This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 33,481,398 on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRC) to deliver assistance and support to a total of 75,000 people (15,000 households) over a total timeframe of 18 months, with a focus on emergency health and care, emergency shelter and settlements (including basic household items), livelihoods, restoring family links (RFL), safe and dignified burials, National Society institutional preparedness and capacity development, community preparedness and risk reduction.
Anticipated scope and scale
Given the shallow depth of the earthquake, aftershocks are expected to continue for some time. Aftershocks are expected to cause further damage and debilitate already weak infrastructure.
The number of casualties is expected to increase into the thousands.
Kathmandu Valley (population: 2.5 million) is a densely populated area; many people live in buildings that cannot withstand a significant seismic event. 6.6 million people live within the affected areas.
Sunday 4/26/2015 - 19:56 GMT
Air strikes on a marketplace Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, as Syrian forces stepped up attacks on rebels a day after losing a key border town.
There were fears the death toll would mount from the bombing raids on Darkush, a rebel-held town near the Turkish frontier, which also wounded dozens of people, a monitoring group said.
Today, the Humanitarian Coalition is launching a national joint appeal to help the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The reports of deaths, injuries, and extensive damage caused to people’s homes and livelihoods are making it clear that this is a disaster of immense and growing scale.
KEY EDITORIAL MESSAGE
Dear Readers and Member Agencies,
I would like to welcome to the 10th edition of Sphere India monthly newsletter, April Issue, 2015. I hope some of the articles/features in this issue will contribute to that seasonal glow of renewal and enrichment of humanitarian sector in India as to gather together and organize ideas that are worth sharing as a national coalition of humanitarian sector in India.
International community concerned over lack of access to civilians in Yarmouk.
At least 195,000 people fled escalating or imminent violence during reporting period.
Number of people living in besieged areas more than doubled
Vulnerable populations benefit from Syria Emergency Response Fund
14 projects approved by Central Emergency Relief Fund
Ishan hospital in Saraqab was damaged during an airstrike on 18 April, rendering it non-functional.
The SARC Idleb facilities at Carlton Hotel in Idleb city were extensively damaged in an airstrike on 17 April, with key assets, including nine SARC ambulances and vehicles damaged or destroyed. No SARC personnel were injured.
Reactivation of health activities: Procurement of, and arrangement for transportation of equipment, infrastructure and supplies needed to restore health services at 8 priority sites ongoing. Human resource identification to fill vital gaps in service provision (national and international through FMT with specialised care capacity) continues.
24 April 2015 – The United Nations human rights office said today that civilians are continuing to die in Yemen, with the total number killed between 26 March and 22 April now estimated at 551, including 31 women and at least 115 children.
“These are just the civilian casualties,” said Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “The total number of people killed is considerably higher. Another 1,185 civilians have been injured, including 35 women and 67 children.”
Daily Key messages
Conflict and insecurity continue to hinder the delivery of urgently needed assistance to displaced families and other vulnerable, conflict-affected communities. All parties to conflict have obligations to facilitate the safe passage of aid and unimpeded access for humanitarians to people in need.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
UNHCR distributed medicines and medical supplies to all refugee camps in South Sudan, which will suffice for the next six months.
There were 772 new arrivals at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) site, mostly women and children from Rubkkona and Mayom counties (Unity State) who said that they were fleeing inter-communal fighting and lacked food.
Une mission onusienne de haut rang visite les réfugiés et personnes déplacées dans la région de l’Extrême Nord.
As at 23 April 2015, Kakuma had received 45,697 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 20 April, 182,384 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.9% of the registered population.
Bogotá, 23 de abril de 2015.
LONDON, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers.
Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups
We, the undersigned, call for an immediate moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island until the safety and security of vulnerable asylum seekers can be guaranteed.
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 — About three million pregnant women and children in Myanmar are expected to benefit from improved health services, and six million people will have better access to electricity and other basic services in the next three years under the World Bank’s first full partnership framework in 30 years.
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2015 – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$23.2 credit and US$11.6 grant for women and adolescent girls’ empowerment to expand their access to reproductive, child, and maternal health services in Burkina Faso. It will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.