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04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

Key Points

  • The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.

  • New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture

  • Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.

29 Jan 2016 description

60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS

2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS

10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA

14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA

El Niño status

29 Jan 2016 description

$100 million has been approved from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) during the first 2016 underfunded emergencies allocation round to assist 4.5 million people in nine silent and severely underfunded crises. The funds will sustain life-saving relief in emergencies where levels of risk and vulnerability are alarmingly high, but available resources for humanitarian response are critically low.

29 Jan 2016 description

(Addis-Abeba/New York, 29 janvier 2016) Aujourd’hui, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon a débloqué 100 millions de dollars du Fonds central de l’ONU pour les interventions d’urgence (CERF) en faveur d’opérations humanitaires qui manquent cruellement de fonds dans le cadre de neuf situations d’urgence négligées.

29 Jan 2016 description
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(Addis Ababa/New York, 29 January 2016) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. The funds will enable life-saving help for millions of people forced from their homes in Central and Eastern Africa, those affected by conflict and food insecurity in Libya and Mali, and the most vulnerable and at risk of malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

08 Jan 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • Une fin d’année difficile dans le Territoire de Kalehe : plus de 1 800 déplacés suite à l’insécurité

  • Plus de 26 200 familles vulnérables reçoivent des rations alimentaires à l’ouest de Kabare.

Aperçu de la situation

31 Dec 2015 description

As of 30 December, the funding gap of the 2015 UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals is US$9.6 billion which means that 48 per cent of the required funds remain unmet.

During December, newly reported contributions to FTS totalled $736 million for humanitarian response: for response plans specifically, $81.7 million for Iraq, $80.6 million for Yemen, and $41.4 million for Niger. As reported to FTS by 30 December, over $1.7 billion of humanitarian funding remain in outstanding pledges (of which $404 million is allocated for the coordinated response plans).

22 Dec 2015 description

Key Points

  • The AU Peace and Security Council authorizes the deployment of an African Prevention and Protection mission to Burundi, as the death toll continues to rise in the country, At least 87 people were killed on 11 December following the worst violent incidents since the failed coup in May 2015.

  • IASC Emergency Directors call for urgent action to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Burundi, following their visit to the country from 2 to 5 December 2015.

22 Dec 2015 description

When heavy El Niño-related rains pounded Nyamusenvi village in Bujumbura Rural Province for three consecutive days this past October, Laurent Hatungimana, 32 and father of five, remembered an important number he had saved in his phone. Three weeks earlier, a volunteer from the Burundi Red Cross Society(BRCS) had given him an emergency hotline number.

16 Dec 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Deux ans après, le choléra réapparait dans la ville de Bukavu

  • Dans l’espoir d’une meilleure sécurité, les déplacés de Katanga au nord de Fizi retournent

Aperçu de la situation

15 Dec 2015 description

(New York, 15 December 2015): Two United Nations Emergency Directors warned today that urgent action is needed to prevent a descent into catastrophic violence in Burundi.

The Emergency Directors of seven UN agencies, the International Organization for Migration and three international NGOs travelled to Burundi from 2 to 5 December to assess the deteriorating humanitarian situation.

15 Dec 2015 description

La situation humanitaire du Sud-Kivu demeure tributaire de l’activisme des groupes armés et conflits divers, les épidémies et catastrophes naturelles, mais également des facteurs structurels particulièrement liés à la santé et aux infrastructures de base.

Le contexte sécuritaire volatile est à la base des déplacements multiples au point que même une situation d’accalmie ne permet pas de prévoir la durabilité des retours des déplacés dont plus de 96% sont hébergés par les familles d’accueil, multipliant les vulnérabilités par deux.

07 Dec 2015 description
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(Geneva, 7 December 2015): More than 125 million people in the world need humanitarian assistance. Through collective and coordinated action, aid organisations aim to bring urgent help to more than 87.6 million of the most vulnerable and marginalized of them in 2016. This will require a record US$20.1 billion in funding – five times the amount a decade ago.

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Executive Summary

07 Dec 2015 description

Résumé Analytique

Les perspectives sont sombres pour 2016. Des millions de civils, arrachés de chez eux par des conflits violents et prolongés, continueront à avoir désespérément besoin de protec - tion et d’assistance humanitaire.

07 Dec 2015 description

(Genève, 7 décembre 2015): Plus de 125 millions de personnes dans le monde ont besoin d’aide humanitaire. A travers une action collective et coordonnée les organisations humanitaires visent en 2016 à apporter une aide d’urgence à plus de 87,6 millions de personnes parmi les plus vulnérables et marginalisées. Cela demandera un financement de 20,1 milliards de dollars américains – soit cinq fois le montant demandé il y a dix ans.

02 Dec 2015 description

Faits saillants

  • Près de 500 personnes ont fui les environs de Sebele et la forêt de Ngandja suite à des affrontements armés

  • 1 280 ménages retournés à Mutarule reçoivent des articles ménagers essentiels

  • Nouvelle épidémie de choléra déclarée à Minova, Territoire de Kalehe.

Aperçu de la situation