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02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • 32 of 81 provinces in the Philippines are suffering drought.

  • Small-scale farmers hit by the drought in parts of Mindanao are exhausting coping strategies while local authorities work to deliver assistance.

  • 23,000 people remain displaced in Zamboanga City two and half years after the September 2013 conflict.

  • The Philippines seeks international classification for its search and rescue teams.

  • Philippine private sector gears up disaster preparedness ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.

01 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.

01 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved US$3.14 million to commence immediate, life-saving humanitarian interventions. This funding will enable the World Food Programme and UNICEF to provide food and emergency water and sanitation services to 95,000 of the most vulnerable people.

  • A nutrition Rapid SMART revealed Acute Malnutrition of 3.1% and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 2.5%, with all severe cases having oedema in the Hhohho and Lubombo low veld areas.

30 Apr 2016 description

April 30th, 2016

Two weeks have passed since the devastating earthquake struck Ecuador on April 16th. The daily life in Pedernales, Manabi Province, located in the northwestern coastal region, has somewhat regained normalcy, however, worsening of sanitary conditions is foreseeable due to the arrival of the rainy season. To prevent this, AMDA-USFQ joint relief team is staging preventive measures against the outbreak of infectious diseases.

30 Apr 2016 description

Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Humanitarian Coalition members CARE Canada and Plan International Canada were able to assist impacted individuals and communities with timely emergency relief aid following the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16.

30 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition’s report was released in March 2016 and presents a serious food security and nutrition situation in the country. The report shifts the severity of the situation from the southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane to the central provinces of Tete,
    Manica, Sofala and Zambezia where the situation is reported to be much worse by comparison.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).

29 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners continue to mobilize national and international assistance in coordination with local counterparts; multisector assessments (MIRA) are ongoing. The overview of the main needs is better known.

  • A Flash Appeal (US$72.7 million) has been presented to the donor community and humanitarian partners.

  • Concern exists regarding the lack of information on the number of people that have been affected but are not in shelters, particularly those in remote areas.

29 Apr 2016 description

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

29 Apr 2016 description

Planification 2016

Objectif 1

Protéger la survie des enfants et des adolescents (3-18 ans) par l’accès à des environnements d’apprentissage sains et sécurisés.

Objectif 2

Renforcer la réadaptation psychosociale, le développement cognitif et l’auto-prise en charge des enfants et des jeunes de 3-18 ans

Objectif 3

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

En este informe de gestión de 2015 de UNICEF Colombia, les presentamos algunos de los principales proyectos, estrategias y acciones que originamos y emprendimos desde UNICEF con el apoyo de muchos de ustedes.

29 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria

  • More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border

  • Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen

  • Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need

  • Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement

Situation Overview

29 Apr 2016 description

KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS

Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases

29 Apr 2016 description

DODOMA, TANZANIA – The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.

29 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;

  • In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;

  • UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;

29 Apr 2016 description

Javier Córdoba Ortega, UNESCO’s Regional Coordinator for the DIPECHO* programme for Education and Risk Management, based at UNESCO’s regional office in Santiago, went to the affected earthquake zone, along with Unicef, with the purpose of cooperating with other organisations to put in place emergency basic educational services.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up on her education.

KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, 28 April 2016 – Stepping into the classroom at the WCA Primary School in Kamabai, Bombali District, you immediately notice two things – all of the students are female, and many of them are visibly pregnant.

29 Apr 2016 description
  • In April 2016, UNRWA commenced the second round of its food distribution, which runs until June 2016, and for the first time provides the new and improved food baskets to over 930,000 Palestine refugees. Prior to the distribution, during February and March 2016, the Agency launched an extensive outreach campaign on these new food baskets to ensure that beneficiaries are informed about the changes and their questions and concerns are addressed in a pro-active way.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

By Eric Reeves

There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.