April 28, 2015: New Delhi: The SPRINT Initiative, through the International Planned Parenthood Federation-South Asia Region(IPPF SAR), is providing medical and sexual and reproductive health services in Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake.
UN Women in Sudan launched two women-operated bakeries in North Darfur on Sunday. The ceremony marked the successful conclusion of a months-long programme designed to provide women living in the camps for the displaced with the means to earn a living in a safe environment.
The hand-over ceremony took place in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, where UN Women, in cooperation with the Dar El Salam Women Development Society, presented a generator, oven, freezers, display cases, and other equipment to establish and operate bakeries to women of the Zamzam and Abu Shouk camps.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US$5 million in new financing for The Gambia to strengthen primary health care services and improve community nutrition for the country’s most vulnerable children and women. The project is expected to reach approximately 477,000 direct beneficiaries (children under five and women aged 15-49 years) by 2019.
The Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the north African coast are a land border between two continents. Every year, thousands of migrants try to reach the two cities, by land and sea.
It's been two years since Mohammed Sissoko left his native Conakry, in the West African state of Guinea, after his parents were killed in tribal fighting. His objective was to reach Europe and he crossed Mali, Mauritania and Morocco by land before navigating a small dingy with six other people to the Spanish city of Ceuta on the North African coast.
WASHINGTON— The Women and Health Alliance International, the University of Zimbabwe and Harare Hospital on Monday returned to Harare for their fourth fistula operation campaign seeking to assist women living with the curable condition.
The campaign is seeking to provide surgeries to several women this week and remains open for more cases that need urgent attention. The surgeries, which started Monday are expected to end Friday with women operated on remaining in Harare for at least 2 to 3 week for recovery.
ILO: More than half of the global rural population excluded from health care
ILO report shows huge differences in health care access between rural and urban areas worldwide.
GENEVA (ILO News) – A new ILO report shows that 56 per cent of people living in rural areas worldwide do not have access to essential health-care services – more than double the figure in urban areas, where 22 per cent are not covered.
New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality
“Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” launches in seven cities
● Protection cluster partners are receiving reports of people being harmed in incidents related to landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs). Cluster partners are gathering data on the number of casualties.
● Conflict-affected people have difficulty accessing health care services and markets due to burdensome bureaucratic travel requirements.
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The toll of deaths and injuries continues to mount days after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Nepal on 25 April. Millions are thought to be affected across more than 30 of Nepal’s 75 districts, according to reports by UN agencies. UNFPA’s initial estimates indicate some 50,000 pregnant women and girls could be among the survivors.
Daily Key messages
Humanitarian partners only have fuel left for two more weeks of life-saving operations. Hospitals too will shut down in one week unless additional fuel becomes available. Fuel shortages in country and restrictions on imports mean that additional fuel is difficult to come by and can cost as much as US$10 per litre.
As of 27 April, the Government reports 3,351 deaths and 6,833 injured people.
8 million people in 39 districts have been affected, of which over 2 million people live in the 11 severely affected districts.
Priority needs include food, water, shelter and medication. Over 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance.
A Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) in Kathmandu International Airport has been set-up to mitigate congestion at Kathmandu Airport.
3,351 Dead (as of 27 April 2015)
Approximately 12,166 displaced families were identified within 45 relocation sites in Zambezia Province
The highest number of displaced families (2,960 families) were recorded in the district of Maganja da Costa
34 of 45 assessed sites are official government relocation communities
April 27 2015: Vanessa Thevathasan reports on how sport is providing new avenues for peace and development in Afghanistan.
Vue d'ensemble de la crise
Le nombre cumulé de cas d'Ebola signalés en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone est de 23 694. Au 22 février, 9 589 personnes avaient succombé à la maladie. Il s'agit donc de la plus grande flambée d'Ebola de l'histoire. Depuis janvier 2015, le taux d'incidence de la maladie s'est stabilisé dans les trois pays et les opérations devraient progressivement céder la place aux activités de relèvement.
WFP is gearing up to mount a significant response to the Government of Nepal’s official request for international humanitarian assistance for the earthquake. Specialized WFP emergency teams have arrived and are being mobilized to support the overall response together with the Government, building on extensive pre-established emergency preparedness measures for Nepal. High Energy Biscuits are also being flown into Kathmandu from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot as part of WFP’s initial response.
The situation in South Sudan remains among the world's biggest humanitarian crises since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013.
Over 2 million people have fled their homes, including over half a million who have sought refuge in neighboring countries (70% of them are children). At the same time, the country hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.
UNICEF and partners are planning to reach approximately 2,800,000 children (40%) out of an estimated 7 million population in 35 affected districts.
UNICEF Nepal Country Office has provided tents to the Ministry of Health and Population to be used at hospitals to assist a large number of injured including children.
UNICEF Nepal Country Office also provided ORS and Zinc to prevent outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases. WASH Cluster is providing water trucking services to all 16 camps across Kathmandu Valley.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On 2 March 2015, a fire broke out in the densely-populated Parola Compound of Tondo district, Manila, totally destroying some 800 houses and severely damaging 200 more. The Social Welfare Department of Manila City estimated that almost 10,000 households (50,000 people) were affected, with some 5,000 households (25,000 people) seeking accommodation in evacuation centres in the aftermath of the fire.
83,496 Persons of concern
50.3% Females, 49.7% Males
57% are youth, 19.9% are under 5 years old
1 in 5 households are headed by women
Average of 80 births per week.
Place of origin: Dara’a: 53.4%, Homs: 14.9%, Damascus: 7.5%, Hama: 4.4%.
83,497 Syrians reside in Zaatari Camp, 73,145 Syrians and non-Syrians reside in Urban
2/3 of refugees below the national poverty line
1/6 of refugee households in abject poverty
The Mafraq Helpdesk serves an average of 5,000 persons per month.