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28 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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NEW YORK, 28 March 2015 – “Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners.

“UNICEF and partners are providing water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as well as supporting mobile health clinics for more than 600 families who have arrived in Harad from the north.

28 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Three hospitals in Tafea Province, Sanma Province and Efate Island now have capacity to treat severely malnourished children.

  • The distribution of hygiene kits, jerry cans and other water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) items is ongoing, currently covering 50-60 per cent of the affected population.

  • Schools are scheduled to reopen. UNICEF is dispatching temporary learning spaces, education supplies, including Early Childhood Education and Recreation kits.

28 Mar 2015 description

Highlights:

  • 30 of the 41 assessed health facilities (HFs) have been damaged, the assessment of the remaining 29 health facilities led by the Ministry of Health (MoH) is on going and will be concluded by 29 March

  • Emergency evacuations of 48 patients from the worst-affected islands to Vila Central Hospital occurred between 18 and 26 March

  • 13 Foreign Medical Teams (FMTs) currently supporting MoH deployed to affected islands (Tanna, Efate, Pentecost, Ambrym, Shepherd, including Togariki, Tongoa and Epi)

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

NUTRITION

• All recovery rates for both SAM (OTP) and MAM (TSFP) are well within the SPHERE standards of performance.

SHELTER

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 29,300 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation.

The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

28 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

28 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Saudis Should Not Repeat Use of Cluster Bombs

(Beirut, March 28, 2015) – The Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab countries that conducted airstrikes in Yemen on March 26 and 27, 2015, killed at least 11 and possibly as many as 34 civilians during the first day of bombings in Sanaa, the capital, Human Rights Watch said today. The 11 dead included 2 children and 2 women. Saudi and other warplanes also carried out strikes on apparent targets in the cities of Saada, Hodaida, Taiz, and Aden.

28 Mar 2015 description

WFP Executive Director’s visit: Executive Director Ms. Ertharin Cousin visited Myanmar from 10 to 12 March with UNDP Administrator Ms. Helen Clark. On 11 March, Ms. Cousin and Ms. Clark visited Sittwe town, Rakhine State where they met with State Chief Minister H.E. U Maung Maung Ohn and discussed priorities for continued humanitarian assistance and scaled-up development support by UN agencies in Rakhine State. Ms. Cousin and Ms. Clark visited a WFP assisted Muslim IDP camp and a UNDP assisted Rakhine village.

28 Mar 2015 description

Portable solar lights, recently distributed amid ongoing power shortages, have done much to improve the living conditions of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, who are still living in UNRWA collective centres some six months since the end of the July/August 2014 conflict.

27 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Medical supplies to restock health posts and the transportation of food, water, shelter, hygiene and school kits remain priorities.

  • Government-led food distributions, reaching 92,000 people, are almost completed on Efate Island.

  • Fifteen foreign medical teams are currently covering eight islands in Shefa, Tafea and Penama provinces.

  • Hygiene kits, soaps and purification tablets were distributed to about 3,350 people on Tanna Island.

27 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The E.U. withdraws 750 soldiers and launches the E.U. Military Advisory Mission to CAR (EUMAM RCA) to support security sector reforms that prioritize protection of civilians

  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) releases an appeal requesting $6.2 million to provide agricultural inputs critical to food security and livelihoods in CAR during upcoming lean season

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Mar 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Sierra Leone commences three-day stay-at-home initiative to reinvigorate EVD response efforts

  • Liberia and partners sustain cross-border efforts

Key Political a nd Economic Developments

27 Mar 2015 description
report Amnesty

The suggestion that visibly pregnant girls in Sierra Leone will be excluded from school exams this Monday will do nothing but damage their education and harm their chances to better their lives, Amnesty International said today.

On Wednesday Sierra Leone’s Education Minister Minkailu Bah reiterated previous comments that visibly pregnant girls could be banned from taking their exams. One key reason given by the minister is that they would provide a bad example to other girls. Passing the exams is a requirement to progress from junior to senior high school.

27 Mar 2015 description

GENÈVE, 27 mars (HCR) – Le HCR a indiqué que 15 réfugiés congolais et un ressortissant congolais avaient été enlevés par la LRA près de la frontière entre la République centrafricaine et la République démocratique du Congo le 21 mars. Ils ont été kidnappés du côté congolais de la frontière, où ils étaient en train de cultiver leurs champs.

27 Mar 2015 description

Tyre, Lebanon | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 18:19 GMT

Eight children were wounded on Friday, one severely, when a cluster bomb from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah exploded in south Lebanon, security and medical officials told AFP.

During the war, Israel dropped more than four million cluster bombs on south Lebanon in violation of international humanitarian law.

Since 2006, hundreds of civilians have been killed by the delayed detonation of these weapons.

27 Mar 2015 description

FAITS SAILLANTS
• 2 milliards de dollars requis pour l’action humanitaire au Sahel en 2015.
• Plus de 190 000 réfugiés et rapatriés du nord du Nigéria au Cameroun, Tchad et Niger.
• 1,2 millions de déplacés internes dans le nord du Nigéria.
• Les communautés au Nigéria font face à une insécurité alimentaire et à la malnutrition.
•Zéro nouveau cas d'Ebola au Libéria, stagnation des chiffres en Sierra Leone et en Guinée.

27 Mar 2015 description

Crisis Overview

  • The escalation of the conflict between Shi’ite Houthi militias and the Yemeni Government intensifies urgent protection concerns for the civilian population.

  • Conflict has escalated since mid-March. Armed Sunni tribesmen and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have also been fighting the Shi’ite advance, while AQAP continues to oppose the Government. Several local militias have supported the Government. Attacks by Islamic State and AQAP are aggravating the situation.