Government has since approved a supplementary budget to support some of the activities of the NERMAP to the tune of $7,057,538.59, following extending the duration of the drought emergency declared two months ago to May 18, 2016.
Bissau, April 29, 2016 – The Guinea-Bissau/UN Partnership Framework 2016-2020 (UNPAF) was signed on April 28th by the Minister of External Relations, Cooperation and Communities, Ambassador Artur Silva and the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr Miguel Trovoada, on behalf of the UN system. The UNPAF represents the UN integrated system’s contribution to the National Development Plan, Terra Ranka, articulating National priorities for reform and sustainable economic and human development. The four pillars agreed with the Government are:
ANALYSE DES BESOINS
New products, like a household insecticide that kills malaria-carrying mosquitoes in areas where older sprays no longer work, can protect some 50 million people from malaria over four years.
UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.
As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.
32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.
In March, WFP reached 162,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States as well as flood-affected people, with cash or food assistance.
In March, more than 52,400 pregnant and nursing women and malnourished children, including from IDP families, received blended food from WFP.
WFP currently requires USD 30 million to meet overall food assistance needs for the next six months.
An extension of WFP’s Development Project through June 2016 has been approved. Additional funding is still needed to conduct a second phase of the training of the members of School canteens' committees located in the northern regions of Togo.
The capital, Lomé, has been chosen to host five WFP international workshops thanks to the country’s security management system.
Since 19 March, the prices of oil products have decreased by 21 percent following the decrease of fuel price globally
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.
The situation in Taiz remains critical, with some of the heaviest and most sustained fighting in the country. An increase in fighting in March resulted in the treatment of over 1,000 war wounded alone. Access in and out of the city remains restricted and dangerous for civilians and humanitarian actors.
Johannesburg, 29 April 2016 – According to the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the prevention, treatment and care of HIV and Hepatitis, all 26 million people currently living with HIV in the African Region are now eligible for antiretroviral treatment (ART). This is more than double the number of the current 11 million on treatment.
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved a Strategy 2017-2022 to maximize impact, strengthen systems for health, promote and protect human rights and gender equality, and mobilize additional resources.
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
169,970 Personnes Déplacées Internes.
72,727* Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.
56,875 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao.
4,404 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2016.
*Ce chiffre comprend 15 852 réfugiés identifiés hors camp à l’issue de l’exercice de profilage.
USD 56, 361,252 Requis par les agences et les partenaires pour couvrir l’ensemble des besoins dans le cadre du « 2015 Refugee Response Plan »
The protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) requires new contributions urgently to avert possible pipeline breaks. WFP has prioritized general distributions and nutrition interventions for the refugees, to stretch available food stocks.
For the school feeding programme under the development operation, new contributions are required soon for WFP to deliver food before the beginning of the new school year, which starts in September.
El Niño is fuelling a global food security crisis, with more than 60 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, this number will increase as further assessment details emerge. Although the El Niño event is subsiding, its impacts will be felt for months to come and food insecurity will deteriorate.
El Niño threatens decades of development progress by making communities less able to absorb and adapt to a changing climate. Resilience needs to be at the centre of the El Niño response to curb long term impact.
Début février, le Coordonnateur Humanitaire a alloué US$ 960 000 au Programme Alimentaire Mondial pour les besoins alimentaires d’urgence des personnes déplacées, retournées et des familles d’accueil vulnérables dans la zone de Miriki au Nord Kivu.
Entre janvier et mars 2016 et sur financement du Fonds Humanitaire :
613 305 repas chauds ont été préparés et distribués à 3 245 réfugiés centrafricains nouvellement arrivés dans les centres de transit du Nord et Sud Ubangi ;
To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.
The School Feeding Programme faces critical shortfalls from May 2016 onwards.
In March, food assistance was provided for 14,389 CAR refugees.
In March, food assistance was also provided for 3,296 DRC refugees.