This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016.
Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency: The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in affected areas of the country. A well-coordinated response is underway, although the scale of the emergency exceeds resources available. Given the lead times necessary for the procurement of relief items, the Government and its partners urge immediate and sustained support for this slow onset natural disaster.
On a hot July morning, Mohammad-Raddi Henawi stands at the whiteboard at the front of the classroom of Al-Neirabeen School, working on a math equation. He is one of the thousands of displaced Palestine refugee children attending the UNRWA summer learning programme that prepares students to resume their schooling in the fall.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
The Barada organisation is helping improve the lives of displaced and poverty-stricken families.
By Razan al-Sayid
When Aida’s was martyred, the 35 year-old fell on hard times.
Struggling to provide for her four children, the young widow decided to withdraw them from school as she could no longer afford to buy books and stationery.
Their education only resumed early this year, when a new organisation named Barada stepped forward to sponsor the tuition.
The support to public institutions has continued to focus on supporting service delivery, policy development and enhancing capacities of public officials and civil servants to respond to the crisis.
More than 120 million USD of assistance was committed or channeled to public institutions so far in 2016. 521 additional staff were seconded or financed to enhance the crisis response capacity of public institutions.
Support to Social Institutions
The following have been adapted from the attached updated list of overall programme priorities for the purposes of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) call for proposals of September 2016.
On Tuesday, The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and local partners marked the inauguration of an infrastructure project targeting one of the main streets in Ein el-Sultan camp located in Jericho in the West Bank.
The recent surge in violence in the West Bank has dramatically affected the lives of Palestinians, including Palestine refugee children. Between October 2015 and July 2016, 84 Palestinian children, including 12 Palestine refugee children, were killed – 6 out of the 12 fatalities occurred in West Bank refugee camps. Furthermore, as of 10 August, 1,146 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of demolitions, including at least 542 children; 406 of the displaced were Palestine refugees, including at least 187 children.
Shelter and Infrastructure construction in Erbil and Sullaimaniya Governorates
KURDS NGO partnership with UNHCR
KURDS Erbil Office in close coordination with funding agency (UNHCR), implemented the following activity in Erbil Refugees Camps:
1- Stone Cladding works for the Retaining wall
Complementary works for Phase 4 and construction Retaining wall: This project started on first of February and the implementation process completed in July, 2016
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.
WFP Country Office signed a six-party Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop training courses and coaching services in agricultural techniques for the most poor and vulnerable groups.
WFP and the National Statistics Committee signed a MoU to improve the analysis and dissemination of food security statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic.
In July 2016, WFP hosted a mission from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to undertake an impact review of the school feeding programme. The mission report is anticipated in August 2016, and will recommend areas for impact assessment.
WFP plans to resume its school meals programme as the 2016-2017 academic year begins in September.
WFP’s nutrition programme has remained suspended for the past 3 months due to a shortage in Super Cereal Plus. The specialized commodity is expected to arrive on 30 August according to the lastest shipping information.
WFP’s activity supporting patients with Tuberculosis (TB) has yet to resume due to continued funding challenges and ongoing strategic discussions with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection.
Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016
North and Central Darfur
The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.
I. Situation Overview
Since 08 August 2016, Southwest Monsoon is affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.
On 09-10 August 2016, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) located at Aparri, Cagayan enhanced the Southwest Monsoon which brought moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, !locos Region, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and the Provinces of Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.
The LPA at Itbayat, Batanes exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 11 August 2016 but continued to enhance the Southwest Monsoon.
1.1 Food security situation
Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:
Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;
Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;