At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.
(Baghdad, 19 April 2015): Humanitarian agencies are rushing to provide assistance to more than 90,000 people fleeing clashes in Anbar Governorate. “Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing-- food, water and shelter are highest on the list of priorities,” Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Iraq said.
UNRWA continues to seek secure and unhindered access to Yarmouk itself and stands ready to expand the response in the case of further displacement from the area. UNRWA significantly expanded its response operations today, reaching the area of Babila, a neighbouring area of Yarmouk, for the first time. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.
- At least 7,011 families have been displaced within Anbar Governorate and 4,965 families have been displaced in Baghdad Governorate, including around 2,000 families still moving towards Baghdad, the most recent assessments from UNHCR indicate. Some 110 families are in Babylon Governorate.
- Of the families blocked at checkpoints in Baghdad Governorate, 1,750 have been able to enter and have moved to Abu Ghraib, Mansour and Rasheed.
Close to 3,000 families flee fighting in Ramadi
4,500 families return to Al Alam Sub-District
UNESCO opens second KSA-funded secondary school
Shelter a priority concern in Kirkuk and Haditha districts
Washington pledges US$200 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq
Work is beginning on construction of new homes after floods in Afghanistan.
Islamic Relief responded to the floods in Afghanistan at the end of April 2014, caused by heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Some 175 people lost their lives in the floods, which also caused widespread damage to homes and agriculture. More than 135,000 people across 27 provinces were affected, with the majority – 70,000 – in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sari Pul, provinces in the north of Afghanistan.
Abiba is 35. She lives with over 500 other people, all Muslims, confined in the compound at Saint Martyr de l’Ouganda church in Carnot, a town in west Central African Republic (CAR).
25-year old Doudou is a member of the Fulani community. She cradles in her arms her younger daughter who’s only two and a half months old.
A few blankets, clothes and mats are scattered around the church floor. The displaced people living here in this safe haven haven’t got much. An MSF mobile clinic provides medical consultations every Thursday.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (April 17, 2015) — “We had been renting for nine years and we were tired of it. Today, I thank God and Habitat for Humanity for supporting us to build our house. For me, it’s a dream come true”, said Misael Ayala Zelaya who, with his wife Juana, are one of the 20,000 families now living in decent homes thanks to Habitat for Humanity Honduras.
The humanitarian community remains extremely concerned about the protection of civilians given reports of intense fighting, shelling and aerial bombardment of Idleb city and surrounding areas. There are unconfirmed reports of 1,500 people injured in the past week.
Heavy airstrikes in Sa’ada over the last several days have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Thousands of people have reportedly fled after airstrikes hit private homes, markets, public buildings and other sites. Communications infrastructure has also been affected, complicating efforts to verify reports.
Heavy fighting continues to be reported in residential areas of Aden. Electricity and water outages are intensifying.
The Second Phase Harmonised Assessments Report is being finalised and will be released on 16 April.
Coinciding with the recent rains in Port Vila, we have seen an increase in numbers of individuals approaching the NDMO directly requesting tarpaulins. Shelter Cluster partners are expediting the distribution of remaining tarpaulin stocks through the area councils in Port Vila to help meet the outstanding needs. Key shelter messaging has also been provided through various channels to try and improve information flow to affected communities.
Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 20:18 GMT
L'Etat haïtien a inauguré vendredi, dans un quartier détruit par le séisme de 2010, vingt-cinq logements bâtis sous le principe de la copropriété, une nouveauté dans le pays le plus densément peuplé des Caraïbes.
22,798 Identified unaccompanied minors Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
187,880 NFIs distributed since January
184 Shelters distributed since January
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 17 April 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
With worsening displacement, a deepening conflict, and difficult access for aid workers and aid delivery, shelter is emerging as one of the pressing humanitarian needs in Yemen.
UNRWA SEEKS $30 MILLION FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO YARMOUK AND OTHER AREAS
Baghdad, 17 April, 2015 - IOM has distributed 150 life-saving family non-food item (NFI) kits yesterday to recently internally displaced people (IDPs) in Al A'dwaniya, Mahmudiya District, in the south of Baghdad Governorate. The families were displaced by continued violence from Ramadi, Anbar Governorate, within the past week.