MINBYA TOWNSHIP, Myanmar, May 2 (UNHCR) – Being able to sit once more in a bright and airy room – and in her own home – makes a welcome change for Amina.*
She and her family were among 145,000 people displaced during inter-communal violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state four years ago. Around 20,000 homes were destroyed, Amina's among them.
Last year she was among some 25,000 of the internally displaced people, or IDPs, who were able to leave their temporary shelters and rebuild their homes themselves – through a process led by the Myanmar Government.
In response to the fragmented process of local development in Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting Governorates in building capacity for effective planning and implementation of local development strategies through the Local Area Development Programme (LADP).
Funded by the European Union (EU), the Programme duration is envisaged for 3 years to target 12 Governorates: Anbar, Basra, Diyala, Dohuk, Erbil, Kirkuk, Missan, Muthana, Ninewah, Qadisiya, Salah al-Din, and Sulaimaniyah.
ACTED has been supporting the populations in the Okhaldhunga district, in East Nepal, since the two earthquakes last year. To support households during the cold winter season in Nepal, ACTED has been implementing a winterization project to provide populations living in highlands with a warmer shelter and crucial items such as blankets and clothing. Teams have also conducted masons trainings to build back safer shelters to get through winter. Like in other districts, ACTED has been distributing over 5,500 tarpaulins and 2,700 shelter kits.
MYANMAR According to the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD), over 58,000 people have been affected and 21 people killed by strong winds, hail and heavy rains in various parts of the country since 19 April. The severe weather destroyed 1,900 houses and damaged a further 20,000 homes. Authorities are continuing to validate the impact of the disaster. The RRD is providing cash assistance and relief items to households whose homes were destroyed or damaged.
On 30 March 2016, one confirmed Ebola case was reported in the capital, Monrovia, six months after the last case and three months after the nation was declared Ebola free.
As part of its post-Ebola programming, WFP scaled up the school feeding programme increasing targeted students from 127,000 to 230,000.
Due to UNHCR’s repatriation exercise, the number of refugees from Cote d’Ivoire in 2016 reduced from 30,000 in January to 12,000 in end March.
Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.
Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.
New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.
Because of funding shortfalls, WFP will not be in a position to provide school meal rations to 75,000 primary school children for the next 2016-2017 school year, if new contributions are not received soon.
In March, WFP provided further emergency food rations to 2,200 persons in need (612 men, 1,083 women, 505 children under 5), displaced in the city of Bouna (northeast). The aim was to address household food insecurity and to prevent malnutrition among children under 5.
Key facts and figures
Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2016
6.5 million people internally displaced
4.5 million in hard to reach areas, including 0.39 million people besieged
13.5 million people in need across all sectors
8.7 million people in need in the food security sector
Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2016
In April 2016, the Inter-Agency Common Feedback Project collected feedback from communities (2100 respondents) across 14 earthquake affected districts on reconstruction related issues.
32 of 81 provinces in the Philippines are suffering drought.
Small-scale farmers hit by the drought in parts of Mindanao are exhausting coping strategies while local authorities work to deliver assistance.
23,000 people remain displaced in Zamboanga City two and half years after the September 2013 conflict.
The Philippines seeks international classification for its search and rescue teams.
Philippine private sector gears up disaster preparedness ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.
República Dominicana, 01 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: El Nuevo Diario
EL NUEVO DIARIO, SANTO DOMINGO.- El jefe del gabinete del Ministerio de Obras Públicas Ramón Pepín, junto a los generales Juan Manuel Méndez García, director del COE y Estanislao Gonell Regalado, de la Comisión Militar y Policial adscrita a Obras Públicas, realizó un recorrido para evaluar los daños ocasionados por las lluvias registradas en los últimos días.
After one year of prevailing El Niño conditions in the Philippines, drought is taking its toll on agriculture and has affected tens of thousands of farmers especially in Mindanao. About 40% of the country, or a total of 32 provinces, is likely to experience drought until the end of May 2016, according to the authorities.
§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
By ELLEN BARRYAPRIL 30, 2016
SANKHU, Nepal — As the anniversary of Nepal’s devastating earthquake came and went last week, Tilakmananda Bajracharya peered up at the mountainside temple his family has tended for 13 generations, wondering how long it would remain upright.
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Quito, ECUADOR | AFP | Sunday 5/1/2016 - 00:42 GMT
Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced Saturday.
A visiting Venezuelan search team located Manuel Vasquez, who had been trapped under rubble since the 7.8-magnitude quake that killed 660 people, the Venezuelan embassy in Quito said on its website.
Portoviejo (Manabí).- 640 millones de dólares de líneas de crédito de la Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y Banco Mundial se activaron tras el terremoto el pasado 16 de abril que afectó a las provincias de Manabí y Esmeraldas, así lo informó el Presidente Rafael Correa durante el Enlace Ciudadano 473.
Las lluvias registradas en Latacunga ocasionaron que varios puntos de la ciudad se inundaran. El personal con el apoyo de la maquinaria del Municipio local realizan la limpieza en los sectores La Calera, Valle Hermoso, San Felipe y la parroquia Aláquez hoy, viernes 29 de abril del 2016.
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