BEYROUTH/GENÈVE, 30 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Cette année, les fluctuations de devises pourraient coûter aux organisations humanitaires des centaines de millions de dollars de pertes de revenus, ce qui menace l’aide apportée à des millions de personnes dans le monde.
Une baisse de la valeur de l’euro par rapport au dollar et une brusque remontée du franc suisse ont entraîné un déficit de fonds pour les agences comme le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).
BEIRUT/SANA'A, 30 March 2015 (IRIN) - At least 29 people were killed on Monday after a camp for displaced Yemenis was allegedly hit by an air strike. Here is what we do and don’t know. What happened?
In the late morning, the Mazraq camp in northern Yemeni province of Hajja – close to the border with Saudi Arabia – was bombed.
It is the latest attack since a Saudi-led coalition of eight nations began a bombing campaign last Thursday aiming to displace the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group from power.
By John Sahr Sahid
FREETOWN, 30 March 2015 (IRIN) - More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially “unaccounted for” according to an audit report.
Anti-corruption and National Ebola Response Centre officials are investigating findings by the Audit Service that around $6 million may have gone to the wages of non-existent or “ghost” workers.
BEIRUT, 27 March 2015 (IRIN) - The Saudi Arabian-led assault on Yemen has disrupted life-saving aid programs across the country, international aid agencies have said.
The provision of humanitarian aid to many Yemeni regions was already difficult as the country has slid closer to civil war following the takeover of the capital Sana’a in September by northern Houthi rebels. But on Thursday morning, a Saudi-led alliance of eight countries began bombing key Houthi targets in Sana’a and other cities.