Ensuring the most vulnerable people are included in the humanitarian response Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East is redoubling its efforts to help thousands of people affected by the fighting in Syria and in Iraq.
Colorful clothes in modern styles hang by the entrance to Zipporah’s store. Little more than a stall in a shopping center in Nyeri, Kenya, it holds a surprisingly wide selection of women’s clothing. When a customer arrives, Zipporah and her assistant pull out dress after dress until they strike on something impossible to resist.
At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.
By: UNHCR staff
OSLO, Norway – As growing numbers of displaced Nigerians start to return home, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday co-presented a way forward for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them.
Social Stability partners provide ongoing support to municipalities to strengthen their capacity to mitigate tensions created by the socio-economic shock of the crisis.
Part of this support includes implementing small (community support) and medium (basic services) projects to alleviate resource pressure and provide tangible benefits to local communities.
While CSPs and BS projects can cover a wide range of interventions, from equipment of public institutions to provision of garbage trucks or construction of sport facilities, they all have the following components:
Inmediatamente después de controlar la peor tragedia forestal de nuestra historia, el Gobierno comenzó a trabajar de manera coordinada en el apoyo a las familias afectadas. A través de distintas iniciativas como bonos y subsidios, se están entregando recursos para que las personas que perdieron su hogar o fuentes de trabajo retornen a la normalidad en el más breve plazo posible.
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters
7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries
in Somalia and Sudan
H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region
Iraq - When they return to their home communities, Iraqis displaced by the current crisis face a host of challenges, including the destruction of infrastructure, housing and property. Access to basic services, availability of drinking water, food, health care, shelter and livelihood opportunities are all ongoing sources of concern.
During community assessments in areas retaken from ISIL, IOM staff have met many returned Iraqis whose homes are damaged. They are often staying with their relatives or neighbours, and some are living in tents next to their homes.
The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.
The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.
The French overseas minister says compensation after floods in January could reach just over $US3million.
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Floods triggered by Tropical Cyclone Dineo impact vulnerable populations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe
FAO convenes regional meeting on armyworm infestations
USAID partners continue to respond to drought-related humanitarian needs throughout Southern Africa
The Shelter Clusters’ main target population was previously restricted to the internally displaced populations. However, since the beginning of the year 2016, the refugee return component has been added to the cluster coordination system. There remain an estimated 1.1 million protracted IDPs in Somalia, which has remained static for more than three years. Since the end of 2014 until August 2016, in total 50,152 Somalia persons have returned from both Yemen (28,458) and Kenya (21,694). 135,000 Somali refugees are projected to return to Somalia by the end of the year 2017.
Raising an alert to the START Network about the crisis sparked by typhoon Nock-ten, which struck the Philippines on 25th December 2016, ACTED and other INGOs enabled the quick release of a START Fund* to respond to the emergency within 45 days. ACTED joined the START Network in May 2016: the emergency response to typhoon Nock-ten is the first operation implemented with funding from the START Network.
Providing Shelter kits to address urgent needs of vulnerable families
By Lauren Hayes, IFRC
Only a few days before Tropical Cyclone Winston tore across Fiji, Seru Sevutia was sitting in a disaster preparedness and response training session.
He knew the training would be useful for his work as a Red Cross volunteer, but he didn’t think he would have to put it into practice so soon.
“The training was that week. On Saturday, Winston came,” he says.
Continuando con el proceso de notificación la Unidad para las Victimas entregó en Cúcuta 300 cartas de indemnización que sumados a las entregas de la semana pasada a víctimas del conflicto armado en la provincia de Ocaña suman $2.940.226.873.
La Unidad para las Víctimas en cabeza de la Dirección Territorial del departamento de Norte de Santander - Arauca, entregó este lunes y martes en Cúcuta 300 cartas de indemnización como medida de reparación a la que tienen derecho las víctimas según la Ley 1448 de 2011.
An international conference in Oslo draws attention to the plight of millions of people driven from their homes across Nigeria and the Lake Chad region by insurgency.
By: Hanson Ghandi Tamfu | 23 February 2017
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The Boko Haram insurgency recently came to the humble home of Bintu in north-east Nigeria and turned her already hard life upside down.