FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.
27 November 2015 – Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.
Following typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines), the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Philippines began to construct 2,000 prefab houses in hard-hit Ormoc. Construction at the resettlement site started on Sept. 27, 2014.
This study forms part of seven country case studies carried out as part of the FAO’s From Protection to Production (PtoP) programme. Zambia was selected as one of the countries given the substantial role played by agriculture there with regard to employment and the economy, and the growing portfolio of social protection measures which have been implemented against a backdrop of persistently high levels of poverty.
La réponse humanitaire se poursuit à Beni malgré l’insécurité
Environ 1 700 ménages retournés vulnérables assistés à Ntoto, dans le Territoire de Walikale
14 000 personnes déplacées assistées en vivres dans le Territoire de Walikale.
Aperçu de la situation
The preliminary ndings of Vasyr 2015, as well as the data from the household proling exercise continue to highlight the increasing diculties of Syrian refugees in meeting their basic needs. To complement the risk of increased vulnerability due to an approaching winter, the sector has completed and started to implement the winter support plan, along with endorsing packages and a methodology as per the 2014’s lessons learnt and recommendations.
This Revised Emergency Appeal adjusts the budget of the Emergency Appeal, launched on 11 August 2015, from CHF 3.9 million to CHF 3.2 million and outlines implementation approaches agreed for the recovery phase. The revised appeal budget includes a provision of CHF 125,800 for shelter cluster coordination.
In Nigeria, the security situation in the north-east is volatile as fighting continues between the insurgents and the Multinational Joint Task Force. The insurgents continue to sack communities, worship centres and other public structures in the north-east. The Nigerian Government recently unfolded a ‘North-East Marshall Plan’ (NEMAP) aimed at assisting those internally displaced by the insurgency.
In 2015, over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of which 2.5 million have been targeted by the humanitarian community for assistance. This represents nearly 20 percent of the population (13.2 million), indicative of the high levels of vulnerability throughout the country.
2015 is a special year: it is the first ever European Year to deal with the European Union’s external action and Europe’s role in the world. It is the European Year for Development (EYD). For NGOs all over Europe it is a unique moment to showcase Europe’s commitment to saving lives during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters and to eradicating poverty worldwide. This is also the chance to link humanitarian and development issues as a contiguum.
Almost 9,000 students in six schools in Tacloban City and Tanauan, Leyte are now enjoying their new classrooms which the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) repaired and rehabilitated after sustaining damages from typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign IOM’s Protection and Assistance Unit will be distributing brochures and conduct awareness-raising sessions, targeting 100 college students throughout the 16 day period.
To date, IOM in Djibouti has assisted over 4,500 migrants with emergency shelter, food, NFIs, medical assistance and Onward Transportation Assistance (OTA).
The Canadian Red Cross is positioned to assist the Government of Canada in supporting 25,000 Syrian refugees starting their new lives in Canada. The Red Cross has experience with refugee arrivals and is well-equipped to assist as Canada offers sanctuary to families forced to flee violence and instability.
- INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
1.1.1 Several governorates in Egypt have suffered from heavy rains and hail pouring on Sunday 25 October 2015, jeopardizing the livelihoods and security of millions of Egyptians, while further torrential rainfalls are anticipated in the coming weeks. Rural and urban areas alike have suffered from the floods, with severe impact on poor households due to their already existing vulnerability.
• Communities struggle to recover from worst flooding in decades
• Hundreds of thousands helped by local response and recovery efforts
• 11,000 people remain in flood evacuation sites in Chin and Sagaing
• Floods response and recovery continues in Rakhine; one of the worst hit areas
• Limited humanitarian access to conflict affected civilians in Sumprabum, Kachin
• Up to 6,000 displaced by fighting in Southern Shan
• Most of the displaced have returned to Kokang
PORT VILA, VANUATU – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu have signed a project agreement confirming the Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project.
Andrea Iffland, Regional Director of ADB’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Australia, together with Vanuatu’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Willie Jimmy participated in the signing ceremony in Port Vila.
Today, Sweden is taking a decision on support to the areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIL, as well as to areas in Syria controlled by the opposition and in affected neighbouring countries. The increased support totals SEK 79 million.
“This support to Iraq and Syria is important to enable a long-term solution to the conflicts. Sweden continues to work on both the political and the military track, as well as through aid measures,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.