This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,122,723 to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to deliver immediate assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (70,000 people), focusing on food and relief item distributions, health and hygiene promotion, emergency shelter assistance. The planned response covers only the relief phase. The national society will not be undertaking recovery initiatives as other organizations are contributing to these efforts.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The emergency appeal was revised on 24 November 2014. The main changes and shifts in the operation include:
Reduction in budget by around 40 per cent to the initial budget;
Reduction in number of target beneficiaries from 10,000 families to 8,000 families (40,000 people);
Focus of a recovery component on the four worst affected districts: Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Dang;
Of every 100 people living in Bangladesh, just 55 have access to sanitation services, while 64 have mobile phone subscriptions.
A project in Bangladesh has used this as an opportunity to deliver vital health information to about 1.2 million people. MAMA is a public-private partnership that supports programmes to deliver health information through cellphones to mothers and families. So far, its messages have reached nearly 2 million subscribers globally.
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Eritrea on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.
The reported cumulative number of Ebola cases across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is 23,694, including 9,589 deaths as of 22 February, making it the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded. Incidence has been stabilising in all three countries since January 2015, and the response is moving towards early recovery.
Civil unrest in CAR commenced on 5 December 2013, when Seleka and Anti-balaka militia groups engaged each other in armed clashes in Bangui. The violence then spread to the provinces, leading to the displacement of close to 800,000 people within CAR and in neighbouring countries.
En 2014, la Côte d’Ivoire a pris un certain nombre d’engagements prometteurs qui devraient permettre de mieux répondre aux besoins des personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur propre pays (PDI). C’est la seule nation à avoir ratifié la Convention de l’Union africaine sur la protection et l’assistance aux personnes déplacées internes en Afrique (Convention de Kampala) la même année.
Conflict and Health 2015, 9:8 doi:10.1186/s13031-015-0035-8 Matthew Benage, P Gregg Greenough, Patrick Vinck, Nada Omeira and Phuong Pham
1 . The present letter on the work of the United Nations in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa covers developments from 1 January until 1 February 2015, the 120-day mark since the establishment of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). It records activities carried out by my Special Envoy on Ebola and UNMEER, and provides an update on progress made in the Ebola response pursuant to General Assembly resolution 69/1 since my update of 12 January 2015 (A/69/720).
Current situation of the Ebola outbreak
The Nauru government is allowing access to the community for what it calls a select number of asylum seekers from the Australian run detention camps.
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This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.
Niamey - WFP has resumed providing food assistance to refugees and displaced people in the Diffa region of Niger, near the Nigerian border, after security concerns forced a temporary suspension of food distributions.
Following attacks by Nigerian militants at the beginning of February, thousands of refugees and host communities were forced to flee for their lives, and have been cut off from any assistance.
Category: Horn of Africa, Press releases
On 16 February 2015, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark inaugurated a Technical Vocational Training Centre for South Sudanese refugee youth in Tierkidi camp in Gambella region of Ethiopia. The training centre which is funded by DANIDA and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) seeks to train refugee youth on various vocational skills and to serve as a recreational centre for refugee youth in the camp.
Niamey - Le PAM a recommencé à fournir une assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés et aux personnes déplacées dans la région de Diffa au Niger, près de la frontière du Nigéria. Les distributions de nourriture avaient été suspendues temporairement, pour des raisons de sécurité.
A la suite de plusieurs attaques de militants Nigérians au début du mois de février, des milliers de réfugiés et de communautés hôtes ont été forcés de fuir pour survivre, et ont été privés de toute assistance.
L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :