Inside this issue:
Wau Municipality received school building from UNMISS
Two new classrooms for Warrap State 2
New police post and water project handed over to Jur River County authorities
UNMAS detonates mines and unexploded remnants of war in Ayii, Magwi County
UNMISS upgrade Kuajok Hospital 3
UNMISS team visits five secondary schools in Kajokeji County
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US$ 1.7 million received by UNICEF from The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving response activities
9,968 children on Shefa Province reached in UNICEF-supported measles vaccination campaign.
1,800 households have received distribution of water purification tablets and 380 households have access to hygiene and dignity kits in Shefa Province with support from UNICEF and partners
NERCs in Sierra Leone and Guinea stress compliance to response efforts
UNMEER continues support to community-centered EVD social mobilization efforts in affected countries
Key Political and Economic Developments
- The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2164 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and requested me to report to it every three months on the implementation of the resolution and the progress on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. The present report covers the period from 17 December 2014 to 19 March 2015.
Key findings from a survey has been conducted through real time monitoring (RTM) (covering 64% of 176 volunteer teachers in over 150 schools in 8 districts ) indicate that there has been a drop in enrolment ranging from 1-32% due to the effects of floods in schools, The most significant drop (32%) is that of boys in Nsanje district. Further analysis of data is ongoing and this information will guide the Education Cluster to re-plan the next phase of response.
1. Resumen de la situación
Se mantiene Estado de Excepción Constitucional de Catástrofe1 para la comuna de Antofagasta y la Región de Atacama. A su vez, el Ministerio de Salud declaró Alerta Sanitaria para las comunas de Copiapó, Tierra Amarilla, Diego de Almagro y Alto del Carmen.
Se declara toque de queda entre las 23:00 y las 06:00 horas.
Summary of the Situation in Yemen
As the conflict in the country escalates further, the situation of children affected by grave child rights violations has considerably deteriorated with many children either maimed or killed.
Históricamente las etnias indígenas más vulnerables del país han luchado por su derecho a tener un territorio propio; la continua puja por lograr el saneamiento de sus resguardos antes los obstáculos recurrentes que impone la sociedad y su espíritu de lucha por no sentirse desarraigados hacen que hoy en día se encuentren aún comunidades como la Nukak, ubicada en el asentamiento de la vereda Charras.
La présente lettre, qui a trait aux activités menées par l’Organisation des Nations Unies contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, porte sur les faits intervenus entre le 1er février et le 1er mars 2015, date qui correspond au cent-cinquantième jour suivant la création de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’action d’urgence contre l’Ebola (MINUAUCE).
The present letter on the work of the United Nations in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa covers developments from 1 February to 1 March 2015, the 150-day mark since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). It records activities carried out by my Special Envoy on Ebola and UNMEER, and provides an update on progress made in the Ebola response pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/1 since my update of 10 February 2015 (A/69/759).
Current situation of the Ebola outbreak
Drivers of crisis and underlying factors
An inter-cluster team comprising representatives of NGOs and UN agencies visited Kauch Payam in Guit County, Unity State from 16-18 February to conduct an initial rapid needs assessment of the humanitarian situation in the region. The team consisted of NGO and UN cluster partners from both Juba and Bentiu. The mission was organized based on reports of chronic food insecurity and other humanitarian concerns in the area.The following agencies were represented: ARUDA, IOM, VSF-CH, WFP, Concern Worldwide, IRC, OCHA, UNDSS and TDI/UNMAS.
The Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in Juba and Bentiu conducted an Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) team to Mankien in Mayom County from 20-23 February 2015 to assess the humanitarian situation in the area. The team consisted of a thirteen-person UN and INGO team with participants from various humanitarian organisations, representing 8 clusters (Education, FSL, GBV, Health, NFI&ES, Nutrition, Protection, WASH). The team was received by representatives of the SSRRC, and INGO partners working in Mankien.
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
Approximately 16,940 displaced people and vulnerable host community members have been identified by the SSRRA in Nimni payam, and an additional 71,000 in five payams within the immediate surroundings of Nimni.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS)/Babylon Branch, distributed food and relief assistance to more than 1250 displaced families in the general areas of the governorate, as well as distributed (600) First Aid kits for those families. As the teams of IRCS conducted a field visit to a number of schools where the displaced students exist in order to check their humanitarian conditions, and to distribute them (500) school bags with its contents.
Pacific Island Countries
The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions on earth. Climate change is contributing to tropical cyclones, floods, drought and rising sea levels which have resulted in chronic emergency conditions and in an increase in intensity and frequency of acute emergencies. It has also rendered the people of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters, especially the poor, who are more exposed, thus less able to reduce risk and to recover from disasters.
The first round of Government-led, harmonized assessments will return by 2 April and will be used to identify residual humanitarian priorities and gaps in life-saving assistance, as well as early recovery needs. The second and final round of assessments will be deployed around 6 April.
As of 1 April, assessments show that Tropical Cyclone Pam destroyed 96 per cent of crops, leaving people with no alternative food stocks.