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19 Apr 2015 description

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl expressed sincere appreciation to Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) Chief Executive Officer Anwar Ahmed Khan on March 17 for their recent contributions totaling US$ 3 million. These funds will help improve the lives of Palestine refugees living in the Gaza Strip in the wake of the 2014 summer conflict.

19 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By A. Sami Malik

A measles vaccination campaign in Pakistan relies on the dedication of local health workers, coordination of government authorities and the support of international partners in order to provide life-saving immunizations to millions of children.

SHEIKHUPURA, Punjab province, Pakistan, 17 April 2015 – As the vaccinator fills the syringe from a vial of measles vaccine, Nishat, 30, watches carefully while she holds her 2-year-old son. She knows the needle will hurt, but she also knows the benefit that comes with the pain.

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall over March 2015. The drought condition is severe in pastoral livelihood zone.

  • Pasture condition worsened. Current Vegetation condition Index (VCI) was 11. This indicates severe drought conditions. Current VCI declined by a value of 10 compared to 21 (February 2015).

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical indicators show unusual fluctuations outside expected seasonal ranges. The three Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the entire county is 19.43 indicating severe drought. In Marginal mixed farming livelihood zone, though some improvement in pasture condition is expected following the onset of the long rains the VCI values for Mwingi Central and Mwingi North Sub Counties remained low at 7.4 & 12.7 respectively.

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical indicators declined sharply this month. Rainfall onset was late by more than a week. River volumes declined significantly in the Agro-pastoral livelihood forcing most households to rely on water vendors. Few strategic boreholes were functioning in this zone forcing livestock to concentrate around Elat and Kina-nduba springs. Vegetation conditions deteriorated sharply across all livelihood zones. Pastures in the grazing areas in the Agro-pastoral livelihood were poor both in quality and quantity.

19 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Some rains were received at the last week of the month under review.

Pasture and browse conditions continued to deteriorate.

19 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

18 April 2015 – United Nations officials gathered at the UN Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar, today called on Member States to take action and implement the new international standards on the elimination of violence against children adopted late last year, stressing that such violence continues to have a devastating effect on children, families, and society as a whole.

18 Apr 2015 description

The foundation stone of a six-class-room school was laid today in Pul-e-Khumri, the capital city of Baghlan province.

This school will be built through the National Solidarity Programme (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) at a sum of AFN three million and 300 thousand, including 10% community contribution.

Upon the completion of this project, 1800 students that include boys and girls will neither pursue their lessons in a free space and nor under the tents but they will be enabled to follow their lessons in an appropriate environment.

18 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian presence alleviates suffering in communities affected by armed violence.

  • SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict visits Chocó.

  • Children face constraints to access education in Córdoba.

  • Displacement decreases, but violence against civilians persists in the first three months of the FARC-EP unilateral ceasefire.

18 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • Close to 3,000 families flee fighting in Ramadi

  • 4,500 families return to Al Alam Sub-District

  • UNESCO opens second KSA-funded secondary school

  • Shelter a priority concern in Kirkuk and Haditha districts

  • Washington pledges US$200 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq

18 Apr 2015 description

"The Yemen crisis is getting totally out of control. We must have a cease-fire and a political process that can end the violence," says NRCs Secretary General, Jan Egeland.

NRC is among the few humanitarian organisations that is still able to continue to work in the country.

18 Apr 2015 description
report Save the Children

“Close the borders. Shut all the doors. Send them all back.”

These are the words we so often hear when we talk about immigration. What we don’t talk about is the very real and dangerous risks people take just to seek a safer life.

As many of you will have seen in the news, earlier this week 400 people drowned off the coast of Libya, including many children, as they sought safe haven in Europe.

This is what we feared might happen when the EU decided not to replace an Italian search-and-rescue mission at the end of last year.

18 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian community remains extremely concerned about the protection of civilians given reports of intense fighting, shelling and aerial bombardment of Idleb city and surrounding areas. There are unconfirmed reports of 1,500 people injured in the past week.

18 Apr 2015 description

Highlights:

  • Heavy airstrikes in Sa’ada over the last several days have exacerbated humanitarian needs. Thousands of people have reportedly fled after airstrikes hit private homes, markets, public buildings and other sites. Communications infrastructure has also been affected, complicating efforts to verify reports.

  • Heavy fighting continues to be reported in residential areas of Aden. Electricity and water outages are intensifying.

17 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

The Second Phase Harmonised Assessments Report is being finalised and will be released on 16 April.

Coinciding with the recent rains in Port Vila, we have seen an increase in numbers of individuals approaching the NDMO directly requesting tarpaulins. Shelter Cluster partners are expediting the distribution of remaining tarpaulin stocks through the area councils in Port Vila to help meet the outstanding needs. Key shelter messaging has also been provided through various channels to try and improve information flow to affected communities.

17 Apr 2015 description

Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Ms Kalama had no option but to sleep with her newborn daughter and her 18-month old son in the meagre shelter of palm trees near the beach in Kilifi, in eastern Kenya.

It was June, among the coolest and wettest months there. “I was so worried that the baby would fall sick, and there was nothing that I could do,” Kalama says.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Attributable to UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Daniel Toole

UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.

17 Apr 2015 description

Faits Saillants

  • Une recrudescence des cas de choléra dans plusieurs régions du pays, particulièrement dans la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, a été observée au cours du premier trimestre de l’année. Les chiffres sont multipliés par trois comparé à la même période de l’année dernière.

  • Les pluies de mars 2015 mettent en évidence le niveau de vulnérabilité du pays en dépit des efforts de préparation dirigés par la DPC. Les dégâts matériels et humains enregistrés ont été considérables (6 morts et plus de 9 000 familles affectées).

17 Apr 2015 description

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 19:58 GMT

by Hademine OULD SADI

The Al-Qaeda-linked group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility in a recording Friday for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali.

Two civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers from Niger wounded when a militant set off explosives as he attempted to drive into a camp used by the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Ansongo, in the northern region of Gao, on Wednesday.