May 27th, 2016
While it has been more than a month since the massive quake hit Ecuador on April 16th, AMDA has shifted the focus of its activities from emergency relief to rehabilitation assistance. As of now, ninth batch of relief personnel comprising doctors, nurses and education specialists have been sent to the area.
On 18 May, two aftershocks shook the country with epicenters between the cantons of Quinindé and Muisne in the Province of Esmeraldas, and Pedernales in the Province of Manabí. The first aftershock occurred at 2:57am and another one at 11:36am with a magnitude of 6.7 and 6.8, respectively. The aftershocks resulted in additional damages in Esmeraldas Province. In response, the Government opened new camps in the affected areas.
Aperçu de la situation
Le site de Gaoui, situé à 15 km de N’Djamena, a été ouvert en janvier 2014 afin d’accueillir les retournés tchadiens fuyant les violences en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Il compte actuellement quelque 5 200 retournés, en majorité des femmes et des enfants, principalement venus de Bangui.
Au cours du plan d'intervention humanitaire 2016 (HRP), les indicateurs de résultats du Sahel ont été définis en consultation avec les points focaux du secteur régional pour fournir des indicateurs de performance standards pour le Sahel. Les points focaux des Cluster Pays ont fournis leurs objectifs annuels et commencé à rapporter sur leurs réalisations sectorielles pour chacun des indicateurs de résultats sur une base mensuelle.
During the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.
MANAGUA – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en Nicaragua recibió una contribución del Reino de Arabia Saudita consistente en 234 toneladas métricas de dátiles, una nutritiva fruta con alto contenido nutricional y de beneficio para la salud, destinada al Programa Integral de Nutrición Escolar del Ministerio de Educación que entrega meriendas a los niños y niñas en sus escuelas.
Government of Kenya announcement to close Dadaab Camps
Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system
AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016/2017 school year.
Singapore, 26 May 2016 – The two-men response team from Singapore Red Cross has arrived in Sri Lanka, to join the relief work of Sri Lanka Red Cross for Cyclone Roanu. Comprising Charis Chan, Head International Services and Peter Tung, auxiliary staff and active volunteer, the team participated in ground assessment/home visits, and distribution of 200 kitchen kits to homes in the most affected district, Colombo - Egodauyana, Pahala Bomiriya and Oruwala (Western Province).
Pas de répit pour les habitants de Nindja qui passent de déplacement en déplacement
Kalehe : plus de 2 500 familles retournées se procurent des vivres et articles ménagers essentiels
Aperçu de la situation
Heavy rains have caused additional mudflows on 20 May in Nurobod District, affecting more than 55 households.
Government assessment results for Rudaki District indicate the disaster destroyed or damaged at least 119 houses. As of 23 May, total number of houses destroyed of damaged for Panjekent and Rudaki districts stands at 140.
Total number of people affected, as well as houses destroyed/damaged has been reduced as Government finalized damage and needs assessment processes.
Colombo, 26 May 2016 – In response to a series of floods and landslides which swept across Sri Lanka between 14th and 22nd May, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (32.8 million LKR) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations. This aid will directly benefit 20 000 individuals who have been heavily impacted in five of the worst-hit districts in the country’s West, namely Colombo, home to the Sri Lankan capital, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kegalle and Kurunegala.
By Madhu Rathnayake, Save the Children’s Communications Officer in Sri Lanka
The scene reminds me of Venice. But this is no holiday. The boat we’re travelling on is carrying us along lanes and roads which were once used by cars. Heavy rain – the most severe in 25 years – has hit Sri Lanka, causing disastrous flooding in 19 districts. Over 100,000 have been forced from their homes; tragically, at least 100 have died.
It’s the end of my first day on the emergency response mission, navigating roads that have been cut off by flooding, and it’s been tough.
MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children.
The contribution, which is worth US$528,000, will be distributed to 162,000 children in 12 municipalities of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, Jinotega and Matagalpa for a period of 160 days through the Ministry of Education’s School Meals Programme.
Arrivals and departures
For UNICEF Somalia, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. We saw positive progress for children and their rights but also the devastating loss of four of our colleagues in an attack in Puntland.
In October, Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is excellent news for children.The Convention provides an important framework for policy and legislation on children’s rights. UNICEF immediately started working closely with the federal government to ensure its implementation.
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