Covering six provinces and the capital, Kinshasa, STEP has benefited over 5.8 million people, including 3 million women. Beneficiary Story/QuoteAugustine is a beneficiary of the Projet pour la Stabilisation de l’Est de la RDC pour la Paix, STEP in Kinshasa, or STEP-KIN. ApproachThe project aimed to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure in selected vulnerable communities in DRC. PartnersSTEP is implemented by the DRC’s Social Fund (Fonds Social de la République Démocratique du Congo, FSRDC), in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) and the National Commission for Refugees (CNR). Looking AheadThe vision is for STEP to evolve from a single donor-funded project to a multi-donor/government-funded national safety net system.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:The Government of Sri Lanka has announced that local government elections will be held on 9 March 2023. This operation aims to reach 50,000 people in five districts - Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Rathnapura, Colombo and Gampaha districts - with identified activities suggested in the plan of action. SITUATION ANALYSISDescription of the disaster1-8 August 2022The southwest monsoon activation had been intensifying rainfall in Sri Lanka where the Northern, Central, Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces of Sri Lanka had been affected. 2-6 September 2022The heavy rain that started from 2-6 September caused flooding in a few districts of Sri Lanka. The severe weather, including strong winds and heavy rain, affected some parts of Colombo district, mainly in three divisional secretary areas.24 days ago ReliefWeb
“The planned rations reductions are the devastating consequence of the international community’s failure to provide funding for initiatives that address the fundamental needs of Rohingya refugees. Rations will be slashed for Rohingya refugees starting in a few weeks, just before Ramadan. Rohingya refugees need immediate action from the international community to ensure that these cuts – and their generation-spanning consequences – are avoided. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent human rights monitoring mechanisms. Follow news related to the UN’s independent human rights experts on Twitter @UN_SPExperts.1 month ago ReliefWeb
Geneva, 16 February 2023 – Parliamentarians from a wide range of countries formally adopted the Geneva Declaration on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises during a high-level event at the Education Cannot Wait High-Level Financing Conference on 16 February 2023. The event was organised by the International Parliamentary Network for Education in Emergencies (IPNEd) and the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (EiE Hub). The Declaration is a political statement, developed in consultation with legislators from a wide range of countries and informed by experts in education in emergencies. “Unfortunately, political understanding of and commitment to education in emergencies is insufficient,” said IPNEd Cofounder and Executive Director Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly. The Geneva Declaration is available to download in English, French and Spanish.1 month ago ReliefWeb
The funds gathered will help restore health services, prioritizing areas and communities with the greatest health needs. As the earthquake struck, WHO was already responding to an unprecedented number of complex health emergencies related to armed conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks. This week’s issue brings reports from Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Türkiye, Ukraine and Yemen. Eight years of armed conflict have crippled Yemen’s health facilities and laboratories, lowering the quality and availability of many essential health services. See the year in photos and stories, with reports from Afghanistan, the greater Horn of Africa, Libya, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territory, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.1 month ago ReliefWeb
Global overviewCurrent SituationSince the first disease outbreak news on the global cholera situation was published on 16 December 2022, the global situation has further deteriorated with additional countries reporting cases and outbreaks. In 2021, 23 countries reported cholera outbreaks, mainly in the WHO Regions of Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. As of 1 February 2023, at least 18 countries continue to report cholera cases (Table 1 A & B). The lack of access to water and sanitation in the camps fueled the ongoing cholera outbreak. On 26 January 2023, Zambia notified WHO of a cholera outbreak in the Eastern province bordering Malawi and Mozambique.1 month ago ReliefWeb
WORK CONTEXTCESVI has been working in Palestine since 1994 and it has developed over the years an expertise in the area of solid waste management, water and sanitation. CESVI implemented various projects in partnership with relevant actors in the sector and active participation in the WASH cluster and other coordination networks. CESVI is currently implementing projects in the in Hebron and Gaza governorates, in consortium with local and international partners. · S/He will write new project proposals in coordination with HQ and the field. Please note: due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at the applicant stage.1 month ago ReliefWeb
In her urgent call, the Special Envoy focused on humanitarian aid without discrimination and through all available channels, a unified position on the military’s plans for elections, and protection of civilians including both people inside Myanmar and refugees. The Special Envoy renewed the United Nations’ solidarity with the people of Myanmar and the need for protection of all communities, which the United Nations Secretary-General reinforced in his recent statement. The Special Envoy urgently calls for greater unity and commitment among the international community in three key areas:First, the international community, and particularly donors and Myanmar’s neighbours, must come together with humanitarian actors including local humanitarian networks to scale up urgently needed assistance to all those in need without discrimination and through all available channels. Third, the international community must implement measures to increase protection for civilians inside Myanmar as well as for Myanmar refugees in the wider region. “It is inconceivable any form of peaceful and democratic transition can be initiated by those perpetrating harm on their own citizens,” Special Envoy Heyzer said.1 month ago ReliefWeb