Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.
Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains.
The revised Sphere standards will provide clearer, better integrated and more practical guidelines on gender and humanitarian action.
By Mireia Cano Viñas ()*
By Julie Bell
DHADING DISTRICT, Nepal – The evidence of learning interrupted was everywhere. Notebooks and stray paper, broken chairs and tables were strewn across a classroom at Janajagriti Higher Secondary School – the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25, 2015.
CONTEXT & KEY FINDINGS
PIURA, Peru – Flooding and heavy rains on the northern coast of Peru caused widespread displacement and damage between February and April. Over a million people were affected and a state of emergency was declared.
On Thursday, 17 August 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Walaja Village Council and the Italian NGO Civil Volunteer Group (GVC) inaugurated a new kindergarten in the village of Walaja in western Bethlehem.
The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its fifth conclusion on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sudan on June 14, 2017. The conclusions are based on the Secretary-General’s (SG) report.
CARE teams provide relief in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh
Geneva, August 18, 2017. As massive flood waters sweep through the countries of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh, CARE is assisting affected people in all three countries with relief supplies. CARE teams have dispatched food, water, shelter materials, hygiene kits and household supplies to areas where people sought shelter and safety. Overall, approximately 16 million people have been affected across Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
On August 3, 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its fourth conclusion on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Philippines based on the Secretary-General’s (SG) report (public document of the conclusions is forthcoming).
Recommendations to the Security Council
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
5.1 million children in need out of 11 million people affected (OCHA, HRP 2017)
3.29 million internally displaced people (IDP)
2.07 million people returned to newly-accessible areas (IOM, Displacement Tracking Matrix, 31 July 2017)
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) and Save the Children collected more than 37,000 signatures on a petition calling on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to list all responsible parties for committing grave violations against children in Yemen, including the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, in his 2017 annual report on children and armed conflict.
In May 2017, 120 grade 7 students from the Saida and Burj Shemali areas visited three newly renovated UNRWA health centres, all of which were rehabilitated and refurbished with European Union (EU) support: the Ein El Hilweh Health Centre II, the Saida Polyclinic and the Burj Shemali Health Centre. The aim of the visit was to teach students about the Agency’s health-care services and see them in action, as well as to expand their knowledge of key health issues.
August 18, 2017
by Diana Quick
During the night of August 14, devastating mudslides swept down the steep hillsides and slopes of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, engulfing the homes of thousands of families who live in these highly congested areas. The estimated death toll is around 400, with another 800 unaccounted for. About 20,000 people have been displaced from their homes across more than a dozen communities.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
In the beginning of January 2017, temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 degrees. A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong wind. The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.
(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.
Tens of millions of children caught up in armed conflict must be protected from life-threatening attacks and violence.
Around the world, conflict is exacting a devastating toll on millions of children. With increasing frequency, children are being deliberately and indiscriminately attacked and denied life-saving humanitarian assistance in breach of international humanitarian law. On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join the United Nations and its partners in standing together to demand that children are #NotATarget.
1,495 Refugees in Lóvua site.
33,132 Persons of concern registered in Lunda Norte
471 Families currently in the camp
6.Persons with disabilities.
50% Children (under 18).
12 Unaccompanied and Separated Children.
1 in 4 Households are headed by women.
1,481 Received a onemonth food rations
439 UNHCR family tents distributed.
99% Of the population received non-food items.
LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE
Les conséquences de la crise politico-sécuritaire qui sévit au Mali depuis 2012 continuent à entraver l’accès des populations aux services sociaux de base et l’accès des humanitaires dans certains zones. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement et des partenaires humanitaires, les besoins humanitaires ont augmenté dans plusieurs secteurs. Le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 3,83 millions1 en 2017.
Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.