Violence and armed conflict remain key drivers of displacement in Iraq that has forced about 3.2 million people to leave their homes since January 2014.
Humanitarian access remains tenuous in hotspot areas in Anbar governorate.
Emergency response continues to people who have fled towards the Bzeibiz bridge and Ameriyat al Falluja area in Anbar who reside in camps and informal settlements.
About 80,000 people in Haditha need food, safe water and health services.
8.6 m people in need
In the last month, the number of confirmed cases of Ebola in the region has drastically decreased.
o In the week ending 16 August 2015, there were three confirmed cases of Ebola, all of which were reported in Guinea.
o In the last two weeks, the number of contacts under observation has halved from 1,600 to 800.
The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the 6 to 8 inches of rainfall in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.
Haka, 28 Aug—Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, together with Chin State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai and State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi, donated relief supplies and K1 million each on 27 August to victims of the recent landslides in Chin State’s Haka Township.
A total of 517 houses in Haka collapsed in the landslides. The foundation also donated K582.5 million for the reconstruction of 10 basic education schools through Chin State Education Officer Daw Win Kyi.
Media Cell, PDMA: The relief activities in the flood affected remote areas of District Chitral were accelerated with special focus on the provision of food items, evacuation of people and restoring of civic facilities including roads, bridges, irrigation channels and water supply schemes. Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) requisitioned two helicopters on the special request of Provincial Government (PDMA) to carryout relief & rescue operations in remote and cutoff areas of District Chitral.
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Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur
More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations
Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.
Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.
Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.
Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.
Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.
From the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Two Philippine Air Force helicopters performed relief operations at Brgy Tarmac, Villaviciosa, Abra. Twenty (20) sacks of assorted relief goods were transported to the area which was isolated from the town poblacion due to massive landslide.
Residents of the area who needed immediate medical attention were evacuated to Bangued PNP Provincial Headquarters for proper treatment. Two adults and four children were airlifted from the affected area.
The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas assured all out support of the national government in the rehabilitation efforts of local government units affected by the recent typhoon Ineng.
“Ang buong pamahaalan national ninyo ay nakatutok sa mga problema ninyo para sa ganun lalong madaling panahon ay mapanumbalik ang kondisyon ng buhay, asahan niyo an gaming kooperasyon sa bagay nay an,” Roxas declared during the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council meeting and briefing at the Benguet Capitol on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, 14 educators and four of their children were killed and 20 people injured in an airstrike on a teacher’s office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict strongly condemned the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the devastating impact it is having on Yemen’s children.
• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.
• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.
This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.
Sana’a, 27 August 2015 – A humanitarian corridor must be established to ensure access to health care for more than 3 million people in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, where conflict and a resulting humanitarian crisis have left thousands of people in need of treatment, caused extensive damage to health facilities, and fanned a dengue fever outbreak.