The humanitarian community remains extremely concerned about the protection of civilians given reports of intense fighting, shelling and aerial bombardment of Idleb city and surrounding areas. There are unconfirmed reports of 1,500 people injured in the past week.
Heavy airstrikes in Sa’ada over the last several days have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Thousands of people have reportedly fled after airstrikes hit private homes, markets, public buildings and other sites. Communications infrastructure has also been affected, complicating efforts to verify reports.
Heavy fighting continues to be reported in residential areas of Aden. Electricity and water outages are intensifying.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saturday 4/18/2015 - 11:59 GMT
by Jamal al-Jabiri
Saudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.
The United Nations says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their homes in the war, which has also killed six Saudi security personnel in border skirmishes.
37 confirmed EVD cases were reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week.
The first stage of the sensitisation and early detection of EVD case s campaign in Guinea ended on 15 April without major problems.
Une recrudescence des cas de choléra dans plusieurs régions du pays, particulièrement dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, a été observée au cours du premier trimestre de l’année. Les chiffres sont multipliés par trois comparé à la même période de l’année dernière.
Les pluies de mars 2015 mettent en évidence le niveau de vulnérabilité du pays en dépit des efforts de préparation dirigés par la DPC. Les dégâts matériels et humains enregistrés ont été considérables (6 morts et plus de 9 000 familles affectées).
La Suisse et le Mali viennent de signer un accord de financement d’un montant de 5, 5 milliards de FCFA (CHF 8 millions) en vue de promouvoir une gouvernance locale inclusive et le renforcement de la société civile dans son rôle de veille citoyenne. L’appui bénéficiera aux régions de Mopti et de Tombouctou. Depuis 15 ans, la DDC soutient la gouvernance et la décentralisation dans la région de Sikasso, au sud du pays.
After a year of conflict, internal displacement continues to increase in Ukraine, with 1,228,090 people having fled the eastern part of the country, of whom 154,635 are children (Source: Ministry of Social Policy).
IDPs and other conflict-affected people in the east of the country continue to face hardship and a lack of access to social services. The general humanitarian situation remains deeply worrying.
In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).
Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.
Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 15:51 GMT
par Jean-Louis Doublet
Les trois pays les plus touchés par le virus Ebola (Guinée, Liberia et Sierra Leone) ont demandé vendredi depuis Washington un "Plan Marshall" s'élevant à huit milliards de dollars pour relancer leurs économies et éradiquer la maladie.
New GDP Estimates Show International Support Vital to Speed Recovery
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015–The World Bank Group (WBG) announced today that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.
654,215 South Sudanese Refugees (total)
522,812 New arrivals (since 15 Dec. 2013)
131,403 Old caseload (before 15 Dec. 2013)
259,232 Refugees in South Sudan
1.5 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
· WFP’s new Director of Finance visits Mingkaman on 15 April. In a mission that also included WFP staff from the Juba office, the Director of Finance met with beneficiaries and cooperating partners, visited the WFP warehouse and the local market, meeting with traders selected for the e-voucher program for IDPs (set to begin at the end of this month).
USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.
Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.
Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.
Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.
Washington, United States | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 16:34 GMT
by Paul HANDLEY
The three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic called for an $8 billion "Marshall Plan" on Friday to help rebuild their economies and boost prevention efforts.
With the number of new cases having dwindled after the disease took more than 10,000 lives over the past year, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone said they need much more financial aid to overcome the disaster and ensure it can't happen again.
With regard to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, the Government of Japan, responding to requests from the Government of the Republic of Guinea, decided to provide Ebola test kits newly developed by Nagasaki University and Toshiba Corporation.
Dr. Jiro Yasuda, professor at Nagasaki University who developed a reagent for the Ebola test kit, as well as his colleague will be visiting Guinea from 22 April in order to offer Guinean officials technical trainings on the Ebola test kit.
The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch two experts to the Republic of Sierra Leone through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West African countries.
The experts being dispatched this time are Dr. Hajime Kamiya from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (dispatched from April 19, 2015, to May 29, 2015), and Dr. Atsuhiro Kanayama from the National Defense Medical College (dispatched from April 21, 2015, to May 29, 2015).
Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education
April 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in cooperation with the local media, will launch on Saturday a donation-raising campaign for Yemeni people, it has announced on Wednesday. The five-day humanitarian effort is part of Kuwait’s solidarity with “brothers in Yemen who are experiencing hard conditions due to developments in the country,” Board Chairman Dr. Helal Al-Sayer said in a press statement. The move is “an urgent and immediate response to calls from brothers in Yemen” to meet their needs of foodstuff and medical supplies, he added.