By John Engedal Nissen, IFRC
The water runs down little one-year old Hasar’s body. Her mother, Ayaat, holds her while her father, Thaen, pours the water from a plastic bottle onto her curly hair to rinse away the shampoo. The bath, a normal activity in her homeland of Syria, is considered a luxurious moment of dignity in her life today as a vulnerable migrant.
Thomas Andre Syvertsen
More than 180,000 vulnerable migrants have arrived in Greece this year. At the Elaiones Reception Center for migrants outside of Athens, three times a day, volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross prepare and deliver food. This past weekend, 528 people arrived in the reception center, mostly families from Afghanistan who have spent the last couple of months on the run.
1 September 2015 | Issue No. 43
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda today, providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk and host communities.
UNRWA medical personnel established a health point in Yalda, treating 330 patients over the course of the day. This included 9 suspected cases of typhoid and 1 case of scabies.
In the context of a systematic policy to evacuate Area "C" in the West Bank for the interest of settlement projects, on Monday, 31 August 2015, Israeli forces demolished "al-Khdeirat" Bedouin community, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem near "Adam" settlement, rendering eleven Bedouin families homeless.
On 28 August 2015, the WHO Regional Office for Europe was notified of two confirmed cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in Ukraine. There is a genetic similarity between the two cases, which indicates that active transmission of cVDPV1 is ongoing. WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to conduct an urgent and robust response.
MASVINGO—Thousands of villagers in some parts of Masvingo province that have been hit hard by the drought are being forced to sell off priced livestock to feed their families as hunger stalks the drought-prone region.
Villagers, who spoke with Studio 7, said they have no other means to survive but to sell livestock to feed their families. This follows poor rains that were received in the drought-prone province as well as some parts of the country.
This issue covers the period of mid-November 2014 to mid-March 2015, the second trimester of Nepalese Fiscal Year 2071/72. This bulletin is based primarily on the outcomes of NeKSAP district food security network (DFSN) meetings held in 74 of 75 districts and the results of the NeKSAP household survey, a nationally representative sample survey, collected between February-March 2015. As such, this bulletin provides a comprehensive snapshot of the food security situation across Nepal before the earthquake in April. In this period:
The total number of confirmed cases rose by three this week to 3,335 from 3,332, all of which were in the Ratoma area of Conakry. (WHO, Ebola Situation Report, 17-23 August 2015).
The number of confirmed deaths climbed to 2,075 with a total count of 2,527 confirmed and probable deaths.
Despite its Ebola-free status, efforts to maintain momentum in establishing an Ebola buffer system in Guinea Bissau have been particularly affected by the political crisis over the past two weeks.
The week to 23 August 2015 saw the second successive epidemiological week without a confirmed Ebola case.
Gaza, State of Palestine, 31 August 2015 – Salma, a 15-year old adolescent girl, lives in the Gaza Strip, where poverty is rampant and the threat of violence and political turmoil is a daily hazard. For the past 12 months, she has insisted on sleeping in her mother’s bed as she was too frightened to go to sleep alone after the 2014 escalation of conflict.
Leaving the departures terminal in Baghdad airport is like walking into an oven. It is over 50 degrees. I haven’t been to Baghdad for three years. When I last left, I thought the country was on the right track.
Things have, however, taken a sharp turn since June last year – and not in the right direction. More than three million people have been displaced. Many ran for their lives. Children have been abducted, girls raped and tens of thousands of houses looted or seized.
Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a result of deportation or the return of thousands of Colombians in recent days. Upon request of the Government, WFP is ready to respond to food and nutrition needs.
Colombia, 01 de Septiembre 2015
Fuente: Diario El Tiempo
Son 154 las familias fragmentadas luego de la deportación masiva de colombianos.
Una tarea de reunificación familiar adelanta el Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF) en medio de la crisis humanitaria que se registra en la frontera colombo-venezolana, tras las deportaciones y expulsiones masivas desde Venezuela.
Según Cristina Plazas, directora de esa entidad, se tiene un registro de 299 niños que todavía están en Venezuela u otros en Colombia, sin uno o dos de sus padres.
Gender-based violence is widespread in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the statistics are alarming: an estimated 47 per cent of women have experienced sexual assault by age 15 and 65 per cent of women and men have experienced intimate partner violence according to a study conducted by the Ministry of Social Affairs, National Solidarity and Gender. Since the conflict that broke out in CAR in 2012 the GBV sub-cluster received regular reports of “new” GBV incidents.
**Cruz Roja Colombiana continúa en la frontera con Venezuela realizando apoyo humanitario
9.826 es el número de personas entre deportados y ciudadanos que se han marchado voluntariamente desde Venezuela.
Cerca de 60 voluntarios realizan atención humanitaria en Cúcuta, Guajira, Arauca, Boyacá, Cesar y Cundinamarca.
95 personas han sido movilizadas por la frontera para atención médica, pacientes que ingresan y salen de Colombia.**
Nicaragua, 01 de Septiembre 2015
Fuente: El Nuevo Diario
Niños de 49 municipios recibirán doble ración de alimentos, anunció el Gobierno
El Gobierno de Nicaragua anunció este lunes que reforzará la merienda escolar de los niños que viven en el llamado corredor seco.