Significant populations in and around urban and peri-urban areas of Port Vila are now being assisted with shelter and non-food items, including kitchen sets, tarpaulins and tools.
Government-led food distributions have almost completed on Efate Island, reaching approximately 92,000 people.
Public health text messaging commenced on 27 March to complement daily public health messaging through radio and print is on-going across all provinces.
59,281 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
On 26 March, Government food packages were dispatched to Aneityum utilising four Australian Blackhawk helicopters.
The Australian Naval Logistics/Supply Ship HMAS Tobruk is currently off the coast of Tanna. Once docked, HMAS Tobruk will unload stores and commence operation of its water purification unit.
New Zealand Defence Force Logistic/Supply vessel HMNZS Canterbury was loaded with relief supplies on 26 March in Port Vila and departed for Epi.
Syrian refugees from Kobane and other areas continue to arrive through the Ibrahim Khalil border (3,025 individuals) and Peshkhabour border (450 individuals). Refugees report that conscription in the Kurdish controlled areas, and a deterioration of economic conditions in ISIL controlled areas, form the main reasons for the flight.
Refugees returning to Syria (1,362 individuals) claim family reunification, access to medical care, attending family events, and the high cost of living in the KR as their main reason for departure.
26 March 2015
Adopts 10 Other Texts on the Use of Drones, Persons with Disabilities, Illicit Funds, Foreign Debt, Right to Food, and Birth Registration, among Others
Mogadishu, 25 March 2015 - At least 27 representatives from civil society organizations and human rights activists in Somalia concluded a two-day consultative workshop in Mogadishu on Tuesday, to review the human rights situation in Somalia and draft a report for the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
Humanitarian partners continue working closely together under Government leadership via the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to enact the Government’s response plan to Tropical Cyclone Pam.
On 25 March, Prime Minister Joe Natuman visited cyclone-affected Malampa and Penama provinces.
On 24 March in Port Vila, the Prime Minister and the Humanitarian Coordinator for Vanuatu launched a Flash Appeal, which seeks US$29.9 million for humanitarian operations until 24 June.
1. Executive Summary
The Kenya refugee operation is often cited as an example of a protracted refugee situation with traditional refugee camps in place for the past 20 or so years. In the last four years, however, the operation has been anything but static in responding to two major influxes from neighbouring countries while undergoing a transition in terms of partnerships and innovations in assistance delivery.
This fourth Operation Update gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the implementation of the operation between 1 November 2014 and 28 February 2015. At the same time, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) wishes to extend the original end date of 31 March 2015 to 31 May 2015 in the light of the prolonged conflict in the eastern parts of Ukraine.
Situational overview: The number of displaced has stabilized with the reduction in the intensity of the fighting. Concerns have increased over mines and unexploded ordnance as people come out of basement and shelters. Economic difficulties continue to impact the population affected and host communities, with considerable price rises in recent weeks, especially in non-government controlled areas where there are shortages.
Appeal Target: US$ 150,000
Balance Requested: US$ 3,488
Geneva,3 March 2015
Due to funding shortfalls and in line with WFP’s regional 70 percent implementation strategy, In January, WFP assisted its 220,000 beneficiaries with a reduced, one-time allocation of 35 TL instead of the 50 TL set forth in the 3RP.
TRC (Turkish Red Crescent), continued to distribute WFP food support provided to the mobile kitchen in Suruc. TRC reached approximately 7,000 people with WFP's assitance in January.
GENEVA (20 March 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* called on Vanuatu and the international community to adopt a human rights framework as the basis for recovery in the aftermath of cyclone Pam, while noting that the new global framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted this week includes human rights as a guiding principle in mitigating natural disasters.
During a follow-up visit to the region, Qatar Charity senior management launched a number of new projects for the benefit of internally displaced Syrians and those living as refugees in Turkey. The first new project inaugurated was a mobile oven to provide bread for the displaced. Qatar Charity has established a number of bread bakeries and distribution networks to provide free bread on a daily basis to Syrian refuges and internally displaced though this is the first mobile unit of its kind in the region.