Erbil, 8th October 2015- Recognising the need to immediately scale up its response to growing needs, the European Commission has increased its support to humanitarian organisations providing lifesaving assistance in Kirkuk. The funding amounts to a total of EUR 9 million and is part of the latest allocation of EUR 25 million pledged for Iraq in June.
Registration/accreditation requirements for UN and NGOs operating in non-government-controlled areas continue to hamper the delivery of critically urgent humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected areas and, on 23 September, the de facto authorities in Luhansk requested the immediate departure of all international humanitarian organisations.
On 8 October 2015, the Council approved additional financial assistance from the 2015 EU budget in response to the migration crisis. This puts into effect the commitments made by the European Council on 23 September 2015.
In a fast-track procedure the Council accepted draft amending budget no 7 for 2015 which strengthens the EU support under the European agenda on migration by €401.3 million in commitments and €57.0 million in payments.
This includes an increase of
The Directorate General for Development Cooperation has approved a 2.18 million euro multilateral emergency contribution in response to an appeal by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The funds will go toward supporting the “Ensuring food assistance to Palestine refugees in Unrwa Social Safety Net Programme in Gaza” project.
Humanitarian conditions in Iraq are worsening with ongoing insecurity, new displacement and a cholera outbreak affecting several governorates. Nearly 3.2 million people have fled their homes and spread to over 3,000 different locations since January 2014. Close to 400,000 people have returned to newly accessible areas, but have found widespread destruction and continue to require humanitarian support. Over 8.6 million people in Iraq are now in need of humanitarian assistance.
Malawi is facing the worst drought and subsequent food crisis in almost a decade, with UNICEF raising concerns over the potential increase of SAM, especially among children under 5, in the coming months. The State President released an emergency response plan on Monday 21st September, and urged all donors and development partners to do what they can to alleviate the situation.
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L'UE s'est engagée jeudi à aider les pays des Balkans et les voisins de la Syrie, frappés par l'exode de réfugiés vers l'Europe, tout en leur demandant de coopérer pour partager le fardeau.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced an additional $86 million in food assistance through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to help feed millions of displaced and food-insecure people in Sudan. Of the $86 million, $75 million will be used to provide more than 69,000 metric tons of U.S. food and $11 million to provide food vouchers and support the local procurement of specialized nutrition products. The new contribution brings the total U.S. Government contribution of food assistance for Sudan to $170 million this year.
Highlights, 14–27 September 2015
· 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.
The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) is 46% per cent funded, with US$732 million in contributions made against the $1.6 billion in requirements for the year. An additional $373 million has been contributed to humanitarian programmes outside the appeal and mainly by regional partners. The outstanding pledges for the YHRP amount to $80 million that remains unpaid and $96 million is is pledged outside the appeal.
HA NOI (VNS) — Norway will spend as much as VND16 billion (US$720,800) to help over 33,000 people across Viet Nam fight natural disasters.
The budget targeting the northern provinces of Ha Giang and Lao Cai and the central Nghe An Province is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Norwegian Red Cross.
JUBA – The Government of Japan has announced a US$1 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support activities enabling communities in South Sudan to restore livelihoods and enhance their resilience against future shocks that affect their food security.
“Japan is committed to assisting the people of South Sudan attain long-term food security and break the cycle of constant hunger crises. These funds will help WFP deliver such assistance to needy communities,” said Kiya Masahiko, the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan.
• La malnutrition aigüe dépasse le seuil d’urgence dans la région de Tombouctou.
• À date, le nombre d’incidents limitant l’accès humanitaire enregistrés en 2015 au Mali est déjà 3 fois plus élevé qu’en 2014.
• Les inondations ont touché 14 600 personnes cette année au pays.
• Riposte contre le cas de poliomyélite enregistré à Bamako
Acute malnutrition exceeds the emergency threshold in Timbuktu region.
Incidents limiting humanitarian access in Mali increased threefold in 2015 compared to 2014.
Floods affected 14 600 people this year in Mali.
Response to the poliomyelitis case recorded in Bamako.
Organizaciones forman alianza para reducir la pobreza en zonas afectadas por el conflicto en Colombia.
Para promover el desarrollo de las zonas afectadas por el conflicto en Colombia, el gobierno de Estados Unidos a través de la agencia USAID y la organización sin fines de lucro, Acumen se unen para luchar en nombre de la paz.
Today the European Commission has detailed its support of €17 million to help Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with the unprecedented refugee flows in these countries ahead of the High Level Conference on the Eastern Mediterranean-Western Balkans route taking place today in Luxembourg. This new funding is part of EU's overall efforts to deal with the consequences of the Syrian crisis announced earlier by the European Commission.
KUWAIT, Oct. 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent sent 200 tons of food aid to Yemen due to the worsening humanitarian conditions in the war-ravaged country.
The ship carrying ten thousand food packages arrived in Yemen yesterday, the society's Chairman of the Board Hilal Al-Sayer told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday. the aid will be delivered to all areas of Aden Governorate, he added.
Meanwhile, Al-Sayer noted that the society will also send another 15,000 food packages (about 375 tons) to be delivered to different Yemeni governorates.
KINSHASA, République Démocratique du Congo, 6 octobre 2015 – L’escalade rapide de la violence en République Centrafricaine (RCA) a provoqué la fuite de plus de 2.000 personnes, pour la plupart des femmes et des enfants, vers la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine en l’espace d’une semaine.