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30 Nov 2013 description

INTRODUCTION

Accommodation centres: are defined as safe places providing a temporary roof, water, food, clothes and health to several people and households before, during and after the occurrence of a disaster.

Properly managed, they can become safe places where displaced people can temporarily live with access to vital services and protection.

Depending on the number of affected people and available infrastructures, accommodation centres can be installed in:

15 Oct 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 20 August 2013 to 14 October, 2013

Appeal Target (current): CHF 2,044,428

Appeal coverage: 75%

Appeal history:

 A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 February for CHF 662,337 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 15,000 beneficiaries over 6 months

 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 300,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support CVM in its initial rapid response.

30 Sep 2013 description

In Syria, heavy fighting continues between the Government and opposition groups as well as infighting within the opposition. Against this background, the UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. There are now over 2.1 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. As of 27 September, heavy shelling is preventing an estimated 70,000 Syrian refugees from crossing into Jordan, leading them to face severe food insecurity as they remain stranded on the border.

22 Aug 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 21 March to 31 July, 2013

Appeal coverage: 94%

Appeal history:

 A Preliminary Emergency Appeal was launched on 1 February for CHF 662,337 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 15,000 beneficiaries over 6 months

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 300,000 was initially allocated from the Federation’s DREF to support CVM in its initial rapid response.

01 Jul 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster

Foreword

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the third edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides updates from our field operations and partners and also tracks the progress on our 18 month European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Directorate General (ECHO) funded capacity building project to strengthen CCCM's field response and coordination.

13 Jun 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 518,000 people across southern Africa were affected by floods and storms during the 2012/2013 rainfall season.

  • The most affected country was Mozambique, where 250,000 people received humanitarian assistance.

  • Due in part to the sub-optimal temporal distribution of rainfall, most countries may have below average rainfall-related crop performance this season.

23 May 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

Mining Resettlements Disrupt Food, Water
Government and Mining Companies Should Remedy Problems, Add Protections

21 May 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

17 May 2013 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Maurice Geary, Logistics Advisor, Concern Worldwide

When the rains came in Zambezia Province in central Mozambique, people collected their belongings and left their traditionally built homes behind to head for higher ground. They resettled in scattered pockets, often under very basic shelters constructed from palm leaves held up by stick frames.

06 May 2013 description

In Syria, fighting between the Government and opposition groups continued in all governorates apart from Tartous and As-Sweida. Following a large scale offensive by the Government initiated on 26 April, heavy fighting has been reported in and around Damascus. Clashes in Eastern Ghouta forced the closure of Damascus international airport. Approximately 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the country while some 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.4 million people have fled into neighbouring countries.

19 Apr 2013 description
report Save the Children

By Dominique Bovens, Save the Children in Mozambique

Members of the Sangene community in the flood-affected Chokwe district of Mozambique wait patiently in the shade of a large tree as the Save the Children team registers the most vulnerable families.

Families living in trees

Some families are living in trees, others are sleeping in houses that have collapsed as a consequence of the floods.

16 Apr 2013 description

Following the floods which hit Mozambique at the end of January this year, approximately 5,000 families have decided to start constructing new homes to begin new lives in permanent relocation sites with IOM's help.

IOM recently started its first distribution of shelter toolkits, as well as 4,500 solar kits with cell phone chargers and lights to reduce security risks in the new relocation sites. The organization is also working closely with the provincial government to improve data management and coordination between partner aid agencies.