Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organizations in Poland. PAH implements comprehensive WASH, FSL, NFI, Education, Shelter and Protection solutions in hard to reach areas around the world. We are currently responding to humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Nepal.
On Saturday February 20, 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji.
TC Winston was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji and the most intense cyclone on record to affect the country.1 Fiji’s Eastern Division was the first to be struck, with Koro, Ovalau and Taveuni Islands sustaining severe damage.
Les rélocalisations volontaires des réfugiés ont été relancées le 8 juillet 2016. Les raisons qui poussent les réfugiés à choisir de se rendre au camp de Sayam Forage sont principalement le sentiment constant d’insécurité et l’absence d’opportunité socioéconomiques.
More than 100 volunteers of the Tzu Chi Foundation have begun relief work in areas of southeast Taiwan devastated by typhoon. Nepartak hit Taiwan on the evening of July 7, bringing heavy winds and torrential rains. It caused the evacuation of more than 150,000 people and the cancellation of air and train services.
The Haiti Red Cross Society’s Health Department reached 20,304 people (81 per cent of the overall target) in sensitization, prevention and vector control activities in order to reduce the widespread cases of chikungunya.
In order to complete actions, the DREF operation was extended for one additional month, which pushed the operation end date back to 1 November 2014.
Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.
Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 102,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).
The elderly are usually the last to flee from an unfolding conflict or disaster. Once displaced, many are vulnerable to poor health and face greater obstacles to restoring livelihoods and achieving durable solutions.
Guest bloggers Ana Mosneaga from the United Nations University and Michaella Vanore from Maastricht University share their insights on the internally displaced elderly in Georgia and Japan. Cheng Boon Ong puts this further into perspective by sharing IDMC’s experience with gathering sex and age disaggregated data.
The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.
The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.
KINSHASA (21 July 2016) - I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time.
- 72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
- 61 per cent
cross by private cars
- 43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
- 74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
- 51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016
HelpAge International is very concerned about the situation of older people after new outbreaks of violence and internal displacement in South Sudan.
Fresh fighting broke out in the capital Juba on 8 July, as the country marked its fifth independence day. The violence left as many as 42,000 people internally displaced in different parts of the city (350kb - PDF), with a number attempting to cross over to neighbouring Uganda. Of these, some 12,800 remain displaced in and around Juba.
£50 million of humanitarian support will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis suffering in the face of Daesh brutality are set to receive food, medicine and shelter, after a new package of UK aid was announced today by International Development Secretary Priti Patel.
Speaking ahead of an Iraq pledging conference in Washington, Ms Patel confirmed that £50 million will provide life-saving aid to the most vulnerable Iraqis including women, children, the elderly and sick.
Over 100,000 households receive regular, emergency or sector-specific cash assistance so far in 2016
In Jordan, USD 8,240,034 worth of regular cash and non-food item (NFIs) were provided by the Basic needs working group to vulnerable beneficiaries from refugees and host Communities.
Background: Syrian refugees have been seeking safety, shelter, and dignity in Jordan since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. As of April 2016, there are 638,633 registered Syrian refugees residing in the kingdom, with roughly 520,000 registered outside of camps. Without an end to the conflict in sight, the integration of gender dimensions into humanitarian health services – delivered under three overarching areas of Community Care, Primary Care and Secondary & Tertiary Care - remains an imperative.
Bright ideas, local solutions
As humanitarians explore new technologies and innovation, how do they make sure these developments empower the people who need them most? A pilot project in two informal settlements in Kenya and South Africa offers some answers.
Phones, drones and beyond