Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
57,409 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
• UNHCR, through its education partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is assisting refugees to meet the cost of educating their children through the education grant paid to families. In July, 1600 households registered for the grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. This in terms of students means some 3,900 students will be getting the grant in the next few weeks enabling them to attend a meaningful education program, both in the formal and non-formal education sector.
Sana’a,August 2015 – Today UNHCR and its partner the Millennium Development Foundation (MDF) proudly celebrated the opening of the MDF Family Centre in Sana’a. With UNHCR support, the Family Centre provides refugee children with a safe environment to study and play. The Centre staff also accompany refugee children to help them address their legal, medical and psycho-‐social needs.
By opening its doors also to vulnerable children in the host community the Centre facilitates co-‐existence among the different nationalities and with the Yemeni host community.
94 unsafe buildings have been demolished by IOM and a total of 19,740 cubic metres of rubble has been cleared. Since May, 310 people from the local community, including 138 women, have participated in cash-for-work debris management activities.
In Chautara, in support of the district hospital, IOM started preparations for a step down care facility to allow severely injured and disabled patients currently in Kathmandu to access rehabilitation facilities in their own district upon their return.
During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.
This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 856,924 to enable the IFRC to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver humanitarian assistance to a total of 32,500 people (6,500 families) affected by cyclone Komen with a primary focus on the sectors of food security, nutrition and livelihoods; emergency shelter and household items; and water, sanitation and hygiene. The Appeal is based on the findings of a Joint Need Assessment (JNA) organized by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCCT), including the BDRCS and the IFRC.
This report intends to highlight the key challenges that remain one year after the 2014 Gaza war as they relate to UNFPA’s programme priorities. The report focuses on Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Gender-based violence as a protection concern and the particular challenges facing young people.
Ajman, 19th August, 2015 (WAM) – Human Appeal International (HAI) announced that it had commissioned a fresh water station in Magaria Department of Zinder region in Niger.
Abdullah Al Awadi, Assistant HAI Secretary-General for Administrative and Financial Affairs, said during the inauguration ceremony that the AED282,000 project will benefit 1,000 people, mostly women, children, the elderly and the disabled.
''We were keen to operate the station with solar power as part of our commitment to sustainability standards,'' he added.
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Ukraine on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015
Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.
Date of opening: April 30th, 2014
Capacity: 50,000 people (exp. to 100,000)
Size of camp area: 14.7 km2
Since March 2015, socio-political tensions have been rising in Burundi ahead of various election processes. The Presidential elections, postponed several times and finally held on 21 July, were considered a critical milestone for the long-term peace and stability of the country. Although this election took place without major incidents, continuing tension between the Government and the opposition has marred the political landscape and polarized the limited political space.
Between 2013 and 2014 over 45,500 Burundian migrants (51% women, 49% men), who, had never regularized their stay in Tanzania, were deported by the Tanzanian authorities after enactment of a new immigration law. Because of the rapid expulsion of Burundian migrants from Tanzania to Burundi, many left without belongings or in some cases, without even their spouses.
High temperatures mid-July led to rapid melting of snow and glacier ice that resulted in mudslides in GBAO and Rasht District of Tajikistan.
Furthermore, on 24 July 2015 heavy rains combined with melting of glaciers caused mudflows in Tajikabad District, DRD.
Pugnido is the oldest refugee camp in the Gambella Region of Western Ethiopia, and is hosting both refugees that arrived twenty years ago (since 1993) and those who arrived within recent months (after 15th December 2013). There are also refugees who arrived in 2012 following 2011 tribal conflict in Jonglei Sate of South Sudan. Since 18 Nov, 2014, some 16,183 refugees relocated from different entry points arrived in Pugnido of which 14,746 have been fully registered (level II).