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29 Apr 2016 description

In this issue

  • Implementing the Agenda for Humanity P.1

  • IGAD-SADC and conflict prevention P.2

  • The Great Lakes Pact and Rule of Law P.3

  • Domesticating the Kampala Convention P.4

  • Burundi Humanitarian Hotline installed P.6

  • Launch of Humanitarian-Private Sector Platforms P.6

  • HoA Initiative: Financing Humanity P 7

KEY FIGURES

# of IDPs 11 m

# of refugees 3.4 m

06 Apr 2016 description

Safi Kisasa, 43, is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When she arrived in Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya in 2011, she had only the clothes she wore and limited options for survival. But she was determined to find work. “I had these two hands which I was willing to make use of, to make life worthwhile to support my family,” Safi told OCHA.

21 Mar 2016 description

In February 2016, fighting triggered a new wave of displacements. In Upper Nile, violence in Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site on 17 and 18 February resulted in the deaths of at least 25 people, while more than 120 were wounded. At least 3,700 families’ shelters were destroyed or damaged during the fighting and fires, along with multiple humanitarian facilities, including clinics, water tankers, nutrition centers and schools. About 26,000 people fled inside the UNMISS base, while around 4,500 fled to Malakal town.

09 Mar 2016 description

An estimated 6.1 million people are in need of protection and humanitarian assistance across South Sudan.1 Since the beginning of the crisis in December 2013, CERF has supported the humanitarian operation in South Sudan with $US 88,117,674 and provided critical funding to address the needs of more than 663,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled into neighbouring countries and host communities in Uganda ($22.3 million), Sudan ($22.3 million), Ethiopia ($32 million) and Kenya ($17.6 million).

08 Mar 2016 description

Nairobi, 8 March 2016: The world is currently facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises, putting more strain on responders. The number of people targeted for assistance has more than doubled over the past decade, with the global funding requirements increasing at a much faster rate. An estimated US$20 billion is needed in 2016 to meet the needs of some 87 million people in need, compared to $18 billion that was required to reach 52 million people in need in 2014.

02 Mar 2016 description

As at 29 February, the funding requirements for humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are US$20.1 billion to meet the needs of 89.3 million people across 37 countries. The increase since January is due to the release of the Yemen response plan which seeks $1.8 billion to respond to humanitarian needs of 13.6 million people. The global figures are likely to increase further in the course of 2016.

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

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 5.3 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.

19 Jan 2016 description
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OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

Humanitarian needs remain high, despite concerted humanitarian assistance.

19 Jan 2016 description

(Mogadishu, 19 January 2016) - The humanitarian community in Somalia today launched a prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016 in Mogadishu calling on the international community to ensure predictable and timely funding. The new plan is seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance by the end of 2016.

08 Jan 2016 description

In November and December 2015, people from southern Unity continued to arrive at the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site, bringing the total number of people at the site to nearly 115,000. New displacement was also reported in Western Equatoria State, where ongoing insecurity has forced thousands to flee their homes, including some 6,100 who have fled across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo since November 2015.

05 Jan 2016 description

The 2016 South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan requests $1.3 billion for 114 humanitarian partners to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.1 million people out of an estimated 6.1 million in need of protection and assistance across South Sudan.

23 Dec 2015 description

30 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

22 million PEOPLE LIKELY TO SUFFER FROM FOOD INSECURITY IN EASTERN AFRICA

4.7 million PEOPLE AT RISK FROM ADVERSE WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH EL NIÑO IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

4.2 million PEOPLE ALREADY AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO-RELATED DROUGHT IN CENTRAL AMERICA

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