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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.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

16 Aug 2015 description

As of 16th August 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 181,756 (a slight reduction from the end of June 2015 figure(184,850) which is attributed to the inactivation of HR1 individuals who did not show up for the SIM equipping exercise during the 1st Cycle of July '15 food distribution. The individuals may be re-activated once they present themselves at the registration desk upon return to Kakuma R. Camp).

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.

12 Aug 2015 description

Juba, 11 August 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are battling South Sudan’s on-going cholera outbreak, providing thousands of people with life-saving treatment that is helping bring down the number of cases.

Cholera cases have been declining since 20 July 2015 but continue to be a great threat to young children and other vulnerable groups in South Sudan. As of 10 August 2015, a total of 1,519 cholera cases have been reported since June with children under five and 5-9 years of age being most affected in Juba and Bor counties.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

08 Aug 2015 description

As of 8th August 2015, the overall registered population in Kakuma Refugee Camp stood at 181,469 (a slight reduction from the end of June 2015 figure(184,850) which is attributed to the inactivation of HR1 individuals who did not show up for the SIM equipping exercise during the 1st Cycle of July '15 food distribution. The individuals may be re-activated once they present themselves at the registration desk upon return to Kakuma R. Camp).

07 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN

  • Refugees from several camps across South Sudan expressed their concern to UNHCR about the upcoming 30 per cent reduction in WFP food rations, due to start in August. Many fear such a measure would prevent them from purchasing other essential commodities. In June and July, UNHCR and WFP jointly reached out to the communities to convey the message and are now in discussions to ensure the food needs of the most vulnerable individuals in the most food-insecure areas are met, even if the reductions take place.

24 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Central Equatoria State 1,138 cholera cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported in Juba County since 1 June. No refugee camps are affected at the time of reporting.

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Pattern in Population Change

  • As the refugee camps in Gambella quickly reached their capacity, Kule Refugee Camp was opened on 17 May 2014 to receive the new arrivals, transiting mainly from Akobo, Pagak and Burbiey entry points.

Areas of Origin

  • The population is primarily comprised of refugees originating from South Sudan’s Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei states.

Cultural Background

15 Jul 2015 description

Contextual Background

Historical background

  • At the onset of the emergency in South Sudan (mid-December 2013), refugees arrived at various Ethiopian border entry points (mainly Pagak, Burbiey and Akobo). They were relocated to established camps, such as Tierkidi Camp.

Areas of Origin

  • The Tierkidi camp population is primarily comprised of refugees from South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Jonglei States.

Cultural Background

03 Jul 2015 description
  • the situation continues to deteriorate and over 30,000 civilians are still seeking protection at the UN's 'Protection of Civilians' site in Malakal

  • two days ago (1st July) there was a shooting attack directed at the UN compound

  • MSF's nearby hospital received 9 patients wounded in the attack, including women and the elderly

  • one badly wounded patient died shortly after arrival at the MSF hospital, 3 who were in a critical condition are now stable, the other 5 continue to receive treatment