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28 Jun 2016 description

Summary:

According to the forecast issued in April 2016 by the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), in 2016, the development of subsistence basic grain crops in parts of the dry corridor will be affected by the late and irregular start of the rainy season, forecasted below average accumulated rainfall levels and the unusually high temperatures due to a weakened El Niño phenomenon.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Medair

Who is more vulnerable than a pregnant woman fleeing from attack, carrying the most fragile of lives inside of her? Hivda was pregnant with her first child when armed groups attacked her village in Sinjar, Iraq in August 2014.

“We didn’t have a car and I was pregnant,” says Hivda, now 21. She was among an estimated 130,000 people who fled to Sinjar mountain for safety, where they became trapped for 10 days on top of the mountain.

28 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chad is part of the dynamics of the World Humanitarian Summit.

  • In Lac region sustainable solutions are needed to minimize the impact of the crisis on livelihoods, especially for 130,000 people in situation of food insecurity (“crisis phase”).

  • In preparation for floods, the humanitarian community is taking steps to maintain basic services in potentially inaccessible areas.

World Humanitarian Summit: challenges for Chad

28 Jun 2016 description
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Ecuador

El Gobierno ha extendido por 30 días el Estado de Excepción en las provincias de Esmeraldas, Manabí,
Santa Elena, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Los Ríos y Guayas. El número de muertos aumentó a 668. Se ha logrado 22% de cobertura al llamamiento de US$73 millones. OCHA 29,000 personas en albergues

Guatemala

28 Jun 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le Tchad s’inscrit dans la dynamique du Sommet Humanitaire Mondial.

  • Dans la région du Lac, des solutions durables sont nécessaires pour limiter l’impact de la crise sur les moyens d’existences, notamment pour 130 000 personnes en situation d’insécurité alimentaire (« phase crise »).

  • En préparation aux inondations, la communauté humanitaire prend des mesures pour assurer le maintien des services de base dans les zones potentiellement inaccessibles.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is assisting the Government to realize a single registry, which will significantly improve programme delivery and accountability in social protection.

  • With new funding and food from the Uganda and Japan governments and the Lift a Life foundation,
    WFP will reinstate full rations for school meals in Karamoja in June.

  • The Government, together with WFP plan to establish communal grain stores in 10 districts in order to address grain storage challenges among small-scale farmers.

28 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 26% of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals per day were encountered/assisted by UNHCR and partners near entry points, including 45% arriving from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 55% from Bulgaria.

  • The number of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants resting in Belgrade every day rose above 1,000 with about half encountered/assisted in the city centre and up to 530 sheltered by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) in Asylum Centre (AC) of Krnjaca.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 24 June, stakeholders of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative including member states and donors are gathering in Geneva at the meeting of the Polio Partners Group to review progress and discuss the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine switch, transition planning and the financial resources urgently needed to see eradication through to the end.

28 Jun 2016 description

La famille du Système des Nations Unies à Madagascar partage la douleur du peuple de Madagascar et des familles victimes et endeuillées, suite aux deux récentes tragédies qui ont causé la mort de citoyens Malagasy.

En effet, il y a à peine quelques jours, nous étions consternés d’apprendre le drame de Beroroha dans le Sud de Madagascar, qui a laissé un bilan lourd de 31 personnes décédées dont une dizaine d’enfants.

28 Jun 2016 description

Lorsqu’une grande flambée épidémique de fièvre jaune survient, les pays ont besoin de s’approvisionner d’urgence en vaccins pour contenir la propagation de la maladie.

À la mi-juin 2016, près de 18 millions de doses de vaccins antiamarils avaient été distribués dans le cadre des campagnes de vaccination d’urgence en Angola, en Ouganda et en République démocratique du Congo. Si les pays n’ont pas suffisamment de vaccins, ils peuvent avoir accès à la réserve mondiale pour les situations d’urgence.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) and the country programme (CP) are facing serious resource shortfalls. Food for training activities under the PRRO have been suspended while prevention of stunting activities under the CP have been reduced because of funding shortfalls. Therefore, WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the increasing needs of vulnerable people in Burundi.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP responded to flashfloods and mudflows in early May by providing 15 mt of food assistance to 1,241 people in the central district of Rudaki and northwestern district of Pajakent.

  • In May, WFP Tajikistan assisted 368,620 students through school feeding activities which included 671 mt of food including wheat flour, vegetable oil, pluses and salt.

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • 7,592 children under 5 years of age were enrolled in the nutrition programme, from January 2015 to April 2016.

  • 7,797 pregnant or nursing mothers were enrolled in the nutrition programme.

  • 85.296 mt of locally produced Timor Vita, a specialised nutritious food for women, was distributed to all health facilities since January. As a result, the number of women who have enrolled in the programme has risen dramatically

28 Jun 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

DIFFA, Niger/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000 pregnant girls and women are among the displaced, putting them in urgent need of antenatal, maternal and post-partum care.

Assaults on the town of Bosso from 3 to 5 June led to the mass movement of an estimated 75,000 people, including virtually the entire populations of Bosso and the nearby towns of Toumour and Yebi.

28 Jun 2016 description

The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.

28 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ana Vanessa Herrero

Raquel Díaz spends most of her time waiting in long lines outside supermarkets in Venezuela’s chaotic capital city, Caracas. The unemployed, 32-year-old single mother is constantly trying to find something to feed her six children. “We used to find food after hours waiting in line, but not anymore,” she said.