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28 Apr 2016 description


74.8 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
58 per cent cross by private cars
57.2 per cent are aged 40-65
54 per cent travel to visit relatives
46 per cent cross the line of contact every month
Source: UNHCR crossing the line of contact survey


USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016


28 Apr 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains in April, as well as a tornado, have caused flooding and destroyed homes in various areas in Uruguay. According to Uruguay's National Emergency System's (SINAE) 21 April 2016 report, both events have displaced more than 10,000 people.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Protection Cluster

The report is produced by Yemen Protection Cluster in collaboration with humanitarian partners and incorporates figures taken from the 8th Report of the Task Force of Population Movement (5 April 2016).

Situation Overview

27 Apr 2016 description

Sana’a – The UNDP Yemen Our Home initiative and Sabafon Telecommunication Company, the first GSM network operator in Yemen, have signed a contribution agreement to establish a medical mobile clinic in Sho’ub District in Sana’a Capital City. The clinic will provide medical services and improve reach to the physically disabled and war-injured.

27 Apr 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,702,895 Swiss francs to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to reach 14,767 people (2,954 households) in 6 districts: Magude and Manhiça in Maputo province, Massingir and Chibuto in Gaza province and Funhaloro and Panda in Inhambane province. It aims to provide assistance over the next nine months with a focus on interventions on the sectors of food security (carried out through cash distributions) and livelihoods.

27 Apr 2016 description


The death toll from the 16 April earthquake stands at 655, while 48 people are missing. 4,600 people have been injured.

Around 29,000 people have been displaced and some 350,000 people have been affected

Manabí and Esmeraldas provinces the most affected.

WASH and shelter are priority needs.

26 Apr 2016 description

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The ICRC helps people with disabilities through our physical rehabilitation programme and the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled. The people we serve include victims of armed conflict, of other situations of violence, of mines and of explosive remnants of war.

We run or support physical rehabilitation services and we help people with disabilities integrate into society through such activities as sports and livelihood-support programmes.

26 Apr 2016 description
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The volatile and increasingly complex situation in Iraq, and the consequent, continuously erupting emergencies, have forced stakeholders including IDPs themselves, local authorities, and agencies that assist IDPs, to allow, construct, or establish camp settings that do not necessarily meet minimum humanitarian standards. Moreover, mainly due to funding shortages and inadequate planning, many of those camps are left incomplete.

26 Apr 2016 description

ATHENS, Greece, April 26 (UNHCR) – Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein carried the Olympic flame through an Athens centre for refugees on Tuesday evening as part of the torch relay for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The symbolic gesture was intended to show solidarity with the world's refugees at a time when millions are fleeing war and persecution worldwide.

26 Apr 2016 description
report El Comercio

Bertha Cagua perdió su pierna derecha cuando tenía 22 años. Era 1973. Dice que una víbora la mordió en el monte, cuando cosecha verde para la alimentación de sus hijos.

En un principio no le dio importancia a lo que pasó, pero su extremidad se hinchó tanto que los médicos que la atendieron no tuvieron otra opción que amputarla.

43 años han transcurrido desde aquel incidente. Dice que fueron momentos muy duros, comparables solo con los que ahora enfrenta.

26 Apr 2016 description

At the end of February 2016 Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) finalized another emergency preparedness and response project in South Sudan financed by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). PAH has been working as a mobile emergency partner in South Sudan since 2012 and will continue in 2016 with ECHO funding for mobile emergency response.

26 Apr 2016 description

“People with disabilities can succeed if parents, schools and the community work together to create a positive environment that allows them to overcome their difficulties,” says Ali Samer Hussein’s mother.

26 Apr 2016 description


People are the real wealth of nations. The opportunities they have and the choices they make determine the course of human development—nowhere more so than in Asia-Pacific, home to half the world’s population. Asia-Pacific’s future, to a large extent, shapes the world’s future.

25 Apr 2016 description

On the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquakes, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the UK will match public donations to a new appeal to help thousands of people living with disabilities to access rehabilitation services and get back into education and jobs.

23 Apr 2016 description
report Peace Winds Japan

Even though it is more than a week ago that Kumamoto was first struck by the large earthquakes on 14 and 16 April, there are still more than 80,000 people staying at some 700 evacuation centers in and around Kumamoto. Many of the evacuees have their houses destroyed by the earthquakes, others are too afraid to return home as large aftershocks continue, and still others prefer to stay at evacuation centers since their houses lack vital life lines (water and gas) due to the damage done by the earthquakes.

21 Apr 2016 description
report IRIN

By Sebastian Strangio

The United States is set to boost funding for the removal of cluster bombs and other unexploded ordnance in Laos, the fatal legacies of its “secret war” during the 1960s and 1970s.