This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).
The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.
The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.
ISAF/NATO Firing Ranges: In addition to the above, survey and clearance are still required on 60 firing ranges belonging to the ISAF/NATO troop contributing nations with an area of 166 sq km. From December 2012 to the end of June 2016, 43 such hazards and a total area of 1,105 sq km were successfully released.
The ICRC's work with disabled people in Afghanistan helps them live an active role in society through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, micro-credit loans, vocational training and sport.
KINSHASA (21 July 2016) - I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time.
- 72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
- 61 per cent
cross by private cars
- 43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
- 74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
- 51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016
Three years ago, sixty-one-year-old Hamida lost her left leg and had her right leg fractured in an air strike in Syria. Her daughter-in-law Souheir was seriously injured in the same attack and several of her grandchildren were left completely traumatized. Following this tragedy, Hamida and her relatives fled to Lebanon, where they benefit from psychosocial support sessions run by Handicap International, with support from Light for the World.
Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 35 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.
Casualties: 412 incidents containing 758 causalities have been reported under the ACAP III project. 487 Immediate Assistant Packages (IAP) were distributed to 487 eligible household in Hirat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah provinces.
At the beginning of January 2016, there were 4,287 hazards with a total area of 589 sq km recorded in the national mine action database. During this quarter, 46 hazards making 3.2 sq km were released and returned back to communities. However over the past three months, the nationwide MEIFCS survey resulted in the addition of 44 previously unrecorded hazards with an area of 31.2 sq km, bringing the remaining contamination to 4,285 hazards and 617 sq km of contaminated area by the quarter end.
So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.
Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.
Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.
By Camille Roch, 20 July 2016
Dialogue sessions with local communities on human rights are finding solutions to end double discrimination faced by women living with physical disabilities in Senegal.
A dozen women sit in front of the National Association for the Physically Handicapped (ANHM) in Thies, Senegal, after a dialogue session on discrimination.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15 percent of any population are persons with disabilities1, with potentially higher proportions in communities that have fled conflict or natural disasters. Hence it can be estimated that there may be approximately 126,716 persons with disabilities among the population of refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and stateless persons in Ukraine.
1.1. Since conducting Situation Assessment of Children in 2011, the situation of children in the Kyrgyz Republic has improved in some areas. More children are surviving and gaining access to preschool education, and many more are enjoying access to adequate sources of water supply and sanitation, and are enrolling in primary school. At the same time, however, there are still enormous challenges in the systems to support children and women, especially those who experience inequality or those who remain as yet ‘invisible’ in the social protection system.
Background: Syrian refugees have been seeking safety, shelter, and dignity in Jordan since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. As of April 2016, there are 638,633 registered Syrian refugees residing in the kingdom, with roughly 520,000 registered outside of camps. Without an end to the conflict in sight, the integration of gender dimensions into humanitarian health services – delivered under three overarching areas of Community Care, Primary Care and Secondary & Tertiary Care - remains an imperative.
Tirean and Navea were born and raised in villages on opposite sides of Cambodia. Under normal circumstances, they would probably never have met. One day in 1986, Tirean’s boss sent him and some friends to another town on business. At the time, Cambodia was still littered with antipersonnel landmines. Tirean stepped on one of them. One of his friends died in the explosion, while Tirean's left leg had to be amputated.