- In paragraph 7 of its resolution 2233 (2015), the Security Council requested that I report every three months on progress made towards fulfilling the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The present report covers key developments related to Iraq and provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Iraq since the issuance of my report dated 26 January 2016 (S/2016/77).
II. Summary of key political developments pertaining to Iraq
UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.
As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.
32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.
People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.
Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.
Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.
By: Oda Lykke Mortensen (24.03.2016)
Children out of school in Somalia face challenges and risks that may threat their future. With the Go to School project, funded by UNICEF, 450,000 children have been given education.
Children of Somalia see their history painted with memories of conflict.
As many areas are not secure, 1,133,000 people have been forced to flee their homes to live in safer parts of Somalia. Additionally, 1,105,618 have fled the country.
WFP continues relief food assistance to displaced and returnee populations in the country’s north-west, complemented by livelihoods, nutrition and education support.
Reduced donor prioritization for Pakistan due to ongoing emergencies in the region has had implication on WFP in terms of resource mobilization.
Since January 2016, Memoranda of Understanding have been signed between WFP and the Governments of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and FATA for the implementation of WFP’s new three-year programme of work.
In March, WFP reached 162,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States as well as flood-affected people, with cash or food assistance.
In March, more than 52,400 pregnant and nursing women and malnourished children, including from IDP families, received blended food from WFP.
WFP currently requires USD 30 million to meet overall food assistance needs for the next six months.
The Yemen HPF supported the strategic priorities identified in the 2015 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), and helped strengthen the humanitarian architecture, coordination mechanisms and programme cycle management of the humanitarian response. Some US$54 million were channelled to partners or committed in support of life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people affected by conflict.
Limited funding has resulted in WFP reducing its assistance in the country. If no new contributions are received, WFP will be forced to reduce even further its food/cash assistance to vulnerable populations, school meals and nutrition activities.
Since the start of the year, WFP has assisted over 200,000 people through Food For Asset activities.
New Cash Based Transfers distributions are ongoing in the Diffa region. Over 27,300 people have been reached.
Because of funding shortfalls, WFP will not be in a position to provide school meal rations to 75,000 primary school children for the next 2016-2017 school year, if new contributions are not received soon.
In March, WFP provided further emergency food rations to 2,200 persons in need (612 men, 1,083 women, 505 children under 5), displaced in the city of Bouna (northeast). The aim was to address household food insecurity and to prevent malnutrition among children under 5.
32 of 81 provinces in the Philippines are suffering drought.
Small-scale farmers hit by the drought in parts of Mindanao are exhausting coping strategies while local authorities work to deliver assistance.
23,000 people remain displaced in Zamboanga City two and half years after the September 2013 conflict.
The Philippines seeks international classification for its search and rescue teams.
Philippine private sector gears up disaster preparedness ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.
Protéger la survie des enfants et des adolescents (3-18 ans) par l’accès à des environnements d’apprentissage sains et sécurisés.
Renforcer la réadaptation psychosociale, le développement cognitif et l’auto-prise en charge des enfants et des jeunes de 3-18 ans
En este informe de gestión de 2015 de UNICEF Colombia, les presentamos algunos de los principales proyectos, estrategias y acciones que originamos y emprendimos desde UNICEF con el apoyo de muchos de ustedes.
Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria
More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border
Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen
Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations
Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need
Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement
KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.
Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.
Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases
Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;
In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;
UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;
Appeal Target: US $9,745,709
Balance Requested: US $6,075,709
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.
Entre el 7 y 13 de abril al menos 510 indígenas (83 familias) de las etnias Embera y Wounaan se desplazaron hacia otras comunidades del municipio de Bajo Baudó (Ver Tabla 1), como resultado de los combates entre la Fuerza Pública y un grupo armado no estatal en zona rural del municipio
The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur.