1 . By its resolution 2180 (2014), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) until 15 October 2015 and requested me to report on its implementation semi-annually and not later than 45 days before its expiration. The present report covers major developments between the issuance of my report of 4 March 2015 (S/2015/157) and 31 August 2015 and outlines activities undertaken by the Mission in line with its mandate under the relevant Council resolutions, most recently 2180 (2014)
• On April 25th, at 11:41am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Tremors were felt across northern India and neighboring Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
The earthquakes in April and May of 2015 have had a devastating impact on the facilities and infrastructure in the education sector. According to Department of Education initial damage assessment data over 2,500 toilet blocks and 1,500 water supply systems have been damaged in the 14 most affected districts.
This thematic report provides an overview of lessons learned while conducting humanitarian needs assessments following the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. This document aims to highlight some key issues faced by humanitarian agencies in the assessment process, to inform future assessments and strategies.
This report covers UNFPA's reponses to the devastating earthquake within the first 100 days.The UNFPA response to Nepal's earthquake targeted women and girls in the 14 most affected districts. It aimed to effectively provide the MISP for RH, a coordinated set of priority activities designed to prevent and manage the consequences of sexual violence; reduce Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission; prevent excess maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality; plan for comprehensive RH services and making contraceptives available to meet demand.
As of 18 August, 31 cases of Cholera have been confirmed in some parts in the Western Kathmandu. No deaths reported so far. UNICEF, together with the Government and the Health sector have responded to this situation with the mobilisation and training of Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), water quality testing and hygiene promotion in the affected areas and nearby camp sites.
ECHO will be funding ICCO Cooperation, as one of the members under the ACT Alliance Nepal Forum, for implementing the “Early Recovery Support to Earthquake Affected Communities in Nepal” project. ICCO will focus on “Shelter” and “WASH” based interventions for nine months in Makwanpur district.
With the operation moving into recovery phase, this report aims to inform minor revision in the budget to accommodate reallocation between budget lines. The total Appeal budget remains unchanged.
The key changes are:
Reduce budget for Construction – Housing (▼27%) and Teaching Materials (▼23%)
Increase budget for Logistics, Transport and Storage (▲50%), Cash Disbursements (▲27%) and Consultants & Professional Fees (▲22%)
33,245 households in the district 80% houses fully or partially damaged 19,510 houses fully damaged 15,682 houses partially damaged 612 people at two sites hosting >20 households
280,874 total population 87% houses fully or partially damaged 50,284 houses fully damaged 305 houses partially damaged 2,037 people in nine sites hosting >20 HH
Dolakha was the epicentre of the 12 May earthquake. While the 25 April earthquake caused widespread damage to the area, the second earthquake led to more severe damages and casualties in Dolakha and other eastern districts.
UMCOR continues to work with several partners to meet the needs of Nepal earthquake survivors
By David Tereshchuk*
Nearly four months have now passed since Nepal’s devastating earthquake, and UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, continues to both fund and support a broad range of partner agencies who are working for the country’s recovery.
“We have a lot of partners, and a lot of different partners doing different things,” said Francesco Paganini, executive for International Disaster Response at UMCOR.
(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 19 August 2015) Marking the World Humanitarian Day, aid community in Nepal saluted contributions made by good-‐willed individuals and communities themselves to saving lives and alleviating the suffering in the aftermath of the back-‐to-‐back earthquakes.
The response launched by the Government of Nepal in the immediate aftermath of the disasters has seen significant support from the international and humanitarian communities, and private sector alike.
Scores of volunteers remained on the forefront of the response ever since as well.
Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015
Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.
The devastating earthquakes which struck Nepal on 25 April and 12 May affected the lives of 8 million people i.e. almost one-third of the country’s population. In the direct aftermath of the first earthquake, REACH was deployed to Nepal in partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster to coordinate an inter-agency assessment which would enable the shelter cluster to define a comprehensive shelter and settlements recovery strategy, and to verify assumptions about the delivery of assistance.
Floods and landslides affected over 1.3 million people, including 297,000 households displaced in Jul and Aug, according to Government reports. At least 106 people are confirmed dead. The Government, supported by local organisations, UN and INGOs, continues to lead the response, including clean-up, search and rescue and provision of relief assistance.
1.3 million people affected