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19 Dec 2014 description

Europe Report N°235

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

18 Dec 2014 description

Representatives of Ministry of Health and Social Protection, WHO disability-rehabilitation team in Tajikistan in collaboration , with representatives of the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics conducted follow-up activities from 22 September to 8 October 2014 to support the implementation of intervention and follow-up plans for children and adults with chronic paralysis caused by poliomyelitis (polio).

18 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• As of 14 December, the cumulative number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone is estimated to have reached 8,356, with a total of 2,085 deaths.

• Led by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), with support from MSF and UNICEF, more than 2 million people received the life-saving antimalarial drugs in a four day Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign that was conducted from 05 to 08 December 2014.

18 Dec 2014 description

Listen Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, we remember how the world worked together to rebuild shattered lives and communities.

Monday December 22, 2014

The tsunami that cut a swathe of destruction across the Indian Ocean 10 years ago, also gave rise to one of the world's biggest relief and recovery efforts.

17 Dec 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Violence has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Heavy fighting and shelling have increased the number of killed and wounded, and between mid-September and mid-December, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 266,000. A new ceasefire was announced for 9 December, with differing reports as to whether it has been violated.

17 Dec 2014 description

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

189 agencies participated in the October 2014 3W, providing information on their activities in 19 sectors and 142 sub-sectors 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.

16 Dec 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Confront Toxic Legacy Before Reopening Lead Mines

15 Dec 2014 description

SUMMARY

Goal and Strategic objectives

The overarching goal of this strategy is to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and local communities to ensure that the lives, dignity and well-being of persons affected by conflict and disaster are protected.

To achieve this goal, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has agreed on the following strategic objectives for humanitarian action in 2015:

14 Dec 2014 description

GEOGRAPHY

The province of Papua is located at 2°25'N - 9°S and 130° - 141°E. The province’s total area is 317,062 km² or 19.33% of Indonesia’s total. Papua has covers the largest percentage of land compared to other areas in Indonesia. It has the following boundaries: the Pacific Ocean (North), the Arafura Sea (South), West Papua Province (West) and Papua New Guinea (East).

12 Dec 2014 description
report CBM

It has now been about nine months since the Ebola outbreak started in Guinea. CBM partner organisations in Guinea and Sierra Leone – 2 of the 3 most affected countries – have scaled down their activities. The loss of local staff and the risk of insolvency of their institutions are among other negative effects. By extension, tens of thousands of people who depended on them for health, and other social services are no longer getting the services they require leading them to deeper poverty.

11 Dec 2014 description

October developments

  • Enrolment of Syrian refugee children in public schools began this month. The Ministry has declared that 157,000 foreigners will be able to enrol, with 100,000 in the first shift, and 57,000 in the second. Numbers of children registered for the first shift are not yet available, and UNHCR is waiting for the MEHE to share the modalities for enrolment in the second shift.

10 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 131,392 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,981 in Adjumani, 12,054 in Arua, 29,802 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • An increase in the number of new arrivals from South Sudan to Uganda was has been observed since November 27th . This increase has been attributed to the 1 year anniversary of fighting and continued clashes in South Sudan.

10 Dec 2014 description
report DanChurchAid

The German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) has granted 163.984,03 EUR to facilitate DCA’s implementation of a project that seeks to improve the livelihoods of landmine victims and people living with disabilities in remote areas of Myanmar/Burma.

10 Dec 2014 description

En ce mercredi 3 décembre 2014, qui coïncide avec la Journée internationale des personnes handicapées, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) a franchi en République démocratique du Congo le cap symbolique des cinq mille patients appareillés dans le cadre de son Programme de réadaptation physique.