• As of 14 December, the cumulative number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone is estimated to have reached 8,356, with a total of 2,085 deaths.
• Led by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), with support from MSF and UNICEF, more than 2 million people received the life-saving antimalarial drugs in a four day Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign that was conducted from 05 to 08 December 2014.
Listen Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, we remember how the world worked together to rebuild shattered lives and communities.
Monday December 22, 2014
The tsunami that cut a swathe of destruction across the Indian Ocean 10 years ago, also gave rise to one of the world's biggest relief and recovery efforts.
Violence has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Heavy fighting and shelling have increased the number of killed and wounded, and between mid-September and mid-December, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 266,000. A new ceasefire was announced for 9 December, with differing reports as to whether it has been violated.
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.
189 agencies participated in the October 2014 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 142 sub-sectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. There is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.
Confront Toxic Legacy Before Reopening Lead Mines
Goal and Strategic objectives
The overarching goal of this strategy is to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and local communities to ensure that the lives, dignity and well-being of persons affected by conflict and disaster are protected.
To achieve this goal, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has agreed on the following strategic objectives for humanitarian action in 2015:
02 December – 09 December | Issue 73
The province of Papua is located at 2°25'N - 9°S and 130° - 141°E. The province’s total area is 317,062 km² or 19.33% of Indonesia’s total. Papua has covers the largest percentage of land compared to other areas in Indonesia. It has the following boundaries: the Pacific Ocean (North), the Arafura Sea (South), West Papua Province (West) and Papua New Guinea (East).
It has now been about nine months since the Ebola outbreak started in Guinea. CBM partner organisations in Guinea and Sierra Leone – 2 of the 3 most affected countries – have scaled down their activities. The loss of local staff and the risk of insolvency of their institutions are among other negative effects. By extension, tens of thousands of people who depended on them for health, and other social services are no longer getting the services they require leading them to deeper poverty.
Enrolment of Syrian refugee children in public schools began this month. The Ministry has declared that 157,000 foreigners will be able to enrol, with 100,000 in the first shift, and 57,000 in the second. Numbers of children registered for the first shift are not yet available, and UNHCR is waiting for the MEHE to share the modalities for enrolment in the second shift.
A total of 131,392 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,981 in Adjumani, 12,054 in Arua, 29,802 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.
An increase in the number of new arrivals from South Sudan to Uganda was has been observed since November 27th . This increase has been attributed to the 1 year anniversary of fighting and continued clashes in South Sudan.
The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has granted 163.984,03 EUR to facilitate DCA’s implementation of a project that seeks to improve the livelihoods of landmine victims and people living with disabilities in remote areas of Myanmar/Burma.
LUSAKA, Zambia – “Today, stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and key populations remain widespread,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his statement commemorating World AIDS Day. “We must ensure that anyone at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections has access to condoms.”
Published on 4 December 2014 in News
Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)
SANA’A, Dec. 2—Yemen comemorated the Intenational Day of People With Disabilities on Wednesday. Yemen’s disabled population exceeds roughly two million citizens, most of whom do not receive basic treatment and services from the government, according to statistics released by the Yemeni Handicapped Forum on Monday.
The Yemeni Handicapped Forum is an independent NGO that works to spread awareness and provide services to disabled people in Yemen.
As at 3rd December 2014, Kakuma had received 44,457 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,218. As at 1 st December 177,454 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.
Posted by Mica Bevington
Since forecasters began tracking Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, Handicap International has been taking action to help warn and protect the local population. A number of Handicap International’s teams are already working in Tacloban where they have been implementing projects since Typhoon Haiyan hit in November 2013.