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World: Aperçu du financement humanitaire, Mars 2019

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale (GHO), publié le 4 décembre 2018 annonçait des besoins en financement de 21,9 milliards de dollars pour 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour les réfugiés et les migrants du Venezuela (RMRP). À la fin du mois de février, les besoins s’élevaient à 22,42 milliards de dollars et, au 31mars, le montant demandé avait atteint 25,11 milliards de dollars. L’augmentation enregistrée ce mois-ci est principalement due à la demande de 3,32 milliards de dollars pour le HRP de la Syrie qui n’avait pas été inclus dans le calcul des besoins globaux en février, la finalisation du Plan de l’Éthiopie et les besoins associés à la réponse du Cyclone tropical Idai au Mozambique. À la fin du mois de mars, le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 140,8 millions, par rapport à 138,8 millions à la fin du mois de février, dans 54 pays.2 Un nombre plus important de personnes sont estimées être dans le besoin en Éthiopie et au Mozambique qu’en février et davantage au Yémen.
Le nombre total de personnes que les plans visent à assister est aujourd’hui de 105,7 millions par rapport à 103,7 millions en février.

L’Appel Éclair pour le Mozambique envisageait une aide à 700 000 des 815 000 personnes affectées par la sécheresse. Ce plan a été révisé suite au passage du Cyclone Idai afin d’aider 1,1 million de personnes de plus. En Éthiopie, 300 000 personnes de plus que le nombre estimé précédemment doivent recevoir une assistance. De même, le nombre de personnes devant recevoir une assistance au Yémen est de 21,4 millions au lieu des 15 millions estimés précédemment. Des millions de personnes au Yémen sont aujourd’hui plus sous l’emprise de la faim, de la maladie et d’une plus grande vulnérabilité qu’il y a un an. En Syrie, le chiffre avancé de 11,2 millions de personnes devant recevoir une assistance a été révisé à la hausse ce mois-ci pour atteindre 11,7 millions de personnes.

World: Logistics Cluster Global ConOps Map (April 2019)

Source: Logistics Cluster
Country: Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Vanuat...

South Sudan: Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies in the African Region (Week 15: 08 – 14 April 2019)

Source: World Health Organization
Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crises in South Sudan

  • Humanitarian crises in North East Nigeria

  • Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Cholera outbreak in Kenya

  • Measles outbreak in Madagascar.

For more information, please contact us at afrooutbreak@who.int. Please click here to subscribe to receive this bulletin via email.

World: FAO Early Warning Early Action report on food security and agriculture (April – June 2019)

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

This report is part of FAO’s efforts to systematically link early warnings to anticipatory actions. By providing specific early action recommendations for each country, the report aims to prompt FAO and partners to proactively mitigate and/or prevent disasters before they start to adversely impact food security.

High risk

Countries are categorized as “high risk” when there is a high likelihood of a new emergency or a significant deterioration of the current situation with potentially severe effects on agriculture and food security.

On watch

Countries categorized as “on watch” instead have a comparatively more moderate likelihood and/or potential impact, requiring close monitoring.

This report represents a summary and a prioritization of analysis provided by FAO’s corporate and joint multi-agency information and early warning systems:

• Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture (GIEWS)

• Food Chain Crisis and Emergency Prevention System (FCC-EMPRES)

• Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and Cadre Harmonisé

In addition to these, a number of other external sources are consulted. The list of sources is available on page vii.
Countries with ongoing emergency response efforts are not included in the report, unless there are signs of potential significant deterioration. An overview of countries worldwide with humanitarian response plans or emergency plans is provided on page vi.

More details on the risk ranking methodology and the early action recommendations are provided on page ii.

World: Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 Monthly Funding Update – March 2019

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), World, Yemen, Zimbabwe

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMPP). By the end of February, requirements had reached $22.42 billion and as at 31 March the amount requested had risen to $25.11 billion. The escalation this month is principally due to the requirement of $3.32 billion for the Syria HRP, which was not part of the calculation of overall requirements in February; the finalization of the Ethiopia plan; and the requirements for Tropical Cyclone Idai response in Mozambique.

As at the end of March, 140.8 million people, as against to 138.8 million at the end of February, are estimated to be in need in 54 countries.

More people are calculated to be in need in Ethiopia and Mozambique than in February, and more in Yemen.

The overall number of people the plans aim to assist is now 105.7 million as compared to 103.7 million in February. The Flash Appeal for Mozambique envisaged aiding 700,000 of the 815,000 drought affected people. That plan has been revised, following the passage of Cyclone Idai, to aid a further 1.1 million people. In Ethiopia, 300,000 people over and above the number estimated previously are to receive assistance. In addition, the number of people to receive assistance in Yemen has increased to 21.4 million people, rather than the 15 million previously estimated. Millions of people in Yemen are now hungrier, sicker and more vulnerable than a year ago. In Syria, the figure of 11.2 million people to receive assistance put forth in February has been revised this month to 11.7 million.

World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: April 5, 2019 to April 11, 2019

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Panama, Somalia, Sout...

World: Global Price Watch: February 2019 Prices (March 31, 2019)

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South A...

World: WFP Aviation Annual Report 2018

Source: World Food Programme
Country: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, World, Yemen

WFP Aviation

Airlift, A...

Mozambique: Five things you need to know this week about global education

Source: Theirworld
Country: Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zimbabwe

School meals for South Sudanese children, classrooms being rebuilt in Syrian cities and the ongoing risks from Cyclone Idai are featured in our weekly news roundup.

Daily meals and education for South Sudanese children

Tens of thousands of school children in some of South Sudan’s most food-insecure areas will benefit from a new education in emergencies programme launched this week.

European Union funding worth over $27 million will provide hot daily meals to 75,000 students, help train 1,600 teachers, equip learners with educational supplies and provide psychosocial support services for 40,000 conflict-affected children.

The partnership implemented by UNICEF and the World Food Programme runs until January 2021 and will be rolled out in 150 schools.

Participating schools will be helped to establish gardens, where children can learn good farming practices while supplementing their school meals with fresh produce.

"The European Union believes in the right to quality and inclusive education for all. School children are the bright future of South Sudan," said Dr Sinead Walsh, Ambassador of the EU to South Sudan.

More schools in Mali shut down after attacks

Attacks on schools have led to a dramatic increase in the number of them shutting down in conflict-torn Mali - depriving huge numbers of children of education.

Across the country, 857 have been shut by insecurity and violence - 523 of them in Mopti region. The number of schools closed in Mopti has more than doubled in the past two years, affecting over 150,000 children, according to UNICEF.

The UN agency condemned an attack on a village in Mopti, where children made up about a third of the more than 150 people killed and over 70 injured.

"This tragic killing and maiming of defenceless children is on an unprecedented scale, said UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac. "Children’s rights to protection from all forms of violence is a moral and legal obligation and should be upheld in all circumstances."

Schools should be safe places where children can learn free from conflict, violence and fear. But Theirworld's recent report Safe Schools: The Hidden Crisis said that between 2013 and 2017 there were more than 12,700 attacks on schools, harming more than 21,000 students and educators in at least 70 countries.

... but nuns are reopening schools in Syria

Salesian nuns working in the war-torn Syrian cities of Aleppo and Damascus are starting construction projects to reopen schools and centres for children.

Since the Syrian conflict began, Salesian Missions has continued to run three centres in Kafroun, Aleppo and Damascus. They provide educational classes, meeting spaces, and social development and sporting activities for young people and their families.

They also offer trauma counselling, emergency shelter, nutritious meals and medical referrals.

Sister Vilma Tallone said: "After this huge tragedy, we must rebuild and this is why we are raising funds to support the three structures already functioning in the country and to build two new schools in Aleppo and Damascus for children and pre-teens."

About two million children in Syria are still out of school.

Cyclone children face risk of trafficking or early marriage

Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath - being sold into slavery by human traffickers or forced into early marriage by families struggling to survive, aid workers say.

Traffickers often prey on lone children caught up in chaotic scenes such as Cyclone Idai, they said, while parents might marry off their young girls as they struggle to eke out a life.

With the United Nations estimating up to a million children affected in Mozambique alone, aid workers are particularly concerned about orphaned children and those separated from their families who are fending for themselves almost two weeks on.

Rik Goverde from Save the Children said: "Children are out there on their own - without the supervision or care of a trustworthy adult. They can easily fall victim to sexual violence or human trafficking. We are aware and very concerned about it."

Aid workers say young girls could also be forced to wed as parents who have lost homes and crops in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are pushed to the brink and seek ways to ease the burden on the rest of the family.

"Mozambique is already among the top 10 countries in the world with the highest rates of child marriage - around 48% of girls are married before 18," said Anne Hoff, Plan International's Country Director in Mozambique.

Blackouts in Venezuela hit education again

Two weeks after a blackout closed schools across crisis-torn Venezuela for several days, many were shut down again this week.

Schools and workplaces have been empty following the latest electricity failure on Monday, leaving residents scrambling to find food and water.

The Venezuelan government claimed its power system had been attacked - but electricity experts say the outages are the result of inadequate maintenance and incompetent management of the power grid.

Their News told earlier this month how the economic crisis in the country is wrecking education and hope for millions of children.

World: Global Weather Hazards Summary: March 29 – April 4, 2019

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragu...

World: Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) | DG ECHO Daily Map | 28/03/2019: DG ECHO support to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Country: Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Philippines, Russian Federation, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, World, Zimbabwe

In 2018, DG ECHO provided EUR 3,83 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society needs immediate financial support to respond to a disaster, it can request funds from the DREF.

In 2018 this DG ECHO support was used for 39 DREF operations which assisted more than 3 100 000 beneficiaries. The support contributes to saving lives, preventing and alleviating human suffering, and safeguarding the integrity and dignity of people affected by natural disasters and man-made crises.

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