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29 Jan 2015 description

29/01/2015 - 16:41 GMT

Dix Camerounais ont été égorgés mardi et mercredi par des hommes armés présentés comme des islamistes nigérians de Boko Haram dans trois localités de la région de L'Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, a-t-on appris jeudi de sources locales.

29 Jan 2015 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,097,926 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.

27 Jan 2015 description

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, January 26 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has reacted swiftly to help people forced to flee their homes when the southern Ukrainian town of Mariupol came under rocket fire at the weekend, providing plastic sheeting for shelter construction.

UNHCR distributed on Saturday and Sunday enough sheeting to help more than 1,000 people whose homes were damaged or destroyed when the strategically important port town came under fire, killing at least 30 people and injuring dozens.

25 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Released Yazidis receive assistance

  • Kerosene shortage remains major concern

  • WASH assessment for Arbat arrivals

  • Humanitarian partners monitor forced evictions

Situation Overview

24 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.

  • The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.

22 Jan 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

North Darfur-16th January
A group of Janjaweed militia men attacked the village of Donkey Sharafa, 20 kilometers west of Al Fasher, they looted 300 sheep, 217 goats, 19 donkeys, 63 camels and 2 horses.

22 Jan 2015 description

By Irene van Horrsen

HelpAge is starting a three-year programme to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian agencies to deliver age and disability inclusive emergency response, as part of the innovative portfolio of projects supported by the DFID Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and with separate funding from the OFDA.

21 Jan 2015 description

El pasado año 2.360 personas desmovilizadas en proceso de reintegración construyeron puentes, renovaron parques y remodelaron escuelas, beneficiando así a más de 135 mil personas de 30 departamentos de Colombia. Durante el 2013 esta cifra fue de 987, lo cual implica un crecimiento superior al 100%.

19 Jan 2015 description

“80,000 people in Syria need a prosthesis or an orthosis"

Anne Garella, regional representative for Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East, took time recently to explain how a drop in international funding is having devastating consequences for Syrian refugees. She also outlines Handicap International's regional priorities for 2015.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER NEARLY FOUR YEARS OF CONFLICT IN SYRIA?

16 Jan 2015 description

BANGKOK, 16 January 2015 (NNT)-The Meteorological Department has advised people to keep warm as the weather will remain cold for many days.

In Yasothon, 500 blankets have been distributed to the residents affected by the icy weather. The 16th Infantry Division of the Royal Thai Army will deliver more blankets to people in the surrounding areas particularly the elderly and poor families.

15 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 194,546 individuals, comprising 191,944 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,602 who entered through the Assosa region. This brings the total number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia to 251,545 individuals.

15 Jan 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Relations between Mr Kiala and his boss, Governor Alfred Mutua, have been sour since the county assembly tried to impeach the Deputy Governor.

  • The violence brought business at the hospital to a standstill for close to two hours.

  • The vehicle, a Toyota Prado, was seized and clamped at the hospital during the fight on Tuesday.

By THOMAS WAITA

An elderly woman broke her leg when she was knocked down during chaos at the Machakos Level Five Hospital Wednesday.

14 Jan 2015 description
report Times of India

TNN | Jan 12, 2015, 01.52 PM IST

SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Kashmir Valley with minimum temperatures hovering below freezing point, causing severe problems to the residents.

Even as more than half of the 40-day harshest winter period in Kashmir, known as 'Chillai-Kalan', has passed, weather in the Valley continues to remain dry and cold.

The Meteorological Department has said there is a possibility of light rain or snowfall at isolated places in the state over the next 24 hours.

14 Jan 2015 description

BANGKOK, 13 January 2015 (NNT) - Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkeo, Minister of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS), has reiterated to all related units to expedite the delivery of necessary assistance to people affected by the cold disaster in various provinces of the northern and northeastern regions of Thailand.

12 Jan 2015 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

In general terms, the operation is running as planned except for the extension of time frame for distribution of food and hygiene vouchers, procurement of kitchen sets, carrying out a beneficiary satisfaction survey and conducting a “lessons learned” workshop. This time frame extension is required due to some procurement challenges faced by the Belarus Red Cross Society when launching the tender process for the provision of vouchers.

A.Situation analysis