- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report No 1, 29 January 2016
- WFP Zimbabwe Situation Report #3, 10 January 2016
- GIEWS Country Brief: Zimbabwe 08-January-2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.
Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.
Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.
Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.
Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.
DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.
Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.
Zimbabwe: A poor 2014/2015 harvest coupled with delayed onset of rains this cropping season have left 1.5 million people facing food insecurity from January through March 2016. Government maize stocks are dangerously low and humanitarian food assistance plans underfunded. Over 850,000 people urgently require assistance.
Bruxelles, le 2 décembre 2015. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.
L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui une contribution de 125 millions d’euros pour financer des mesures d’urgence dans les pays touchés par le phénomène météorologique extrême «El Niño» en Afrique, dans les Caraïbes, en Amérique centrale et en Amérique du Sud. Le phénomène actuel devrait être le plus fort jamais observé, dépassant celui de 1997/1998.
Brussels, 2 December 2015
The current El Niño is expected to be the strongest on record, surpassing the 1997/1998 El Niño. The European Union is today announcing a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El Niño’ in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.
The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster From December 2014, Zimbabwe experienced continuous heavy rainfall, which led to widespread flooding across the country, with the worst affected provinces including: Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Midlands. According to preliminary assessments, approximately 6,000 people (1,200 households) were affected, of which 2,500 people (500 households) were identified as in urgent need of assistance.
By Sumiko May, British Red Cross
There was nothing Enesia Charunda could do to save her home and crops. The 63-year-old has known flooding, but never as bad as that which destroyed her Zimbabwe home earlier this year. Enesia abandoned her house as the flood waters closed in. She managed to get her family – frail husband and three grandchildren – to the safety of higher ground, but her home was destroyed.
DURBAN, South Africa, May 26 (UNHCR) – Approximately 1,000 Burundian and Congolese refugees who sought new lives in South Africa are turning to the UN refugee agency for help, after xenophobic violence forced them to flee their homes last month.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
From December 2014, Zimbabwe experienced continuous heavy rainfall, which led to widespread flooding across the country, with the worst affected provinces including: Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Midlands. According to preliminary assessments, approximately 6,000 people (1,200 households) were affected, of which 2,500 people (500 households) were identified as in urgent need of assistance.
WASHINGTON DC— International human rights group, Human Rights Watch, has appealed to the United Nations to assist the more than 20,000 people affected by the flooding of the Tokwe Mukosi basin in 2014.
The rights group is accusing the government of neglecting the flood victims.
The families were first relocated at Chingwizi Camp and have since been transferred to Nuanetsi Ranch, which even the government has admitted is not habitable.
The area is infested with killer spiders, snakes and unsafe and scarce water.
The Lions Club of Harare City recently donated an assortment of clothing and other items to flood victims in Muzarabani.
The donation was made at a Lions Club zones members’ social gathering last week, attended by Parents of Children with Cancer Association and the general public.
Madagascar has been receiving double its average rainfall since early January. These rains, coupled with the impact of Tropical Storm Chedza, which crossed the country on 16 Jan, have to date killed 74 people and almost 20,000 people remain displaced in accommodation sites. Nearly US$2.6 million has been mobilized to respond to the most urgent needs, but gaps remain, particularly in shelter and protection.
Due to the heavy downpours, by the end of 2014, areas in the suburb of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, were flooded. Floodwater led to the collapse of houses as they were made of mud walls, displacing many flood survivors.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 28 January 2015 — UNFPA and its partners are working to provide humanitarian relief to hundreds of thousands of people who are in urgent need of assistance following widespread flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. More than 760,000 people have been affected by the floods in wide regions across the three countries and an estimated 226,000 have been forced from their homes.