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23 May 2015 description
report Ayuda en Acción

EN PUNA Y CKOCHAS, MÁS DE 12 MIL PERSONAS TENDRÁN UNA VIDA MÁS DIGNA

Un nuevo programa de desarrollo, en los municipios de Puna y Ckochas del departamento de Potosí fue puesto en marcha este año por la Fundación Ayuda en Acción, junto el Instuto Poli- técnico Tomas Katari (IPTK) gracias a la voluntad solidaria de las familias españolas que han de- cido ser parte del desarrollo de esta región y poner su granito de arena en el compromiso de construir un mundo mejor.

23 May 2015 description

I am pleased to announce that Australia will provide additional support to the long-term recovery of Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam, the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in Vanuatu.

Cyclone Pam caused severe damage to housing, health centres, schools and other critical infrastructure in affected areas, and to Vanuatu’s key industries of tourism and agriculture.

Australia provided an early life-saving package of more than $10 million, including deployment of disaster response, medical and search and rescue teams.

23 May 2015 description
  • A total of 104 areas across Syria were assessed in order to give a comprehensive account of the humanitarian situation there, and to inform a proper response in all sectors.

  • Total population in the assessed areas was about 11.5 million. More than 34% of them were IDPs.

  • More than 4.4 million people were reported to be in acute need of humanitarian assistance.

  • Providing medicine and medical equipment is the most urgent intervention needed in the health sector.

23 May 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers

43,000 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES (UNHCR APRIL 2015)   

6,000 ESTIMATED NEW REFUGEES FROM NIGER AND NIGERIA AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES IN DABOUA AND LIWA DISTRICTS (UNICEF RAPID ASSESSMENT PRELIMINARY REPORT, MAY 18 )

23 May 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation of refugees & displaced people in Far-North in numbers

  • 106,000 TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDPS) (OCHA, APRIL 2015)

  • 34,368 TOTAL NUMBER OF REFUGEES IN CAMPS (UNHCR, APRIL 2015)

  • 39,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED SAM CASELOAD IN THE FAR NORTH IN 2015

23 May 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the number of activities and an agency list within a Village Development Committee (VDC) area. Each agency may perform mulitiple activities within a VDC and so there will be fewer agencies than activity numbers.

Important Note: The OCHA 4W spreadsheet does not always indicate which VDC the activity is within. These activities are included in the district total but not shown on the map.

23 May 2015 description
report World Bank
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Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee May 27, 2015

JERUSALEM, May 21, 2015 - Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY:

WFP Egypt seeks to assist the Government of Egypt reach the most vulnerable food insecure people more effectively and efficiently by: (1) Strengthening National Institutions that Support Food Security; (2) Enhancing Access to Education and Combatting Child Labour; (3) Building Resilience of Vulnerable Groups; and (4) Supporting Nutrition.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY:

On 1 July 2013, WFP began implementing projects on national capacity development for school feeding in both Tunisia and Morocco with the aim of providing the governments with technical assistance in order to enhance their school feeding programmes.   

In 2011, WFP re-opened an office in Tunisia to provide assistance during the Libya crisis. In 2003, WFP closed its office in Morocco.

23 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· The situation in South Sudan has drastically deteriorated in the past two weeks, with heavy fighting on-going across Unity and Upper Nile states. 100,000 people have been displaced and 650,000 have been cut off from aid as humanitarian organizations have been forced to withdraw from affected areas.

23 May 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP Peru has shifted from a food aid to a food assistance agency with a focus on institutional capacity development and support to eliminate chronic childhood undernutrition and anaemia. In the context of recurrent natural disasters, WFP Peru provides support to emergency preparedness and early response. WFP has been present in Peru since 1964.

22 May 2015 description

BLUF – Implications to PACOM

  • Note: This is the last daily Nepal Earthquake CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report. A final, wrap-up summary will be distributed the week of 25 May.

  • Major redeployment/phased force flow continues with additional planned movements occurring over the next 72 hours. All four MV-22'S departed Nepal with 2x KC-135J'S providing aerial refueling out of Utaphao, Thailand. (USPACOM)

  • All JTF-505 personnel and equipment should complete retrograde from Nepal no later than 24 May 2015. (USPACOM)

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/FFP provides 1,640 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

  • Debris and other obstacles hinder humanitarian access and assistance in some affected districts.

  • Relief actors initiate district-level contingency planning in preparation for the monsoon season.

USG Humanitarian Assistance for the Nepal Earthquake (Last updated 05/22/2015)

22 May 2015 description

Many children in the Central African Republic suffer from intestinal worm infection. This can begin early in a child's life and it affects their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Though WFP's school meals are crucial, children cannot study when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.

22 May 2015 description
report AlterPresse

Fonds-Verrettes, 22 mai 2015 [AlterPresse] --- La pénurie d’eau à Fonds-Verrettes perturbe le fonctionnement des écoles, obligeant des élèves un peu partout à rester chez eux ces dernières semaines, observe l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Cette perturbation, au niveau des établissements scolaires, abandonnés par écolières et écoliers, à cause d’une réalité de sécheresse depuis fin octobre 2014 à Fonds-Verrettes, est surtout remarquable sur les hauteurs des granddes localités Oriani, Gwo Cheval, Boukan Chat, Boukan Fèdinan, Bwa Nègès.

22 May 2015 description

At 10 o’clock in the morning in an UNRWA school in Shujjaiya in eastern Gaza city, about 25 pupils sit around large wooden tables covered with pink, purple and blue silk paper, boxes of water colour paint and long, thin brushes. The atmosphere is relaxed, the children smile.

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • In a statement issued on 20 May 2015, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and their allied forces in Unity and Upper Nile States.

22 May 2015 description

A young man is seized by government forces while on his way to an exam.

Now in its third year, the siege of Douma continues to intensify. Our world is closing in on us, and there is nothing we can do about it. We sometimes wish for death, and are barely able to get up in the morning and unwilling to go through the same daily tragedies. We often tell ourselves that tomorrow will be better, but disappointment always follows.