The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.
It’s exactly six months since Israel's shelling of Gaza ended. Thanks to donations to ActionAid through the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal we're still helping women and children like Ghada and Mahmood to recover from the trauma and rebuild their lives.
The damage and destruction caused by 50 days of conflict between 7 July and 26 August 2014 was unprecedented in the long history of struggle between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories:
“The volatile security environment is a direct illustration of the parties’ continued lack of political will,” the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council on 24 February.
Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
Appeal Target: US$ 993,006
Balance Requested: US$ 991,075
Geneva, 25 February 2015
Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.
This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,122,723 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to deliver immediate assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (70,000 people), focusing on food and relief item distributions, health and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter assistance. The planned response covers only the relief phase. The national society will not be undertaking recovery initiatives as other organizations are contributing to these efforts.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The emergency appeal was revised on 24 November 2014. The main changes and shifts in the operation include:
Reduction in budget by around 40 per cent to the initial budget;
Reduction in number of target beneficiaries from 10,000 families to 8,000 families (40,000 people);
Focus of a recovery component on the four worst affected districts: Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Dang;
17 February – 24 February
Building on lessons learnt from 2012-2014 and the successes of the RRP system, the following work-plan is intended to set out key areas of focus for the inter-agency refugee coordination structures in first half 2015. The focus is at the inter-sector level including common processes between sectors and location based fora, as well as capacity building activities. It will be updated throughout the period.
Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.
Civil unrest in CAR commenced on 5 December 2013, when Seleka and Anti-balaka militia groups engaged each other in armed clashes in Bangui. The violence then spread to the provinces, leading to the displacement of close to 800,000 people within CAR and in neighbouring countries.
Greetings from Sphere India
It was our immerse pleasure to release the 8th Edition of Sphere India Monthly Newsletter. This issue covers the information from mid of December, 2014 to 15th January, 2015 which includes the key note message from EFICOR, news from member organizations, government and IAGs on their key activities, recent event of Humanitarian Network for Quality and Accountability in India, Sphere India programme news, case studies-innovations and miscellaneous section.
24 février 2015 – Une recrudescence de la violence en République centrafricaine a provoqué de nouveaux déplacements à l'intérieur du pays et à travers la frontière avec la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), a mis en garde mardi le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR).
Description of the disaster
On 24 March 2014, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. On 26 March, 2014 a storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued. On 29 March, based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds, the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow and in the following days the rain intensified and spread to the islands of Grande Comoros and Mohéli.
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
This Humanitarian Response Plan has been revised in response to the intensification of the conflict and subsequent deterioration of the humanitarian situation. The Humanitarian Country Team conducted a 'light revision‘' of the plan including a prioritization of life-saving activities and revision of financial requirements. While the substance of the plan remains largely the same, and the scenarios remain valid, the number of people targeted has increased to 3.2 million.
BANGUI, Central African Republic, February 24 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Tuesday reported that an upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic has forced the displacement of almost 50,000 people since the start of the year.
This includes an estimated 30,000 who have fled their homes and found refuge in other parts of the country and more than 19,200 people who have crossed into the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo's Equateur province.