Yemen - IOM has been working to improve water and sanitation facilities at the Al-Husna Mosque, a local mosque in Basateen, whose Imam offers a temporary safe haven to destitute migrants from the Horn of Africa stranded en route to Saudi Arabia.
This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,122,723 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to deliver immediate assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (70,000 people), focusing on food and relief item distributions, health and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter assistance. The planned response covers only the relief phase. The national society will not be undertaking recovery initiatives as other organizations are contributing to these efforts.
By Sarah Gillam
While the world's spotlight falls on the politics and fighting in eastern Ukraine, the human misery of war is evident in dormitories, disused huts and railway carriages, unseen and unheard, in pinewoods, towns and villages, with help difficult to access.
The population of older and disabled internally displaced persons have been particularly affected by this crisis and face specific challenges, contributing to their vulnerability.
Human Rights Council
Agenda items 3 and 5
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Human rights bodies and mechanisms
I. Mandate and introduction
1. In its resolution 22/16, the Human Rights Council requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a research-based report on best practices and main challenges in the promotion and protection of human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations.
Description of the disaster
On 24 March 2014, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. On 26 March, 2014 a storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued. On 29 March, based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds, the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow and in the following days the rain intensified and spread to the islands of Grande Comoros and Mohéli.
The SMM continued monitoring the implementation of the “Package of measures for the Implementation of the Minsk agreements”. The SMM, based on its monitoring – which was restricted due to security considerations – noted that there had been heavy fighting in and around the Debaltseve-Horlivka area. However in many other places, the ceasefire largely held.
Summary: January 2015
Access restrictions tighten
• Rafah border: The Rafah border with Egypt was opened on only 3 days in January, allowing only 33 patients to travel to Egypt for medical treatment.
Gbadolite, le 17 février 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Saint Joseph Ouvrier, dans la ville de Gbadolite, est l’une des 24 paroisses que compte le Diocèse de Molegbe, situé dans le Nord-ouest de la RD Congo. Elle dispose d’une Caritas paroissiale qui constitue un exemple en ce qui concerne ses rapports avec la Caritas diocésaine, en l’occurrence la Caritas-Développement Molegbe.
Two Centres for healthy ageing aiming to improve the livelihood of elderly population affected by last year’s flooding in Modrica and Domaljevac Samac opened today. The renovation of Centres worth USD 150,000 was funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) within the UN Floods Recovery Programme “Danas za nas”.
As a particularly vulnerable group, elderly are more likely to need social support to reduce the effects of stress and strengthen their well-being.
CARACAS, Venezuela, 10 de febrero de 2015 (ACNUR) - Desde que los buenos amigos de ACNUR me ofrecieron la posibilidad en mayo de 2014 de colaborar como vocero de los refugiados en Venezuela, comenzó una extraordinaria historia de la cual decidí formar parte más allá de una simple difusión como multiplicador.