• Aid organisations have registered 32,490 newly displaced people in North and Central Darfur states of whom IOM has verified 20,589 in North Darfur.
• About 7,400 IDPs in North Darfur’s Um Baru area receive food aid.
• An estimated 7,000 returnees, displaced people and refugees in South Darfur’s Um Dafug area start receiving humanitarian assistance.
• In areas south of Bahr El Arab in the Abyei area, 20 per cent of households were found to be food insecure, according to the Abyei Food Security and Nutrition Assessment.
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.
Switzerland - On Wednesday, March 4th, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing welcomed Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, to IOM’s Geneva HQ to thank his country for its USD 1 million contribution to IOM’s Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism (MEFM).
Conflict continues as the main actors have not yet reached a political resolution.
Violence intensified in the dry season with more displaced people and worsening humanitarian needs.
The country’s economy is in a precarious position.
Access constraints are impeding delivery of humanitarian assistance to high risk areas due to insecurity and poor infrastructure.
Severe food insecurity and high risk of famine will worsen the situation.
The continuous rapid influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to overwhelm the existing health services. Between November 2014 and January 2015, an additional 400,000 new IDPs have been reportedly displaced. This has further worsened the shortage of life-saving medicines.
Over 1.6 million people (40% of the health sector targeted) have benefited from medical consultations in and outside the IDP camps.
Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le virus Ebola
Vos Excellences, Honorables invités, Mesdames et Messieurs,
Je suis heureux d’affirmer l’engagement inébranlable du Groupe de la Banque mondiale pour aider la Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone à mettre fin à l’épidémie d’Ebola et à se relever de cette crise.
At USAID, we believe that gender equality and women’s empowerment isn’t a part of development but at the core of development. Water, energy, agriculture, conflict and health can all affect men and women differently. These differences are not barriers but opportunities to maximize the impact of our work by delivering development in a more targeted, effective and sustainable way. That’s why across our programs in more than 80 countries we are making evidence-based investments in gender equality and female empowerment.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders has earmarked an additional €3.5 million for the monitoring mission being conducted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in eastern Ukraine. The OSCE has deployed the monitors to see to it that the Ukrainian army and the rebels comply with the ceasefire agreed in Minsk on 12 February.
Summary: 4 March 2015, Brussels - Yesterday, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica signed the National Indicative Programme (NIP) for EU development cooperation with Liberia for the period 2014-2020, which amounts to €279 million.
Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise
March 4, 2015 - Halifax, NS - Public Health Agency of Canada
WHO reports 132 new confirmed cases of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending on March 1.
No new EVD cases confirmed in Liberia in nearly two weeks.
Response actors remain concerned regarding ongoing EVD transmission chains in Guinea’s Forécariah Prefecture, where 23 EVD cases since February 28— more than 70 percent of the 32 confirmed cases in the same time period countrywide—have occurred.
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La matrice de suivi du déplacement (DTM) publiée en décembre 2014, montre que 79 397 personnes vivent encore dans 105 sites de déplacés. 5 939 familles déplacées vivant dans 21 sites sont considerées à risque d’expulsions forcées (risques faibles et élevés). 41 045 personnes vivant dans 26 sites de déplacées sont considérées comme personne à risque d'inondation. Jusqu’au mois de décembre 2014, environ 15 515 ménages ou 62 637 individus en déplacement n’ont pas été ciblés par un programme de retour ou de relocalisation.
Brazzaville, Congo (CONGOSITE) - L’ambassadeur des USA au Congo, Stéphanie Sullivan, a remis le 3 mars à Brazzaville, un don de vivres à la ministre des Affaires sociales, de l’Action humanitaire et de la Solidarité, Émilienne Raoul, destiné aux réfugiés de la République centrafricaine (RCA) installés dans le département de la Likouala au Congo.
The December 2014 Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) shows that 79,397 individuals are still living in 105 IDP sites. 5,939 displaced families living in 21 camps are considered at risk of forced evictions (low and high risks). 41,045 people living in 26 camps are considered to be particularly at high risk of flooding. As on December 2014, an estimated 15,515 households or 62,637 IDP individuals were not targeted by any return or relocation programs.
In February 2015, Yarmouk and its surrounding areas continue to experience high levels of armed violence, which prevented distribution of humanitarian assistance by UNRWA. The Agency has not been able to complete a successful distribution since 6 December 2014. In addition, UNRWA has been unable to operate its temporary health point or provide residents with clean water and basic non-food items. The Agency continues to advocate for full, safe and uninterrupted access to Yarmouk and other areas that remain hard to reach or fully inaccessible.
Colombo, March 4th, 2015 – Responding to the impact of the floods that hit various parts of Sri Lanka in late December, the European Commission is providing €238,000 (approx. 36,000,000 LKR) to meet the needs of the most vulnerable families in the Eastern part of the country. Triggered by prolonged heavy rains related to the North-East monsoon, the flooding badly affected standing crops throughout the region, jeopardizing the food security of the local households.
Presidents of the affected countries call for a ‘Marshall Plan’
UNMEER Sierra Leone sustains support to District Ebola Response Centers
National Assembly President continues EVD advocacy field visits
Key Political and Economic Developments
Displacement resulting from recurrent conflict, insecurity on a background of a very high child and maternal mortality Trapped populations, 32,000 people evacuated while 36,276 live in enclaves in the country.
Risk of further violence with upcoming elections.
Surrounding countries affected 426,000 refugees.
Very low immunization coverage, unable to prevent the appearance of outbreaks.