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29 Feb 2012 description

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.

29 Feb 2012 description
report IHH

Response of IHH-Humanitarian Relief Foundation:

29 Feb 2012 description
  • 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 …

29 Feb 2012 description

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.”

29 Feb 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

29 Feb 2012 description

Faits saillants

• 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.

29 Feb 2012 description
report Caritas

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.

29 Feb 2012 description

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.

29 Feb 2012 description

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.

29 Feb 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal

Appeal Target: US$ 154,500
Balance Requested: US$ 101,100

Geneva, 27 February 2012

Dear Colleagues,

29 Feb 2012 description
report World Bank

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.

29 Feb 2012 description

Ce bulletin est produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par le bureau de OCHA-Tchad et couvre la période allant du 1er au 29 février 2012. Le prochain bulletin sera publié en début avril 2012.

I. FAITS MAJEURS

• Situation alimentaire inquiétante au Tchad

• Méningite : deux districts sanitaires ont franchi le seuil épidémique

• Plus de 800 retournés tchadiens du Nigeria à la date du 27 février 2012

• L´appel de Fonds Consolidé (CAP) 2012 financé à 19% a la date du 29 février 2012

29 Feb 2012 description

Key Points

  • 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.

29 Feb 2012 description

ERF News

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.

29 Feb 2012 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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:

  • Advocacy

  • Coordination

  • Program planning and response

  • Research

  • Institutional change

29 Feb 2012 description

• Disponibles recursos preparativos por tsunamis y SAT

• Proceso de Consulta Regional VII Plan DIPECHO

• PNUD presenta libro sobre desastres HONDURAS

• Breves

29 Feb 2012 description

Operational objectives

  • 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