An earthquake strick Nepal on 25 April, killing more than 8000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.
The Caritas network is responding to meet the immediate needs of thousands of families, while also laying a foundation for a long-term, fuller recovery. In the immediate response, the Caritas network is working in the areas of shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, food and health.
One month after the earthquake struck Nepal, and only a few weeks before the monsoon rains start, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is racing against time to reach remote villages with medical supplies and shelter material. Difficult logistics and terrain leave limited transport options, meaning MSF teams have to use helicopters to transport these materials to villages north and east of Kathmandu every day.
Once the rains begin, it will be harder to reach remote areas, where the roads have been damaged, and where, as a result, people have been made more vulnerable.
Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 15:35 GMT
At least 11 people were killed Monday when a tornado tore through a Mexican town along the US border, officials said.
Some 300 houses were damaged by the twister in Ciudad Acuna, the mayor said. Earlier he gave a death of six.
A seven-year-old boy is missing, mayor Lenin Perez said in a tweet.
Heading for waters off the Libyan coast aboard rescue ship the MY Phoenix, run in partnership with MOAS, MSF’s Dr Erna Rijnierse speaks of her work caring for those rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
Sulaymaniyah, 25 May 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) today officially handed over the Barznja durable shelter site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) to government officials in Sulaymaniyah as part of the first phase of the Durable Shelter Support for IDPs in Iraq project.
One month since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, relief operations continue to scale up ahead of the monsoon season. Over 300 agencies are supporting the Government-led response.
Humanitarian partners estimate some 2.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 860,000 people are in immediate need due to loss of shelter, limited road access and poverty.
To reach remote communities in mountainous villages, traditional Nepalese delivery methods are complemented by porters.
Islamic Relief constructs temporary shelter for children whose mother died in the devastating earthquake. We have been distributing food to other families in the same village.
100% (20,236 families) of the IDPs newly identified between 25 April to 7 May, 2015 originate from Anbar Governorate, out of which 52% are displaced within Baghdad and 35% within Anbar governorates.
(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 25 May 2015) The large-scale relief operation launched in the wake of the devastating 7.8-mangnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal on 25 April, continues to intensify. National and local authorities are leading the effort, supported by the United Nations, humanitarian partners, the international community, private sector and volunteers.
The influx of 70,000 Burundian refugees to Tanzania is overstretching the capacity of the government of Tanzania and aid agencies to respond, as emergency aid workers struggle to meet the urgent demands of providing clean water, shelter and food to new arrivals, Oxfam warned today.
In central Mindanao, thousands of people have been living precariously due to recurrent fighting. Pockets of skirmishes often erupt that result in civilian displacement.
The hostilities between armed groups in February resulted in around 4,000 families fleeing to safety in evacuation centers in Pagalungan, Maguindanao and in Pikit, North Cotabato.
At the height of the fighting, affected civilians managed to bring only few belongings with them and limited supplies of food.
In continuation to Nepal earthquake relief efforts from the government of Pakistan, another two C-130 sortie were sent today carrying Tents120, Rice 13 ton and Tarpaulin 2000.
A total 17xC-130 sorties carrying relief assistance have successfully been handed over to Nepalese government for the earthquake affectees.
Erbil, 24 May 2015 - Close to 55,000 people have fled Al-Ramadi, the provincial capital city of Anbar province of Iraq, following ISIL attacks and fierce fighting in the city. Most of the displaced persons are fleeing towards Baghdad,
With many trying to enter through security checkpoints. An estimated 4,000 families (24,000 individuals) arrived from Khaldiyah in Amiriyat al-Fallujah on 23 May and another 3,000-5,000 families are expected to arrive in the coming hours and days.
Children’s concerns and voices must help shape nation’s recovery, says Plan International
23 May 2015: The voices of children must be heard and acted upon as Nepal begins the difficult task of rebuilding and recovering from a powerful earthquake that killed thousands and left many more homeless one month ago.
Nepal - A critical funding shortage is reducing the flow of aid into earthquake-ravaged Nepal to a trickle, undermining the successes in the month since the April 25 tragedy, threatening the ability of responders to provide aid to hundreds of thousands of survivors and placing lives at risk on the eve of the monsoon.