A helping hand for host communities: UNHCR has long been helping host communities in different ways. By the end of June around 283,000 host community individuals had benefited from interventions by UNHCR and/or its partners (based on information gathered between 1 May and 15 June 2015 by UNHCR).
The nineteen faces in the room showed a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Many of these young people were about to do something for the very first time: operate a video camera. “This is a totally new experience for me, I’ve never held a video camera before!” 21-year-old Saron told me eagerly.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
●Over 12,500 housing units totally destroyed and nearly 6,500 severely damaged in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 summer hostilities, according to latest damage assessments.
●Concern over the precarious living conditions of approximately 100,000 internally displaced persons, particularly of those belonging to vulnerable groups.
●Successful spring season harvest in a restricted area in northern Gaza, following rehabilitation interventions.
Low-lying areas along the Lua Lua River in the district of Mopeia suffered mass flooding in January 2015 after heavy rainfall struck the area. As a result, approximately 4,000 families in the area were forced to leave their homes in search of safe locations in higher grounds. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to establish four official relocation communities within the district to house internally displaced persons (IDPs), however the majority of families remain in seven accommodation centers.
The heavy flooding of early 2015 caused more than 1,500 families in the district of Mocuba to flee their homes for safer grounds. As opposed to other areas within the province of Zambezia, the prospect of returning to their former land is not viable for the vast majority of families from Mocuba as the area along the Licungo River is now unrecognizable and largely unsuitable to rebuild.
The heavy rains of January 2015 caused mass evacuations in low-lying areas along the Licungo River in the district of Maganja da Costa. As a result, over 3,000 families in the area fled their homes in search of safe ground. More than four months after the heaviest rainfall, 2,861 families and 12,740 internally displaced persons (IDP) continue to live in six relocation sites throughout the district.
HIGHLIGHTS Overview of IDPs in KP/FATA
Protection Cluster Work Plan 2015
Overview of trainings/workshops
Spontaneous settlements in Bannu
Inter-cluster mission to North Waziristan Agency
MHPSS Assessment by IMC, Handicap international and We Can
Update on Pakistan Humanitarian Pooled Fund (PHPF)
In Yemen, findings from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification identified that 10 of the 22 governorates in Yemen (Aden, Al Dhale’e, Lahj, Taiz, Abyan, Sa’ada, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Bayda and Shabwa) are facing food insecurity at phase four, the emergency phase before a humanitarian catastrophe/famine.
Approximately 15 percent of any community may be persons with disabilities.1 These rates may be higher in communities that have fl ed confl ict or disaster, as during crisis people may acquire new impairments and have limited access to medical treatment.
La violence basée sur le genre (VBG) est une question de droit de l’homme et de santé publique largement reconnu, touchant au moins une femme sur trois à travers le monde.1 La VBG peut devenir encore plus perverse dans les situations de crise où les mécanismes de protection communautaires et institutionnels sont souvent affaiblis ou détruits. Les hommes et les garçons sont également vulnérables à la violence pendant le conflit et le déplacement, notamment la violence sexuelle, quoique dans une moindre mesure que les femmes et les filles.
The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This announcement was made by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a White House event marking World Refugee Day. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011.
South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella at a daily average rate of 103 people. Akobo, Pagak and Pochalla are the main crossing points.
1 Executive Summary
A National Debriefing Workshop for TC Lusi facilitated by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) with help from VHT partners was held on Monday, 21 July 2014. The Workshop focused on four main objectives related to the development of improved procedures for Logistics, Coordination, Communication and Information Management and Assessments.