The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.
Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.
Résumé de la crise: Suite aux intempéries qui ont touché la zone de Béma durant la semaine 45, des inondations ont touché les villages de Béma, Ngombé, Nguida, Tangbando, Kazongo, Nzambo et SangoSango endommageant à différentes échelles les maisons d'environ 240 ménages. Suite à ces inondations certains ménages s'étaient également déplacés à Béma où ils occupaient l'école du centre mais sont depuis rentrés chez eux.
A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.
An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.
The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region has reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17-18 November). However, the numbers of registered cases and deaths seem to underestimate the real magnitude of the outbreak.
The unprecedented nature, scope, and complexity of this regional crisis have outstripped the health system’s capacity for response and control.
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
An education program geared towards reducing the school drop out rate for youths in Ethiopia has received a $1.6 million dollar boost to help keep it going.
SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children, announced that it received the grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
SOS Children’s Villages says the grant will fund EduCare, a program that provides services to raise grade-level completion rates for vulnerable children and their families in the city of Bahir Dar.
A new guide to help Ministries integrate disaster risk reduction in school curriculums, within an Education for Sustainable Development framework, has been published by UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF.
QAMISHLI, Syria, November 25 (UNHCR) – Life on the run has not stopped Iraqi refugee Aisha from ensuring that her five children get an education, and this learning has given them hope for the future despite the problems they face in Syria.
"Education is not a luxury, it's a necessity for our children," said the mother of five, who fled from the northern Iraq city of Mosul in 2011 to escape mounting sectarian violence.
Her son Mohamed, aged 14 years, says he loves going to school and dreams of becoming an engineer.
Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.
Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.
The Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) released in October 2014, identified 3.2 million people in need of relief assistance in Ethiopia until December 2014.
As at end October distribution for the 4th round was at 96 Percent and distribution for the 5th round 24 percent.
Policy-makers and international agencies are currently negotiating the details of the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which is to be agreed at Sendai, Japan in March 2015. The zero draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) now explicitly promotes the integration of gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into DRR. It acknowledges the need to manage differential levels of vulnerability and exposure, and the need to empower vulnerable groups to participate in decision-making and implementation.
Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 19,560 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard to reach areas in Rural Damascus and Al-Hasakeh governorates.
Jordan: Under the leadership of the MoH and in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and partners, IOM supported the fourth national polio campaign 26 – 30 Oct 2014 through providing 16 cars and 3 buses to transport the MOH vaccination staff in Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa, Karak Ma’an and Ajloun governorates.
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· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.
· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).
· 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
The Government of Iraq has dispatched more than 3.3 million litres of fuel from Kirkuk to be distributed to displaced and vulnerable families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
A three-vehicle UN convoy making its way from the airport to Baghdad’s international zone was targeted by an improvised explosive device on 17 November.
In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq capital of Erbil on 19 November six people, including the attacker, were killed and about 29 people injured in a suicide bombing attack in the city centre.
Humanitarian partners continue to coordinate necessary response to floodaffected communities through the Gode, Jijiga (Somali region) and Amibara (Afar region) Incident Command Posts (ICP).
Eritrean refugees continue to arrive in northern Ethiopia in high numbers. 2,173 refugees arrived so far in November