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21 May 2015 description

(Bamako, le 20 mai 2015) - La nouvelle Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali, Mme Mbaranga Gasarabwe, a officiellement pris ses fonctions. Mme Gasarabwe a été nommée à la barre de la communauté humanitaire au Mali le 8 mai dernier par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies. Elle succède ainsi à M. David Gressly qui a récemment complété sa mission au pays.

21 May 2015 description

(Bamako, 20 May 2015) - The new Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, has officially taken office. Ms. Gasarabwe was appointed at the helm of Mali’s humanitarian community on 8 May by the United Nations Secretary-General. She succeeds Mr. David Gressly who recently completed his mission in the country.

20 May 2015 description


La communauté humanitaire au Tchad recherche USD 540millions pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires de 2,5 millions de personnes en 2015. Ces fonds permettront de répondre à quatre défis humanitaires principaux liés à l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition (44% du total demande), aux réfugiés et personnes déplacées (48% du total), aux urgences sanitaires (6% du total) et aux catastrophes naturelles (1% du total).

20 May 2015 description



Armed groups on 15 May released 357 children, many younger than 12 years following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement with the leaders of anti-Balaka and ex-Seleka militants. UNICEF and partners have begun providing psychosocial support and working to reunite the children with their families and will be supporting their reintegration into the community. This is the single largest release of children associated with armed groups in the Central African Republic since violence erupted in 2012.


19 May 2015 description

Key planning figures

12.1 6 million food insecure people in crisis and emergency phases (Apr-15)
6.62 million people displaced internally (Mar-15)
2.3 million refugees in the region (Mar-15)
950 million US$ funded (May 2015)

Key drivers of crisis in the region

Conflict and Insecurity

19 May 2015 description


  • BRAZIL: About 750,000 cases of dengue virus were confirmed in Brazil. The Brazilian Health Minister declared that the country is “technically” facing a dengue epidemic.

  • HONDURAS: At least 57,602 Honduran children and adults who illegally entered the United States are awaiting a decision on their migrant status.

  • CHILE: A red alert is active for the municipality of Chaitén and a yellow alert for the rest of the Lake Region.

19 May 2015 description


  • BRASIL: Este año se han confirmado unos 750,000 casos de dengue en Brasil.
    El Ministro Brasileño de Salud declaró que Brasil enfrenta “técnicamente” una epidemia de dengue.

  • HONDURAS: Un total de 57,602 hondureños, entre niños y adultos que ingresaron ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, aguardan la decisión de un juez para definir su condición migratoria en este país.

  • CHILE: Las autoridades declararon Alerta Roja en la comuna de Chaitén y Alerta Amarilla en el resto de la Región de Los Lagos.

18 May 2015 description

Key Issues:

  • Since the beginning of the year, 11,675 measles cases were confirmed out of 12,421 reported cases. The Ministry of Health has not yet secured enough funding for the $38 million required to conduct the measles vaccination campaign for children under-15 planned for October.

  • The Government of Canada contributed $68,500 for the procurement and prepositioning of emergency education supplies. As of 13 May the education cluster was 2 per cent funded.

18 May 2015 description


A second major earthquake struck on 12 May east of Kathmandu. The 7.3 magnitude quake caused further destruction to buildings and homes damaged by last month's quake. The death toll from the two quakes stands at over 8,580 with over 16,800 injured, according to the Nepali Ministry of Home Affairs.

A total of 216 displacement sites were identified across 11 districts. Shelter, drinking water and resumption of livelihood activities are reported as the priority needs.