Malawi is facing the worst drought and subsequent food crisis in almost a decade, with UNICEF raising concerns over the potential increase of SAM, especially among children under 5, in the coming months. The State President released an emergency response plan on Monday 21st September, and urged all donors and development partners to do what they can to alleviate the situation.
Appeal Code: 76-6640
Appeal amount: $200,000
Funding Received to date: $71,000
This is an update to our September 11 appeal.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants are continuing to make their way towards and into the European Union. As winter approaches, the need for food, water, shelter and other services in the countries through which they are passing will increase.
Highlights, 14–27 September 2015
· In September, severe funding shortfalls necessitated a change in distributions that would maximise the number of households assisted. WFP began ‘capping’ household sizes at five, therefore eligible households with more than five members only received five amounts of USD 13.5.
· In September, WFP assisted 635,482 vulnerable Syrian refugees with USD 13.5 e-card rations. In October, WFP plans to assist 616,950 people.
Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.
• La malnutrition aigüe dépasse le seuil d’urgence dans la région de Tombouctou.
• À date, le nombre d’incidents limitant l’accès humanitaire enregistrés en 2015 au Mali est déjà 3 fois plus élevé qu’en 2014.
• Les inondations ont touché 14 600 personnes cette année au pays.
• Riposte contre le cas de poliomyélite enregistré à Bamako
Acute malnutrition exceeds the emergency threshold in Timbuktu region.
Incidents limiting humanitarian access in Mali increased threefold in 2015 compared to 2014.
Floods affected 14 600 people this year in Mali.
Response to the poliomyelitis case recorded in Bamako.
More than 195,900 people are sheltering at UN PoC sites across South Sudan
Malaria remains top cause of morbidity at IOM clinics in Bentiu, Malakal and Renk
Relief agencies deliver nearly 14,000 survival kits in Greater Upper Nile
UNFPA’s humanitarian response addresses gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of the most vulnerable women and young people in the regions most affected by the conflict.
More than 8 million people across Iraq - nearly a quarter of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. About 3.2 million people have been internally displaced since January 2014, according to the International Organization for Migration Displacement Tracking Matrix. To respond to the growing needs, the Government of Iraq and the United Nations launched a revised and prioritized Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) in June 2015 seeking US$498 million to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.6 million people.
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA delivers 315,000 reproductive health services, distributes 211 reproductive health kits, as well as 20 Dopplers and ultrasound machines to health facilities serving 268,500 internally displaced women. It also reaches 16,800 women with gender-based violence related messages, and provides 26,500 gender-based violence related services.
Abid Bashir is an 8th grade student in a state-run boys’ high school in Batangi village, some 58 kilometres south of Muzaffarabad in district Hattian Bala. Since he can remember, he has been studying under the open sky. He is not alone; some 450 other students learn with him.
When the harshness of the weather becomes intolerable, they take shelter beneath tattered tents, which make up their “school building”.
As armed conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) had to quickly transition from supporting the nascent nation to protecting civilians from harm. Over the last two years, government and opposition forces, as well as armed militias affiliated with them, have often deliberately targeted civilians, including through killings, sexual violence, abductions, the destruction of homes and crops, and the looting of cattle.
This report explores the experiences of civilians and armed actors living through the conflict in northeastern Nigeria. The ultimate goal is to better understand the gaps in protection from all sides, how civilians perceive security actors, and what communities expect from those who are supposed to protect them from harm. With this understanding, we analyze the structural impediments to protecting civilians, and propose practical—and locally informed—solutions to improve civilian protection and response to the harm caused by all armed actors in this conflict.
Mozambique - As the Mozambican government finalizes the country’s 2015/16 disaster contingency plan over the next four days, IOM is helping mainstream gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and other protection issues into Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) capacity-building activities and planning.
Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Bolivia by sharing these ten facts.
1) According to the latest census carried out at the end of 2012, Bolivia has a population of just over 10 million, with 45 percent living below the poverty line
2) The FAO/WFP Hunger Map of 2014 shows that 19.8 percent of the population are malnourished.