By Helena Laatio, Finnish Red Cross
There is a steady whirring of a half a dozen of sewing machines. Women, some of them belonging to those who flew from the conflict zone in Ukraine, are sewing bed sheets meant for people with similar stories of flight from the dangers posed by the violence in their country. Most of them left their homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.
Résumé de la crise :
Le village Derbissaka, situé à 315 kilomètres de Bangassou sur l’axe Démbia/Djéma a été attaqué à de nombreuses reprises entre 2009 et 2015 par un groupe armé assimilé à la rébellion ougandaise. Au total sur cette période, on peut dénombrer 26 attaques : 24 attaques imputables à ce groupe armé et 2 attaques plus récentes, attribuées à d’autres groupes armés, un issu d’une communauté d’éleveurs, et l’autre, des braconniers venus d’un pays voisin.
1,535 affected girls and boys in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces
3,468 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities received learning materials and school supplies
20,312 children (81% of target) immunised against measles & rubella, received Vitamin A and de-worming in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.
Daily Key messages
Conflict and insecurity have caused temporary suspension of critical humanitarian activities in Yemen. Humanitarian partners need uninterrupted access and safety to be able to sustain and scale up critical assistance.
In the last 24 hours, airstrikes have hit different locations in Sahar and Haydan districts in Sa'ada Governorate, reportedly injuring three women. Sa'ada airport was also hit as well as a Community College in Yarim District, Ibb Governorate and several locations in Bakil Al Mir District, Hajjah Governorate.
Snapshot 15–21 April 2015
Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.
The UK has allocated £378 million to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas. £182 million of this has been allocated to partners delivering aid across international borders (cross-border aid). Up to 50% of all UK assistance inside Syria this year will be delivered as cross border aid, targeted towards the 4.8 million people in hard to reach areas (UNOCHA 01.03.2015) which the UN estimate could be reached across borders.
La finalisation du plan de réponse pour 50 000 personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa à la suite des évènements du 6 février 2015 est en cours.
Un retour timide des personnes déplacées de Bosso a été constaté en avril.
Les récentes explosions de mines constituent un risque de protection pour les populations.
Malgré l’accalmie observée dans la région, de nombreuses écoles restent fermées.
L’insécurité dans la zone de Geti, dans le sud d’Irumu en Province Orientale, affecte, entre autres, la sécurité alimentaire.
Quatre sites abritant des personnes déplacées ont été attaqués en mars
Plus de 204 000 personnes ont été déplacées au Nord-Kivu durant les trois premiers mois de l’année.
Personnes déplacées internes: 2,7 M
Cas de choléra au Katanga Jan-mars 2015: 2 000
● Access impediments restrict the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance in a number of villages along the contact line, increasing the needs of local population in terms of access to basic life-saving assistance.
● Limited locally available resources to sustain/expand social services amid increased influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to many communities create tensions between host population and IDPs.
Daily Key messages
Parties to the conflict have an obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. Reports of civilian casualties due to ongoing conflict are unacceptable.
Principaux défis par secteurs
Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint
Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population
Essais de pompage en cours sur 10 nouveaux points forés (HCR)
Public Concern finalise la construction de 66 latrines
MSF finalise la construction de 10 tranchées de défécation
1,192,280 Syrian refugees
The new regulations which entered into force at the beginning of the year, continued to impact on refugees in Lebanon. Admission to Lebanon for Syrian nationals is restricted to those who can produce valid identity documents and proof that their stay in Lebanon fits into one of the approved reasons for entry. Seeking refuge in Lebanon is not an approved reason other than in exceptional circumstances.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.
Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.
WFP requires USD45 million for the next six months to meet the needs of all refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.
The rate of new arrivals has recently slowed in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia but is subject to periodic spikes. However, renewed fighting in Upper Nile State has resulted in an increased number of refugees crossing into Sudan. About 5,000 people crossed into Sudan on 13 April alone.
Relocation of refugees to more appropriate sites is ongoing in Ethiopia and Sudan.
CAR: On 1 April, IOM launched a vulnerability assessment targeting IDPs to identify vulnerable persons and those with specific needs that require urgent assistance and referrals.
CHAD: During the reporting period, IOM distributed 33 tarpaulins to 165 returnees in the Djako site to rehabilitate shelters that were in poor conditions ahead of the upcoming rainy season.
CAMEROON: During the reporting period migrants in IOM
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) has sent the first convoy of humanitarian aid trucks under Katara's relief campaign for the internally displaced people (IDPs) inside Syria, in cooperation with the partners in Jordan.
Three trucks loaded with in-kind assistance (blankets, mattresses, hygiene materials, clothes, and children's toys) moved from the warehouses of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) in Mafraq, near the Jordan-Syria borders, heading for southern Syria.
South Sudan: IOM drills two temporary water points in Bentiu until the drilling of two boreholes by UNICEF is complete.
Kenya: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 24,026 refugees.
Sudan: Since the onset of the crisis, IOM has registered 67,404 refugees.
The priority of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) in Djibouti is to provide life-saving assistance to refugees and to look for durable solutions to their plight.
Djibouti hosts more than 23 700 refugees, mainly from Somalia, who are in need of basic shelter, clean water, and protection services.