By Aicha Chir Nour
In Chad, the Daresalam refugee camp hosts more than 5,000 refugees from Nigeria and Niger. Here, every individual has fled atrocities and violence that plague their countries. The camp’s school is the only place where Yande Tchari, 17 years old and in first grade, feels safe. “Only in class am I able to take my mind off things. School gives me the opportunity to learn always something new,” she says.
The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure humanitarian assistance and protection for the most vulnerable among the displaced from Syria and poorest Lebanese; 2) strengthen the capacity of national and local delivery systems to expand access to and quality of basic services; and 3) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.
Arrivals and departures
In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).
Bern, 24.05.2016 - Having attended the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul where he discussed measures to jointly tackle violent conflict, major humanitarian challenges and the refugee crisis, the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, stopped off in Lebanon. In the capital, Beirut, he visited a number of projects in a show of support for the efforts being made by Switzerland and its partner organisations to improve the future prospects of people in Lebanon.
Posted by Evelyn Rodriguez-Perez on Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Education is a core component of a humanitarian response. However, too often education remains severely underfunded given competing priorities. But without it, children — and girls in particular — are at increased risk of abuse, exploitation, disempowerment or worse.
While working in international education for more than 30 years, I’ve seen how natural disasters, famines and wars can sideline education.
In response to the drought emergency, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), supported by humanitarian partners, including UNICEF, have increased the number of outpatient therapeutic feeding programme sites (OTP) by 1,211 (from 13,271 in March 2015 to 14,482 in March 2016) and the number of stabilization centers (SC) by 336 (from 1,013 in March 2015 to 1,349 in March 2016).
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reports that as of 24 May 2016, over 258,400 people are affected by floods, landslides, heavy rain caused by Cyclone Roanu during the past 10 days.
DMC reports 94 people as dead and 107 people still missing, mainly due to the landslide in Aranayake, Kegalle district. Thirty-two (32) people are reported as injured.
A donation by Saudi Arabia of 790 mt of dates was received mid-April and is being distributed to nearly 400,000 children and their families through the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school feeding programme.
WFP Bangladesh is developing a new Country Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020, to be approved by WFP’s Executive Board in February 2017.
The Government of Armenia and WFP conducted a Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) exercise in partnership with the World Bank and Partnership for Child Development.
The Country Office hosted a delegation from the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and WFP’s Center of Excellence Against Hunger to prepare for the Global Child Nutrition Forum to be held in Armenia in September 2016.
WFP started a new Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) project to support 2,000 Bedouins in the Red Sea governorate.
The Egyptian Vulnerability Assessment for Refugees (EVAR) began on 26 April in collaboration with UNHCR.
In April, WFP Tajikistan assisted 368,619 people through school feeding activities with food distributions which included 787 mt of food including wheat flour, oil, pluses and salt.
WFP’s nutrition programme was suspended in April due to a shortage in Super Cereal Plus.
In April, WFP’s activity supporting patients with Tuberculosis (TB) was suspended due to funding shortfalls.
Activities have consolidated under the new Country Programme (CP) 200813, which came into effect 01 April 2016.
Within the Lake Chad Basin crisis, Cameroon is the second country most affected by displacement after Nigeria. In the last month an increase of 20,000 IDPs in the Far North has been reported bringing the number to 190,591 people.
Since the beginning of 2016, 1,361 refugee children under 5 and 9,952 Cameroonian children <5 with SAM have been admitted to therapeutic care.
In April, Cambodia recorded its highest temperature.
Coupled with low rainfall, it has seriously affected vegetation and crops.
WFP is closely monitoring the water scarcity situation and mapping its impact, using data from a satellitebased drought monitoring and warning system since June 2015. This indicated that there are moderate drought conditions throughout the country.
• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.
Kornoi is one of the three localities of Dar Zaghawa (Um Buru, Tina and Kornoi). Kornoi locality identified as the main return area and to assess the situation of the returnees, several return monitoring missions conducted during 2015 to the area and mission reports shared with all stakeholders, which helped a lot in planning of many interventions in Kornoi locality,
This mission came as recommendation of the previous missions to visit the remaining areas in the locality in special those can be reach from Um Buru.
The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The first steering committee meeting has taken place.
WFP has been invited to share its experiences on food fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.
- A delegation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) visited WFP-supported schools in the Northern Province of Oudomxay.
The mission reviewed the progress made through the WFP school meals programme, funded by the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program.
In April, WFP reached more than 205,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States and flood-affected areas with cash or food assistance.
Over 3,000 people, recently displaced by disasters or conflict, in Kachin and Rakhine States and Mandalay Region received WFP’s life-saving food assistance.
60 MILLION people affected globally at present.
32 MILLION people food insecure in Southern Africa.
10.2 MILLION people in Ethiopia need emergency food assistance.
50 PERCENT crop losses in Haiti due to El Niño-influenced drought.
Resettlement support: The Government has requested further assistance for the resettlement programme and livelihood support for 60,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) for 18 months, following successful WFP support in early 2016.
Due to limited funding, there is an expected shortfall in the supply of Super Cereal Plus to Uva province, limiting programme implementation.