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31 Dec 2014 description
OCHA's online interactive map includes videos, pictures and narratives and zooms in on East Jerusalem and Abu Dis area.
31 Dec 2014 description
In January UNDP is planning to extend its aid and distribute 30,000 more food packages to IDPs, with the elderly, orphans, pregnant women, and people with disabilities taking priority.
31 Dec 2014 description
Millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, as well as within different pastoralist communities.
31 Dec 2014 description
The Education Management Information System is the first revolutionary step to improve and modernise the education system in the province.
31 Dec 2014 description
If no more funding is received, more than 700,000 vulnerable people will not be provided with NFI assistance, and some 970,000 people will not be provided with warm clothing this winter.
30 Dec 2014 description
The first UN report on children and armed conflict in South Sudan describes how, following more than two years of relative peace, children’s vulnerability increased dramatically after the resumption of conflict.
30 Dec 2014 description
report Save the Children
Save the Children is aiming to secure longer-term funding to ensure a comprehensive and holistic programmatic approach to the worsening situation in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
30 Dec 2014 description
US$45 million has been raised since WFP launched an urgent appeal in October alongside UNHCR. The funds allowed WFP to limit the size of the ration cut in December to 40%, with full rations to resume from 1 January.
30 Dec 2014 description
Funding is needed to help Ethiopia Red Cross address health issues among South Sudanese refugees and host communities as the risk of waterborne disease is high.
30 Dec 2014 description
Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand continue to experience flooding, while Tropical Storm Jangmi is affecting the central Philippines.
29 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service
The head of UNMEER is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help.
29 Dec 2014 description
People are moving from areas controlled by armed groups to Ukrainian government areas to register as IDPs and receive social benefits, overwhelming the regional authorities.
29 Dec 2014 description
River transport of humanitarian goods across the border between Sudan and South Sudan largely stopped after the border’s closure following South Sudan’s independence in 2011.
29 Dec 2014 description
The measles incidence rate increased from 3.1 in 2013 to 8.6 in 2014, while the vaccination coverage dropped from 71 per cent in 2013 to 60 per cent in 2014.
29 Dec 2014 description
When AVMs are present, it can become prohibitively expensive to move resources; IDPs cannot return home; refugee camps must be maintained for longer than necessary, and local trade is reduced or stopped.
28 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN
Even after receiving more than US$7.7 billion in aid, Aceh remains one of the poorest provinces in Indonesia, with 18 percent of the population living below the country’s poverty line, against the national average of 11 percent.
26 Dec 2014 description
Like most of their peers around the world, countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami had few pre-established rules for managing incoming humanitarian assistance.
25 Dec 2014 description
Although the security situation in Libya continues to be volatile, UNHCR has managed to resume distribution of core relief items in the country from its warehouse.
24 Dec 2014 description
The Nigeria Red Cross Society has observed that since 1999 elections, there has been progression in violence, and in 2015 the opposition will be stronger than the 2011.
24 Dec 2014 description
This scoping paper provides an independent analysis of the evidence base of evaluations in humanitarian assistance and identifies key gaps and priorities in need of rigorous evidence.