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28 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Le Parlement européen devrait améliorer le suivi des fonds d’aide destinés aux réfugiés

27 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• On 23 March, national and international media reported the death of a large number of civilians in the densely-populated neighborhood of Al Aghwat Al Jadidah in West Mosul. The cause and exact number of casualties have not yet been established.

• An estimated 220,000 people are currently displaced from West Mosul since 19 February 2017, according to figures received from the Government of Iraq.

27 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Brussels, March 27, 2017) – The European Parliament should ensure that European Union funds for refugees also reach those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum said in advance of an event at the European Parliament in Brussels tomorrow, March 28.

27 Mar 2017 description
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National Human Rights Commission has been provisioned with the duties to ensure the respect, protection and promotion of human rights and their effective implementation as per the Article 249 (1) of the Constitution of Nepal- 2015. As a constitutional body, therefore, the Commission has been accomplishing its constitutional responsibilities through monitoring the human rights situation, investigation and promotion of human rights.

27 Mar 2017 description

Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) provides relief items to affected population in line with seven fundamental principles.
In addition to ARCS’s previous assistances, ARCS has provided relief items to 500 disables, destitute and internally displaced families who have affected due to armed conflicts in Baghlan province.
ARCS’s authorities have optimally distributed relief items while Baghlan province sub-governor, head of provincial council, Baghlan province parliamentarians and ARCS north-eastern regional zone office head were observing the distribution process.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 18th

Highlights

  • Food is the top priority need and there is insufficient access to staple foods in the market.

  • Markets and shops are semifunctional, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need followed by cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by most informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

  • Informants note that access to electricity is one of the top priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 21th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents along with cash and jobs.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as the top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 19th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, very high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor and food is listed as a top priority need of residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by informants, a reflection of the limited access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

26 Mar 2017 description

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.

Weary from travel, the four stepped off a jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), was waiting for them.

25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

24 Mar 2017 description

More flexible physical rehabilitation services allow patients to gain time and save money.

For nearly three years, the Myanmar Red Cross is making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities through mobile clinics that roam local communities. From July 2014 to December 2016, a total of 1,280 patients from East Bago received services alone. In a vast country such as Myanmar which is developing at he facility of physical rehabilitation services close to home saves people time and money, while giving them critical support to improve their prostheses.

24 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.

  • The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Mweka, le 24 mars 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : 170.678 Personnes Déplacées Internes « PDI » attendent toujours l’aide humanitaire d’urgence dans les trois Provinces concernées par la crise suscitée par les affrontements entre l’armée nationale (FARDC) et les hommes du Chef coutumier « Kamuina Nsapu ». Selon de dernières informations recueillies par le Réseau Caritas, le Kasaï-Oriental compte 11. 414 déplacés, le Kasaï 75.708 et le Kasaï-Central 83.556.

Des pertes en vies humaines, d’importants dégâts matériels

24 Mar 2017 description

Drought crisis in Somalia

Drought conditions are deepening in the north, and have expanded to southern and central regions. The large scale failure of the Deyr rains (October to November 2016) and consequent drought conditions have severely affected crop production and reduced pasto-ral resources to support livestock.

River levels are far below average, limiting access to water for livestock and crop production. Pasture and water resources are very limited, especially in the pastoral regions of central and northeastern Somalia.