PRIORIDADES / PUNTOS DESTACADOS
Fuertes lluvias y vendavales afectaron viviendas y cultivos en los resguardos indígenas de Yunguillo (Mocoa -Putumayo) y San Carlos (Santa Rosa -Cauca)
Más de 120 familias requieren asistencia alimentaria y apoyo para reconstrucción de viviendas. Además, más de 290 niños, niñas y adolescentes no están asistiendo a clases debido a la afectación de la escuela, internado y comedor escolar.
Las condiciones geográficas de la zona han dificultado que la asistencia humanitaria se haya realizado de forma oportuna.
Response of IHH-Humanitarian Relief Foundation:
The ICRC, in a landmark 2009 report on the challenges of responding to internal displacement, emphasized: “camps deflect the world’s attention from the harsh truth of internal displacement.” Indeed, when I think of my visits to IDPs over the years, sometimes this has been to a camp, but just as often it has been to places such as an abandoned factory, a cubby hole under the stairwell of a hospital, a stable, an empty swimming pool, a shantytown, an apartment building (living with another family or on their own), makeshift shelters in the bush or jungle, dug-out caves, and people …
Today, Norway transferred NOK 240 million in budget support to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Norway is one of the first donor countries to transfer its contribution for 2012.
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who met the Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah today, commented, “This funding will be used to implement the National Development Plan. It is an important contribution that will help the PA to maintain vital services to the Palestinian people, such as education, health and security services.”
Some of the greatest disparities exist in urban areas
DHAKA, 29 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
Greater urbanization is inevitable. In a few years, the report says, the majority of children will grow up in towns or cities rather than in rural areas. Children born in cities already account for 60 per cent of the increase in urban population.
• Besoins d’interventions en eau, hygiène et assainissement dans le Territoire de Walikale
• L’axe Butembo – Mangurejipa (Lubero) impraticable suite au mauvais état de la route
• Plus de 8 200 personnes retournées à l’ouest de Lubero en situation de grande vulnérabilité
• Près de 6 800 personnes déplacées à Beni.
Kinshasa, le 29 février 2012 (caritasdev.cd) : Orphelins et Enfants Vulnérables (OEV) est un projet mené par l’Accompagnement des Malades à Domicile (AMD) de Caritas Développement Kinshasa qui protège et promeut l’enfance, en visant l’égalité des chances pour tous les enfants. A son démarrage en 2005, ledit projet n’encadrait qu’une centaine d’enfants.
TONGO Camp, Ethiopia, February 29 (UNHCR) – In a tent schoolroom near the top of a hill, the refugee children from Sudan sit shoulder-to-shoulder on wooden benches or on the dirt floor. The littlest ones make themselves at home in the front of the class so they can have a clear view of the blackboard.
Striving to fill a technology gap and encourage reading, UNMISS handed over a computer centre and library today to a school in the Eastern Equatoria State capital Torit.
The centre presented to Torit Secondary Day School is equipped with 10 computers and accessories, while the library has 175 textbooks recommended by school authorities.
Funded as an UNMISS Quick Impact Project (QUIP), the facility was completed by the mission's Bangladeshi Battalion in cooperation with the state Ministry of Education.
Appeal Target: US$ 154,500
Balance Requested: US$ 101,100
Geneva, 27 February 2012
Press Release No:2012/295/AFR
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2012 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit* of US$100 million to improve efficiency in four service delivery sectors in Uganda covering health, education, water & sanitation and transport.
Zimbabwe’s 2012 CAP only 4 per cent funded.
Food assistance partners halve rations to beneficiaries.
$19.6 million urgently needed for food assistance programmes.
Nearly 50,000 malaria cases and 36 deaths reported in first two months of 2012.
Rains, storms damage 115 schools countrywide.
Teachers’ strike threatens to reverse education gains.
Save the Children with the support of the European Union (EU) launched a three-year project to fight child labour in the occupied Palestinian territory (OPT). This project, which began at the start of the year with a total budget of 720,000 Euros, will tackle the issue of child labour in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Advisory Board met on 21 February 2012 and reviewed six projects for funding totalling US$896,103. The meeting chaired by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) Mr Alain Noudehou approved project proposals under emergency school repairs addressing three of the provinces that suffered worst storm damage in the current rains seasons, typhoid response in Harare and two in food security covering three worst affected provinces.
Overall strategic direction
Ensure protection of asylum-seekers pending refugee status determination
Improve the living conditions of refugees and asylum-seekers
Strengthen the partnership with the Government of India on global issues of concern to UNHCR
Strategically implement durable solutions: local integration, voluntary repatriation and resettlement
Support Government and NGOs efforts to protect Sri Lankan refugees and facilitate their voluntary repatriation
Lower Shabelle is under the administrative control of Al Shabaab (AS) for almost five years. The population is estimated at 850,651 (UNDP 2005) with an 80/20 rural/urban divide. Access to the population is difficult with just a few Muslim and local NGOs working on the ground. Prior to the November 2011 ban by Al Shabaab, two international NGOs worked in Marka, the port town. Al Shabaab’s ban on the major humanitarian actors has an adverse impact on the basic delivery of services to the neediest population.
The focus of the assessment was to understand awareness of the INEE Minimum Standards (MS), how they are being used, and how they are institutionalized in plans and policies1. In particular, the assessment aimed to measure the value added of the INEE Minimum Standards Handbook to date as a tool for:
Program planning and response