Heavy rains during the month of January 2015 caused mass floods along the Chire River bordering the district of Morrumbala. The flooding led to nearly 3,000 families in the area fleeing their homes in search of safe locations including many from the district of Mutarara in Tete Province who crossed the river to find higher ground.
New CARE Study: Evidence of worsening conditions as Syrian refugees in Jordan run out of resources
Amman, Jordan (30 June, 2015) - Aid agency CARE International releases “Five Years into Exile: The challenges faced by Syrian refugees outside camps in Jordan and how they and their host communities are coping”.
Summary of current response
An initial CHF 100,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support start-up the early stages of the response operation in Mauritania. The IFRC Sahel Regional Office is providing support to the Mauritanian Red Crescent in the preparation of the MoU and provision of DREF funds (to support the nutrition activities to 2,000 children under 2, pregnant and lactating women), along with the deployment of a Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) delegate to support the operation.
Ten years on, a midwife looks back on saving lives during one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history
ACEH JAYA, Indonesia – The morning of 26 December, 2004, started out like any other Sunday for Nur Asiah. The mother of two was up early washing clothes outside her parents-in-law’s house in a coastal village in the district of Aceh Jaya. But her weekend routine was abruptly interrupted when a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra.
En 2014, el PMA comenzó a adaptar su estrategia para apoyar a los procesos de construcción de paz y establecer las bases para la transición de ayuda humanitaria hacia la asistencia de recuperación y desarrollo de capacidades. De particular importancia es la capacidad operativa del PMA en apoyo a las prioridades nacionales, las metas del Reto Hambre Cero, y las propuestas de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Además, en 2014 el PMA priorizó la construcción de resiliencia en zonas afectadas por eventos climáticos.
Fighing continues in Hasakeh city
The Department of Social Affairs estimates that 120,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting
Almost 23,300 IDPs identified/registerd by parterns in the northern districts
The authorities establish a new camp in Gre Rash/Tal Aswad
Since 26 March, 4.4 million people have received humanitarian assistance.
The national health-care system has reached a breaking point. Dengue fever cases are rising, chronic diseases lack treatment, and vital medical supplies and personnel cannot reach targeted people.
Commercial imports of food, medicine and fuel are at a virtual standstill. Seaports and airports are operating at minimal capacity and road networks are non-functional.
As of June 2015, at least 3.1 million people had been displaced by conflict in Iraq since January 2014 and 8.2 million were in need of humanitarian assistance. As in previous conflicts, civilians have been directly targeted by all warring parties and continue to constitute the majority of casualties.
Approximately 15 percent of any community may be persons with disabilities.1 These rates may be higher in communities that have fl ed confl ict or disaster, as during crisis people may acquire new impairments and have limited access to medical treatment.
La violence basée sur le genre (VBG) est une question de droit de l’homme et de santé publique largement reconnu, touchant au moins une femme sur trois à travers le monde.1 La VBG peut devenir encore plus perverse dans les situations de crise où les mécanismes de protection communautaires et institutionnels sont souvent affaiblis ou détruits. Les hommes et les garçons sont également vulnérables à la violence pendant le conflit et le déplacement, notamment la violence sexuelle, quoique dans une moindre mesure que les femmes et les filles.
WFP urgently requires USD 63 million for the next six months to meet the needs of existing operations that are responding to the Burundi crisis.
In Burundi, a recent inter-agency assessment recommended immediate food assistance for 100,000 people in Kirundo, Makamba Provinces and Bujumbura.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
The Gambia is facing a deteriorating food and nutrition crisis in 2015. At the end of May, ECHO reported that across the Sahel close to 7.5 million people required emergency food assistance1 – a figure of a similar order to the last major regional crisis in the Sahel in 2012, and demonstrating the urgent need for emergency response, particularly as the region enters its annual lean season (typically June to September).
Highlights and Key Messages
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has found evidence of widespread human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and associated armed groups during the recent escalation of fighting in Unity State.
UNMISS staff members interviewed 115 victims and eyewitnesses from the Unity state counties of Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayom where the SPLA launched a major offensive against armed opposition forces starting in late April 2015.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.
MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.