Three months since typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) hit the Northern Philippines, World Vision, through its generous donors and sponsors, continues to work alongside partners and affected communities, with focus on shelter and agricultural recovery.
“World Vision’s emergency response has now reached 20,000 people and we hope to reach more in the coming months,” shares Ajab-Aram Macapagat, World Vision’s director for humanitarian and emergency affairs.
One and a half months after the series of earthquakes that struck Central Sulawesi on Friday, 28 September 2018, triggering a tsunami and liquefaction, most markets in Palu, Sigi and Donggala districts had resumed activity, with retail and wholesale traders selling a wide range of food and non-food items. Banks and other financial service infrastructures are established and functional in most areas.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
Over the last few months, the peaceful coexistence of people living in Gedeo and West Guji has been disturbed. The Gedeo–Guji tension has resulted in thousands of people being displaced from their homes by violence. Nongovernmental organizations, such as Catholic Relief Services and World Vision, are collaborating with the Government of Ethiopia to address people’s immediate needs through holistic responses for internally displaced people (IDPs)—addressing health, nutrition, sanitation and shelter needs.
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (10 December 2018)— Rohingya children living in the world’s largest refugee camp called today for an end to the routine violence and exploitation that they face—including in their own homes. Lacking official refugee status in Bangladesh, they are particularly vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and child marriage. Children are urging that their rights to safety and protection be recognized and protected.
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This research examines the impact of the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) programme funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) and implemented by World Vision Lebanon (WVL) in the Bekaa region on child labour (CL) and child protection among Syrian refugees’ children in Lebanon.
The Climate Prediction Centre is predicting El Niño climatic conditions during the main 2018-19 growing season with 70-75% probability while IRI has increased the probability to more than 85%. Furthermore, the forecasts suggest a likelihood of a weak to moderate El Niño event. Historically El Niño climatic conditions have resulted in reduced rainfall across the southern part of Southern Africa.
• Internal conflicts on the increase: At least 9 million people have been displaced within their borders as a result of inter-communal conflict and violence. This has been most notable in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This makes conflict, the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.
Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.
Inter-communal violence earlier this year displaced nearly a million people in Gedeo and West Guji zones in southern Ethiopia.
Learning for hundreds of thousands of children was completely interrupted. Reports by the national education cluster indicate that 46 schools suffered extensive damage to school buildings and learning materials, as well as sanitation facilities.
World Vision estimates that 40,000 pre-primary and primary school children in West Guji alone missed at least five months of schooling due to the conflict.
More than a month after typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) devastated Northern Luzon, survivors brace for another typhoon Rosita (international name Yutu), which is due to hit land on Tuesday, October 30.
“I’m worried about my children, especially for my 3-year old. They’ve been through a lot this year. I am more afraid now because we already lost our house,” shares 45-year old Benita from Alcala, Cagayan. Her family is currently living in a small makeshift house and fears that a typhoon as strong as Ompong would again render her children homeless.
(as of 23 October 2018)
6,455 people received food supplies
2,442 people have access to clean water
1929 families received blankets, mats, and shelter kits
1,426 children participated in Child-Friendly Spaces
People have access to health services through mobile clinic
Children and pregnant women having access to appropriate nutrition through community kitchen
JAKARTA, 25 October 2018 – Nearly one month after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Central Sulawesi, over 2 million people are affected, more than 220,000 people have been displaced and at least 110,000 survivors, many of whom are children, living in evacuation centres, still need immediate support.
• Humanitarian needs: At least 28 million people (more than half of them children) are in need of humanitarian assistance. Conflict, disease, acute food shortages, high inflation, and inadequate nutrition have left children and their families extremely vulnerable.
The massive exodus of citizens leaving Venezuela is currently considered one of the biggest humanitarian crises on the globe. It is estimated that more than 2 million Venezuelans have left their country in search of better living conditions and security.
By Kathryn Taetzsch, Global Director, Cash-Based Programming, World Vision
It should not matter what logo, flag or funding source someone represents when they look into the eyes of a mother who has lost a child because of war, or a father who cannot feed his family because the rain did not fall this season, or a child who has only ever known a constant hunger twinge in their stomach.
Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, Sept. 28
A 7.6 Richter earthquake has hit the large Indonesian island of Palu, causing a tsunami. Early reports suggest that nearly 1,000 villages are affected and more than 800 deaths have been reported.
Our staff are already on the ground, responding to children and families who have lost everything. We're assessing the impact of the disaster and the best way to respond.
In 2017, the number of people in the world suffering from hunger has increased for the third year in a row, according to the United Nations, to 821 million people. After years of progress, conflict has contributed to global hunger numbers rising to levels last seen a decade ago.