topic-wise snapshot of pre-existing protection concerns prior to the 25 April earthquake as well as an analysis based on the limited information available of the impact of the 25 April and 12 May earthquakes on the protection situation.

28 Jul 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

High temperatures and the rapid melting of snow and glacier ice between 1 – 22 July 2015 triggered mudflows and floods in the mountainous regions of Tajikistan. According to preliminary assessments, the abrupt increase of air temperature in many mountainous areas of Tajikistan intensified the glaciers` melting and caused floods as well as water level increase in nearby rivers.

28 Jul 2015 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

With much regret, my inaugural statement to the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria continues where my predecessor left off, chronicling yet another month of grim statistics to convey the horrors of a brutal conflict and the immense suffering of beleaguered civilians, particularly women, children, the elderly and those living with disabilities.

27 Jul 2015 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.

27 Jul 2015 description
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Introduction

INEE Minimum Standards for Education

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) developed the Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery (INEE MS) — the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The aims of the INEE Minimum Standards are to:

• enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response, and recovery;

27 Jul 2015 description

Executive summary

This report was commissioned to examine the effectiveness of the first cycle of cash assistance provided to Internally Displaced People in Ukraine by seven Shelter/NFI Cluster partners between the end of November 2014 and the end of March 2015.

27 Jul 2015 description

Summary

Persons with disabilities often experience discrimination and exclusion, despite the adoption of an increasingly rights-based approach to humanitarian assistance. The past three decades have witnessed a growing awareness of disability issues and the emergence and spread of disabled people’s organisations.

The growing awareness must be accompanied by practical measures to identify and reduce the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in an emergency situation.

27 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

104 sites hosting 20 or more households were assessed between 23 June and 12 July 2015 in 13 districts.

59,433 people from 11,100 households were living in 104 sites with 20 or more households.

13 sites in 7 districts were hosting over 200 households, representing 4,987 households (28,254 persons).

25 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • High temperatures and melting snow have resulted in mudslides in GBAO and Rasht Regions of Tajikistan, and further communities are being affected as the situation evolves;

  • 16 July 2015 mudflow affected several villages, some 25 km east of Khorog, GBAO, with more than 55 households and local infrastructure suffering significant damage;

  • On 20 July 2015, approximately 60 households and local infrastructure have been significantly damaged in Garm, Rasht;

25 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Three months on from first Nepal quake, children still at risk

UNICEF provides $15 million in cash transfers to most vulnerable families

KATHMANDU, Nepal, 25 July 2015 – Three months after Nepal’s April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid.

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Central Equatoria State 1,138 cholera cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported in Juba County since 1 June. No refugee camps are affected at the time of reporting.

24 Jul 2015 description
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Kyiv, 28 July 2015

Supported by its donors, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is expanding its cash assistance programmes to serve the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine.

23 Jul 2015 description
report CBM

Since the earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April, CBM, with partner organisations, has reached more than 15,000 people in the worst-hit districts.

To ensure that everyone can access relief with equal ease, including the most at-risk groups such as persons with disabilities, we are using the knowledge and resources of Nepalese Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs), and working in close cooperation with mainstream relief agencies through the coordination mechanisms set up in the country.

22 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Plong Chhaya and Martina Tomassini

PAILIN, Cambodia, 23 July 2015 – Sixteen-year-old Vong Touch is an Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) survivor who lives with his widow mother and three siblings in a small wooden house in the post-conflict area of Au Reang village, in Pailin province. Located along the border between Cambodia and Thailand, Pailin is the second highest landmine and ERW-contaminated area in the country. The plot of land that Touch’s family rents for their house was cleared by the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) in 2012.

22 Jul 2015 description

Jos, Nigeria | AFP | Wednesday 7/22/2015 - 03:19 GMT

by Phil HAZLEWOOD

Six new wheelchairs are lined up near the entrance of the Beautiful Gate Handicapped People's Centre in the central Nigerian city of Jos.

The chairs' new owners -- all of them polio survivors -- crawl one by one to the three-wheeled machines with flip-flops on their hands, dragging atrophied, twisted legs and feet behind them.