Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.
Emergency and rehabilitation specialist Eric Weerts has been lending his support to disabled people’s organisations involved in the humanitarian relief effort in Myanmar. Accompanied by a logistics expert, Eric has managed to visit areas still under water, particularly in the south of the country, in the Irrawaddy river delta.
The floods began in early August. What’s the situation like today?
New school facilities are helping nearly 7,000 children from the Kilinochchi District in the northern region of Sri Lanka access education services in a safe and child friendly environment.
Kilinochchi was one of the districts that was worst affected by decades of conflict, which destroyed already sparse school buildings and weakened local education infrastructure.
1. About These Guidelines
Purpose of These Guidelines
The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.
DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
57,409 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
• UNHCR, through its education partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is assisting refugees to meet the cost of educating their children through the education grant paid to families. In July, 1600 households registered for the grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. This in terms of students means some 3,900 students will be getting the grant in the next few weeks enabling them to attend a meaningful education program, both in the formal and non-formal education sector.
Sana’a,August 2015 – Today UNHCR and its partner the Millennium Development Foundation (MDF) proudly celebrated the opening of the MDF Family Centre in Sana’a. With UNHCR support, the Family Centre provides refugee children with a safe environment to study and play. The Centre staff also accompany refugee children to help them address their legal, medical and psycho-‐social needs.
By opening its doors also to vulnerable children in the host community the Centre facilitates co-‐existence among the different nationalities and with the Yemeni host community.
94 unsafe buildings have been demolished by IOM and a total of 19,740 cubic metres of rubble has been cleared. Since May, 310 people from the local community, including 138 women, have participated in cash-for-work debris management activities.
In Chautara, in support of the district hospital, IOM started preparations for a step down care facility to allow severely injured and disabled patients currently in Kathmandu to access rehabilitation facilities in their own district upon their return.
During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.
This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 856,924 to enable the IFRC to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver humanitarian assistance to a total of 32,500 people (6,500 families) affected by cyclone Komen with a primary focus on the sectors of food security, nutrition and livelihoods; emergency shelter and household items; and water, sanitation and hygiene. The Appeal is based on the findings of a Joint Need Assessment (JNA) organized by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCCT), including the BDRCS and the IFRC.
This report intends to highlight the key challenges that remain one year after the 2014 Gaza war as they relate to UNFPA’s programme priorities. The report focuses on Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Gender-based violence as a protection concern and the particular challenges facing young people.
Ajman, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) – Human Appeal International (HAI) announced that it had commissioned a fresh water station in Magaria Department of Zinder region in Niger.
Abdullah Al Awadi, Assistant HAI Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs, said during the inauguration ceremony that the AED282,000 project will benefit 1,000 people, mostly women, children, the elderly and the disabled.
''We were keen to operate the station with solar power as part of our commitment to sustainability standards,'' he added.
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Ukraine on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015
Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.