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01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely to persist in Obock and Southeast Pastoral Border through December

KEY MESSAGES

  • Two consecutively poor rainy seasons and their negative impact on poor households are expected to result in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity through December in Southeastern and Obock Pastoral Zones.

01 Sep 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

28 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • IOM trucked 164,000L of water to various communities as well as health facilities in the districts of Crater, Ash Shaikh Othman, Khur Maksar and Attawahi, providing safe water to an estimated 11,270 individuals.

  • 250 migrants that were evacuated on an IOM chartered boat from Al Hudaydah to Obock were accommodated and assisted at the Migrant Response Centre (MRC) in Obock.

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

FIGURES

28 Aug 2015 description

High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency

Key Messages

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

21 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the escalation of the crisis in Yemen on 26 March, 2015, a total of 22,555 people, including 10,402 Yemeni nationals, fled from Yemen to Djibouti.

  • As of 15 August, UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee entity) registered 2,551 refugees, thereof 2,410 Yemeni nationals, including 846 children

  • UNICEF has been providing access to safe water to all Yemen refugees in Markazi camp, the new refugee site established to accommodate this population.

21 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding

  • Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity

  • UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi

  • Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise

  • AU holds WHS consultation in region

  • Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen

  • Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen

21 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

  • 250 Ethiopian migrants were evacuated by boat from Al Hudaydah (Yemen) to Obock (Djibouti) on 17 August. To date, IOM has organized 10 boat rotations evacuating a total of 1,915 migrants from Al Hudaydah to Obock.

  • From 13 to 18 August, over 1,800 IDPs and conflict-affected populations were provided with emergency and primary health care including health promotion and reproductive health services in Aden,
    Abyan, Sana’a and Al Hudyadah.

21 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP aims to reduce short term hunger among refugees and rural and urban communities affected by recurrent droughts and increasing food prices through targeted relief and early recovery interventions, while developing national and community capacities. Through its operations, WFP contributes to the government’s efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

19 Aug 2015 description

- Widespread heavy rain continues and increases risks for flooding over many areas of West Africa.

- Rainfall deficits have persisted over parts of Eastern Africa despite increased rain during the recent weeks

1) A premature cessation of rain has increased moisture deficits and negatively impacted crops in the southern parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Limited rain is forecast along the Gulf of Guinea during the next week, likely to sustain moisture deficits.

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

19 Aug 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR FEBRUARY 2016

19 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Yemen Conflict: Over a thousand child casualties so far – UNICEF

SANAA, 19 August 2015 – An average of eight children are being killed or maimed every day in Yemen as a direct result of the conflict gripping the country, according to a report released by UNICEF.

Yemen: Childhood Under Threat.pdf) says that nearly 400 children have been killed and over 600 others injured since the violence escalated some four months ago.

19 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Yemen:

  • On 14 August, the Task Force on Population Movements (TFPM), a technical working group ofthe Protection Cluster and co-led by IOM and UNHCR, released the 4th report on population movement figures in Yemen. The new internally displaced persons (IDPs) figure now stands at 1,439,118 individuals.

  • On 17 August, due to the increasing threat of clashes in the area, UNHCR’s partner the Yemen Red Crescent suspended reception and monitoring activities in Bab-el-Mandeb.

Somalia: