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22 May 2015 description
report CARE

Introduction

Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Sindupalchowk District.

22 May 2015 description
report CARE

Introduction

Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Dhading District.

22 May 2015 description

Crisis Overview

Political tensions in Burundi escalated after the President announced his intention to run for a third term in April. Violent protests in the capital have killed 20 and injured 200.
On 13 May, leaders of the army attempted a coup, which failed after two days of violent clashes. The situation remains tense and people are fleeing the country.

More than 112,000 Burundians have sought asylum in neighbouring countries since the beginning of April, including almost 70,000 in Tanzania as of COB on 19 May.

22 May 2015 description

May 21

Handicap International is supporting beneficiaries in remote areas. Here, staff distribute non-food items and high-quality family tents to Bungtang, a village nearly 100 km north of Kathmandu.

May 20

22 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High-level visit to Yambio: The UNHCR Representative and the Government’s Commissioner for Refugee Affairs visited Western Equatoria State on 11-13 May. The Representative expressed his appreciation for the generosity and hospitality of the people and local government, as well as UNHCR’s commitment to support both refugees and host communities.

21 May 2015 description

Lessons by Partners for Resilience: moving from output to impact

by Juriaan Lahr, Head of International Assistance, Netherlands Red Cross

21 May 2015 description

Working in partnership

In 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) zone office, through the Nicaragua country coordination office, worked closely with the National Society to implement the results from the country plan in 2012.

21 May 2015 description

Key facts and figures, initiatives, progress, challenges, needs and opportunities related to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the Nepal earthquake emergency response.

21 May 2015 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is currently conducted every 6 months.

205 agencies participated in the April 2015 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 145 subsectors which have been defined by technical/sector working groups. There is still likely to be under-reporting of the specific activities of field-based local NGOs and CBOs.

21 May 2015 description

UN delivering improved health services for over five million Palestinians according to new report

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, is delivering improved health services to millions of Palestine refugees across the Middle East because of root and branch reforms. These are the findings of a new report from UNRWA’s Health Department published today in Geneva. Indicators include a decrease in the average number of daily medical consultations per doctor, an increase in consultation times and decrease in antibiotics prescription rates.

20 May 2015 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

  • 131 sites remain open, corresponding to approximately 26,100 households and an estimated 107,000 individuals.

  • A decrease of 12,466 IDP households was recorded between the second and third round of the DTM reports; corresponding to a 32% decrease in the number of displaced households.

  • 56% of the IDP population are female; 44% of IDPs are male.

20 May 2015 description
report Guardian

At a school in Yaoundé where disabled children learn side-by-side with other pupils, eliminating discrimination is seen as a human rights imperative

At dizzying speed, Julien sticks a hole-punch tool into a piece of paper, over and over. When the 12-year-old is done, the teacher gives the paper to another student and asks him to read it. Julien nods approvingly as the other boy reads aloud. It is exactly as he had written it, punching out the text in braille.

20 May 2015 description

STAFF UPDATE

  • Our team in Nepal now includes 17 expatriates and 85 Nepalese staff.

  • Our physical therapists are working with the injured in hospitals in Kathmandu, Bidur, and Trisuli. It is estimated that 17,000 people sustained injuries as a result of the earthquake.

  • Staff are distributing 1,500 kits containing weather-proof tents and other essential non-food items in Nuwakot and Rassuwa districts.

20 May 2015 description

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — It's been a difficult year since record rainfall drenched the Balkans last spring, unleashing the worst flooding in more than 100 years and leaving a trail of destruction across Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. More than 70 people lost their lives, while hundreds of thousands of survivors had to evacuate as family homes and farms, roads and utilities were damaged or destroyed. Relentless summer and fall rains renewed flooding, which slowed recovery and threatened to keep many families from having warm and dry shelter in time for winter.

19 May 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Approximately forty representatives from various disabilty groups living in the Yangon region attended a two-day training session from 29-30 April, 2015, organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Association of Myanmar Disabled Women’s Affaires (AWDWA) to exchange and learn about the upcoming release of the main Myanmar census results at the end of May.

19 May 2015 description

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

Vulnerability Assessment Framework: