Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015
Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.
This second Operations Update highlights:
• Major achievements made since the launching of the Appeal in October 2014 up to April 2015.
• Time frame extension of the Appeal from 15 months to 19 months (up to end of April 2016) and revision of budget from CHF 12,106,275 to CHF 12,231,510
• The intention to revise the Appeal budget and activities in September/October 2015 • Calls for additional support from partners to fill the most critical funding gaps and to begin preparation for the next winter season.
WFP Afghanistan’s 2013-2016 strategic priorities focus on strengthening emergency response and preparedness systems to save lives and confront acute malnutrition and addressing the underlying causes of food insecurity.
WFP Sri Lanka’s 2016-2019 strategic priorities are to be a strategic and collaborative partner to the Government; contribute to the food and nutrition security of vulnerable people through an integrated approach at the local level; increase the Government’s capacity to create public-private partnerships in order to become a global food supplier; and build resilience to, and mitigate the risks associated with adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and other shocks.
The humanitarian situation in Anbar governorate continues to worsen. Humanitarian access is limited and people are reportedly prevented from leaving Ramadi and Falluja to seek safer territory
Emergency response continues to people who are on the move as rising temperatures increase the threat of dehydration.
With a severe funding shortfall, health partners have been forced to suspend much needed support to health facilities in areas with high concentration of displaced people
UNFPA’s response in Myanmar
In 2012, UNFPA began a SRH programme in Rakhine. In 2013, UNFPA established SRH and GBV interventions in Kachin. UNFPA actively participated in the formulation of a 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan for Myanmar, which is inclusive of indicators to ensure that GBV issues are addressed and that life-saving SRH care and services are provided for displaced women and girls. As part of this humanitarian response, UNFPA support assessments to determine the needs of women and girls in order to target the response accordingly.
HANTI HAZRADANGA, Bangladesh – Traditions run deep in the indigenous communities of north-western Bangladesh, where many people are reluctant to seek professional medical care during or after pregnancy. But a clinic in the village of Chanti Hazradanga, in Panchagarh District, is helping to change minds about maternal health – and is saving lives in the process.
PHOENIX (August 3, 2015) – According to the World Health Organization (WHO), overwhelming research has shown that breastfeeding provides the perfect nutrition to promote healthy growth and brain development for infants. Breast milk has also been shown to provide protection from life threatening illnesses such as respiratory infection and diarrheal disease as well obesity and non-communicable diseases like diabetes and asthma.
Jean-François Corty, director of humanitarian organisation Médecins du Monde, wants more to be done by Europe to help the migrants in France
Women and children are turning up in large numbers at migrant camps in Calais for the first time and authorities are not doing enough to shelter and protect them, a senior aid worker has warned.
Water shortages continue in parts of Oromia, SNNP and Somali regions.
11 cases of dengue fever were confirmed in Gode town, Somali region.