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01 Apr 2015 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS)/Babylon Branch, distributed food and relief assistance to more than 1250 displaced families in the general areas of the governorate, as well as distributed (600) First Aid kits for those families. As the teams of IRCS conducted a field visit to a number of schools where the displaced students exist in order to check their humanitarian conditions, and to distribute them (500) school bags with its contents.

31 Mar 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 31, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samanatha Power announced today at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait that the United States will provide nearly $508 million in additional life-saving assistance to benefit those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest announcement of funding the United States has made for this humanitarian crisis, which demonstrates the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent needs.

31 Mar 2015 description

Elodie and Brahima are both deaf and living in Danané, one of the towns hardest hit by the conflict in western Côte d’Ivoire. For Elodie and Brahima, getting an education or a job seemed almost impossible. Through the YEP programme (Youth Education Pack), NRC Côte d’Ivoire is helping about 100 marginalised youth with disabilities in the western region. The majority are deaf or hearing impaired. Elodie and Brahima, both 23, have graduated from the programme, and willingly share their experiences:

31 Mar 2015 description

"With several emergencies happening simultaneously, very little has been done to include people with disabilities". writes Carlos Kaiser, Executive Director of GNDr member Inclusiva. about the exclusion of persons with disabilities in the response to the ongoing emergency situation in Chile. Carlos calls for the Chilean government to have a reality check and recognise the current realities on the ground for persons with disabilities. And we must all support this - "The moment to act is now".

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31 Mar 2015 description

The leaders of Mataso community, in partnership with the Government, have carried out a significant decision which saw at least 63 of the vulnerable people on Mataso Island, including old women, children and their mothers, and those living with disability evacuated to Port Vila for temporary refuge.

On Saturday evening, the Solomon Islands Patrol boat, Auki, berthed at Mala Base to pick up the group, described as ‘vulnerable people’ with their luggage.

31 Mar 2015 description

This issue focuses on the important theme of 'Understanding Drought in India'. India's over dependence on rainfed agriculture and the increasing variability of monsoons due to climate change underscore the importance of understanding the varied impacts of droughts in the country. Since the impacts of droughts are manifold, this issue focuses on the various aspects of droughts such as their incidence, typology, impacts on agriculture and other means of livelihood along with the plight of persons with disabilities (PwDs) living under drought conditions.

29 Mar 2015 description


  • Significant populations in and around urban and peri-urban areas of Port Vila are now being assisted with shelter and non-food items, including kitchen sets, tarpaulins and tools.

  • Government-led food distributions have almost completed on Efate Island, reaching approximately 92,000 people.

  • Public health text messaging commenced on 27 March to complement daily public health messaging through radio and print is on-going across all provinces.

29 Mar 2015 description

59,281 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt


27 Mar 2015 description


  • On 26 March, Government food packages were dispatched to Aneityum utilising four Australian Blackhawk helicopters.

  • The Australian Naval Logistics/Supply Ship HMAS Tobruk is currently off the coast of Tanna. Once docked, HMAS Tobruk will unload stores and commence operation of its water purification unit.

  • New Zealand Defence Force Logistic/Supply vessel HMNZS Canterbury was loaded with relief supplies on 26 March in Port Vila and departed for Epi.

26 Mar 2015 description

Syrian refugees from Kobane and other areas continue to arrive through the Ibrahim Khalil border (3,025 individuals) and Peshkhabour border (450 individuals). Refugees report that conscription in the Kurdish controlled areas, and a deterioration of economic conditions in ISIL controlled areas, form the main reasons for the flight.
Refugees returning to Syria (1,362 individuals) claim family reunification, access to medical care, attending family events, and the high cost of living in the KR as their main reason for departure.

26 Mar 2015 description


26 March 2015

Adopts 10 Other Texts on the Use of Drones, Persons with Disabilities, Illicit Funds, Foreign Debt, Right to Food, and Birth Registration, among Others

26 Mar 2015 description

Mogadishu, 25 March 2015 - At least 27 representatives from civil society organizations and human rights activists in Somalia concluded a two-day consultative workshop in Mogadishu on Tuesday, to review the human rights situation in Somalia and draft a report for the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

26 Mar 2015 description


  • Humanitarian partners continue working closely together under Government leadership via the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to enact the Government’s response plan to Tropical Cyclone Pam.

  • On 25 March, Prime Minister Joe Natuman visited cyclone-affected Malampa and Penama provinces.

  • On 24 March in Port Vila, the Prime Minister and the Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu launched a Flash Appeal, which seeks US$29.9 million for humanitarian operations until 24 June.

25 Mar 2015 description

1. Executive Summary

The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.