The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved US$3.14 million to commence immediate, life-saving humanitarian interventions. This funding will enable the World Food Programme and UNICEF to provide food and emergency water and sanitation services to 95,000 of the most vulnerable people.
A nutrition Rapid SMART revealed Acute Malnutrition of 3.1% and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 2.5%, with all severe cases having oedema in the Hhohho and Lubombo low veld areas.
La région de Diffa accueille depuis le début du conflit au Nord-est du Nigeria des dizaines de milliers de déplacés, dans des conditions humanitaires particulièrement préoccupantes. Cette situation pèse sur les ressources et les moyens de subsistance des communautés résidentes, qui subissent déjà des difficultés économiques et les aléas climatiques qui s'abattent régulièrement sur la région.
The riots in Moria closed facility in Lesbos on Tuesday expose how European Union policies are failing to deliver a fair and safe system for receiving people into Greece, warned Oxfam today. The asylum procedure is opaque and inconsistent and basic services in many camps and centers across the country need improving.
The situation in Taiz remains critical, with some of the heaviest and most sustained fighting in the country. An increase in fighting in March resulted in the treatment of over 1,000 war wounded alone. Access in and out of the city remains restricted and dangerous for civilians and humanitarian actors.
Entebbe, Uganda. Air Serv has just trucked 2,900 kg (6,380 lbs.) of obstetric fistula surgical kits on behalf of Direct Relief to clinics around Uganda. The kits, delivered to Kampala, Soroti, and Mbale, will dramatically improve maternal healthcare in the region.
“We’re pleased to leverage our transportation and logistics expertise on behalf of other NGOs,” said Troy Conrey, Air Serv’s Uganda-based Managing Director.
By Emma Batha
LONDON, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somaliland risks descending into famine amid a severe drought that has killed thousands of livestock, an international aid agency warned on Friday, adding there were reports of some women being set upon by hyenas after collapsing from hunger.
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Brussels, 18 April 2016
The European Commission today announced the introduction of 20 new measures in the Sahel region and Lake Chad Basin, worth over EUR 280 million in total.
The European Commission today announced the adoption of 20 new measures to assist the Sahel region and the Lake Chad Basin under the 'Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa'.
Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).
GENEVA (29 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday said the latest reports of civilian deaths and injuries, including bombings of Syrian marketplaces and medical facilities, revealed a “monstrous disregard for civilian lives by all parties to the conflict,” and urged all sides to step back from a return to all-out war.
The USG announces more than $86 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan on April 27
USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches nearly 65 percent of emergency food pre-positioning target as of April 26
Last month, Seema Samadi, 20, a Jawana participant, returned to her home village in Nangarhar to startling news. A family friend had recently become widowed, and the woman’s family was forcing Seema’s friend to marry her deceased husband’s brother, otherwise known as a levirate marriage. “I was shocked,” says Seema, “but I also knew that if the woman rejected the decision that her in-laws could deprive her of inheritance and future support.”
Latin American and Caribbean countries are engaging the public in the fight against Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever
Washington, D.C., 28 April 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — As part of Vaccination Week in the Americas (April 23 to May 2), health authorities in a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries are urging people to clean up potential mosquito breeding sites in and around their homes to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases.
Hargeisa, 14 March 2016 - The Government of Japan announced today that it has granted 1.8 million US dollars to UNFPA to support programmes aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and related morbidity among Somali women and newborns. His Excellency Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan, made the announcement after a ceremony where UNFPA handed over an ambulance donated by the People of Japan to the Ministry of Health in Somaliland.
Vientiane, 29 April 2016– The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic signed an agreement yesterday to finance and implement a project that will reduce extreme poverty and malnutrition for 34,000 poor rural households in northern Laos.
In this issue
Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1
IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2
The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3
Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4
Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6
Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6
HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7
# of IDPs 11 m
# of refugees 3.4 m