The riots in Moria closed facility in Lesbos on Tuesday expose how European Union policies are failing to deliver a fair and safe system for receiving people into Greece, warned Oxfam today. The asylum procedure is opaque and inconsistent and basic services in many camps and centers across the country need improving.
The situation in Taiz remains critical, with some of the heaviest and most sustained fighting in the country. An increase in fighting in March resulted in the treatment of over 1,000 war wounded alone. Access in and out of the city remains restricted and dangerous for civilians and humanitarian actors.
Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.
“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.
Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).
GENEVA (29 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries, including bombings of Syrian marketplaces and medical facilities, revealed a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the conflict,” and urged all sides to step back from a return to all-out war.
The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26
Latin American and Caribbean countries are engaging the public in the fight against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever
Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — As part of Vaccination Week in the Americas (April 23 to May 2), health authorities in a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries are urging people to clean up potential mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
Hargeisa, 14 March 2016 - The Government of Japan announced today that it has granted 1.8 million US dollars to UNFPA to support programmes aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity among Somali women and newborns. His Excellency Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan, made the announcement after a ceremony where UNFPA handed over an ambulance donated by the People of Japan to the Ministry of Health in Somaliland.
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m
Du 26 au 31 mars 2016, l’UNFPA Côte d’Ivoire a mis en œuvre son plan de réponse humanitaire intégré dans le plan de contingence du SNU en Côte d’Ivoire. Et ce, après les affrontements entre les communautés peuhles et Lobi de Bouna impliquant les Dozos et les communautés Malinké et Koulango, du 23 mars 2016 à Bouna, localité au nord-est du pays.
Des heurts qui ont occasionné des morts de civils ainsi que des agents des forces de l’ordre et des déplacements de plusieurs habitants abandonnant leurs domiciles pour se réfugier ailleurs.
Appeal Target: US $9,745,709
Balance Requested: US $6,075,709
The UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today concluded his second visit to Sudan as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country.
From his observations during his visit from 14 to 28 April 2016, he notes progress since his first visit in May 2015, but also expresses concerns regarding press freedom, the security situation, and a number of human rights issues in Sudan.
Aristide Nononsi's complete statement:
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.
Tiene 23 años y espera a su tercer hijo. Mónica Román es de Canoa y en el terremoto del 16 de abril perdió su casa y todo lo que había dentro.
El estadio de esa localidad es ahora su hogar. Descansa durante el día sobre unos plásticos donados. Las 33 semanas de gestación se le notan en el vientre. Lo acaricia cuando siente algún dolor.