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22 Jan 2019 description
report Caritas

Nining was about to start a work shift at a water spinach farm on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit. The 25-year-old had picked up some fertiliser and was approaching a field when the effects of the quake erupted around her.

“The house by the field collapsed,” Nining said. “The earth shook very hard. I couldn’t stand up straight.”

22 Jan 2019 description

Borno, 21 January 2019 - It is safe to say that the cholera outbreak in the North East is under control.

22 Jan 2019 description

In 2018, 26 donors have contributed a total of $208 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF), making it the largest country-based pooled fund (CBPF) in the world for a third consecutive year. Between January and December, the YHF allocated $188m to 53 humanitarian organizations implementing 112 life-saving projects across all sectors of need. Humanitarian supplies available to a wide range of partners were prepositioned in key areas, allowing a fast response to crises. People displaced by the conflict in Al Hudaydah received support through two dedicated allocations.

22 Jan 2019 description

Lalitpur Metropolitan City – Bungamati, in Lalitpur Metropolitan City (historically known as Patan) is to get a multipurpose evacuation centre as part of a Thai-funded International Organization for Migration (IOM) programme to build eight evacuation centres in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal.

22 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • Following recent spike in forced movements/displacements in the North East, mainly in Borno State, a 90 Day Response Plan from January- April 2019 has been developed to address urgent and critical humanitarian needs. The plan address a set of critical humanitarian needs in seven sectors: Protection, Health, Food Security and Livelihood, Nutrition, WASH, Education, and Emergency Shelter and Camp Coordination & Management.

22 Jan 2019 description

A. Key indicators

Surveillance | Performance Indicators

25 Number of LGAs* Number of LGAs that reported

260 Number of health facilities

180 Number of health facilities that reported

68% Completeness at health facility level. 88% at LGA level.

68% Timeliness at health facility level. 88% at LG

22 Jan 2019 description
report UNOPS

Humanitarian aid and development projects often take place in difficult locations. The need for a diverse and gender-balanced workforce to implement these projects can’t be ignored – here’s why.

The people working in international development should be representative of the people whose needs are being served. In too many places, that’s not the case – especially when it comes to women.

22 Jan 2019 description

Dar es Salaam – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) donated equipment and furniture worth US $ 30,000 to the government of the United Republic of Tanzania for two Land Border Entry Points along its border with Burundi on 21 January 2019.

22 Jan 2019 description

Jan Egeland

Britain has a long history as a leader in humanitarian action across conflict zones, through generous funding and through the dedication of British aid workers risking their lives in some of the most dangerous humanitarian crises across the globe. Our organization, the Norwegian Refugee Council, is among many organizations employing hard-working and courageous British staff. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill which the House of Commons will vote on this week has the potential to put this important contribution at risk.

22 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

The Yemen Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) was launched by REACH in collaboration with the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Cluster and the Cash and Market Working Group (CMWG) to support humanitarian actors with the harmonization of price monitoring among all cash actors in Yemen.

22 Jan 2019 description

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Special Report on the Implications of 1.5 degrees warming (SR 1.5), and shortly thereafter UN Environment published its 2018 Emissions Gap Report. The SR 1.5 concludes that the projected impacts of 2 degrees warming are more dangerous than initially thought and brings us closer to several critical tipping points. The report also cautions that we have only 12 years for drastic action if we are to have any chance of achieving the 1.5 degrees’ target.

22 Jan 2019 description

Recognizing the scale and regional dimensions of the Syrian refugee crisis, Regional Refugee Response Plan (3RP) combines humanitarian and development resources to support the implementation of nationally-owned response plans for Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

22 Jan 2019 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • The LC chairperson, Mr Wilson Watila, said the government is aware of the suffering of the victims.

  • At the site, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces engineering brigade is constructing 76 units and the remaining 25 units are being built by the police construction unit.

By FRED WAMBEDE

The ongoing construction of houses for the landslide victims in Bunambutye Sub-county, Bulambuli District, has been delayed due to shortage of water.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description

Uganda gives refugees the right to work and freedom of movement through its self-reliance model. The model has been widely praised as one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world. New research by Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, and Olivier Sterck explores what difference the self-reliance model makes in practice. Which aspects work, under what conditions, and for whom? In order to answer these questions, they compare outcomes for refugees and host community members in Uganda and Kenya, neighbouring countries with contrasting refugee policy frameworks.

22 Jan 2019 description
report The Guardian

by Martin Chulov

Despite appalling conditions in Lebanese camps, most refugees say it is unsafe to go home

In knee-deep snow and biting cold, 10-year-old Saleh Qarqour had almost finished shovelling a path to the tent that had been his family’s home for the past six years. Elders and children huddled around a heater inside. Chimney smoke wafted from the town of Arsal in the valley below.