Drought Attacked Pakistan

Drought Attacked Pakistan

 

Pakistan, 11 Feb 2019 – A few months ago, over 270,000 families in Pakistan were affected by drought that hit approximately 1.9 million people, according to the Pakistani Disaster Management Agency in Balochistan (PDMA).

PDMA also reported that the situation in the 18 affected districts of Balochistan since then.

The Provincial Government of Balochistan has categorised the drought as an emergency situation. PDMA and the United Nations (UN) are leading the way to provide humanitarian aid.

Islamic Relief (IR) Pakistan has been monitoring and assessing the situation closely since the end of last year and have identified the main needs for distribution such as food and non-food items (NFIs), provision of water, rehabilitation of water facilities and immediate livelihood support.

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In Worldwide Over 330 Families Supported

In Worldwide Over 330 Families Supported

 

Lebanon, 15 Jan 2019 – More than 330 families were supported through emergency response in the last few days as a result of expected storm in the coming days.

Following the situation, Islamic Relief (IR) Lebanon has responded instantly in Bekaa Valley as soon as they received access to the area and to the emergency fund.

Based on the first situational analysis, 151 informal settlements were affected by heavy rains, with 12 settlements completely flooded and another 64 partially flooded.

At least 407 tents were destroyed, affecting more than 2,000 refugees. Referrals are expected to be received and will increase in numbers.

IR Lebanon is now working hand-in-hand with local partners to asses the actual situation and identify the camps for further intervention.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organisations are also working to respond to the crisis. However, intervention is yet to suffice.

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Hunger, Behind the Scene

Hunger, Behind the Scene

 

Food is considered as one of the fundamental needs for each human being in the world. It contains essential nutrients and vitamins to fulfill the requirement for body growth and development purposes. Even so across the sea, there are those less unfortunate who, mostly on a daily basis, never get the taste of food we have on the table today. In simple words, they are caught up in hunger.

To begin with, hunger is a term that defines a temporary phase of feeling hungry as a result of food shortage, and in severe cases, life-threatening lack of food as declared by National Research Council. Meanwhile, world hunger is a case that is aggravated to a global level which includes food insecurity and malnutrition. National Research Council defines food insecurity as limited access to food that are nutritionally safe to consume while malnutrition refers to a condition whereby food intake is insufficient of necessary nutrients.

Do you know that United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported 816 million people out of 7.6 billion people in the world are experiencing chronic undernourishment in the last two years? Such scenario shows that almost 11 percent of human population did not have the access to insufficient needs of nutritional and healthy food.

For instance, in East Africa alone, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, a whopping number of 22 million people are desperately in need of food assistance. From that figure, about 3.5 million children are suffering from malnutrition which can be classified as above the rate of global hunger. In Kenya, 700,000 children aged lower than five are suffering chronic starvation. Ethiopians too have been overwhelmed with disease outbreaks amid worsening of food security. Meanwhile in Somalia, 440,000 people were forced to leave their home due to the losses of crop livestock and water shortages.

If we probe deeper into each case of hunger, it is notably not because of one event that led to such consequence. But in fact, there are several disruptive events leading to these affected communities to where they are at the moment. In South Sudan, for example, instability for farmers deters crop productions which eventually results in limiting what is available at the market and causes rising in food price. Worse, poor families could not afford enough food supplies to keep their children healthy and tend to resort to calling out for emergency when food stocks are no longer available.

At times, national growth of economy does not necessarily mean it helps reduce the number of hunger cases. According to World Vision, In one the middle eastern countries, in spite of the growing economy in the country has observed some major improvements, the most recent data signifies that almost 40 percent of children aged below five are underweight which represents the case of undernourishment.

Such prediction has long been foreseen since 2017 by the Director of Assessment Capacities Projects, Lars Peter Nissen in which he noted that, “If 2017 does not show improvements, the forecast for 2018 will be worse than this: the situation of violence and disincentives may decline in Afghanistan, Congo, Libya, Ethiopia, Mali, Somalia and Syria next year.”

In simple words, the cause of world hunger is not due to the individual itself but rather, more tensions came into the picture such as internal conflicts, unstable food and agricultural policy, climate changes, and also extreme poverties in some areas. On a larger scale, if the obstructing conflicts still persist, it is without a doubt that the percentage of world hunger may be on the rise again.

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222 Died in Indonesia

222 Died in Indonesia

Banten, 23 Dec 2018 – At least 222 people died following the tsunami that hit Anyer coast and Lampung, Indonesia while more than 850 wounded and another 28 are still missing, as reported by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

No earthquake was reported initially triggering a tsunami around Sunda Strait and Indian Ocean. However, Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Council (BMKG) confirmed the eruption of Mount Karakatau possibily caused the tsunami.

The roads in Serang and Pandagelang are badly destroyed as a result of tsunami that hit the shore.

The shock has caused panic among the community in Banten area after seeing the big wave hitting the ground. Thousands of people fled their houses moving towards a higher ground.

Currently, Islamic Relief (IR) Indonesia is preparing rapid assessment team to the location. The office in Banten will be made as a hub.

IR will keep observing and collecting information from reliable sources.

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2880 Families Reached Out

2880 Families Reached Out

Sulawesi, 6 Dec 2018 – Islamic Relief (IR) Indonesia has reached out a total number 2,880 families by providing food packets, water, hygiene kits, tarpaulin, blankets, and cash grants following the earthquake that hit the Sulawesi archipelago.

IR Indonesia has also set up a water distribution system with water purification unit in which it produces 5,000 litres of safe and clean drinking water that serves at least 10 quake-affected families in Lolu village, Sigi District.

With the request of the government to humanitarian organisations, IR Indonesia will focus its work on construction of shelter for families, construction of 10 temporary learning centres, and construction of 20 classrooms for children and provision and well-rehabilitation for affected families to have access for clean water.

As a Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) member, IR Indonesia has reported for intervention of education sector plan to Department for International Development (DFID). Ministry of Education of Indonesia approached DFID to support its education rehabilitation.

For information, Sulawesi was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the last September that triggered tsunami and liquefaction in areas of Palu, Donggala, and Sigi.

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More Than 800 Houses Damaged

More Than 800 Houses Damaged

Banten, 26 Dec 2018 – Over 800 units of houses have been reportedly damaged following the tsunami that hit Banten, Anyer Coast, and Lampung Indonesia last Sunday.

According to National Disaster Agency (BNPB), the latest damage recorded involves more than 800 houses, 73 hotels, 60 food stalls, and 434 boats destroyed by the tsunami as of December 25th 2018.

As of yesterday, the number of death tolls rose to 429 people while 1,485 wounded and another 154 are still missing.

IR Indonesia’s local partner, Pos Keadilan Peduli Ummat (PKPU) is already operational on the ground and has reported a need for emergency food, shelter, medical assistance and other NFI items.

Meanwhile, IR Indonesia classifies this emergency as small to medium category. However, further incidents are under anticipation as the volcano continues to erupt and the area is highly prone to disasters.

A few workforces from Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) are now on the ground as well to help support IR Indonesia at the affected location.

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Why Crisis in Yemen Matters

Why Crisis in Yemen Matters

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen can be considered one of the worst occurring in the world, as stated by European Union, demanding further protection of civilians in the country who continue to perish as a result of earlier conflicts.

A report from United Nation (UN) says that with over 3 million people displaced by war, and with the economy inundated and in devastations, the danger of famine could put roughly 22 million civilians in jeopardy – around three-quarters of the population. Here’s why crisis in Yemen matters and should be put under the spotlight.

The population is on the brink of famine

Yemenis, or the civilians are mostly residing within the area of 100 miles to west-coast. Before the civil war took place, Yemen heavily relied on food imports as water for agriculture is sparse. Since then, the blockade of air, water, and land has tremendously cut food supplies, medicine, and also fuel. There were cases when the food supplies made their arrival at ports, the war has interfered the network used for channeling the food. What’s more to say food prices have gone up irrelevantly beyond the resources of Yemenis.

The country is in need of humanitarian assistance

Being among the poorest country in the Arab land, Yemen has settled in economy regression further since the intervention of war took place. Shortages of fuel disturbed the operations at wastewater plants, which resulted in cholera outbreaks. Lack of wages as well as medication led to the deterioration of public health services, and very few can afford private health services. In fact, lack of vaccination has caused many, especially children, to die easily from treated ailment.

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Airstrikes In Hodeida

Airstrikes In Hodeida

Hodeida, 19 Nov 2018 – Fighting and airstrikes have been reported in Hodeida which resulted in a number of injuries. However, the number is yet to be confirmed.

Before the recent escalation of fighting, World Health Organisation (WHO) recorded a number of 193 conflict-related deaths due to the conflict in Hodeida between 13 June and 22 October this year.

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also registered a total of 75,840 displaced families from Hodeida Governorate in different locations across the country between 1 June and 6 November.

Islamic Relief (IR) Yemen is continuing its support to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Hodeida by providing food baskets, blankets, food distributions, and kitchen kits.

IR Yemen is also supporting 30 health facilities to help malnourished cases from children under 5 years of age, pregnant and lactating women in Hodeida.

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7 Palestinians killed

7 Palestinians killed

Gaza, 14 Nov 2018 – At least seven Palestinians were killed and another 10 injured in a military retaliation in Khanyounnes, South of the Gaza strip. The military attack destroyed approximately 100 housing units as a result of nearby bombing which also left eight locations severely affected. Islamic Relief (IR) Palestine is still providing some limited amounts of medical essential items, based on emergency calls initiated due to the “Great March of Return”. IR Palestine is also providing regular food support to 4,700 individuals as humanitarian support.

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