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17 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.

17 Jun 2017 description

Libya - The UN Migration Agency (IOM), on Thursday with representatives of UNHCR briefed members of the UN’s Libya country team on the ongoing efforts to rescue what are believed to be up to 200 victims of kidnapping and torture in Libya.

17 Jun 2017 description

Ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would work with partners to accelerate the implementation of the Drought Resilience Sustainable Livelihood Support Programme (DRSLP) in the Horn of Africa.

16 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 3,000 Acres of land allocated to refugees in Pamir camp by host community in May 2017.

  • 14,639 Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in May 2017.

  • 40,000 Fruit seeds sowed in Ajuong Thok, Pamir and Yida camps as of 31 May 2017.

  • 5,7760 Fruit trees planted in May 2017.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

16 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload continues to increase rapidly, with more than 140,000 suspected cases and 989 related deaths in 20 governorates since late April

  • Approximately one-half of all cholera cases are among children 15 years of age and younger

  • The UN again emphasizes the need for Al Hudaydah Port to remain open due to concern for future imports

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jun 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.
Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, and information, and facilitate access to operational services.

Globally, the Logistics Cluster is a community of partners actively working to overcome logistics constraints, and to develop and share best practices and solutions.

16 Jun 2017 description

Background to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund

Established in 2006, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) responds to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and outbreaks of diseases, as well as conflict-related crises. The EHF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs in the context of both the annual Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) and emerging unforeseen emergency needs.

16 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

Nairobi - While students in North America and Europe get ready to celebrate the school holidays, 1.4 million children in East Africa are desperate to resume their education. As the continent commemorates the 2017 Day of the African Child, the focus on protecting children and creating equal opportunities for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, could not be more apt for millions of East Africa’s children today.

16 Jun 2017 description

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

16 Jun 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 May 2017, 60,228 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 26% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (47,883). Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.

16 Jun 2017 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ICRC) - Twenty-eight members of the Addis Ababa police force received first-aid training to give them the skills needed to save lives in emergency situations.

The five-day training also included sessions on international human rights and humanitarian standards for policing focusing on the laws and protocols regulating arrest, detention and the use of force and firearms.

The training was conducted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in partnership with the Addis Ababa metropolitan police and the Addis Ababa Red Cross.

16 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

16 Jun 2017 description

CONTEXT

South Sudan Displacement Crisis May 2017 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

15 Jun 2017 description

Current Situation

In 2015 Africa experienced its worst drought in 60 years. The unusually strong El Niño weather pattern in 2015-2016, coupled with record-high temperatures, had a catastrophic effect on crops, vegetation, livestock, and water resources. Unfortunately, the drought has continued into 2017 due to lack of significant rainfall.

In addition to the drought, armed conflict, and economic decline has further exacerbated the problem for some countries.

15 Jun 2017 description

Las reuniones anuales entre el ACNUR y los representantes de 313 organizaciones no gubernamentales iniciaron en Ginebra, enfocándose en formas de fortalecer su colaboración.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 14 de junio de 2017 (ACNUR) – Un proyecto de la firma tecnológica francesa Pangloss Labs y sus socios provee apoyo de impresión 3D en todo el mundo, incluyendo áreas donde ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, trabaja con los refugiados.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

7 out of 34 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.2 million (CSA projection)
160,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
8,600 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

67 out of 93 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 5.7 million (CSA projection)
410,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
49,000 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

27 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
590,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017
62,000 children with SAM expected in 2017
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

51 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)* Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection) 996,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017 137,000 children with SAM expected in 2017 UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.