NUWAKOT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN) - Phulmaya Biswakarma was sitting on a pile of rubble that used to be her home, watching the road that snaked across the mountainside for a vehicle carrying relief supplies to her remote village in earthquake-devastated Nepal.
The wind whipped against the temporary shelters her family had built amongst the wreckage, and the sun was sinking behind the mountains in Nuwakot district, about 100 kilometres north of the capital, Kathmandu.
Her hope was fading with the daylight.
Bruxelles, Belgique | AFP | mardi 26/05/2015 - 13:20 GMT
La présidente de transition centrafricaine Catherine Samba Panza a exhorté mardi la communauté internationale à verser l'aide promise au pays, notamment pour financer des élections d'ici la fin de l'année.
"Je réaffirme ici ma détermination à organiser des élections démocratiques et crédibles (...) En tout état de cause ces élections se tiendront avant la fin de l'année 2015", a dit Mme Samba Panza à l'ouverture d'une conférence sur l'aide pour la Centrafrique à Bruxelles.
Bruxelles, 26 mai 2015
L’Union européenne, qui est déjà l’un des principaux partenaires de la République centrafricaine (RCA), accroît son soutien financier et politique à ce pays qui est toujours sous le choc du récent conflit.
In Nepal’s hamlets and villages, in the first days following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, families sheltered under crude lean-tos, made of whatever relatively waterproof materials they had to hand.
Brussels, 26 May 2015
The challenges facing the Central African Republic (CAR) are so complex and interlinked that only a comprehensive approach focused on security, humanitarian aid, stabilisation and development cooperation will help make a difference. This is the approach of the European Union (EU).
Brussels, 26 May 2015
The European Union, already a major partner of the Central African Republic (CAR), is increasing its financial support to the country which is still living with the impact of recent conflict.
DHAKA – Which combination of cash, food and nutrition education in social safety nets brings the greatest benefits for ultra-poor rural families? The findings of a joint research initiative seeking an answer to this question were presented today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Although some people in Nepal are still in great need of emergency relief (most notably residents of parts of Dolakha district that were badly hit by the 11 May earthquake), in other more accessible area, the relief effort is already turning towards supporting early recovery. Our staff members Shivakumar Shrestha and Bishnu Kumar Bishwakarma report here from the Melamchi valley, where they conducted an assessment of on-going agricultural activities.
DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world
Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.
Several attacks directed mainly at two islands (Tchoukoutalia and Ngouboua) of the Lake, were registered during the first half of April 2015 .
Attacks of Boko Haram on the Lake Region prompted the implementation of new security measures. Henceforth, at least two cars convoy are required for mission on the route N’Djame-na-Bol-Bagasola.
After the recent attacks in Diffa region, UNHCR, after consultations with authorities, decided that both Sayam Forage and Kablewa camps shall be open to all the displaced population (Nigerian refugees and Niger returnees).
Niger authorities ordered the Lake Chad islands located in the South East of N’Guigmi Department to be evacuated in order to proceed with military operations in the fight against the Boko Haram.
With IFC and Ecobank sharing risk equally in the $110 million facility, SMEs will gain increased access to loans through Ecobank affiliates
1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE
When the refugee influx began from North Waziristan Agency into Khost and Paktika provinces, many humanitarian agencies thought the situation would be short-term. However as the operations expanded and there have been reports of destroyed property and infrastructure, refugee families are planning to stay longer. As a result, different interventions are needed, in particular livelihoods as families have exhausted their resources and need additional resources.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) are working assiduously to alleviate the flooding of rice lands on the Essequibo Coast.
The issue was reported to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday morning and he immediately alerted newly appointed Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder. Prime Minister Nagamootoo and Minister Holder dispatched NDIA head Lionel Wordsworth to the affected area and instructed that all efforts be made to bring relief to the affected rice farmers.
NFI distribution for camps focused on Islahiye 2 and Suruc camps in April and continued in the Suruc area for Non-camp Refugees.
6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.
Through its implementing partner; IOM turkey supported 1685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.
As at 21 May 2015, Kakuma had received 45,852 asylum seekers from South Sudan.
As at 17 May, 183,492 refugees and asylum seekers had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese refugees making up 50.1% of the total camp population.
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
Operational Context UNHCR continued to conduct border monitoring visits to Nadapal three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to ensure that asylum seekers received at the border have unhindered access to asylum and are treated humanely.
MANILA – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) led the Philippine government in signing the grant agreement for community development in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.
Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan and Noriaki Niwa, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Philippine Office, signed the grant agreement in May 25, 2015 on behalf of the Philippine and Japanese Governments, respectively.
The European Union Floods Recovery Programme is planning to provide intervention assistance for reconstruction of housing units in flood affected areas. The assistance will include reconstruction of housing units in the Brčko District.
Applications may be submitted by natural persons, that is, heads of household on behalf of families.