Steep increase in forced evictions in Mogadishu. Displaced people lost belongings and moved to areas with limited or no services.
Humanitarian access through the major supply roads remain constrained in southern and central regions of Somalia.
Timely humanitarian funding crucial to sustain response to 2.8 million Somalis.
In this issue
Thank you all for being here today to stand in solidarity with the people of Syria. I thank the International Islamic Charitable Organization of Kuwait for hosting today’s event, and for your tireless efforts to support Syrian refugees, particularly at your refugee villages in Turkey and Jordan.
UNFPA to Highlight Special Needs of Women and Girls at the Syria Donors’ Conference in Kuwait
Kuwait, 30 March 2015- As the Syria crisis enters its fifth year, UNICEF has been on the ground to meet the most urgent needs of children, with invaluable support from donors.
The State of Kuwait, one of UNICEF’s largest donors to the Syria crisis, has contributed nearly 90 million US$ to provide life-saving assistance to children impacted by the ongoing conflict.
Khartoum, 28 January 2015 -- The Government of Japan has made a generous contribution of USD 750,000 to UNDP’s Strengthening the Capacity of the Sudan National Human Rights Commission (SNHRC) project which will be implemented from 2015 to 2018 with the main objective of supporting the SNHRC in the development of its operational, technical and legal capacities to become a cornerstone within Sudan’s national human rights protection system, in line with the Paris Principles.
March 24th 2015, Khartoum - The Government of Japan has allocated USD 2.5 million to UNDP’s Promoting Community Stabilization Programme. This generous contribution enables UNDP to support the Government of Sudan initiating project implementation immediately in the target states.
South Sudan’s food security situation continues to deteriorate, with the early onset of the lean season and 3.5 million people expected to require food assistance by June
Armed group releases 650 children previously recruited into conflict
South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SSRRA) suspends decision to tax South Sudanese staff of aid organizations operating in opposition-held areas
On 22 March, 650 hygiene kits were delivered to Emae Island and distributed prioritizing given to the most vulnerable.
IOM assisted with the relocation of the most vulnerable IDPs from Mataso Island, through conducting predeparture medical checks, including measles immunization for children, and registration
ABU DHABI, 30th March, 2015 (WAM) -- Emirates Red Crescent has continued the implementation of the second phase of the Tarahamou campaign for the relief of families affected by the harsh blizzards in Lebanon.
Planning is ongoing for the second phase of harmonized multi-cluster needs assessments in cyclone-affected areas. These are due to commence on 1 April and will be completed by 8 April.
The Government informed that schools used as evacuation centres have now reopened across Vanuatu on 30 March. The Ministry of Education and Training has requested tarpaulins to cover the roofs of approximately 268 classrooms damaged during the cyclone in Malampa, Torba, Tafea and Shefa provinces.
KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have pledged over USD half billion in aid for the Syrian people, during a meeting of NGOs in Kuwait on Monday.
NGOs met in Kuwait to provide aid for some 12.5 million Syrian people, who are either internally displaced or refugees in five neighboring countries - Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon - pledging USD 506 million.
On Monday, March 30, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 16 million yen (Plastic sheets, blankets, etc.) to Chile, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Chile following serious damage from the floods in the country.
Northern Chile suffers from floods caused by heavy rain of March 25. According to the Government of Chile, as of March 27, 9 people were dead, 22 people are missing, 5,983 people took refuge, and 45,866 people were affected.
KUWAIT, March 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) Monday announced USD 10 million pledge for the Syrian refugees.
IICO chief Abdullah Al-Maatouq, addressing a meeting of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), announced the USD 10 million pledge to help the Syrian people, who were either internally displaced or refugees in neighboring countries.
Ireland to send 87 tonnes of emergency supplies to assist families displaced by conflict in Nigeria
Ireland is today dispatching thousands of blankets, tents, cooking kits, jerry cans, and other urgent supplies to assist thousands of Nigerian refugees in Northern Cameroon. The announcement was made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD.
On 29 March 2015, the Government of Japan extended grants to three Bangladeshi NGOs.
Ambassador Shiro Sadoshima signed ‘Grant Contracts’ for Grass-roots Human Security Projects at Embassy of Japan with the representatives of these NGOs: Dr. Sk. Akhtar Ahmad, President of Asia Arsenic Network (AAN), Mr. Rasel Ahmed Liton, Chief Executive of SKS Foundation, and Prof. Dr. Hosne-Ara Begum, Executive Director of Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha (TMSS).
• The Government and humanitarian partners continue to deliver food, shelter, fuel, clothes, water treatment tablets, medical supplies, and other relief items to the affected islands.
• Rapid assessments have been carried out on the three northern islands (Nanumanga, Niutao,
Nanumea) and the three central islands (Nui,
• Nui suffered the worst damage of the three central islands, with significant damage to crops and livestock.
Oxfam has calculated that nearly half of the world’s top donors didn’t give their fair share of aid to the Syria crisis in 2014, based on the size of their economies.
● 2.4 million children under the age of five years in the seven non-conflicted affected states received the oral polio vaccine (OPV).
● More than 9,000 refugees were relocated from Yida to Ajuong Thok in Unity State from 1 January to 23 March, 85 per cent of them were new arrivals.
● Partners are building Interim Care Centers in Greater Pibor Administrative Area to support children demobilized from the armed forces.
● Partners launched a nation wide dry season livestock vaccination campaign.
A ceremony was held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters in Noumea today to hand over funds raised by its staff social club to the Red Cross Tropical Cyclone Pam appeal.
SPC staff have rallied behind their Ni-Vanuatu colleagues and the tens of thousands of people who must rebuild their lives in the wake of cyclone Pam by donating more than one million New Caledonian francs (CFP 1,170,000), as well as bags of clothing, linen, food and other essential daily items.