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29 Mar 2017 description

28 March 2017 – Several initiatives to improve learning through mobile technologies were presented during the Mobile Learning Week 2017, a recently-concluded five-day event held at the Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2017 – More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting enters its third year.

At least 7,719 people have been killed and 42,922 injured since 19 March 2015, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported, but the actual numbers are believed to be higher.

29 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Approximately 74,000 Rohingya s/ Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs) from Rakhine State have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as of 23 February, 2017.

  • New families were spotted in Balukhali, Teknaf and Ukiya host villages. The new arrivals are highly mobile and were reported to be moving between makeshift settlements, upazila and district centres.

29 Mar 2017 description

Gazans have been suffering severe power shortages for a decade, ever since Israel bombed Gaza’s power plant in 2006. Since that time, Israel has prevented restoration of the plant, impeded infrastructure repairs and upgrades, and compelled Gaza authorities to purchase only Israeli fuel at a price residents are hard put to pay. As a result, power is supplied on the basis of rotation, and residents receive electricity for only four to eight hours at a time.

29 Mar 2017 description

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• According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;

• While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;

28 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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The floods in Peru continue to put the lives of thousands of children in danger. UNICEF Peru is responding to the crisis and is actively supporting the Government to protect those affected.

  • With heavy rains continuing in Peru the extent of the emergency is still unfolding, affecting directly at least 285,000 children.

  • Urban areas are reported to be more severely impacted by the disaster, with the northern town of Piura suffering severe flooding.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

WASHINGTON, DC – Adoption of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the FY2017 and FY2018 budgets could lead to tragedy and crisis for millions of vulnerable people across the Horn of Africa and beyond, the global organization Mercy Corps testifies today at a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on “East Africa’s Quiet Famine.”

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 25th

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Plan

Seventy-eight people have been killed and over 100,000 left homeless after a series of torrential downpours caused havoc along Peru's Pacific coast.

A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off the South American country has been blamed for unleashing a torrent of water. The intense rains are the worst seen in two decades, authorities have said.

HALF A MILLION AFFECTED BY FLOODS

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 14th, 16th & 19th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning with some items available, however there is an insufficient quantity of all basic products such as food, NFIs, water etc.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 23th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning, with essential items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power of basic items such as food and NFIs is low/poor.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 15th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning, with food, water, NFIs and other goods available, however due to a lack of cash and jobs, purchasing power is low and these items and goods remain unavailable.

28 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Director, Ms. Karin Hulshof, met with children, communities, health workers, teachers, and government counterparts during her mission to Vanuatu from 21 – 25 January. She gained insight into highlights and challenges of providing supplies and services to children in a Pacific Island Country.

28 Mar 2017 description

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  • Despite the Minister of Agriculture’s maize export ban on commercial traders, exports of maize through WFP’s humanitarian window continues. As of 28 February, cumulative tonnage dispatches (13,000 mt contract) was 5,348 mt.

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 10,000 refugees in Nyarugusu refugee camp through its Cash Based Transfer Pilot. The cash programme adds TShs 200 million (USD 89,000) each month into the local economy potentially creating more opportunities for the host community.

Operational Updates

28 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued to provide seasonal assistance and emergency support to 100,000 food-insecure people including displaced households and host communities affected by conflict.

  • WFP has a critical funding constraint for nutrition and school meals activities. A total of USD 40 million is urgently required to meet project needs in the next six months. Resource gaps may force WFP to cut rations and/or reduce the number of people assisted.

Operational Updates