Protection and Human Rights

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20 Apr 2015 description

Principaux défis par secteurs


  • Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint

  • Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population


  • Essais de pompage en cours sur 10 nouveaux points forés (HCR)

  • Public Concern finalise la construction de 66 latrines

  • MSF finalise la construction de 10 tranchées de défécation

17 Apr 2015 description


The Second Phase Harmonised Assessments Report is being finalised and will be released on 16 April.

Coinciding with the recent rains in Port Vila, we have seen an increase in numbers of individuals approaching the NDMO directly requesting tarpaulins. Shelter Cluster partners are expediting the distribution of remaining tarpaulin stocks through the area councils in Port Vila to help meet the outstanding needs. Key shelter messaging has also been provided through various channels to try and improve information flow to affected communities.

15 Apr 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 507,887

Balance Requested: US$ 507,887

Geneva 15 April 2015

Dear Colleagues,

South Sudan is facing violence since almost 16 months, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar, which erupted on 15th December 2013 in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. Violence has since prevailed and is often breaking out along ethnical lines between Dinka and Nuer tribes.

15 Apr 2015 description


• The distributions of shelter assistance for 13,650 households have either taken place or are underway. This assistance is coordinated by the Shelter Cluster.

13 Apr 2015 description

Highlights of the ICRC's work in 2014

- Over 8,400 detainees received access to safe drinking water and functioning sanitation facilities
- More than 1,400 phone calls were made to families of Bangladeshi and Myanmar migrants in Thai detention centres
- Nearly 432 people benefited from Micro Economic Initiatives

13 Apr 2015 description


  • The second push of food is targeting distribution to more than 200,000 individuals in Shefa, Tafea, Malampa (Paama and Ambrym) and Torba (Mere Lava). The key messages for recipient beneficiaries were published 8 April and broadcast by radio, outlining what households should expect during the distribution process. Updates on progress will be broadcast daily.

  • WASH cluster has provided hygiene kits to 8,300 or 37% of the affected households, reaching about 40,000 people.

11 Apr 2015 description

The July-August 2014 hostilities caused signicant displacement in the Gaza Strip. At the height of the conict, some 500,000 Palestinians were internally displaced. As of January 2015, more than 100,000, whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed remained displaced.

10 Apr 2015 description


Colombia faces persistent humanitarian needs resulting from the impact of armed conflict and violence, combined with natural disasters in certain areas. While armed conflict continues between the government and the guerrilla groups (FARC-EP and ELN), other sources of violence such as post-demobilization armed groups (PDAGs) , pose major humanitarian and protection challenges.

10 Apr 2015 description


  • Situational overview: With little change in the conflict situation, the number of displaced remains constant with continued movements in and out of the conflict area. There is concern for mines and unexploded ordnance contamination of agricultural land as the planting season begins. The Government has renewed the provision of benefits to IDPs for a further 6 months.

10 Apr 2015 description

In 2014, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continued working to protect and assist people affected by decades of non-international armed conflict and other situations of violence. It also coordinated with authorities to prioritize the welfare of detainees and promote awareness of and respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) among various stakeholders.

10 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

Nila Douanesouvanh
World Vision Laos

Nine-year-old Yaok and his brother Vangsith huddled around the fire. It was winter, where temperatures dropped to single digits, and the boys and their friends clamored around the flames for a little warmth.

Sak – another one of their friends was sitting beside with hands holding a rusty ball. Or what looked like it anyway.

“He was the one who brought the bomb,” Yaok remembers.

09 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


To outline the comprehensive approach of Makani in order to reach a shared understanding of Makani - My Space comprehensive approach (“I am safe, I learn, I connect”), and to ensure that vulnerable girls, boys, young people,1 and women have safe access to quality services.


09 Apr 2015 description


  • State of Emergency in the whole of Vanuatu has been extended through 12 April.

  • The WASH Cluster has provided 25% per cent of affected households (25,000 people) with hygiene kits. Another 8,000 kits have reached a number of islands and will soon be distributed to some 40,000 people.

09 Apr 2015 description


  • Measles campaign led by the Ministry Of Health (MOH) with support from UNICEF and WHO is currently underway. To date 12,220 children have received vaccination primarily in Shefa Province. The vaccination campaign has already commenced in the Sanma province and will commence in Tanna Island in the coming days.

08 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 1–8 April 2015

Iraq: Violence, looting and serious human rights violations were reported as Iraqi forces and affiliated groups recaptured Tikrit. There are numerous booby traps and tensions are reportedly rising between government forces and militias. Elsewhere, IDPs are returning: tens of thousands have gone home to Diyala, Ninewa and Al Alam in Salah al Din since February.

07 Apr 2015 description


● Access to healthcare remains a major concern for internally displaced and other conflict-affected people.

● At least 42 children killed and another 109 injured since March 2014 as a result of mine-related incidents in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

● Ambiguities on residence verification procedures of IDP affect access to social services.

● Funding for humanitarian operations remains low: only 18 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.

04 Apr 2015 description


  • The NZ defence forces together with WASH Cluster partners have supplied tanks & water to communities in Epi,
    South Nalema, Port Qumi, Sara, Antuan,
    Nuvi and Laba, reaching 1,500 people.

  • The Early Warning Surveillance System for health is currently implemented by the Ministry of Health in the affected areas.

03 Apr 2015 description

Guerda Jonka s’appuie sur une canne pour se déplacer. Une canne qui l’accompagne depuis qu’un accident de la circulation lui a pris sa jambe gauche, un beau jour de l’année 1989. Cependant loin d’avoir raison d’elle cette infirmité a servi de stimulant à cette robuste et courageuse femme pour aider les sourds muets à prendre conscience de leur place dans la société.

03 Apr 2015 description


• Community-based, Government-led assessments in affected areas are now underway. There are now 11 teams deployed across 13 islands in Shefa and Tafea provinces, using Vanuatu Government personnel in partnership with Australian, French and New Zealand military assets alongside Tonga and Solomon Island Patrol boats and commercial assets.

• The first round of food distribution has been completed in:

  • Shefa Province: Shepherd Islands, islands surrounding Efate (3,100 people) and Epi (7,600)