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23 May 2015 description
report European Union

Carrefour, le 21 Mai 2015. L’Union européenne, le CASEC de Bizoton, l’Association des Citoyens Progressistes pour l’avancement et le Reconstruction du Pays (ACPARP) et la Fondation César pour les plus Faibles d’Haïti (FCPFH) ont procédé aujourd'hui au lancement du projet « Adduction d’eau potable et assainissement dans les localités de Fonds-Brache, Grand-Caille et Bel-Air», financé à hauteur de près de 437.000 euros par l'Union européenne

23 May 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Sud-Kivu : Plus de 9 300 Burundais ont trouvé refuge dans les territoires d’Uvira et de Fizi.

  • Nord-Kivu: Plus de 275 000 déplacés internes difficilement accessibles dans Rutshuru et Beni.

  • Province Orientale : L’insécurité handicape la lutte pour la sécurité alimentaire en Irumu.

  • Katanga : Le mauvais état des routes freine l’assistance dans le Territoire de Malemba Nkulu.

Des réfugiés burundais affluent au Sud-Kivu

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Refugees from Burundi have been arriving at the Northwest borders of Tanzania since the beginning of May as they flee violence and political turmoil in Burundi. As of 19 May, UNHCR reported an estimated 63,653 Burundi refugees have reached Tanzania and its borders seeking shelter and safety. Of concern is the 35,000 refugees living in rough conditions in the lakeside village of Kagunga awaiting to be transported to the established camp.

23 May 2015 description

I am pleased to announce that Australia will provide additional support to the long-term recovery of Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam, the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in Vanuatu.

Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to housing, health centres, schools and other critical infrastructure in affected areas, and to Vanuatu’s key industries of tourism and agriculture.

Australia provided an early life-saving package of more than $10 million, including deployment of disaster response, medical and search and rescue teams.

23 May 2015 description

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Saturday 5/23/2015 - 02:31 GMT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday pledged $453 million in aid to Pacific island nations to help them combat climate change and natural disasters.

Abe made the pledge as leaders of 14 Pacific island nations gathered for a two-day meeting, which began on Friday in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, to discuss their development needs.

23 May 2015 description

(The External Situation Report is now circulated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

KEY POINTS

  • Over the first four days of the early detection and sensitization campaign in Forécariah (Guinea), 73 alerts, of which 29 were community deaths and 39 were suspected cases, were reported. Of the suspected cases, 7 tested positive for Ebola.

  • Most of the doctors and nurses who were part of the African Union Support to Ebola in West Africa (ASEOWA) will leave Sierra Leone next week.

23 May 2015 description

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl has praised the remarkable support from Germany for Palestine refugees – particularly refugees in Gaza – during an official trip to Berlin this week.

Germany is the second-largest supporter of the UNRWA response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the 2014 conflict in Gaza, with a total contribution of EUR 80 million (US$ 93 million) to UNRWA programmes in Gaza to date. This support allowed UNRWA to initiate its emergency shelter assistance programme and to support the most vulnerable.

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· The situation in South Sudan has drastically deteriorated in the past two weeks, with heavy fighting on-going across Unity and Upper Nile states. 100,000 people have been displaced and 650,000 have been cut off from aid as humanitarian organizations have been forced to withdraw from affected areas.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

In order to assist people affected by the crisis in the Eastern Conflict Areas (ECAs) of Ukraine, WFP acts through its Emergency Operation (EMOP), which followed the Immediate response (IR)-EMOP. WFP provides food assistance through in-kind and voucher modalities with a view to ensure life-saving, time-critical assistance to the most vulnerable groups among the internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, host families and those trapped in conflict hotspots of the ECAs.

WFP has been present in Ukraine since 2014.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP Peru has shifted from a food aid to a food assistance agency with a focus on institutional capacity development and support to eliminate chronic childhood undernutrition and anaemia. In the context of recurrent natural disasters, WFP Peru provides support to emergency preparedness and early response. WFP has been present in Peru since 1964.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

In response to the Syria refugee crisis, WFP launched a Regional Emergency Operation (200433) in July 2012. Under the programme, WFP Lebanon provides food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees through e-cards, one-off in-kind food parcels to new arrivals from Syria and cash transfers to Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS).

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian community augments response during five-day pause in hostilities; conflict and resource constraints limit operations

  • Figures of fatalities, injuries, and IDPs since March 26 significantly increase

  • Re-animating commercial shipping to Yemen remains essential to averting a comprehensive humanitarian catastrophe

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/FFP provides 1,640 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

  • Debris and other obstacles hinder humanitarian access and assistance in some affected districts.

  • Relief actors initiate district-level contingency planning in preparation for the monsoon season.

USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Nepal Earthquake (Last updated 05/22/2015)

22 May 2015 description

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International et le ministère sénégalais de la Gouvernance locale, du Développement et de l’Aménagement du territoire créent un dispositif conjoint de soutien à la coopération décentralisée franco-sénégalaise.

Ce dispositif de soutien conjoint prend la forme d’un appel à projets qui sera ouvert du 25 mai au 31 Juillet 2015, visant à cofinancer des projets de coopération décentralisée présentés conjointement par les collectivités territoriales sénégalaises et françaises.

22 May 2015 description

NAY PYI TAW – Four United Nations organisations today welcomed a generous and timely contribution of 2.362 billion Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 19.5 million) from the Government of Japan to support humanitarian and development activities in Myanmar

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.