Attacks on communities in the northeast Nigeria occurring at nearly a daily pace since January 2015.
Approximately 981,416 people displaced across the country of which more than 90 % are located in the Northeast states.
Households in areas worst affected by insurgency in the Northeast to face acute food insecurity, from January to July 2015 according to FEWS NET.
Humanitarian Partners finalize electoral risk preparedness plan targeting 1.8 million people for response.
As we enter into the month of February, the weather has remained inclement for Iraqi refugees fleeing violence. Many families have settled into unfinished housing projects, while Catholic Relief Services (CRS) responds by fitting these buildings with doors and insulated windows. CRS is also distributing essential supplies and constructing playgrounds where, in the midst of war, children can still be children. Catholic News Services has more:
January food aid deliveries to several refugee camps in Rakhine State have been delayed by weeks, internal refugees in camps in Ohn Taw Gyi, Myebon and Sittwe told Mizzima on January 29.
Internally displaced people in the camps that house people who fled the State’s communal violence in 2012 told Mizzima that food normally delivered at the beginning of the month was delayed by two to three weeks. The local authorities, however, say there has been little or no delay.
KHARTOUM, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- Volunteers of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRSC) Friday distributed humanitarian supplies for hundreds of refugees from South Sudan who fled the conflict in their country to Southern Sudan.
Relief supplies were distributed to tens of families, whose needs were previously determined in coordination with the Sudanese Red Crescent, said Khaled Al-Mutairi, KRSC's Crises Management Coordinator.
BEIRUT, Jan 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has launched a project entitled "The Ninth Loaf of Bread" to help feed the displaced Syrians living in makeshift shelters nationwide in Lebanon.
This move was made in collaboration with the Lebanese Red Cross.
"At least 6,000 Syrian families living in the areas of Tripoli, Akkar, Beqaa and Sidon will benefit from this project over a month," Dr. Musaed Al-Enezi, KRCS' envoy in Lebanon, told KUNA in a statement on Friday.
GENEVA (30 January 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to some of the worst flooding in the country in living memory. Flooding has also affected Madagascar and Mozambique where international assistance is crucial to scale up responses.
Fighting in Eastern Ukraine continues despite ceasefire declarations. Violence has escalated significantly since mid-January. Rocket explosions and indiscriminate shelling have killed more civilians and further destroyed infrastructure. In late January separatist groups launched an offensive on the government-controlled port city of Mariupol, home to some half a million people and strategically located between mainland Russia and the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea. Violations of international humanitarian law are likely.
Appeal Target: US$332,766
Balance Requested: US$ 16,760
Geneva, 30 January 2015 Dear Colleagues,
Iraq - IOM Iraq’s new Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has identified 2,176,764 internally displaced people (IDPs) in the 13-month period since January 2014.
The revised DTM methodology has expanded its field data collection to include a Group Assessment component that gathers information through a network of key informants.
Over 42,000 people are living in overcrowded tents after heavy flooding in Malawi. Red Cross is working hard to provide safe water and prevent cholera and malaria outbreaks.
With over a third of Malawi devastated by floods, the International Red Cross Movement is racing to help 42,000 desperate people.
Secretary-General Ethel Kaimila of Malawi Red Cross Society has a grim report from the stricken districts. "Floods are a common occurrence in Malawi but nothing so desperate as this has been seen for more than a decade.
Period covered by this update:
1 July 2014 to 31 October 2014
Appeal target: CHF 16,267,217
Appeal coverage: 50 per cent
On 9 September 2013 in Zamboanga City in Western Mindanao, fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). 16 months later, nearly 20,000 people are still in evacuation centres (ECs) and transitional sites (TSs).
The Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plans to provide permanent housing for about 35,000 displaced people by June 2015. In the meantime, displaced families are being transferred to TSs like Masepla from the largest remaining EC in the JFE Sports Complex.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed conflict and the corresponding displacement of people continue to dominate the humanitarian context in the eastern part of the country, including southeastern Katanga province, with over 2.7 million people still displaced.In Katanga alone, the number of newly displaced people increased by 22 per cent in the second half of 2014.2 Population movement in DRC is complex and dynamic: attacks on people and gross violations of human rights by numerous armed actors continue, with zones of violence and displacement constantly shifting with zones …
The situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has developed from a silent emergency into a visible and complex humanitarian and protection crisis, as a result of a Seleka rebel offensive that began in December 2012 and a seizure of power in March 2013. Following this regime, the country’s political and military situation progressively worsened with new rebellions (anti-Balaka) fighting against Seleka.
South Asia is one of the most disaster-prone and conflict-affected regions in the world, with Afghanistan and India belonging to the top ten countries with the highest number of reported natural disasters in a year1. The most common disasters in the region are floods, drought, landslides, avalanches and earthquakes.
Brussels, 29 January 2015
The European Commission is determined to make sure that Ukraine has all the support it needs, in the short and long term, to undertake the political and economic reforms that are necessary to consolidate a democratic, independent, united and prosperous Ukraine (This MEMO provides detailed information on the European Commission's principal actions in support to Ukraine. It is not intended to be comprehensive. See also MEMO/14/346).
March 2015 will mark the fourth anniversary since the beginning of the crisis in Syria. More than 1 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon. In a visit to the refugees in the country, our colleague Caroline Gluck met Abd and his family. Abd has lost everything from the conflict, but with help from humanitarian organisations he has found shelter and started to rebuild his life again.