- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6 | 1 June – 3 July 2015
- ICRC: Central Mindanao update, May 2015
- WFP Philippines | Brief Reporting period: 01 January – 31 March 2015
Appeals & Funding
Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
With rates of internal displacement in South Asia reaching over 3 million, Sara Woodward discusses the plight of IDPs in the Philippines and efforts to tackle their problems.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) defines internal displacement as the movement of individuals seeking sanctuary within the confines of their own home countries.
Heavy rainfall across West Bengal caused landslides killing an estimated 40 people with many still missing.
Continuing rainfall is impeding relief efforts as the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) attempts to carry out rescue efforts.
There is a shortage of food and safe drinking water in the affected areas.
40 people dead
The NDRF is working alongside national disaster teams at the landslide sites. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue up to 9 Jul.
Zamboanga Communications Working Group readies over 28,000 remaining IDPs for durable solutions.
Back-to-school campaign benefits conflict-affected children in Mamasapano.
Communication, accountability and community participation prompted for better humanitarian response and preparedness.
Carpenters build resilience in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Iraq - Conflict
• Lack of access to safety remains a grave concern as internally displaced persons (IDPs) from AlAnbar governorate are being prevented from leaving insecure areas.
• Threats of forced evictions, displacement and return movements in central Iraq are multiplying.
• Residents of Al Riyadh sub-district, in southwest Kirkuk, were requested by ISF to leave their village on 2 July.
From 2012 to 2014, over 370,000 people have been displaced by armed conflict involving non-state armed groups. In February and March 2015, a-month-long joint law and order operations led by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) left over 125,000 people displaced in 15 municipalities of the province of Maguindanao in Central Mindanao.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.
Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.
800 people remain displaced in South Cotobato and Sultan Kudarat, in the southern Philippines, due to floods caused by heavy rains over 24-25 June.
Over 1 900 hectares of agricultural farms have been damaged.
The Province of Sultan Kudarat declared a state of calamity.
The heavy rainfall is also seriously affecting the more than 30 000 people still displaced since the outbreak of fighting in February 2015 in Maguindanao. Most of them continue to live in makeshift shelters and tents.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Local Government Unit of Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan jointly constructed an evacuation center cum multi-purpose building in Barangay Maninding, which was inaugurated last April 2015.
The first of its kind in the Ilocos Region, the evacuation center will serve as a temporary shelter during disasters for families living in low-lying municipalities in the province.
NIGERIA - Violence
• Boko Haram's hit-and-run capability remains intact, despite advances by the Nigerian and Chadian armed forces. This week, Boko Haram insurgents killed 42 people in two villages of Borno State. A 12 year girl wearing a suicide bomb vest struck in Yobe, killing 10 people and injuring 30 others.
• Further displacement is ongoing in the North-East (already existing 1.5 million displaced people). Increased humanitarian assistance is needed.
A total of 116 families at the evacuation centers in Maluso, Basilan were provided access to clean water after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) set up two water bladders to serve the water needs of the internally displaced persons, following the June 6 attack and harassment of an extremist group on the Maluso Water District Main Reservoir pipeline at Barangay Mabolo, Lower Mahayahay, Maluso, Basilan.
Snapshot 17–23 June 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA DPR
Snapshot 10–16 June 2015
Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.
By: Angela Sherwood, Megan Bradley, Lorenza Rossi, Rufa Guiam and Bradley Mellicker
Snapshot 3-9 June 2015
Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.