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09 Oct 2015 description

Heavy rainfall may trigger flooding in Central America and West Africa


07 Oct 2015 description

Protection at the heart of humanitarian action

Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

07 Oct 2015 description
  • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
  • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description

In October, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the women, peace and security agenda, to the fight against terrorism, to humanitarian crises around the world, the Permanent Representative of Spain said today at a Headquarters press conference. Among his country’s priorities for October were also the Council’s methods of work and the situation in the Middle East.

06 Oct 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents


Central African Republic

26 September 2015: A local staff member of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was shot dead. No further information available.

27-29September 2015:Several humanitarian offices and staff residences were looted amidst the violence that followed the murder of a Muslim man on 26 September in the capital Bangui. ReliefWeb.

06 Oct 2015 description

These maps show displacements of populations in the Sahel due to ongoing regional crises, including Boko Haram-related violence in northeast Nigeria, the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic, and the unrest in northern Mali.

06 Oct 2015 description



Le Représentant permanent de l’Espagne, M. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, qui préside ce mois-ci le Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi à la presse, le programme de travail mensuel de cet organe, qui sera notamment marqué par un débat thématique, le 13 octobre, sur les femmes, la paix et la sécurité.

05 Oct 2015 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en septembre. Malgré les bonnes pluies et les conditions écologiques favorables, seule une reproduction limitée a été détectée jusqu’à présent dans le nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest. Cependant, les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement et il se peut qu’il y ait davantage de criquets que ceux observés lors des prospections.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

01 Oct 2015 description

From the director

2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.

30 Sep 2015 description

- Suppressed rainfall continues in the Gulf of Guinea region.

- Dryness worsens throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation has led to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

29 Sep 2015 description

El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.

26 Sep 2015 description