81 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints
55 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling
41 per cent Travel to visit relatives
37 per cent are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints
14 per cent of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues
Funded and facilitated provision of one of the first electric hands in Afghanistan to a double amputee. The procedure was successful and the beneficiary has been able to resume daily activities, improving his quality of life.
Held 42 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. 352 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,486 beneficiaries (1,732 male and 1,754 female).
Identify People with Disabilities; Ensure Access to Services
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016
New arrivals from Mali in 2016
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)
of potable water available per person per day
USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Destocking is an exercise that the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has taken up -through funding from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), with an aim of supporting drought affected communities who are currently losing their cattle due to the biting drought that has hit various parts of the country.
The exercise that has so far taken place in the North Eastern and Coast regions, kicked off in December 2016.
Why gender and age matter in emergency health and nutrition interventions
Why gender matters in protection interventions
Why gender matters in CCCM, shelter and NFI interventions
Why gender and age matters in emergency food security interventions
Why gender and age matter in emergency WASH interventions
Why gender and age matter in emergency education interventions
Vlada and Alexandr, among 66,000 people with disabilities forced to flee the fighting in eastern Ukraine, are determined to make the most of their new lives.
By: Don Murray in Sviatohirsk, Ukraine
Teenager Vlada and fellow displaced Ukrainian Alexandr have known hard times. They are among 66,000 people with disabilities who fled the fighting in the east of the country in 2014, along with two million others.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Ethiopia: Government and partners launch the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017
US$948 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 5.6 million people
((Addis Ababa, 17 January 2017): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners today officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD seeks US$948 million to help 5.6 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.
Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.
As a result of the lack of livelihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October(1)
UNHCR kits of core relief items (CRIs) distributed to families (assisting some 101,000 people) displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas
Family plots (for some 54,000 people) in UNHCR built camps are ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul corridor, of which 4,435 (44%) are currently occupied
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
Since the start of winter the electricity cuts in the Gaza Strip have continued to worsen, seriously impacting access to basic human rights of the population of two-million. The current electricity supply stands at four hours, followed by a 12-hour blackout, but on sporadic rotation. The vulnerable populations that live in the hundreds of high-rise building in Gaza face particular difficulty, notably older, sick and disabled people, as elevators are inoperable.