An inter-cluster team comprising representatives of NGOs and UN agencies visited Kauch Payam in Guit County, Unity State from 16-18 February to conduct an initial rapid needs assessment of the humanitarian situation in the region. The team consisted of NGO and UN cluster partners from both Juba and Bentiu. The mission was organized based on reports of chronic food insecurity and other humanitarian concerns in the area.The following agencies were represented: ARUDA, IOM, VSF-CH, WFP, Concern Worldwide, IRC, OCHA, UNDSS and TDI/UNMAS.
The Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in Juba and Bentiu conducted an Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) team to Mankien in Mayom County from 20-23 February 2015 to assess the humanitarian situation in the area. The team consisted of a thirteen-person UN and INGO team with participants from various humanitarian organisations, representing 8 clusters (Education, FSL, GBV, Health, NFI&ES, Nutrition, Protection, WASH). The team was received by representatives of the SSRRC, and INGO partners working in Mankien.
The first round of Government-led, harmonized assessments will return by 2 April and will be used to identify residual humanitarian priorities and gaps in life-saving assistance, as well as early recovery needs. The second and final round of assessments will be deployed around 6 April.
As of 1 April, assessments show that Tropical Cyclone Pam destroyed 96 per cent of crops, leaving people with no alternative food stocks.
Recommandations principales :
Office of the Spokesperson
March 31, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samanatha Power announced today at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait that the United States will provide nearly $508 million in additional life-saving assistance to benefit those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest announcement of funding the United States has made for this humanitarian crisis, which demonstrates the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent needs.
- Majorité de Borno et Yobe (villages Pulka, Wije, Bokko, Atagra, Maiduguri, Madagali, Banki, Bama, Djibrilli, Goshe, Gwoza, Kohum, Tchinene, Zamga, Agandjara, Arboko, Atagara, Ngoshe) et quelques-uns de Adamawa.
As a result of the fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army at the end of March, around 6,000 people were forced to flee their homes. They arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital. The authorities have opened a new camp, but there are currently no latrines, no water on site and insufficient shelter. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working since 2013 in the Borno State. Our team assessed the needs and initiates emergency activities in this camp.
INTER-AGENCY Q&A ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES IN LEBANON (INQAL)
FOOD AND ELIGIBILITY
SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)
SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOOD
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
ANNEX 1 – HUMANITARIAN HOTLINES IN LEBANON
Snapshot 25–31 March 2015
Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.
Honduras - This week IOM provided the Honduran Government with vehicles and laundry equipment, and made renovations to reception centers for migrants to support humanitarian activities and technical assistance for returning migrants, particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
- Over 91,000 people displaced by armed clashes in Central Mindanao
- Protection Cluster continues to advocate durable solutions for all IDPs in Zamboanga
- IDP women in Mampang take an active role in camp management
- Weak El Niño may trigger drought and erratic behaviours of tropical cyclones in the coming months
Central Mindanao Displacement
The Australian Government has today announced it will provide ongoing support for life-saving assistance to help people impacted by the continuing violence in Syria.
Australia will provide an additional $20 million for food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to people in need inside Syria, as well as refugees and their host communities in Lebanon.
The Syrian conflict has entered its fifth year and an estimated 12.2 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria – more than half the country’s pre-war population.
● Delivery of humanitarian aid is expected to significantly decline in several critical Clusters as funding continues to remain seriously low: only 16 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.
● Recent dismissal of key Government representatives at national as well as regional levels with further possibility of changes in Government structure puts additional pressure in ability to provide timely humanitarian assistance in a coordinated manner.
The Nigerien Government launched an emergency plan1 of 45 billion CFA francs (about US$72 million)2 to respond to Diffa’s humanitarian crisis. The plan targets 363,200 people between 25 March and 31 December 2015.
Regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid needs assessment following last month’s attacks in Bosso and Diffa. Food and water are urgently needed.
On 24 February, the Government placed the state of emergency in Diffa region on hold for three months.
Disaster event details
Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam started around 5.00am Saturday 14 March lastng untl 2pm the same day
Winds came from the east at frst then shifed to the north and fnally from the west
Winds began to ease from 2.00pm on Saturday 14 March 2015
Rough seas persisted throughout the duraton of the event and for the following 24 hours.
Waves were in excess of 10m
Efects were felt by all Islands of TAFEA, creatng various needs for each Island.
Planning is ongoing for the second phase of harmonized multi-cluster needs assessments in cyclone-affected areas. These are due to commence on 1 April and will be completed by 8 April.
The Government informed that schools used as evacuation centres have now reopened across Vanuatu on 30 March. The Ministry of Education and Training has requested tarpaulins to cover the roofs of approximately 268 classrooms damaged during the cyclone in Malampa, Torba, Tafea and Shefa provinces.