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04 May 2015 description

General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

04 May 2015 description
  1. The Executive Board at its 136th session noted an earlier version of this report and expressed support for the proposals contained in the draft decision in that report concerning intensified eradication strategies and the removal of type 2 component of the oral poliovirus vaccine.

04 May 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA delivers 48,800 reproductive health and family planning services to 16,270 women during the reporting period. Provides gender-based violence screening services to 720 women; of these, 165 women turned out to be gender-based violence survivors in Damascus and Rural Damascus.

LEBANON

UNFPA organizes six awareness sessions on early marriage to 90 women leaders from both the Syrian and Lebanese communities and distributes 200 pamphlets on early marriage and reproductive health.

01 May 2015 description

Jeddah, KSA, 29.04.2015 –The 304th meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) chaired by IDB Group Chairman, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, ended on 27 April endorsing a US $7 million grant approval from the IDB Group as support to education of war-afflicted Syrian children in Syria and neighboring countries, among other development project financing.

01 May 2015 description

More than half a million Palestine refugees are directly affected by the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA response aims to preserve refugees' resilience through the continuation of UNRWA services and humanitarian assistance. For a more detailed overview, see the Agency's 2015 Syria regional crisis response here. This monthly update covers UNRWA efforts in March 2015.

HIGHLIGHTS

29 Apr 2015 description

Calculation of the Most Vulnerable Localities is based on the following datasets:

1 - Multi-Deprivation Index (MDI)

The MDI is a composite index, based on deprivation level scoring of households in five critical dimensions:

i - Access to Health services;
ii - Income levels;
iii - Access to Education services;
iv - Access to Water and Sanitation services;
v - Housing conditions;

MDI is from CAS, UNDP and MoSA Living Conditions and Household Budget Survey conducted in 2004.

29 Apr 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, April 28 (KUNA) ­­ A Kuwaiti airplane arrived in Beirut Tuesday loaded with 33 tons of humanitarian aid sent by Kuwait Higher Relief Committee for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Bader Al­Shamrouk, head of the committee's delegation, said the aid supplies included food, wheelchairs, blankets, clothes and other basic relief aid.

28 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 April 2015

Nepal: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April has affected 8 million people. As of 28 April, 5,057 people have been reported dead, and more than 8,500 injured. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in tents, while the villages closest to the quake’s epicentre remain inaccessible.

27 Apr 2015 description

Beirut (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has delivered vital aid to Beirut's Roumieh Central Prison, after recent riots caused severe damage to the facility and left hundreds of detainees without drinking water, clothing and bedding.

27 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

Disaster in the Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean boat capsizing: deadliest incident on record

27 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Following the fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Hayek is drawing attention to refugee children and families

27 Apr 2015 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today (Sunday) announced additional humanitarian funding of €2 million in response the ongoing crisis in Syria and the region, as well as funding of €9.5 million for the worldwide operations of two of Ireland’s key humanitarian partners, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Minister Flanagan is currently in Turkey during the visit of President Higgins to the region. The Minister has met with Foreign Minister, Cavusoglu.

26 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • Approval was granted by Turkish MOFA in late March for the renewal of UN radio frequency licenses which will be used to expand radio coverage in south-eastern Turkey. ETC has installed a UHF repeater in Gaziantep to expand radio coverage in the south.

  • Approval is still pending from Syrian MOFA to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.

26 Apr 2015 description

The Emirates Red Crescent Authority (ERC) has received a donation from AmCham Abu Dhabi, in support of its humanitarian efforts to assist the Syrian refugees.

Rashid Mubarak Al Mansouri, Deputy Secretary-General of the ERC for Local Affairs received the cheque from AmCham Abu Dhabi Chairman, Matthew E. Byrd, at the ERC headquarters, in the presence of Dr. Elias B. Sayah, AmCham, Deputy Chairman of AmCham Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Saeed Al Rumaithi, Director of the ERC branch in Abu Dhabi and Mohammed Ahmed Al Yamahi, Director of the Department of Fundraising at ERC.