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30 Apr 2016 description

Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Humanitarian Coalition members CARE Canada and Plan International Canada were able to assist impacted individuals and communities with timely emergency relief aid following the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).

29 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners continue to mobilize national and international assistance in coordination with local counterparts; multisector assessments (MIRA) are ongoing. The overview of the main needs is better known.

  • A Flash Appeal (US$72.7 million) has been presented to the donor community and humanitarian partners.

  • Concern exists regarding the lack of information on the number of people that have been affected but are not in shelters, particularly those in remote areas.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

En este informe de gestión de 2015 de UNICEF Colombia, les presentamos algunos de los principales proyectos, estrategias y acciones que originamos y emprendimos desde UNICEF con el apoyo de muchos de ustedes.

29 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria

  • More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border

  • Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen

  • Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need

  • Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement

Situation Overview

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

29 Apr 2016 description
  • In April 2016, UNRWA commenced the second round of its food distribution, which runs until June 2016, and for the first time provides the new and improved food baskets to over 930,000 Palestine refugees. Prior to the distribution, during February and March 2016, the Agency launched an extensive outreach campaign on these new food baskets to ensure that beneficiaries are informed about the changes and their questions and concerns are addressed in a pro-active way.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.

28 Apr 2016 description

Entre el 7 y 13 de abril al menos 510 indígenas (83 familias) de las etnias Embera y Wounaan se desplazaron hacia otras comunidades del municipio de Bajo Baudó (Ver Tabla 1), como resultado de los combates entre la Fuerza Pública y un grupo armado no estatal en zona rural del municipio

28 Apr 2016 description

Presentan UNICEF y CONEVAL análisis sobre pobreza y derechos sociales de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México

28 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABIDJAN (Côte d’Ivoire), le 28 Avril 2016 – Arrivée au terme de sa mission, Adèle Khudr, Représentante de l’UNICEF, a affirmé que d’importantes étapes ont été franchies en faveur des droits de l’enfant au cours des dernières années en Côte d’Ivoire.

28 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur. 

28 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 4,842,896 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day. In 2015 more than 877,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,400 per day. Children now make up 51.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,503,777 refugee children in the region.

28 Apr 2016 description

Executive summary

Since its inception ten years ago, the DRC Humanitarian Fund (DRC HF) has mobilized nearly $925 million and allocated more than $893 million through 1,250 projects.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Sphere India

Several parts of India have been reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past few days. Temperatures are increasing by a few notches every day. The extreme heat wave has killed more than 160 people across the country. Every single day a new heat record is set.

April is likely to end on a much hotter note. Most affected regions are parts of Central and Interior Peninsular Region. Temperatures have gone beyond the normal levels in several other areas as well.

27 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN estimates that Boko Haram exploits children for 20 percent of bombing attacks

  • ASYG/RHC Lanzer advocates for additional assistance for the Lake Chad Basin

  • Ambassador Power announces more than $40 million in new USG assistance for the Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS