In response to the devastating earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May 2015, the Government of Nepal, in cooperation with UNICEF, implemented an Emergency Top-up Cash Transfer Programme (ETCTP) for vulnerable groups between June and November 2015. An independent assessment of the programme using mixed methods was conducted between September and November 2015 to examine the outcomes, delivery processes and effectiveness of the ETCTP.
This report examines the impact of multi-purpose cash assistance on children, specifically looking at child outcomes and child protection outcomes, in Lebanon. The impact of the Lebanon Cash Consortium MCA program was measured using a variety of indicators for shelter quality and consistency, child education, economic activity and exploitation of children, general medical and dietary health, negative coping strategies, protection issues, psychosocial wellbeing, and family separation.
The ongoing conflict between pro-Russian separatist groups and Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine has resulted in insecurity, rising displacement, and limited humanitarian access. Over five million are living in conflict-affected areas, including 1,414,798 internally displaced persons, and 925,000 refugees who fled to neighboring countries. Non-combatants have faced injury and death with more than 6,829 people killed and over 17,064 injured since mid-April 2014.
At the beginning of 2015, the number of IDPs in KP reached 1.67 million after the last operation conducted in Khyber Agency. The government of Pakistan announced the 2015 return plan with a planning figure of around 154,000 families.
1. Executive summary
This report was prepared by the Human Rights and Protection Section (HRPS) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and is released jointly with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). HRPS is mandated to promote, protect and monitor human rights in Liberia, with “special attention to violations committed against women and children.”
European Economic and Social Committee
In Liberia, one of the Food Security Cluster’s main work priorities is to ‘ensure an effective, accountable and coordinated food security response founded on evidence-based interventions that advocate for and take into consideration the needs of each segment of affected communities by age, gender and diversity’ (FSC Liberia ToR and FSC Transition Planning 1st June 2015). In line with this strategy, HelpAge International has seconded an Inclusion Advisor to assist in identifying gaps in working with vulnerable groups and in developing appropriate strategies to address those gaps. .
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – KEY FINDINGS
Most of South Sudan is in the grip of a protracted humanitarian crisis fueled by years of chronic underdevelopment, conflict and natural disasters. In December 2013 political conflict erupted into abrupt clashes in Juba, which quickly spread across the country. A total of 1.5 million South Sudanese have been displaced and 2.5 million people are currently facing a food crisis.
Activity: Carry out WASH and NFI Needs Assessment in surroundings of Yuai and Pieri due to recent fighting in Pajut and Padiek
At the request of: RRA from Pieri, Uror County, Jonglei State
Location: Pieri and Juet, Uror County, Jonglei State
N:17 54’ 22.66’’
E: 031 53’ 17.54’’
Itinerary: Juba-Yuai-Pieri-Yuai-Juet –Yuai-Juba
Household Visits: Key Figures
83,927 Cases visited (~30% of the total population)
80,249 Cases scored
30,557 (38%) Socio-economically vulnerable
20,916 Received multi-purpose cash in July (Activity Info)
1. Housing and Human Settlements
The sector of housing and human settlements was affected the most. The total effects (damages and losses) are valued at NPR 350,379 million, with the total damages amounting to NPR 303,631 million and the total losses estimated at NPR 46,748 million.
Background and Executive Summary
104 sites hosting 20 or more households were assessed between 23 June and 12 July 2015 in 13 districts.
59,433 people from 11,100 households were living in 104 sites with 20 or more households.
13 sites in 7 districts were hosting over 200 households, representing 4,987 households (28,254 persons).
On July 14th, 2015 early morning a big landslide took place in ward 6 in Barabhise, Sindhupalchock. As a result of this, a section of the upper part of the mountain completely collapsed leaving significant cracks in the grounds where around 40 HH have been living on agricultural land.
On July 16th, 2015 a multidisciplinary team from Oxfam and GMSP (national partner) conducted a field visit to the affected areas to rapidly access the impact of the landslide on households and to map out any needs or increased risks.
While carrying out different field activities, Oxfam teams have noticed population movements taking place in Halembu VDC. To better understand the needs related to these movements, the team carried out different visits on June 7th, 11th, and 12th 2015 to collect information from different informants living in different wards in Halembu.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
A joint assessment was conducted in 7 northern hard-to-reach VDCs of Gorkha district between 1 June and 8 June. Focus group discussions were held with key informants in 13 communities to collect information.
Fourteen districts across the country have been mostly affected by the deadly earthquake of 7.6 Richter scale that hit the nation on 25th April at 11.56 AM and on 26th April, 12th May, 2015 and the intermittent aftershocks that followed. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has declared the state of emergency in the earthquake hit districts. About nine thousand people have met death, hundreds of them have been missing and millions have been rendered homeless due to the devastating earthquake.