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23 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and the vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

22 Aug 2017 description

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Head of Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP

Since its inception, the Adaptation Fund has provided critical support for climate resilient development strategies across the globe. Working through agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments across the globe have accessed Adaptation Fund finance to reduce climate change risks and build more climate resilient nations.

22 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Number of returnees 1,970 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
  • Core relief items 429 CRIs distributed to 392 households (1,282 returnees)
  • Reinstallation grants 1,876 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
  • Shelters 184 shelters and 64 latrines constructed
  • Community-based projects 1,694 beneficiaries of community-based projects
22 Aug 2017 description

UN Migration Tracks Migrant Populations, Needs in Yemen

Sana’a – Today (22/08), IOM, the UN Migration Agency in the Republic of Yemen announces the publication of a Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report on Enhancing the Understanding of Migration and Population Mobility in Yemen. The report identifies a total of 50,529 migrants having entered Yemen between January and July 2017. This figure is now expected to be higher.

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 637 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 6.56 million (USD)

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 40

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 8

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 8 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 637 MT of critical relief items, equip-ment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched vehicles, medicines, and Mobile Storage Units.

18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The severe nutrition crisis in Somali region continues to be of significant concern, with over 7,000 SAM cases reported monthly.
    This represents over 25% of SAM admissions for the country.
    UNICEF is working with the Somali regional government, UN and NGO partners to implement an integrated and scaled-up nutrition response with expanded screening, referral and treatment, reaching children and communities across the region.

08 Aug 2017 description
  • 79.8 M required for 2017

  • 42.0 M contributions received, representing 53% of requirements

  • 37.8 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

All figures are shown in USD

08 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 637 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 6.56 million (USD)

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 40

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 8

Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 8 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 637 MT of critical relief items, equip-ment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched vehicles, medicines, and Mobile Storage Units.

08 Aug 2017 description

Djibouti, le 8 Août 2017 – La Direction de l’Hydraulique Rurale du Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Eau, de l’Elevage, de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques, a procédé ce jour à la validation de la Stratégie Nationale de Gestion Participative des Points d’Eau Potable en Milieu Rural à Djibouti, avec l’appui de ses partenaires, dont l’USAID et l’UNICEF. Cette stratégie vise à offrir un cadre formel et harmonisé, permettant une utilisation rationnelle et durable des infrastructures d’eau en milieu rural, en impliquant la communauté elle-même.

07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • A high rate of 17.6 per cent of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is recorded among Yemeni refugees residing in Markazi camp. UNICEF is providing support for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases and ensuring that preventive and curative services are provided.

  • About 30,000 (90 per cent of target) children under the age of five received one dose of Vitamin A supplementation since the beginning of the year. A total of 2,566 (46 per cent of target) children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated.

07 Aug 2017 description

The Logistics Cluster coordinates and facilitates passenger movement between Djibouti and Aden on a WFP-chartered vessel, which is also used for emergency rescue and evacuation purpose. Accommodation and cargo transportation are also facilitated on the same vessel by the Logistics Cluster. Since May 2016, a regular schedule and booking system have been in place, with weekly rotations between Djibouti and Aden. The schedule allows passengers to easily connect with UNHAS flights between Djibouti and Sana’a.

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