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31 Mar 2015 description
report SUDO (UK)

West Jabal Marra –Dobo area -23rd March

One of the RSF members attacked and raped a 12-year-old girl at gun-point at a well in the Dobo area. When some of the locals rushed to the place, the perpetrator ran away. The police was informed but no action was taken.

31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description

Honduras - This week IOM provided the Honduran Government with vehicles and laundry equipment, and made renovations to reception centers for migrants to support humanitarian activities and technical assistance for returning migrants, particularly vulnerable groups such as women and children.

31 Mar 2015 description

Somalia - IOM, with funding from the Italian Development Cooperation has launched the “MIDA Women Somalia II” project. The launch kicked off with a seven-day Pre-Implementation Training on social business start-up and management of small socio-economic businesses with Amoud University in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

The project will impact on the ongoing reconstruction and stabilization process of Somalia through supporting the active role of qualified Somali diaspora normally residing in Italy, especially women.

31 Mar 2015 description


  • Over 91,000 people displaced by armed clashes in Central Mindanao
  • Protection Cluster continues to advocate durable solutions for all IDPs in Zamboanga
  • IDP women in Mampang take an active role in camp management
  • Weak El Niño may trigger drought and erratic behaviours of tropical cyclones in the coming months


Central Mindanao Displacement

31 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Liberian authorities are urging Ebola survivors to refrain from unprotected sex beyond the recommended 90 days, after the country's first Ebola death in more than a month.

The female patient who died Friday was married to a man who had the disease but survived.

Officials fear she may have gotten sick through sexual transmission.

The World Heath Organization recommends that Ebola survivors refrain from sex for 90 days. But Liberian officials urge former patents to at least use condoms beyond that time, until more information is known.

31 Mar 2015 description

The Australian Government has today announced it will provide ongoing support for life-saving assistance to help people impacted by the continuing violence in Syria.

Australia will provide an additional $20 million for food, medical assistance, shelter and protection to people in need inside Syria, as well as refugees and their host communities in Lebanon.

The Syrian conflict has entered its fifth year and an estimated 12.2 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria – more than half the country’s pre-war population.

31 Mar 2015 description

YANGON, 26 March 2015 – Grete Faremo, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, urged Myanmar to continue extending essential healthcare to poor and vulnerable communities, and pledged support to the country’s health systems.

Ms. Faremo made her comments during a visit to Pakokku Township, Magway Region, where she saw auxiliary midwives being trained under a programme funded by the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG).

31 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In Syria, the 10th national polio vaccination campaign was carried out from 15-19 February, 2015. 2,989,659 children under five were vaccinated against polio including over 60,000 children in hard to reach areas, and 1,790 children reached for the first time in Homs, Dara’a,
Damascus, Rural Damascus, Lattakia, Deir Ezzor and Qunietra.

• In Iraq, since January 2015, 92,787 Syrian refugees were able to access to safe drinking water in the camps, mostly through sustainable water systems.

31 Mar 2015 description

Panellists called for more effective, gender-specific arms control policies at a discussion hosted by the Australian Government in association with the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) Women’s Network, the Global Alliance on Armed Violent (GAAV), and UNODA. The 12 March event, titled ‘Linking the Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Arms Control Agendas’, was held in the margins of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

30 Mar 2015 description

In rural Pakistan, most teachers cannot attend continuing education training due to their class schedules, household responsibilities, and cultural and financial constraints. In response, the nonprofit Developments in Literacy (DIL) recently introduced mobile learning, or mLearning, as a way to give teachers easier access to the training and professional development courses they need to better meet the needs of their students.

For Fiza Shah, the CEO of DIL and a Pakistani American, it is her way of giving back.

30 Mar 2015 description


● Delivery of humanitarian aid is expected to significantly decline in several critical Clusters as funding continues to remain seriously low: only 16 percent of the USD 316 required for 2015 has been funded or pledged.

● Recent dismissal of key Government representatives at national as well as regional levels with further possibility of changes in Government structure puts additional pressure in ability to provide timely humanitarian assistance in a coordinated manner.

30 Mar 2015 description


  • The Nigerien Government launched an emergency plan1 of 45 billion CFA francs (about US$72 million)2 to respond to Diffa’s humanitarian crisis. The plan targets 363,200 people between 25 March and 31 December 2015.

  • Regional authorities and humanitarian actors conducted a rapid needs assessment following last month’s attacks in Bosso and Diffa. Food and water are urgently needed.

  • On 24 February, the Government placed the state of emergency in Diffa region on hold for three months.

30 Mar 2015 description
  • Como estrategia para impedir el desarrollo de enfermedades.

  • Alimentos seguros para el consumo se logra con: higiene, cocción total, correcta conservación, y el uso de agua y materia prima segura.

El próximo 7 de abril se conmemorará el Día Mundial de la Salud, fecha en que la inocuidad de los alimentos (alimentos no contaminados y seguros para comer) será encarada como tema prioritario a nivel global.

30 Mar 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

UNFPA to Highlight Special Needs of Women and Girls at the Syria Donors’ Conference in Kuwait