Ukraine's frontline cuts across the country like a jagged scar. Despite a February ceasefire, the fighting hasn't stopped. In March and April, Kristina Jovanovski had rare access to rebel-held areas to investigate the humanitarian disaster that has unfolded on Europe's doorstep. Here is her exclusive report on why aid isn't getting through.
UNHCR is deeply concerned about the desperate situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in Ramadi who continue to face challenges reaching safe areas.
An estimated 85,000 people have fled the latest escalation of violence in Ramadi and surrounds since 15 May, according to our partner IOM. The vast majority of this latest wave of displaced – about 85 per cent – remain in Anbar governorate. All together, more than 180,000 people are estimated to have been displaced from the Ramadi area since hostilities began in early April.
Este viernes 29 mayo se oficializará el inicio del Proyecto para la Inclusión Social de Víctimas con Discapacidad, que la Unidad para las Víctimas desarrolla con la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional del Japón (JICA) y el apoyo de la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Colombia, APC-Colombia.
El proyecto brinda atención especial a las víctimas con discapacidad desde un enfoque de derechos y ciudadanía, además de generar insumos para el fortalecimiento de la política pública en la materia.
Principaux defis par secteurs
Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint
Déficit Eau (gap) : 386 m3
Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population
Pénurie de bois sur le marché local pour la construction des latrines/douches
UNHCR : Construction en cours de 10 forages dans les villages hôtes autour du camp de Minawao
Tonga has the world’s third highest level of risk to disasters,with the effects of climate change increasing their frequency and intensity. This poses serious threats to people, the environment and livelihoods in Tonga - especially for communities on the outer islands who are often most vulnerable to climate change and disasters.
0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
EUR 400 000 were earmarked to contribute to the funding of two UNICEF cargo planes delivering each 40 metric tons of life-saving supplies to the regions in Nepal affected by the earthquake. In the end, the total cost for this specific contribution amounted to EUR 287 130. The consequent left over, equivalent to an amount of EUR 112 870, has to be shifted from the Transport/logistics specific objective to the Natural disasters specific objective.
The Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe Trust has embarked on a new project aimed at preventing and responding to violence against girls and women with disabilities.
Entitled Access to Justice for Girls and Women with Disabilities, the project will run for three years until the end of 2017. Girls and women with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual, hearing or speech impairment, are often vulnerable to violent attacks and sexual abuse.
In April 2015, Handicap International assessed the damage caused by the fighting in the city of Kobani and the surrounding villages. The team found an appalling illustration of the devastating consequences of the intensive use of explosive weapons in populated areas by all parties in Syria 2: civilians killed and injured, homes and infrastructure destroyed, and populations in danger when trying to settle back and rebuilding their lives.
Hardly ever before have Handicap International teams encountered such a density and diversity of explosive remnants of war contamination3.
Conflict and displacement in Kunduz province has been constant throughout 2015. With no lull in fighting during the winter season, displacement within and from various provincial districts (Imam Sahib, Qalazai, Chahar Dara, Dashte Archi) to the urban area continued almost unabated through the first quarter of the year.
Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Sindupalchowk District.
Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Dhading District.
Political tensions in Burundi escalated after the President announced his intention to run for a third term in April. Violent protests in the capital have killed 20 and injured 200.
On 13 May, leaders of the army attempted a coup, which failed after two days of violent clashes. The situation remains tense and people are fleeing the country.
More than 112,000 Burundians have sought asylum in neighbouring countries since the beginning of April, including almost 70,000 in Tanzania as of COB on 19 May.
High-level visit to Yambio: The UNHCR Representative and the Government’s Commissioner for Refugee Affairs visited Western Equatoria State on 11-13 May. The Representative expressed his appreciation for the generosity and hospitality of the people and local government, as well as UNHCR’s commitment to support both refugees and host communities.
Key facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Nepal earthquake emergency response.
The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.
205 agencies participated in the April 2015 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 145 subsectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. There is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.
131 sites remain open, corresponding to approximately 26,100 households and an estimated 107,000 individuals.
A decrease of 12,466 IDP households was recorded between the second and third round of the DTM reports; corresponding to a 32% decrease in the number of displaced households.
56% of the IDP population are female; 44% of IDPs are male.