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26 May 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Pas de répit pour les habitants de Nindja qui passent de déplacement en déplacement

  • Kalehe : plus de 2 500 familles retournées se procurent des vivres et articles ménagers essentiels

Aperçu de la situation

26 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains have caused additional mudflows on 20 May in Nurobod District, affecting more than 55 households.

  • Government assessment results for Rudaki District indicate the disaster destroyed or damaged at least 119 houses. As of 23 May, total number of houses destroyed of damaged for Panjekent and Rudaki districts stands at 140.

  • Total number of people affected, as well as houses destroyed/damaged has been reduced as Government finalized damage and needs assessment processes.

26 May 2016 description

Colombo, 26 May 2016 – In response to a series of floods and landslides which swept across Sri Lanka between 14th and 22nd May, the European Commission is providing 200 000 EUR (32.8 million LKR) in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations. This aid will directly benefit 20 000 individuals who have been heavily impacted in five of the worst-hit districts in the country’s West, namely Colombo, home to the Sri Lankan capital, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kegalle and Kurunegala.

26 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Madhu Rathnayake, Save the Children’s Communications Officer in Sri Lanka

The scene reminds me of Venice. But this is no holiday. The boat we’re travelling on is carrying us along lanes and roads which were once used by cars. Heavy rain – the most severe in 25 years – has hit Sri Lanka, causing disastrous flooding in 19 districts. Over 100,000 have been forced from their homes; tragically, at least 100 have died.

It’s the end of my first day on the emergency response mission, navigating roads that have been cut off by flooding, and it’s been tough.

26 May 2016 description

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children.

The contribution, which is worth US$528,000, will be distributed to 162,000 children in 12 municipalities of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, Jinotega and Matagalpa for a period of 160 days through the Ministry of Education’s School Meals Programme.

26 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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For UNICEF Somalia, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. We saw positive progress for children and their rights but also the devastating loss of four of our colleagues in an attack in Puntland.

In October, Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is excellent news for children.The Convention provides an important framework for policy and legislation on children’s rights. UNICEF immediately started working closely with the federal government to ensure its implementation.

The report covers the following:

26 May 2016 description

Background

El Niño is an abnormal weather pattern caused when warm water from the western Pacific Ocean flows eastward. It results from variations in ocean temperatures in the Pacific around the equator and occurs on average every two to seven years. Cambodia is currently experiencing the effects of an El Niño event, which includes significantly less rainfall patterns, warmer weather and delayed or shorter monsoon rains. The 2015-16 El Niño is projected to be the worst on record in recent years, or of a similar scale to that of 1997-98.

26 May 2016 description

Destacados

  • El 18 de mayo se registraron dos fuertes réplicas con epicentros localizados entre los cantones de Quinindé, Muisne en la Provincia de Esmeraldas y el cantón de Pedernales en la Provincia de Manabí. El primero ocurrió a las 2:57am de 6.7 grados en escala de Richter y otro a las 11:36 am de 6,8 grados. Las réplicas generaron daños principalmente en la Provincia de Esmeraldas. Consecuentemente, el Gobierno abrió nuevos albergues/ campamentos en las zonas afectadas.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.

Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nicolas Meulders

Jeannette, enfant pygmée : ‘Jamais je n’aurais pu imaginer jouer un jour avec des enfants bantous’

25 May 2016 description

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, May 23, signed a new partnership agreement on promoting nutrition in Africa with Jamie Cooper, Chair of Big Win Philanthropy, and Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of the Dangote Foundation. The partnership was reached at the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka and will boost economic returns from the AfDB’s US $33-billion investment portfolio by reprogramming suitable investments in sectors ranging from agriculture to education, to generate nutritional benefit for children.

25 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rapid assessments in northeastern Nigeria indicate urgent humanitarian needs 
  • More than 20,000 newly displaced people registered in Cameroon’s Far North Region between February and April 
  • ERC Stephen O’Brien calls for increased assistance for Lake Chad Basin response

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 May 2016 description
report World Vision

BRUSSELS, 25 May 2016 - Following the World Humanitarian Summit, 23rd – 24th May held in Istanbul, World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities especially around education in emergencies, humanitarian financing, innovation and partnering.

25 May 2016 description

Following the devastation brought about by Tropical Cyclone Winston, initial reports from the Fiji Government in early March indicated that more than 54,000 evacuees had taken refuge from TC Winston and in its aftermath in more than 700 evacuation centres, many of which were schools. By 26 March 2016, official government figures recorded 361 evacuees in 26 evacuation centres.