According to UNHCR 3,249,401 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 52.3% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,699,436 refugee children in the region.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced new funding of over €220,000 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Today’s funding, to the NGO Plan, will support families in Sierra Leone who have been quarantined as a result of Ebola by providing food packages, fuel and other vital supplies.
March 26th -26th April 2014
Terekeka County is among the 6 counties of Central Equatoria State. It borders Mvolo and Munduri East Counties of Western Equatoria to the West. Awarial County, Lake State to the North, Bor South County, Jonglei State to the North East, Lafon County, Eastern Equatoria State to the East, and Juba County to the South. The County consists of 9 payams and 46 bomas. The payams are Terekeka, Tali, Tindilo, Muni, Nyori, Reggo, Rijiong, Tombek, and Gemeiza.
WFP renews call for the release of staff member missing for more than one month. WFP is again demanding the safe release of its abducted staff member Mark Diang, who was taken at gunpoint from the Malakal airport on 16 October by a group of men wearing plain clothes. http://www.wfp.org/node/36633/3435/644097
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Hundreds of displaced families have received life-saving aid through Islamic Relief’s emergency response to the increasingly complex crisis in Iraq and the wider region.
EFICOR with its dedicated team reached 13741 households in Jammu & Kashmir that was devastated by one of the worst floods in 106 years. Access to local communities has been major bottleneck so the team used different modes of transportation to reach the affected places. Trucks helped in wading across the water logged areas in some places and whereas in other places boats were used to reach places situated on the banks of lakes and river Jhelum.
In 2014, nearly 2 million Iraqis have fled horrific violence and armed conflict, and many of those who barely escaped with their lives now find themselves in need of proper shelter and basic services. Iraq has seen three major waves of displacement. The first wave, in January, occurred after armed groups seized control of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Anbar governorate. The occupation of Mosul, in June, triggered a second wave.
The number of new arrivals from Syria to Jordan has significantly decreased since 25 September, with no entries through informal border crossings registered by UNHCR since 1 November. Between 3,000 and 4,000 Syrian refugees are reportedly camped at the berm near the border at Rukban and Hadalat in north-eastern Jordan. UNHCR continues to advocate with authorities for access to the territory.
BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese leaders have urged all-out rescue efforts after a 6.3-magnitude quake hit the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The provincial and civil affairs authorities must be swift in organizing rescue and relief work and do their best to minimize casualties, said President Xi Jinping, who was visiting Fiji.
Two people had been confirmed dead and another 54 injured as of 6:30 a.m. Sunday after the earthquake hit Kangding County of Garze at 4:55 p.m. Saturday.
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Fighting in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine is reportedly at its worst since a ceasefire agreement was reached in early September. Ceasefire violations are reported daily and shelling has intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Insecurity compounded by winter weather and reduced or limited social services are increasing the vulnerability and need of affected populations.
The humanitarian community continues to scale-up humanitarian assistance activities and presence in response to growing needs.
VAN, Turkey, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman and Amiri Diwan's Advisor Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday opened the Kuwaiti-funded "Humanitarian Leader" village in the eastern Turkish city of Van.
In 2011, a destructive earthquake hit the city, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It has a long history as a major urban area.
Following the heavy rains experienced since 14th November 2014 at Tana Delta, Bura and Hirimani Locations in Bura Division were among the area affected. The rains that were reported to last over 4 hours led to flash floods at Hirimani which is occasioned by flooding from the main canal situated near Bura Town.
The double effects of the heavy down pour and the overflowing waters from the canal resulted into heavy flooding in the surrounding villages.
Authorities in Dohuk Governorate relocate internally displaced persons (IDPs) from over 100 schools to camps.
The lack of adequate shelter remains a primary concern for many displaced people due to winter weather.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) prompts new displacement from Salah ad Din.
The situation in Bangui remains precarious, as ex-Séléka elements have issued demands to the Government of CAR (CARG) and threatened to detonate explosives.
U.N. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for CAR Claire Bourgeois visits northeast CAR and calls for increased humanitarian support to the area.
The ongoing harvest has improved food security levels in parts of CAR; however, an estimated 1 million people may require emergency food assistance by mid-2015.