The National Dialogue’s Committee for Governance Affairs has recommended the structural reform of the state at the levels of judiciary, governance, and organs of justice, to correct current imbalances in these fields. The committee, meeting in Khartoum, emphasised the nationalism in the Sudan Armed Forces, the police, and the intelligence and security service.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP in Tajikistan contributes to the food security, social protection and resilience goals of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2010-2015 and supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 1, 2 and 3. WFP’s activities reach approximately 500,000 vulnerable and food insecure people every year.
Summary of WFP assistance: In July 2015, WFP Sudan launched a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO, 2015-2017), valued at USD 693 million and aiming to reach 5.2 million people in total. Between July and December 2015, WFP intended to reach nearly 3.5 million beneficiaries. Following long-standing efforts to bring improved food security to vulnerable communities in Sudan facing complex emergencies, the new PRRO supports a gradual shift from relief operations to recovery and resilience activities.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP addresses urgent food needs, resilient livelihoods, economic activity and emergency preparedness. Supporting enhanced food security is a task shared by the Palestinian Authority, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA) and WFP, with close links to activities of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNICEF and other partners.
WFP assistance in Jordan focuses on providing food assistance to Syrian refugees and supporting the Government towards improving the quality of life for Jordanians, creating income generating opportunities and guaranteeing social welfare. WFP’s support comes at a time when the country is faced with a chronic economic crisis, further exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis. WFP’s assistance is aligned with the national development goals of “strengthening principles of social justice and equal opportunity” and “reducing the poverty rate in Jordan”.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s goal in the Kyrgyz Republic is to support the Government to improve food security and nutrition and build resilience of vulnerable populations against the impact of recurrent natural disasters and economic shocks.
Optimisation of the Primary School Meals Programme
Summary of WFP assistance: The governments of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), agreed upon a four year Solutions Strategy in 2012 to support voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration, and assistance to host countries. Despite efforts to facilitate the repatriation of refugees living in Iran, a significant number of poor and food insecure refugee households continue to require humanitarian support, including WFP food assistance.
IOM distributed 10,825 shelter kits, 11,300 mosquito nets, 2,000 tarpaulins, 500 family kits, 200 dignity kits and 11,400 blankets to the floods and landslides affected communities.
IOM worked with 9 partners to provide emergency assistance to affected communities in 7 States and Regions. Over 115,000 beneficiaries were supported during the flood response.
In response to recent floods and landslides, IOM provided support in CCCM, shelter, NFIs, food, protection, WASH and early recovery assistance.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
- 25 families have been provided with post-demolition emergency shelter assistance.
- Demolitions of residential structures in January represent a 193% increase on the monthly average in 2015 and a 200% increase in donor-funded structures. 7,000 people are at risk of demolition or displacement and 61 communities are at risk of forcible transfer.
Guinea - IOM has launched a programme to distribute cash grants to Ebola survivors as part of community-led projects in Boke in the northwestern part of the country.
The pilot project, which supports the Guinean government in psychosocial and socio-economic care for Ebola survivors, will also hold a first training workshop in mediation and managing community conflicts for survivors and communities in that region.
During the winter months, the farmland around Pauk Khoan village is normally full of brightly coloured vegetable crops – sunflower, peanut, red bean, mustard broadleaf and maize. But this year is different. Thick, wet mud still covers most of the land, nearly six months after floodwaters swept through the area. Farmers have watched in dismay as their winter crops struggled to grow, turned yellow and wilted in the mud.
Laprak, Nepal | AFP | Friday 2/5/2016 - 06:27 GMT | 328 words
Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes.
The threat of landslides had forced families in the remote village of Laprak, close to the quake's epicentre in western Nepal, to relocate to a site a thousand metres higher.
By Sun Yan (Vicky), IFRC
When Li Xudong and his family lost their home during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, they struggled to make ends meet. The family was forced to live apart. Li’s son and daughter-in-law left their village to look for better opportunities, while his five-year-old daughter was sent away to live with Li’s parents.
In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.
A PATH TO PROGRESS
A harsh winter, an energy blockade, and delays to $4 billion in foreign aid have taken a toll, nine months after an epic quake. Nepal's new government says help is on the way.
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LONDRES, le 4 février 2016 – Le président du Groupe de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Groupe de la Banque mondiale allait multiplier par trois le montant de ses engagements dans la région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA) au cours des cinq prochaines années, qui approchera ainsi les 20 milliards de dollars, afin de faire face aux conséquences des conflits et d’aider les pays de la région dans leur processus de relèvement et de reconstruction.
Cofinancée par la France, la reconstruction du plus grand établissement hospitalier public de Port-au-Prince progresse. Visite du chantier.
4 February 2016 – An international conference on war-torn Syria in London today pledged a record $10 billion after United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid out three main objectives: raising $7 billion in immediate humanitarian aid, mustering long-term support, and protecting civilians.
3 February 2015, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Today, UNESCO, government and education officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government in addition to students, teachers and parents celebrated the opening of the newly renovated secondary school for Syrian refugees in Qoshtapa Camp.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, through the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), has donated US$ 59 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for projects to be implemented in Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan. This contribution was confirmed through three agreements that were signed in London by SFD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director H.H. Eng. Yousef al-Bassam and UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on 4 February 2016.