Monrovia, 24 April 2015 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti has wrapped up her 3 day official visit to Liberia with a courtesy call on the President of Liberia, Her Excellency, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Daily Key messages
Conflict and insecurity continue to hinder the delivery of urgently needed assistance to displaced families and other vulnerable, conflict-affected communities. All parties to conflict have obligations to facilitate the safe passage of aid and unimpeded access for humanitarians to people in need.
« Après 3 mois, la vice délégation ne sera plus logée dans une maison privée comme cela a été le cas depuis l’établissement de cette institution », se réjouit Emmanor Deronnette, le vice-délégué. Cette infrastructure ‘’va permettre de renforcer et revaloriser l’image de l’arrondissement de Belle-Anse’’, estime pour sa part, Pierre Mercidieu, le maire de la commune, s’exprimant en marge de la cérémonie organisée en la circonstance, en présence de représentants de la MINUSTAH, le 5 janvier dernier.
As CBA9 gets under way in Nairobi, Kenya, Jodi Sugden from Practical Action highlights how work on conflict resolution is a key part of the adaptation process
‘Measuring and enhancing adaptation’ is the key theme at this year's Community-Based Adaptation conference in Kenya, where Practical Action will be highlighting the importance of developing community capacity.
Exploring the potential of cross-border trade in peacebuilding
A three-day advocacy campaign to support women’s civic, political and economic empowerment in the Great Lakes region of Africa has ended with calls to ensure that the rights of women cross-border traders are respected and their contribution to peacebuilding is recognised.
Beyond the P4P pilot – dialogue on future opportunities
The sixth P4P Annual Consultation was held in Rome from 24 to 26 February 2015. The meeting brought together 170 stakeholders from around the world to discuss lessons and opportunities that could be built upon in the post-pilot phase, identify main challenges and propose new ways to improve the effectiveness of future P4P-like efforts. A report on the consultation has been published online.
The government has downgraded on 10 April 2015 the institutional Orange alert to Green alert, marking the end of emergency response actions and focusing more on recovery and prevention actions;
The World Bank (WB) Flood Assessment Aide Memoire indicate that the recovery and reconstruction priorities are estimated at US$ 423 million;
At least 35,000 houses were destroyed partially/completely in the Centre and North region by heavy rains and floods;
As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.
PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €3 million (US$3.1 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to provide food assistance to approximately 73,000 people affected by the drought in Guatemala and Honduras.
Overview and Severity
Geneva, 24 April 2015
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
In 2014 and early 2015, there was an outbreak of Ebola for the first time in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa. Even though the disease broke out in other counties (Nigeria, Senegal and Mail), the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were the ones most severely hit. This deadly disease, which has no known vaccine or cure, claimed the lives of over 10,000 people. In Liberia alone, over 4,000 people died as the result of the outbreak.
LANDI KOTAL: The repatriation of the internally displaced persons of Bara, currently residing at Jalozai camp in Nowshera district, was finally started on Thursday.
On the first day of repatriation, 66 Akkakhel families returned to their area after spending nearly six years at the camp.
“The returning families are simply overjoyed as they were issued Voluntary Return Forms (VRF) along with ATM cards which guarantee them cash amount of Rs10,000 for the journey and an immediate cash grant of Rs25,000,” a jubilant Najib Jan told Dawn by his mobile phone from Jalozai camp.
HCT - Strategic Response Plan - 2015 for Food Security in KP/FATA
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 — About three million pregnant women and children in Myanmar are expected to benefit from improved health services, and six million people will have better access to electricity and other basic services in the next three years under the World Bank’s first full partnership framework in 30 years.
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Apr. 23 (PIA)— Some P16 million worth of infra projects were turned over recently to nine villages in North Cotabato.
Filed by: Kelly Montgomery
Digital Content Producer
In Iraq and Pakistan, adolescent youth are facing huge challenges as they try to grow up amidst the conflict, danger and uncertainty that surrounds them. With fighting and other security issues interrupting their daily lives, it’s nearly impossible to learn, grow and make important life decisions without a strong support system.
“After my parents split up, they sold our land, and my mother and I had to become migrant field workers to survive,” says Nak, a 17-year-old Cambodian boy. “When I was 15, a company offered me the chance to become a wood-cutter, and I thought I’d found a real profession. Instead, I lost my leg to an anti-personnel landmine.”
The company that hired Nat never told him that the area where he was sent to work, a forest near the border with Thailand, was surrounded by a ring of landmines planted sometime during the conflicts that engulfed Cambodia in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 22 April 2015: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, commends the latest financial support bequeathed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in the fight against Ebola. Totaling $950 million, the financial support was confirmed at the World Bank-IMF Spring Meeting held in the United States this past weekend.