The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) launches a new campaign of psychosocial support to the displaced families in Baghdad and other Iraqi governorates in order to provide services aims to protect and promote psychosocial well for the displaced families and the remove the psychological distress and to improve the quality of their life in which the number of beneficiaries from the program is (6836 ).
Last confirmed EVD case dies in Liberia; no new confirmed cases detected since March 20
Sierra Leone’s three-day stay-at-home period occurs with widespread compliance
President of Guinea Alpha Condé declares a 45-day health emergency period; closes border between Guinea and Sierra Leone
Conflict has escalated significantly in Yemen since 23 March, when clashes between Houthi fighters and other parties intensified mainly in the south. On 26 March, air strikes began to hit Houthi targets and military installations, primarily in Sana’a and Sa’ada before expanding to other Governorates. As of 31 March, 13 of Yemen’s 22 Governorates were affected.
Office of the Spokesperson
March 31, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samanatha Power announced today at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait that the United States will provide nearly $508 million in additional life-saving assistance to benefit those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest announcement of funding the United States has made for this humanitarian crisis, which demonstrates the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent needs.
Kailahun, Mar. 30, 2015 (MOHS) – The Kailahun Government Hospital is to benefit from a 100 Beds Paediartric and Maternity Project worth $1. 1 Million U S Dollars
Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Mr. Foday Sawi Turning the Sod
Addressing the Turning of the Sod ceremony, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mr. Foday Sawi described the event as an important day for the people of Kailahun, noting that the project when completed will be the second biggest health facility of its kind in the country.
Heavy rain and flooding on 3 March has affected up to 5,000 people in three villages in Kahama district, in Shinyanga region in Northwest Tanzania. This includes 3,500 displaced. At least 47 people have been killed and 112 injured, most of them children. 634 houses have been partially or entirely damaged, leaving hundreds of people homeless. The storm caused damage to, and loss of, personal belongings and crops, in a region where more than 80% of the population lives in rural areas and on agricultural revenues.
YAOUNDE— Cameroon said it has attained the status of a “non-polio exporting country” - hitting the 6-month mark without a new case - but the country is still considered a high-risk nation with pockets of resistance to polio vaccination programs for children - especially in refugee camps.
In 2014, the World Health Organization listed Cameroon among the 10 countries with active wild poliovirus and among the top four countries posing the greatest threat of exporting the crippling virus to other countries.
The program Psycho-Social support to children and lonely refugee elderly restarted in February. The program aims at social integration and improvement of the living conditions of the lonely refugee elderly and children.
There are 80 children (aged 7-14), 120 lonely elderly people and 34 volunteers involved in the program. The program includes three dormitories (4/10, 10/1 Artsakh str., 2a/7 Shirak str., 29/1 Moldovakan str., Yerevan city and 1 Hatis str., Abovyan city).
Hundreds of medical staff members staged a sit-in at the Ministry of Health in Nyala on Monday, in protest against the delay of their salaries of February.
“Police forces rushed to the ministry to prevent an escalation, in case we would take to the streets,” a protesting doctor reported to Radio Dabanga.
“A large number of employees discovered that their names disappeared from the payroll after the Ministry of Finance had computerised the salary administration. The ministry has not been able to fix the problem until now.”
Sana'a/Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday called for the urgent removal of obstacles to the delivery to Yemen of vital medical supplies needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and air strikes.
A shipment of ICRC medical supplies sufficient to treat from 700 to 1,000 people was due to arrive by plane on Tuesday for distribution to hospitals across the country that are running low on the means to treat the war wounded.
As a result of the fighting between Boko Haram and the Nigerian Army at the end of March, around 6,000 people were forced to flee their homes. They arrived in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital. The authorities have opened a new camp, but there are currently no latrines, no water on site and insufficient shelter. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been working since 2013 in the Borno State. Our team assessed the needs and initiates emergency activities in this camp.
London, March 31, 2015 – More medical supplies and trained health personnel are urgently needed in Yemen as the violence there escalates, but bringing in this essential support is currently impossible, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.
INTER-AGENCY Q&A ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES IN LEBANON (INQAL)
FOOD AND ELIGIBILITY
SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)
SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOOD
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
ANNEX 1 – HUMANITARIAN HOTLINES IN LEBANON
(Kuwait City, 31 March 2015): In an expression of continued solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating crisis in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged US$3.8 billion at a conference hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.