On the 29th of January Janjaweed militia attacked the village of Kort and killed Abdulwahab Musa and Abdalla Gumaa; they also looted the village of Toronga and Mermanga and burnt it to ashes.
On the 30st of January the Janjaweed militia attacked Tor area raping 32 year old women, killing Ahmed Elhaj and Suleiman Ahmed Hassan and looting 250 cows.
On the 30st of January the Antonov plane bombarded and burnt the village of Toro, Dalgo and Tarma and also burnt a large farming land.
Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on 25 January to respond to the growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in the town of Kobane. The new camp, located in the southeastern border town of Suruc will have the capacity to house up to 35,000 people. The facility has two hospitals, seven medical clinics, enough bathrooms and sanitation facilities to service all of the refugees and classrooms for 10,000 children. Another camp is set to open in Mardin next month.
“This is a happy home. I feel it smiles for us,” says 11-year-old Islam as she helps her siblings move their belongings inside their new home.
Islam’s father Jamal, the head of the family of nine, is also excited, his happiness visible as his children decide which rooms they want. “We were living in one-room dilapidated shelter. It was extremely challenging for all of us. I couldn’t believe it when the UNRWA social worker, Fatmeh, told me our shelter is on the reconstruction list,” Jamal said.
The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). Two shelling incidents occurred in Donetsk city resulting in at least five civilian fatalities and eight civilians injured. Evacuation of civilians from “Donetsk People’s Republic” and “Lugansk People’s Republic” (“DPR” and “LPR”) - controlled areas continued.
Humanitarian Pooled Funding (HPF)
The Protection Working Group (PWG) has established a Technical Review Committee (TRC) to vet proposals submitted under the HPF. The Protection allocation in the HPF first call for proposals is US$ 400,000 for projects that fit within the strategic priority areas of strengthening child protection and GBV interventions.
Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA)
Humanitarian Pooled Funding (HPF)
The Protection sector technical review committee endorsed two proposals submitted under the Humanitarian Pooled Funding (HPF). Its USD 400,000 allocation in the first call for proposals will go towards strengthening child protection and GBV interventions.
Humanitarian Needs Overview
● Roads across the country continued to improve making it possible for aid agencies to reach more people in a costeffective way.
● A second round of polio vaccination campaign in Maban refugee camp was competed reaching 71,097 children under the age of 15.
● Four outpatient treatment centers were opened in Aweil County, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State to improve coverage of nutrition services in hard-to-reach areas.
Weather outlook for the period 30 January to 05 February 2015 forecasts continued above normal rains. High rainfall amounts continue to be recorded particularly along the Shire River Basin, posing risks of further flooding in already flood affected districts.
More funding is required to scale up the response in all sectors. Despite ongoing interventions, the outstanding gaps leave the displaced population highly vulnerable and at risk.
South Sudan: Renewed hope for peace in South Sudan following the signing of a peace agreement between rival factions.
Ethiopia: During this reporting period, IOM provided transportation assistance to 620 refugees in Gambella and Benishangul‐Gumuz regions.
Kenya: Since the onset of the South Sudanese conflict, IOM has provided transportation assistance to a total of 23,368 refugees.
30 January 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for more funds to help address the recent exodus of refugees into Cameroon from Nigeria, saying that a risk in attacks on both sides of that border has made it increasingly risky for humanitarian agencies to operate there.
7374th Meeting (AM)
Chilling accounts of stonings, enslavement, rape and forced suicide bombings were among the current horrific targeted affects armed conflict had on women and girls, the Security Council was told, hearing from almost 70 speakers during its biannual day-long debate on civilian protection.
The release of an estimated 2000-3000 children from an armed faction in South Sudan began today in Greater Pibor, in the eastern part of the country. Saudamini Siegrist, Senior Adviser for Child Protection in Emergencies at UNICEF, recently travelled to the country to assist with the preparations for the release. She sat down with UNICEF Connect to share some of her experiences.
• An estimated 3,000 children associated with the Cobra Faction are being released in Greater Pibor following a peace agreement between the Government of South Sudan and the leader of the Faction. The first group of 249 children was released this week and phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month. UNICEF and partners are supporting the children with immediate interim care – shelter, clothing, basic health care, education and psychosocial support as well family tracing and reunification.
SRSG Ahmed highlights EVD situation is still perilous
Efforts underway to re-open schools in Liberia next week Governments and response partner s sustain vigilance
Continuous rains in Chikwawa district on 29th and 30th January 2015 have resulted in people arriving at some IDP sites.
A total of 27,131 people have so far been reached with sanitation services and 23,941 have been provided with safe drinking water in the hard hit affected areas. Work on provision of these services in continuing to reach more people.
PESHAWAR: Two new polio cases have been confirmed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.
According to Health Ministry officials, the polio virus was discovered in a child in the Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The second case was reported in South Waziristan. Both cases have the P1 virus which can be transmitted from one child to the next.
Officials said three polio cases have been reported this in KP and two in FATA.
Fuente: Andina - PE
El Ministerio de Educación enviará 100 aulas prefabricadas a la región San Martín para habilitarlas en las provincias donde 19 colegios resultaron dañados por las intensas lluvias e inundaciones y así los alumnos no pierdan sus clases, informó el presidente regional, Víctor Noriega.
NAIROBI, 30 January 2015 (IRIN) - A senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court this week to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Although the LRA has not been active in northern Uganda for a decade, the effects of their 20-year war with the government linger on.