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08 Oct 2015 description
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· In September, severe funding shortfalls necessitated a change in distributions that would maximise the number of households assisted. WFP began ‘capping’ household sizes at five, therefore eligible households with more than five members only received five amounts of USD 13.5.

· In September, WFP assisted 635,482 vulnerable Syrian refugees with USD 13.5 e-card rations. In October, WFP plans to assist 616,950 people.

08 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Efforts are being made to better understand and respond to the needs of older people and people with disabilities in humanitarian crises. Islamic Relief has been chosen to be part of a three-year programme developed by a number of different organisations, academics and government bodies.

07 Oct 2015 description

Protection at the heart of humanitarian action

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

07 Oct 2015 description


persons of concern,

increase since January 2015

of children, including

Identified separated and unaccompanied minors

people with disabilities,

of these are children

3 in 10
households are headed by women

women at risk

Shelters built since opening

07 Oct 2015 description
report The Zimbabwean

Women who are disabled and HIV-positive bear a double burden. REGINA PASIPANODYA reports.

06 Oct 2015 description


On 22 September, President U Thein Sein visited Chin State, one of the areas most severely affected by floods and landslides in July and August. The President visited camps for people displaced by the floods and chaired a meeting with Chin State government officials in Hakha, Capital of Chin State. Almost 3,000 homes were destroyed or damaged due to landslides in the state and households need to be relocated as it is not safe for them to return and rebuild on the original sites.

06 Oct 2015 description

In Liberia, one of the Food Security Cluster’s main work priorities is to ‘ensure an effective, accountable and coordinated food security response founded on evidence-based interventions that advocate for and take into consideration the needs of each segment of affected communities by age, gender and diversity’ (FSC Liberia ToR and FSC Transition Planning 1st June 2015). In line with this strategy, HelpAge International has seconded an Inclusion Advisor to assist in identifying gaps in working with vulnerable groups and in developing appropriate strategies to address those gaps. .

05 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman, in accordance with Assembly resolution 69/188.

04 Oct 2015 description
report Guardian

Conflict can be both a cause of disability and a devastating complication for those already living with disabilities. Although all disabled people are affected, women face intersecting discrimination because of their gender and disability.

Read the story on Guardian

03 Oct 2015 description
report Voice of America


Gandri Maramba

People living with disabilities are facing huge challenges to survive in Zimbabwe’s rural areas as the country’s food situation worsens.

Thousands of people with disabilities say they are starvation as economic woes continue to bedevil the country.

Persons with disabilities and their families who spoke to VOA Studio 7 said life has become hell due to economic hardships.

03 Oct 2015 description


  • As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.

02 Oct 2015 description

NRC is represented in the Mediterranean by the 16 experts that are currently deployed from NRC's stand-by roster. A majority of the experts are field protection officers, who are engaged in various important activities, based on the most immediate needs in the areas they are deployed to.

02 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 197,269 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million