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05 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of 2016, almost 184,500 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Of them, 154,914 arrived on Greek shores. Since last March, there has been a significant reduction in the flow of refugee and migrant populations from northern Greece due to the enforcement of more rigid border controls along with adoption of the EU-Turkey agreement.

05 May 2016 description
report ActionAid

Karma, a Palestinian village located 11km to the southwest of Hebron City. It is inhabited by around 1400 people (2007 census). Similar to other Palestinian communities, Karma is being choked by Israeli settlements, travel restrictions and bypass roads. Access to lands and water in the village is subject to Israeli Civil Administration permission and development in the village is extremely limited.

05 May 2016 description
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  • UNHCR Livelihoods Projects are Changing Lives

  • UNHCR Celebrates World Autism Day Throughout Syria

  • Capacity Building in Damascus

  • UNHCR Delivers Humanitarian Assistance

  • The Importance of Child Protection

04 May 2016 description

On 3 May, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers approved the allocation of 175,000 euros in support of reforms in Ukraine and the medical treatment and rehabilitation in Latvia for persons who have been injured in hostilities in Ukraine, and supported in principle an increase in the number of Latvia’s civilian experts participating in international missions in Ukraine.

04 May 2016 description

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.

03 May 2016 description

Ecuador - IOM is ramping up its support to the Government of Ecuador to help people affected by the earthquake that struck the country's Pacific coast on April 16, leaving 659 dead and at least 720,000 people in need of humanitarian aid.

IOM will this week start to distribute 10,000 shelter grade tarpaulins and 1,000 shelter toolkits to help people rebuild their homes. It has also deployed emergency specialists to advise in areas of camp coordination and camp management (CCCM), shelter and early recovery.

02 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. In paragraph 7 of its resolution 2233 (2015), the Security Council requested that I report every three months on progress made towards fulfilling the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The present report covers key developments related to Iraq and provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Iraq since the issuance of my report dated 26 January 2016 (S/2016/77).

II. Summary of key political developments pertaining to Iraq

02 May 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,197,543
People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,755,916
Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

173,753
Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

28 Apr 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

74.8 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
58 per cent cross by private cars
57.2 per cent are aged 40-65
54 per cent travel to visit relatives
46 per cent cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey

FUNDING

USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

28 Apr 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains in April, as well as a tornado, have caused flooding and destroyed homes in various areas in Uruguay. According to Uruguay's National Emergency System's (SINAE) 21 April 2016 report, both events have displaced more than 10,000 people.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Protection Cluster

The report is produced by Yemen Protection Cluster in collaboration with humanitarian partners and incorporates figures taken from the 8th Report of the Task Force of Population Movement (5 April 2016).

Situation Overview

27 Apr 2016 description

Sana’a – The UNDP Yemen Our Home initiative and Sabafon Telecommunication Company, the first GSM network operator in Yemen, have signed a contribution agreement to establish a medical mobile clinic in Sho’ub District in Sana’a Capital City. The clinic will provide medical services and improve reach to the physically disabled and war-injured.

27 Apr 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,702,895 Swiss francs to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to reach 14,767 people (2,954 households) in 6 districts: Magude and Manhiça in Maputo province, Massingir and Chibuto in Gaza province and Funhaloro and Panda in Inhambane province. It aims to provide assistance over the next nine months with a focus on interventions on the sectors of food security (carried out through cash distributions) and livelihoods.

27 Apr 2016 description

Overview

The death toll from the 16 April earthquake stands at 655, while 48 people are missing. 4,600 people have been injured.

Around 29,000 people have been displaced and some 350,000 people have been affected

Manabí and Esmeraldas provinces the most affected.

WASH and shelter are priority needs.

26 Apr 2016 description

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The ICRC helps people with disabilities through our physical rehabilitation programme and the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled. The people we serve include victims of armed conflict, of other situations of violence, of mines and of explosive remnants of war.

We run or support physical rehabilitation services and we help people with disabilities integrate into society through such activities as sports and livelihood-support programmes.

26 Apr 2016 description
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OVERVIEW

The volatile and increasingly complex situation in Iraq, and the consequent, continuously erupting emergencies, have forced stakeholders including IDPs themselves, local authorities, and agencies that assist IDPs, to allow, construct, or establish camp settings that do not necessarily meet minimum humanitarian standards. Moreover, mainly due to funding shortages and inadequate planning, many of those camps are left incomplete.