Erbil, 24 May 2015 - Close to 55,000 people have fled Al-Ramadi, the provincial capital city of Anbar province of Iraq, following ISIL attacks and fierce fighting in the city. Most of the displaced persons are fleeing towards Baghdad,
With many trying to enter through security checkpoints. An estimated 4,000 families (24,000 individuals) arrived from Khaldiyah in Amiriyat al-Fallujah on 23 May and another 3,000-5,000 families are expected to arrive in the coming hours and days.
KHARTOUM - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €9 million (US$9.7 million) from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) to its emergency operations in Sudan.
Sixty tailoring machines were distributed recently on women Community Development Councils (CDCs) in Narkh district of Maidan Wardak province.
This development project is launched at a cost of AFN two million and 107 thousand by the Stability in Key Areas (SIKA/MRRD).
Women's Community Development Councils in the villages of Durrani, Awalkhel, Karim Dad, Khan Jan Khel, Hayat and Omarkhel were covered by this project, which is designed to boost skills and build capacities of rural women plus leading them gain access to self-sufficiency.
Nutrition: UNICEF continues to provide urgent nutrition support to treat and prevent deterioration of nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through delivery of infant and young child feeding support, treatment of severe acute malnutrition and the provision of micronutrients in affected areas.
Violence has resumed in many areas of Yemen after the five-day humanitarian pause that concluded on 17 May. Delivery of assistance has stopped in some areas due to increased insecurity and limited humanitarian access.
Reports from health facilities indicate that at least 1,849 people were killed and 7,394 injured between 19 March and 15 May, the latest date for which figures are available. The total fatality figures are likely to be much higher.
UNICEF Indonesia Representative: The crisis is far from over, children in Nepal need much more support
A new video featuring heartbreaking interviews with children whose schools and homes have been destroyed is available here: http://uni.cf/nepaledu
A new animation on the crisis for children in Nepal is available here: http://uni.cf/nepal1mth
Additional photos and videos are available here: http://uni.cf/1HH6SbO
Since 14 May 2015, increasing violence in central Ramadi caused a new wave of displacement from the Anbar Governorate. Ramadi City has been reported as under control of armed opposition group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since 17 May 2015.
The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reported over 133,000 newly displaced individuals (as of 8 May, 2015) spread across 15 governorates of Iraq.
The Governorates worst-affected by the Ramadi displacements are Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad and Sulaymaniyah.
Tens of thousands displaced across Anbar Governorate as ISIL takes over Ramadi City
Hundreds of displaced families stranded at Bzbiz Bridge, as well as other checkpoints, unable to reach safety
Food, WASH supplies and other essential relief items rapidly deployed to multiple sites hosting Ramadi IDPs
Kerbala evictions of over 1,100 IDP families halted after high-level support provided
Thursday 21st May 2015 Natalie Curtis Senior Editorial and Stories Manager
This week ActionAid teamed up with Greenpeace and its most famous ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to deliver aid to cyclone-struck Vanuatu.
The Rainbow Warrior set sail from Sydney three weeks ago to reach Vanuatu. The South Pacific Ocean island nation - made up of 82 islands - was devastated by Cyclone Pam two months ago. The cyclone killed 24 people, destroyed nearly all of the nation's food crops and left many people homeless.
Conflict and displacement in Kunduz province has been constant throughout 2015. With no lull in fighting during the winter season, displacement within and from various provincial districts (Imam Sahib, Qalazai, Chahar Dara, Dashte Archi) to the urban area continued almost unabated through the first quarter of the year.
22,579 individuals displaced by conflict assessed/profiled in April 2015
Of these: 50 % displaced in Apr 2015 14 % in Mar 2015 7 % in Feb 2015 1 % in Jan 2015 2 % in Dec 2014 26 % earlier
Of these: 50.5 % male 49.5 % female 61 % children
End of April around 873,136 IDPs assessed/profiled
Tunis, Tunisia, 20 May 2015: UNDP Libya launched a Comparative Summary of the Two-Phase Baseline Study on Women, Peace and Security. The report was launched on 18 May 2015 in Tunisia and is the first of its kind, presenting a comparative view on women’s and men’s perceptions on the issue of protection, prevention and participation of women in Libya, based on data collected in 2014 through key informant and focus group interviews.
KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the calendar approaches the one-month mark following the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with the support of the Nepal Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) and UNFPA Nepal Goodwill Ambassador Manisha Koirala, have launched “Dignity First”, a campaign that captures the essence of the life-saving work needed to support pregnant women, new mothers and their infants, and girls affected by the disaster.
Hunger is a huge issue in Bangladesh. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing the following ten hunger facts:
1) Undernutrition costs Bangladesh more than USD 1 billion in lost productivity every year, and even more in health care costs.
2) 41 percent of children (approx. 7 milllion) under the age of five are chronically undernourished; they are too short for their age, a condition known as stunting.
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Population and Health Support Project to support the Government of Niger to improve delivery of reproductive health and nutrition services to women and children in some of Niger’s poorest regions. The project aims to benefit 15 million individuals, of which 60 percent will be women, who will have access to reproductive health services in order to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality and the high fertility in this targeted regions.
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 —The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved a total of US$12 million in new financing to rebuild the health system and strengthen the delivery of health services in war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). The project is expected to reach over 1 million direct beneficiaries in 2019 and will target the most vulnerable women and children.
23 mai 2015 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de l'élimination de la fistule obstétricale qui est célébrée le 23 mai, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a demandé aux dirigeants du monde entier de prendre l'engagement d'éradiquer ce fléau.
Bien qu'elle puisse être totalement évitée et, dans bien des cas, traitée, la fistule obstétricale est une complication dévastatrice de l'accouchement. Devenues incontinentes, les femmes, jeunes pour beaucoup, sont souvent stigmatisées, maltraitées et rejetées par leur famille et leur communauté.
First: A Neglected Crisis