Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur
More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations
Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.
IOM Highlights Psychosocial Needs of Displaced People in Eastern Nigeria
Nigeria - IOM, with financial support from the US, French and German governments, has released a report based on a psychosocial needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) carried out in Yola, Adamawa State, in eastern Nigeria in April 2015.
The needs assessment identified the psychosocial needs of IDPs who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency and are now living in camps and host communities in Yola.
Italy - IOM’s Chief of Mission for Libya, Othman Belbeisi, reported today on the latest deaths from that country’s coastal waters. “We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued - nine of them women, and two girls,” Belbeisi explained.
QUI: Kyung-wha Kang, Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence
QUOI: Visite de cinq jours en RDC
QUAND: Du lundi 31 août au vendredi 04 septembre 2015
OU: Kinshasa, Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu
La présence de groupes armés dans les provinces de l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a depuis des années exacerbé les besoins humanitaires et de protection pour des centaines des milliers de personnes.
WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
WHEN: Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2015
WHERE: Kinshasa, North Kivu and South Kivu
We are deeply shocked and saddened at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of up to 70 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary. Austrian police say that they believe the truck came from Hungary and entered Austria on Wednesday night or early on Thursday morning, and that the victims might have been dead for one or two 2 days. Their identity is still unknown but it is presumed that they were being transported by smugglers.
- Suspected Israeli settler arson attack results in two Palestinian deaths in West Bank village.
- On year after the end of 2014 Gaza hostilities, affected families finally accessing building materials to reconstruct their homes.
- FAO responds to new outbreaks of ‘bird flu’ in Gaza.
Yangon, Myanmar, 28 August 2015 - With 9 days to go before political parties depart on their campaigning trail, children are calling for politicians to adopt a winning strategy: prioritizing children.
Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.
Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.
Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.
Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Fambul, located in Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown, is one of the country’s leading child-welfare organizations and has been on the forefront of efforts to help prevent Ebola in local communities and provide care for children left orphaned. Since 2010, the organization has provided a countrywide phone counseling service.
Bogotá/Colombia, 25 de agosto de 2015. La Cruz Roja Colombiana continúa el desarrollo de diferentes actividades en apoyo psicosocial, atención en salud, asistencia humanitaria, recreación, restablecimiento de contactos familiares (RCF) y coordinación con las diferentes entidades y organismos de socorro departamentales, para aunar esfuerzos que permitan asistir a más colombianos que retornarán al país deportados y de manera voluntaria.
In response to the humanitarian crisis taking place on the Venezuelan border since Friday, the Colombian Red Cross has set up a “human corridor” to transport Colombian and Venezuelan nationals in need of medical attention from San Antonio and neighbouring areas to hospitals in Cúcuta.
Earlier this week, 14 educators and four of their children were killed and 20 people injured in an airstrike on a teacher’s office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict strongly condemned the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the devastating impact it is having on Yemen’s children.
• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.
• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.
This Emergency Appeal was launched on 30 December, 2014 for CHF 1,050,574 for 9 months to support Ethiopia Red Cross provide assistance to some 34,365 persons to reduce the health risks of the South Sudan refugee population and host communities in Gambela through the provision of first aid and community-based health in Leitchour camp, Ningnang and Pagak entry points.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 150,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support the national society to respond.
137 CAR refugees were registered in Bétou areas and Brazzaville this week. The number of new arrivals, except for the regularization, is currently lower.
Up to 23 August 2015, 29,884 CAR refugees were registered in the Republic of Congo, including 19,473 who arrived after 5 December 2013.
UNICEF Response highlights in 2015
• 850,000 people have access to health services and essential medicines in affected areas; a national measles campaign is scheduled for November.
• 10,025 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition received therapy with a recovery rate of 87%.
• Over 200,000 people have access to safe drinking water and more than 150,000 displaced people have access to latrines in the sites.
Despite a receding of floodwaters, the ongoing monsoon continues to risk further flooding and increase the vulnerability of people coping with the effects of the disaster.
Multi-Sector/Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment results have been compiled and the Inter-Agency Initial Flood Response Plan finalised.
40% of flood-affected areas continue to have limited humanitarian access as a result of debris, broken roads and bridges.
Guatemala, 26 de Agosto 2015
Fuente: Diario de Centro America
Las niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes no acompañados que sean deportados vía terrestre, ahora tendrán acceso a un retorno digno a Guatemala, pues contarán con un albergue amplio y renovado que permitirá agilizar su recepción, mejorar su acceso a los servicios básicos y a atención médica y psicosocial.