Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.
The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.
A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.
There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.
The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.
As Yemen slipped further into violence and intensification of armed conflicts throughout 2014, the ICRC stepped up its humanitarian operations and responses, gaining better and safer access to wider parts of the territory. This was achieved thanks to the outreach and strong contacts of the ICRC office in Sana'a with all parties involved across the country, and through its sub-delegations in Aden, Taiz, Saada and Central Sana'a.
Here is how the ICRC helped the victims of conflict and violence in Yemen in 2014:
Water and infrastructure
By Irene van Horrsen
HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.
New UN report calls for changes to legal environment to enhance HIV response in Pakistan
Islamabad, Pakistan – A new report, jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Country Team and the National AIDS Control Programme of Pakistan, calls for adoption and revision of laws and policies to create a more effective national HIV response that will mitigate the impact of HIV and promote and protect the human rights of key populations and vulnerable groups.
The Ebola outbreak is presenting the world with an extraordinary public health challenge with consequences for millions of people and far beyond the health sector. We have also seen an extraordinary response, primarily by people in communities living with the outbreak. It has been distressing to witness the individual suffering but at the same time it has been encouraging to see how local communities, governments in the affected countries, and the international community at the highest possible level have come together to stop the outbreak.
The purpose and scope of the Inter-Agency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
“80,000 people in Syria need a prosthesis or an orthosis"
Anne Garella, regional representative for Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East, took time recently to explain how a drop in international funding is having devastating consequences for Syrian refugees. She also outlines Handicap International's regional priorities for 2015.
WHAT IS THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER NEARLY FOUR YEARS OF CONFLICT IN SYRIA?
Un nouveau rapport montre pourquoi les méthodes habituelles ne mèneront pas à l’éducation primaire et secondaire pour tous
Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,546 individuals, comprising 191,944 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region. This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia to 251,545 individuals.
Key mission findings:
• The local authorities and community elders estimated that the total population in Afgooye district is 134,892 people (22,484 households) while 102,000 people (17,000 households) live in the town. UNDP (2005) estimated the population of Afgooye town at 21,602 people.
The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). A Grad rocket exploded near a civilian bus at a Ukrainian Army Checkpoint near Volnovakha, killing 12 civilians and injuring 17.
Refugees ID Card distribution pilot project for Urban and small camp base Refugees.
Relocation between camps and settlement
Contineous Registration for refugees and Asylumn Seeker
Physical Verification through Ration Card exchange and food distribution conducted in Yida.
Voluntary Repatriation of Ethiopian Refugees.
Construction of Semi-permanent registration center in Yei
CBM's "Advocacy and Capacity Building” project “KAPAB” is making the inclusion of people with disabilities a reality in Haiti, especially after the 12 January 2010 earthquake.
Advocating for inclusion and human rights
Verification and biometric registration of Syrian refugees is being implemented in Duhok, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah Governorates. By the end of the month iris scanning of 52,283 individuals was uploaded in the regional database and their individual data was verified and updated in ProGres (UNHCR registration system). UNHCR and Partners received some 22,000 refugees from Kobane arrived in KRI.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,546 individuals, comprising 191,944 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region.
The average arrival rate of South Sudanese refugees to the Gambella region has remained low, with approximately 70 new arrivals received during the week through Pagak and Akobo entry points.
AMOUNT: EUR 47 000 000
The full implementation of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2014 general budget of the European Union.
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