Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.
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- Ejercicio Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2018
- Primera Asamblea Equipo Humanitario de País
- Indice de Gestión de Riesgos -INFORM-
- Taller: Abordaje de la Violencia Basada en Género en Albergues ¿Cómo prevenirla?
- Resumen de incidentes presentados de enero– abril 2018.
In April 2018, the Federal Ministry of Health endorsed micronutrient powders to be included in the list of essential drugs for children in Sudan. The micronutrient powders are tasteless, colourless, can be added to food after preparation and contain 15 micronutrients, which help improve the nutritional status of children, and pregnant and lactating women.
The Government of Australia, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, contributed AUD 1 million (USD 750,000) to WFP’s humanitarian efforts to support more than 28,000 individuals affected by the Marawi siege in their early recovery phase.
In April, WFP reached 8,364 families, or 41,820 individuals, affected by the Marawi crisis in 14 municipalities in Lanao del Sur with 418.2 metric tonnes of rice through general distributions.
The Marawi City Situation
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Tropical Cyclone (TC) Keni was initially monitored over the Pacific waters as a Tropical Disturbance 13F (TD13F) analyzed far West of Fiji. TD13F was later upgraded to a Tropical Cyclone Category 1 as it moved East South East towards Fiji.
On 31 March, Fire was erupted in one of WFP’s warehouses in Hudaydah port and destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items. WFP announced that investigations are underway to establish the cause of fire.
On 28 March, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen calling on all belligerents to respect their commitments to the IHL and to grant better and unhindered humanitarian access and set back to the negotiation table to reach a peace settlement.
- Key health shelters of Ghouta response are covered by health sector partners (national authorities, SARC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, IMC and national NGOs).
- A total of 2 Emergency Health Points, 10 Mobile Health Units, 54 Medical Mobile Teams, 2 PHC centers, 1 Dressing Room, 3 stabilization centers, ambulances are deployed. More are needed.
- Health supplies are being delivered to SARC and MoH to cover the shelters.
- Health supplies are pre-positioned to send with IA convoys inside the remaining parts of besieged area.
6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.7 million people assisted by WFP in February 2018
1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
Food insecurity, malnutrition, flooding and Fall Armyworm was noted as the major hazards in the Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin.
• The Government of Ethiopia and the UN presented the 2018 humanitarian and disaster resilience plan (HDRP) to member states.
• The HDRP seeks at least $1.6 billion to provide emergency and long-term assistance for 7.88 million people affected by drought, floods and conflict.
Gov’t and UN brief Member States on Ethiopia humanitarian situation
Yemenia Airways resumed their flights on 1st Feb from Aden airport after it was closed on 28 Jan due to the clashes between loyalists of the Southern Transitional Council and loyalists of the internationally recognized government.
The internationally recognized government’s Minister of Transportation, Saleh Aljaboani, stated on 7 February that the International Maritime Organization has declared Aden and Mukalla ports as safe port which means more companies will restart their operation to these ports.
6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from
February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018
The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March
High level advocacy continues on the worsening humanitarian situation and on eastern Ghouta and Idlib, with a focus on escalation and attacks on health facilities, urgent access for medicine and medical supplies to HTR and besieged areas and sustainable and regular medical evacuations.
The latest UN Security Resolution 2401 (2018) on 30-day cessation of hostilities in Syria is to enable humanitarian aid delivery.
WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).
The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.
Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.
There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.
● UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis, risking the agency’s ability to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance in the oPt, including to almost one million people in the Gaza Strip.
● Electricity outages of up to 16 hours a day, continue to undermine the provision of basic services in the Gaza Strip, despite an increase in electricity supply from Israel.
WFP conducted registrations and food distributions to 18,000 people in the Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process is currently ongoing with the participation of the Government of South Sudan and food and nutrition sector partners.
Foreword from the Regional Director
DFID confirmed the US$42.6 million (GBP 32.5 million) multi-year contribution for the implementation of cash-based transfers.
• WFP organized the Second South Asia Regional School Feeding Meeting in New Delhi from 27 to 29 November. The meeting was attended by representatives of SAARC nations and high ranking government officials.
• WFP India Country Office organized activities to mark the 16 days of activism against genderbased violence. These included discussions, lectures, training and use of social media to increase awareness and action at all levels.