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colombia: restricciones al acceso y desplazamientos en el catatumbo (norte de santander) - reporte de situación no.02 (20/04/2018) - colombia

este informe es elaborado por ocha con apoyo de umaic, con información de socios del equipo local de coordinación (elc), grupo temático de protección (gtp), mesa de educación en emergencias (eee), defensoría del pueblo regional ocaña, personerías y fuentes locales.destacadosdesde el 14 de marzo, más de 145.000 personas pertenecientes a 11 municipios de la subregión del catatumbo (norte de santander)2 presentan afectaciones humanitarias por el incremento de las acciones armadas del eln y epl, las cuales cuales constituyen violaciones de los derechos humanos e infracciones al derecho internacional humanitario.se estima que al menos 90.000 personas tienen limitaciones en la movilidad y restricciones de acceso a derechos fundamentales,...




500,000 children affected by drought in afghanistan – unicef - afghanistan

the lack of precipitation in late 2017 and early this year is leading to food insecurity and water scarcity that could worsen the already high malnutrition rates among children.kabul, 23 april 2018 – the extremely dry winter has affected 22 provinces across afghanistan and now threatens to negatively impact the lives of one million people, with an additional two million who could feel its effects over the coming months.food insecurity and reduced access to safe water are beginning to take their toll in the 10 worst affected provinces, where 20 to 30 percent of water sources are reportedly dry. the impact on children could be devastating, as these areas have pre-existing high rates of malnutrition. without adequate nutritious food and safe ...




le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (cerf) alloue 6,8 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins urgents des réfugiés nouvellement arrivés et de leurs communautés d'accueil dans le sud du tchad - chad

(n'djamena, 29 mars 2018): le secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et coordonnateur des secours d'urgence des nations unies, m. mark lowcock, a approuvé l'allocation de 6,8 millions de dollars du fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (cerf) pour une intervention rapide dans le sud du tchad. ces fonds permettront d'apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 45 000 personnes dans le besoin, y compris aux réfugiés nouvellement arrivés de république centrafricaine et à leurs communautés d'accueil.depuis le 26 décembre 2017, des affrontements dans le nord de la république centrafricaine ont provoqué d'importants afflux de populations qui cherchent refuge dans le sud du tchad. plus de 22 000 nouveaux réfugiés ont ...




funding gap threatens more misery for destitute syrians - syrian arab republic

vital cash aid to 200,000 refugee families in the region due to expire from may, as donors gather in brussels on 24-25 april to address funding needs for syria.hundreds of thousands of impoverished syrian refugee families in the middle east risk losing their main financial lifeline from this summer, unless urgently needed additional resources are found to plug a us$270 million funding shortfall.syria’s seven-year conflict continues to fuel the world’s largest refugee crisis, with more than 5.6 million people forced into prolonged exile in neighbouring countries. each year sees families driven deeper into penury, with the vast majority of refugees in jordan and lebanon now living below the poverty line and unable to meet their basic needs...




asia and the pacific: weekly regional humanitarian snapshot (17 - 23 apr 2018) - myanmar

myanmararmed conflict between the myanmar military and the kachin independence army since 7 april has displaced up to 2,000 people in tanai township, kachin state from awng lawt, sut ring yang and sut ra villages. on 22 april, the myanmar red cross society evacuated 225 people from the area and provided them with support to travel to other parts of the country. those remaining are reported to be sheltering in the forest and have been unable to leave the conflict affected area since 11 april.in hpakan township, approximately 160 people from hlaing naung hku and man we villages are similarly reported to be unable to leave the affected area due to fighting. in moegaung township, close to 900 people from kasung and zup mai villages have been dis...




access to water and sanitation helps halt risk of disease in growing refugee camps on uganda border - uganda

reporting by: irene nakasiitaunder the scorching afternoon sun, a young woman walks through the narrow, bushy foot path with a jerrycan. she opens a running tap near a fenced water plant, fills her jerrycan and returns to the path. she is beatrice anyei, 26. with a shy smile she welcomes me to follow her to her home.beatrice lives in a one-room grass thatched hut with her elder brother and her two-year-old son. her husband died in the war in south sudan, and in the end of 2016 the rest of the family managed to flee to uganda. they now live in uganda’s second largest settlement for displaced persons, called parolinya. it hosts over 183,000 south sudanese and over 10,000 from the surrounding countries.she wakes up at 7 am every morning to st...




going shelter to shelter to survive the monsoon in cox’s bazar - bangladesh

by lynette nyman / ifrca sudden dramatic downpour on 19 april 2018 washed through some bamboo and plastic shelters where more than 600,000 people from rakhine, myanmar, have sought shelter in cox’s bazar in bangladesh. the rain turned access roads into mud ponds, a warning that bad conditions will deteriorate even further soon.single mother kulsuma khatun has been preparing. the pre-monsoon rain did not affect the home she shares with her daughter and mother after fleeing rakhine without her husband, who she believes is dead. they live with other women in a row of shelters in kutupalong camp.kulsuma’s shelter seems sturdier than others, with rope tying down the roof and bamboo strengthening the walls. building it in the first place took ...




nearly 5 million syrian children accessing education despite over seven years of war on children [en/ar] - syrian arab republic

ahead of the brussels conference, unicef calls for more support to children’s educationbrussels/amman, 23 april 2018 - against all odds, 4.9 million syrian children continue to have access to education despite more than seven long years of war, violence and displacement.“massive funding from donors, unprecedented generosity from host governments and communities; relentless work from heroic teachers and the determination of syrian children and their families have helped millions of syrian children get an education,” said geert cappelaere, unicef regional director for the middle east and north africa.nearly 90 per cent of children who have access to education are in public schools, both in syria and in neighbouring countries. in lebanon ...




asia and the pacific: weekly regional humanitarian snapshot (17 - 23 apr 2018) - myanmar

myanmararmed conflict between the myanmar military and the kachin independence army since 7 april has displaced up to 2,000 people in tanai township, kachin state from awng lawt,sut ring yang and sut ra villages. on 22 april, the myanmar red cross society evacuated 225 people from the area and provided them with support to travel to other parts of the country. those remaining are reported to be sheltering in the forest and have been unable to leave the conflict affected area since 11 april.in hpakan township, approximately 160 people from hlaing naung hku and man we villages are similarly reported to be unable to leave the affected area due to fighting. in moegaung township, close to 900 people from kasung and zup mai villages have been disp...




syria: east ghouta - humanitarian update, facts and figures - 22 april 2018 - syrian arab republic

key concerns:access constraints: the un faces severe access constraints to east ghouta.since 15 march, the un has not been able to reach duma with life-saving assistance.since 3 april, the un has not been given permission to carry out an inter-agency needs assessment mission to saqba, kafr batna and hammouriya in east ghouta.overcrowding: despite departures from the sites, most remain overcrowded, hosting on average twice as many idps in the facilities as their intended capacity permits.exit procedures from the sites: requirements for idps to exit the sites are unevenly applied at different sites. the system has no provisions for men between 15 and 55 to leave, and some females eligible for departure indicated they did not wish to leave unti...




ocha somalia flash update #1 - humanitarian impact of heavy rains | 22 april 2018 - somalia

situation overviewthe gu rains started the first week of march across the country, with consistent, heavy rains continuing in flood prone areas of southern and central regions throughout april.by mid-april, the juba and shabelle basins in somalia and in the ethiopian highlands continued to receive moderate to heavy rains, according to fao-managed somalia water and land information management unit (swalim). following heavy rains, which caused a spike of several meters in river levels in the course of a few days in mid-april, flash and river floods have been reported in many locations within the two basins leading to displacement and destruction of property and, inundation of croplands and displacement settlements.middle and lower juba regions...




papua new guinea: highlands earthquake situation report no. 8 (as of 20 april 2018) - papua new guinea

this report is produced by the national disaster centre and the office of the resident coordinator in collaboration with humanitarian partners. it was issued by the disaster management team secretariat, and covers the period from 10 to 16 april 2018. the next report will be issued on or around 26 april 2018.background• 270,000 people are in need of assistance across four provinces of papua new guinea’s highlands.• 11,041 households (42,577 people) remain displaced in nine care centres.• over 38,000 callers listened to automated voice messages providing life-saving assistance in 2 weeks• 181 cases of gastrointestinal and diarrheal diseases due to poor water and sanitation reported from nine health centres in hela and southern highla...




humanitarian organisations in yemen condemn attacks and call for immediate protection of aid workers - yemen

international non-government organisations working in yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an icrc vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the international committee of the red cross earlier today, 21 april 2018. we are deeply shocked by the death of hanna lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. our deepest condolences go to hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the international committee of the red cross.“as a very close knit international community, we are all saddened by the death of our colleague, hanna,“ said shane stevenson, country director of oxfam in yemen. “our most sincere sympathies go to hanna’s fa...




unhcr convoy reaches displaced people in southern libya - libya

this is a summary of what was said by unhcr spokesperson andrej mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the palais des nations in geneva.unhcr, the un refugee agency, managed to deliver this week urgently needed assistance to hundreds of displaced libyan families in the town of murzuk, in southern libya. humanitarian help is desperately needed in this region of libya where recent deadly clashes between armed groups in and around the city of sabha (some 760 km south of tripoli) have forced an estimated 1,900 libyan families to flee their homes.a unhcr emergency aid convoy left the libyan capital tripoli on 4 april. the convoy, consisting of seven trucks loaded with basic aid items was able to enter s...




les enregistrements et actes de naissance et l’accès à l’éducation en république centrafricaine - janvier 2018 - central african republic

résumé exécutifce rapport cherche à examiner l’impact de l’absence d’acte de naissance sur l’accès à et la continuité dans l’éducation en république centrafricaine (rca), où des années de conflits armés et d’instabilité politique et économique ont dévasté les systèmes éducatif et d’état civil. en particulier, nous cherchons à comprendre de manière générale les pratiques courantes des enfants et adultes concernant l’acquisition des documents d’état civil afin d’accéder à l’éducation, ainsi que la politique et les règlements des systèmes d’état civil et éducatif. cette enquête sert à renforcer le travail du conseil norvégien pour les réfugiés en rca dans la protection des personnes d...




four years of conflict in ukraine leave 4.4 million people in a dire humanitarian situation [en/uk] - ukraine

(new york, 20 april) – the resident and humanitarian coordinator in ukraine, mr. neal walker, today briefed member states and international organizations on the dire humanitarian situation faced by 4.4 million conflict-affected people in eastern ukraine. after four years of conflict, 3.4 million people in ukraine are struggling to cope with the impact of the humanitarian crisis and urgently require humanitarian assistance and protection.every day, the armed conflict in eastern ukraine forces millions of civilians to make impossible choices whether they eat, have medicine, or their children go to school. critical civilian infrastructure is severely impacted, as ceasefire agreements are consistently disregarded. there were on average 40,000 ...




refugee camp submerged as flash floods hit northern kenya - kenya

friday 20 april 2018heavy rains and flash flooding in northern kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.in mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. in turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.while it’s not yet clear how many shelters have been destroyed in dadaab, many refugees were forced to shelter in schools as water levels rose, stranding some who had to be rescued.caleb odhiambo, area manager of save the children’s dadaab operation, said the camp is equipped with...




who delivers 185 tonnes of medical supplies to improve access to health services in northern syria - syrian arab republic

who has delivered 185 tonnes of life-saving medicines, anaesthetics, antibiotics, emergency medical kits and other treatments to over 30 health partners in northern syria so far in 2018. these deliveries are part of its ongoing efforts to meet the immediate and long-term health needs of hundreds of thousands of displaced and critically ill patients in northern syria.the shipments included 1.4 million medical treatments for surgical and trauma cases, reproductive health conditions and infectious diseases, as well as essential medicines for noncommunicable diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. in total, about us$ 1.8 million worth of supplies were delivered to 180 primary and secondary health-care facilities from january to april...




red cross warns surge in women and children arriving in greece could spark emergency close to land border with turkey - greece

budapest/geneva, 20 april 2018 – the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies (ifrc) is warning that a sharp rise in the number of people arriving in greece from turkey could signal the start of a summer emergency.more than 1,000 people have made the dangerous journey by foot from western turkey to north east greece, crossing the major evros river, since march. more than 100 people have arrived every day this week.head of the ifrc in greece, ruben cano, said:“we’re seeing a significant increase in the number of people making this long and dangerous journey across a river and the majority are women and children.“there are pregnant women and elderly people among those attempting to cross. and if they do make it,...




el programa mundial de alimentos y save the children colombia unen esfuerzos para apoyar a poblaciones en situación de vulnerabilidad afectadas por la crisis en la frontera con venezuela - colombia

bogotá –el programa mundial de alimentos (wfp) de las naciones unidas y save the children colombia realizaron hoy la firma de un memorando de entendimiento que les permitirá realizar acciones conjuntas y complementarias destinadas a promover la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional de familias y población en situación de vulnerabilidad en la zona de frontera con venezuela, con especial énfasis en mujeres gestantes y lactantes, niños y población indígena.evaluaciones realizadas al final del 2017 por oim, wfp y acnur señalan una situación humanitaria preocupante, especialmente en grupos de mayor vulnerabilidad vulnerables tales como mujeres, niños, niñas y adolescentes:• 90% de las familias entrevistadas se encuentra en insegurid...