The European Commission is increasing its humanitarian assistance and recovery aid to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in Ukraine.
· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.
881,896 people supported
8,283 mt food distributed
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a three-day mission to South Sudan, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments, and urged for more international support to enable humanitarians to scale-up and expand critical aid operations.
The security situation in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in Malakal remained relatively calm, as community elders engaged the warring youth to defuse the tensions.
On 17 November 2014, a Thai delegation led by Mr. Piriya Khempon, Ambassador of Thailand to Palestine resident in Amman, paid a visit to Ramallah, Palestine, to deliver USD 100,000 contribution from the Royal Thai Government to Palestine Red Crescent Society in response to humanitarian situation in Gaza strip, where hostilities occurred in July-August 2014, leading to more than 2,000 civilian casualties.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced new funding of over €220,000 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Today’s funding, to the NGO Plan, will support families in Sierra Leone who have been quarantined as a result of Ebola by providing food packages, fuel and other vital supplies.
According to Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, the first delivery of Estonian food has arrived at refugee centres in the Odessa region. "The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is very difficult," Foreign Minister Pentus-Rosimannus said. "Due to the deterioration of the security situation, there are close to 470 000 internally displaced persons in Ukraine. People are in need of food and other basic necessities," she added.
2.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
488 000 people currently internally displaced (out of a population of 4.6 million)
1.5 million people in need of food assistance (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC], October 2014), of which 19 percent of the rural population is in IPC phase 3 (Crisis) and 12 percent in phase 4 (Emergency)
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 23 November 2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- (UNHCR) – Earlier this year, the Government of the United Arab Emirates made a generous AED 18 million (US$ 5 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the provision of health assistance in the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan, of which AED 7 million (US$ 2 million) will be allocated to health activities and AED 11 million (US$ 3 million) for water, sanitation and health (WASH).
Khartoum, Nov. 23 (SUNA) The Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform, Ishraqa Sayed Mahmoud, has appreciated the support of 13 million dollars provided by China for the rehabilitation of the Friendship Vocational Training Center in Umdorman city.
This came during her visit to the center, in the presence of Engineer Salih Imam Al-Awad, the Director of the Chinese Center in Sudan and Engineer Jin Shu Ha, the Senior Maintenance Engineer, who they briefed the minister in details on the progress of work in the center that was completed by 73%.
AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) donated USD 18 million to Jordan Sunday as part of Kuwait's efforts to help regional countries cope with influx of Syrian refugees.
The grant agreement was signed by KFAED Director General Abdulwahab Al-Bader and Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ibrahim Saif.
The bulk of the donation, USD 15 million, would fund the improvement of health care for Syrian refugees, Al-Bader told KUNA after the signing ceremony.
06 November 2014 The Asian Development Bank granted a total of USD$4.52 million from its Disaster Response Facility. The sum is to assist the Government of Tonga with the reconstruction, and climate and disaster proofing of the electricity network and school facilities that were damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014. Of this contribution, USD$2.7 million has been allocated to the restoration of the electricity network.
In 2014, nearly 2 million Iraqis have fled horrific violence and armed conflict, and many of those who barely escaped with their lives now find themselves in need of proper shelter and basic services. Iraq has seen three major waves of displacement. The first wave, in January, occurred after armed groups seized control of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar governorate. The occupation of Mosul, in June, triggered a second wave.
The number of new arrivals from Syria to Jordan has significantly decreased since 25 September, with no entries through informal border crossings registered by UNHCR since 1 November. Between 3,000 and 4,000 Syrian refugees are reportedly camped at the berm near the border at Rukban and Hadalat in north-eastern Jordan. UNHCR continues to advocate with authorities for access to the territory.