In May 2014, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following the laboratory confirmation of a suspected case from Kailahun District. This outbreak appeared to be a spillover from the on-going outbreak in Guinea and Liberia confirmed in March 2014. According to the WHO, in Sierra Leone the disease has claimed the lives of over 3,500 people, with over 13,000 cases reported in the country (WHO, 17 June 2015).
UN Agency Updates
20,000 people newly displaced in Salah al-Din Governorate
Returnees to Tikrit in need of humanitarian assistance
Concern over forced returns in Kirkuk
The inter-agency IDP Call Centre went live on 30 June.
Iraq Humanitarian Pool Fund gains momentum
Limited funding continues to constrain the delivery of aid to people in need
Kinshasa, le 03 juillet 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Le Projet ASSP (Accès aux Soins de Santé Primaires), dont Caritas Congo Asbl est en RDC un des partenaires dans la mise en œuvre et IMA/Health le principal récipiendaire, a amorcé le travail de confection de son plan de communication. Caritas Congo Asbl, à travers sa Cellule de Communication, s’est impliquée dans l’activité de collecte des données sur les besoins de communication que nécessite ce plan de communication pour une appropriation dudit projet, étape importante dans le processus développement de sa stratégie.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
UNHAS Nepal at a Glance
With a fleet of four Mi-8 and two AS350 helicopters, UNHAS provides services to more than 100 user organizations comprising NGOs, UN agencies, donors, the diplomatic community and humanitarian implementing partners.
Air services provided include:
Dedicated Flights for assessments or monitoring and evaluation missions re- quiring time on ground at destination
3 July 2015
The World Food Programme (WFP) Staffer Victoria Clasen pens a guided tour of the enormous logistical effort behind the food assistance WFP provides to displaced communities inside Syria. Starting from a warehouse belonging to one of Turkey’s major food producers in Mersin, to the trucks and ships crossing borders to bring food to Syria, Clasen paints a vivid picture that culminates in WFP’s ultimate objective: food for conflict-affected families inside Syria.
704,816Total number of refugees
36,733 New arrivals in 2015
49.6% Percentage of women and girls
36,109 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, and subsequent Israeli Air Force airstrikes in response, were reported on the nights of 4, 7 and 24 June with no casualties or damages on either side.
A nutritional screening conducted from 15-19 June in Kirundo province, one of the provinces affected by the current crisis, showed 6 percent global acute malnutrition (GAM) and 1.5 percent severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
Around 1,500 mt of food will be distributed to 20,000 households affected by the current crisis in targeted provinces. GFD distributions for the identified households are planned for week of July 6th
Government line ministries and partners continue to respond to unmet humanitarian needs of 2.8 million earthquake-affected people.
Start of monsoon season limit access and delay ongoing relief operations.
Traditional Nepali methods used to deliver goods to remote mountainous villages.
Estimated number of people in need of humanitarian assistance 2.8 million
Most-affected districtsNo. of houses destroyed 598,401
No. of houses damaged 283,585
ETC2020 is the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster's (ETC) new strategy to create a communications environments for quick, effective and accountable humanitarian action. It seeks to enable an emergency response environment that provides humanitarians, citizens and governments with a seamless and resilient communications experience, grounded in humanitarian principles. And all this is to be achieved by 2020.
Yangon, 30 June 2015 – Following the recent improvement and widespread of mobile broadband networks in Myanmar, schools, especially those in semi-urban areas, will not have to wait for years to be provided with the benefits of Internet connectivity and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross has today started a distribution of food across the front lines in the southern city of Aden. The consignment of more than 160 tons will cover the emergency needs of 17,500 people. Around half of Aden's population are displaced from their homes, seeking shelter in any available space in the town.
Author(s):Megan Mayzelle Maria-Paz Santibañez, Jessica Schweiger, and Courtney Jallo
Date Published: June 23, 2015
Afghanistan is well suited for use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agricultural extension, but no coherent bodies of knowledge regarding the ICT in Afghan extension landscape currently exist. This assessment aims to inform organizations seeking to employ ICT in agricultural development in Afghanistan about current players and recourses, past efforts, and potential keys to success.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster