These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Maghreb & Middle East
Since the scale up of the conflict in March, nearly 25,000 additional people are going hungry each day in Yemen as the blockade and fighting restrict food, fuel and other vital supplies. One in two people – nearly 13 million people – are now struggling to find enough to eat, and half of them are on the brink of starvation.
· The second structured relief phase of WFP’s earthquake response has so far reached over 893,600 earthquake-affected people with food, cash and nutrition support. Of the total assisted people, over 86,100 have been reached through WFP’s cash for assets programme. Through this cash-based programme, WFP has injected over US$1 million into the local economy, allowing cash for assets participants themselves to reinvigorate the local markets.
602,257 houses fully damaged
285,099 houses partially damaged (NEOC/MoHA 29/07/2015)
15,176 households planned for Government evacuation (GoN 14/07/2015)
Greeting from Sphere India Welcome to the June-July 2015 issue of Sphere India Newsletter. This issue features response/relief, updates from Sphere India programme unit and a list of upcoming events.
One of the articles showcases Brainstorming on National capacity building strategy for healthcare. The second article is on Nepal Earthquake: Unfolding Uncertainties for Secondary Hazards.
Rajanpur is the Southern-most district of Punjab Province. It has a total population of about 1,533,0001 and is comprised of three tehsils: Jampur, Rajanpur and Rojahn. In addition, a tribal area (the so-called “de-excluded area”) lies in the Suleman range.
The extent of unmet or unplanned for need, i.e. as measured by caseload appears to be very great. However significant further caseload revision is expected which will reduce the unmet need
Hygiene kit distribution is progressing. However water and sanitation assistance is limited and much more concentrated in a few locations leaving many gaps.
ALL 6 Municipalities (16 VDCs) have a Focal Point Agency and WASH programs ongoing with 20 WASH Cluster partners presen
36284 people have benefitted from approx. 6,597 Hygiene Kits¹ Estimated Caseload: 69,562³ (29% reached)²
22,484 people have received water treatment products (includes PoU treatment and bulk chlorination)¹ and 8,226 people have been assisted with repaired water systems.¹ Estimated Caseload: Water Emergency: 99,8463 (18% reached)² Water Sustainable: 12,4433 (41% reached)²
41 of 26 VDCs have a Focal Point Agency and WASH programs ongoing with 22 WASH Cluster partners present
48188 beneficiaries received approx. 8761 Hygiene Kits Estimated Caseload: 39575 (34% reached)
134489 people received access to water treatment products and 15,455 people have been assisted with repaired water systems Emergency Water / Sustain Water Estimated Caseload: 414728 (46%) caseload 59358 (4%)
The WASH Cluster caseload has been revised based on more detailed assessments at the Village Development Committee (VDC) level. The WASH Cluster has shifted reporting on caseload, partner targets and achievements at the VDC level on a weekly basis (please refer to the District WASH Dashboards).
Three months since the first earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, thousands of people still live outside in temporary shelters made of tarpaulins, bamboo, and metal sheets. Living in communal shelters has been challenging especially for women, as they face risks of sexual abuse and difficulty maintaining personal hygiene.
It’s been three months since a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal — from its bustling capital to the lush, terraced hillsides of the country’s remote regions. Thousands were killed or injured during the disaster, and more than 500,000 homes were destroyed.
Our team on the ground responded immediately. After conducting rapid assessments to learn what people needed most, we began delivering emergency supply kits just two days after the initial earthquake.
But now, the people of Nepal need our help to begin their long-term recovery.
104 sites hosting 20 or more households were assessed between 23 June and 12 July 2015 in 13 districts.
59,433 people from 11,100 households were living in 104 sites with 20 or more households.
13 sites in 7 districts were hosting over 200 households, representing 4,987 households (28,254 persons).
Three months after the devastating Nepal earthquake, 13 of the UK’s leading aid agencies have reached more than 2.2 million people with aid including emergency shelter, food, clean water, sanitation, education services, and healthcare.
Three months on from first Nepal quake, children still at risk
UNICEF provides $15 million in cash transfers to most vulnerable families
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 25 July 2015 – Three months after Nepal’s April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid.
(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 24 July 2015) Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance. Shelter, food and livelihoods support, water and sanitation, medical and psychosocial care, and protection remain top priorities. The cold and damp monsoon weather exposes those affected to further hazards and, together with customs delays, adds to the challenges aid agencies tackle daily.
Nepal Earthquake three months on: New report raises concerns over children’s psychological health
· An estimated 12,000 Nepalese children are trafficked every year, but since the two catastrophic earthquakes the threat is even higher.
· Read and/or download the World Vision/Plan International/Save the Children/UNICEF report here
Kathmandu / Geneva, July 23, 2015: Three months after Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8M earthquake, thousands of people continue to require humanitarian assistance in order to meet their basic needs.
Since the earthquake, the Nepal Red Cross Society and the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have focused their efforts on providing relief, shelter, medical care and safe water to communities in the 14 worst affected districts.
The second structured relief phase of WFP’s earthquake response has so far reached just under 771,000 people with food, cash and nutrition support. Of the total assisted people, over 46,400 have been reached through WFP’s cash for assets programme. Through this programme, WFP has strengthened and reinvigorated the markets by injecting US$696,000 into the local economy so far.
Three months since Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, CAFOD and its partners have delivered aid to nearly 300,000 people - but, with the monsoon rains hampering relief efforts, it is a huge challenge to reach all those in need.
Janet Crossley, CAFOD’s Emergency Programme Manager for Nepal, said: “It was hard enough to deliver aid in Nepal before the monsoon began, because of the mountainous terrain and because many villages lie miles from the nearest road. Now, with landslides and rains washing roads away, some areas will become almost impossible to reach.