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22 May 2015 description
report DanChurchAid

In order to ensure that all victims of the earthquake and all affected areas receive help the Nepalese government , the UN and local and international relief organizations coordinate and plan the relief interventions.

In the coming months, DanChurchAid and partners in the ACT Alliance will work in four districts close to the epicenter of the first quake. The task is to ensure:

• Clean water, latrines and hygiene education to 10,300 families

• Food for 10,000 families

22 May 2015 description
report CARE

Introduction

Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Sindupalchowk District.

22 May 2015 description
report CARE

Introduction

Rapid Gender Analysis provides information about the different needs, capacities and coping strategies of men, women, girls and boys in a crisis. Gender analysis does this by examining the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys. This Rapid Gender Analysis is designed to provide an overview of the gender-relations between men, women, girls and boys affected by the crisis in Dhading District.

22 May 2015 description
report Finn Church Aid

On Tuesday, Finn Church Aid sent special education teacher Johanna Kurki to Nepal. She will participate in organising teacher training and psychosocial support in the disaster areas.

“My work focuses on training the teachers. We will give them a box of tools, practical instructions on how a teacher can support children after a catastrophe. Many of the children who lived through the earthquake are stressed and traumatised,” Johanna Kurki explained.

22 May 2015 description

Sittwe, Myanmar | AFP | Friday 5/22/2015 - 08:52 GMT

By Kelly MACNAMARA

A generation of young Rohingya Muslims are disappearing on boats to escape persecution and despair in Myanmar, leaving frantic parents behind clutching on to little more than photographs and fading hope that their children are safe.

Fragments of news of the boat people crisis gripping Southeast Asia has filtered into Ohn Daw Gyi displacement camp on the fringes of the Rakhine state capital Sittwe in western Myanmar, stirring panic among families from the stateless Rohingya minority.

22 May 2015 description
report Adeso

Members of the environmental club at Nomadic Girls Boarding Primary School in Kalacha, Marsabit Count in Kenya, were excited when their new vegetable garden produced its first harvest of kale and spinach. The girls donated their first harvest to the school kitchen to supplement the evening meal for 700 pupils, creating palpable excitement in the school dining hall.

22 May 2015 description

22 May 2015, Kathmandu - In the maternity tent of a makeshift hospital in Nepal’s quake-ravaged Sindhupalchok District, Sunita Tamang and Milan Lama dote over their 3-day-old son.

The baby boy, who was born just days after a second earthquake compounded Nepal’s 25 April disaster, remains unnamed, as is customary for newborns in Nepali culture. Still, according to his parents, the boy’s defining features are clear: he is healthy and strong.

“We came as soon as Sunita got the labour pains,” says 29-year-old Milan.

22 May 2015 description

Indonesia - The migrant crisis in Southeast Asia has entered a new phase, with over half of those originally estimated to be at sea now on dry land, some for the first time in almost four months.

IOM welcomed the positive statement made by Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on Wednesday (20/5), but says there is still much to be done.

22 May 2015 description

Crisis Overview

Political tensions in Burundi escalated after the President announced his intention to run for a third term in April. Violent protests in the capital have killed 20 and injured 200.
On 13 May, leaders of the army attempted a coup, which failed after two days of violent clashes. The situation remains tense and people are fleeing the country.

More than 112,000 Burundians have sought asylum in neighbouring countries since the beginning of April, including almost 70,000 in Tanzania as of COB on 19 May.

22 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The growing political tensions in Burundi has led thousands of Burundians to flee to neighbouring DRC.

  • As of 18 May there were 9,300 refugees in Eastern DRC.

  • The majority of the refugees are women (56%) and children (58%). They are for now mostly residing with host families.

  • As of 18 May 2015, around 2,800 refugees have received food assistance from WFP in 11 different locations; distribution are ongoing.

22 May 2015 description

HIghlights

  • Return movements, within Nigeria and cross-border, are increasingly reported. IOM Nigeria registered 8,900 returnees from Niger during the reporting period.

  • Results from a joint UNHCR-IOM assessment have been published, indicating there are 81,693 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North.

22 May 2015 description

On 12th May at 12:50 local time (UTC+5:45), another devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred in Nepal, 83 km northeast of the capital Kathmandu. Good Neighbors International (GNI), in spite of severe aftershocks, is actively distributing emergency relief kits, providing medical services, and conducting psychosocial support programs for children.

22 May 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, continuing a second round of food assistance for civilians displaced from Yarmouk. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT

UNRWA personnel established a distribution point in Yalda, serving displaced civilians in the three areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham, to the south-east of Yarmouk. A total of 1200 families were provided with food parcels and 3000 packets of bread were distributed.

22 May 2015 description

The Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a suspected lead poisoning outbreak in Unguwan Magiro and Unguwan Kawo communities in Rafi LGA of Niger State on 15 May 2015.

22 May 2015 description
report World Vision

JUBA – In the midst of a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan, World Vision has called on all parties in the conflict to ensure the safety of humanitarians so that aid organisations can reach those in need, especially children.

22 May 2015 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • This follows a boycott of work by some teachers due to insecurity in the north eastern region.

  • Many teachers, including those recently recruited, have not reported to their work stations, affecting the teaching of a number of subjects.

  • Despite having engaged Form Four leavers to fill the gap, students are not getting quality teaching.

  • The insecurity experienced along the border towns has made it difficult for the educational officers to carry out their duties.

22 May 2015 description

May 22, 2015 / 64(19);527-531

José E. Hagan, MD1,2; Steven G.F. Wassilak, MD2; Allen S. Craig, MD2; Rudolf H. Tangermann, MD3; Ousmane M. Diop, PhD3; Cara C. Burns, PhD4; Arshad Quddus, MD3 (Author affiliations at end of text)

22 May 2015 description

May 22, 2015 / 64(19);537-537

Lauren B. Browne, MD1,2; Zeray Menkir, MPH3; Vincent Kahi, MD4; Gidraf Maina, MPH4; Solomon Asnakew, MPH5; Michelle Tubman, MD5; Hajir Z. Elyas, MD6; Alemayehu Nigatu, MPH4; David Dak, MPH4; U Aye Maung, MD4; Jolene H. Nakao, MD2; Oleg Bilukha, MD2; Cyrus Shahpar, MD2 (Author affiliations at end of text)