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21 Feb 2017 description

Lead Author
Aaron Opdyke
PhD Candidate | Construction Engineering and Management
USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

Foreword

21 Feb 2017 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines, which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

21 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Ayan looks content as she winds up her night shift at Duruqsi Mother and Child Health Center (MCH) in Somaliland. She had just referred a pregnant woman with complications to Buroa Hospital. The woman is among those affected by drought, which has affected many parts of Somaliland.

“The woman started having fits while she was in labour. She was in a critical condition and could have easily died if we did not respond quickly,” said Ayan, adding: “Fortunately I am trained to handle such kind of emergencies.”

21 Feb 2017 description

Disaster relief and response agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are continuously monitoring the possible impacts of the new tail-end of a cold front currently battering CARAGA and Davao Region.

According to the issued bulletin of state weather bureau PAGASA, the weather disturbance which was initially observed last February 15, has already weakened but will continue to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in the two regions.

21 Feb 2017 description
  • Two incidents of avalanche and landslides happened during the night between 17 and 18 February in district Chitral, killing eight people and injuring others.

  • In Rech valley, an avalanche killed one person and injured three others. In a landslide in Lowari tunnel, 14 people of a SAMBU company got trapped. The army, Chitral Scouts and others rescued seven, while seven others lost their lives.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children

More than one million children in war-torn South Sudan risk starvation, Save the Children is warning, as a famine is declared in the country’s Unity State.

The latest government and Famine Early Warning Systems figures predict that 4.9 million people (nearly half the country’s population) will be in a food crisis across the country, many of them close to famine level, between now and April. This includes at least one million children. That figure is expected to jump to 5.5 million people at the height of the lean season in July.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

El 19 de febrero de 2017, a las 19:00 horas aproximadamente a consecuencia de las intensas precipitaciones pluviales registradas en la zona, se produjo el incremento y posterior desborde del rio Ali, afectando viviendas en la localidad de Azapampa.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

Desde el 30 de enero del 2017, se vienen registrando precipitaciones pluviales de moderadas a fuerte intensidad en las provincias de la región Piura, las cuales han ocasionado Inundaciones, huaycos, ocasionando daños a viviendas, instituciones educativas, establecimientos de salud, áreas de cultivo y vías de comunicación, en las provincias de Piura, Talara, Paita,
Huancabamba, Morropón, Ayabaca y Sullana. COD.

20 Feb 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 652,690 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 15,445 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 18 out of 34 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Las lluvias intensas que se registran en diversas regiones han dejado hasta el momento 80,269 viviendas afectadas a escala nacional, según el último reporte del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN) del Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

Según su más reciente reporte, del total de viviendas afectadas, 5,858 quedaron inhabitables y otras 4,882 resultaron colapsadas. La mayoría de casas afectadas se ubican en la región Piura (31,074), seguida por Lambayeque (17,144), Ica (14,915), Loreto (4,742), Arequipa (3,246), Tumbes (3,105), entre otras.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Piura, 19 de febrero de 2017.- El presidente de la República, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, entregó hoy ayuda humanitaria a los damnificados por las lluvias e inundaciones en Piura, y expresó su compromiso para dar solución a los problemas de abastecimiento de agua potable en esa región del país.

Acompañado del jefe del Gabinete Ministerial, Fernando Zavala; y las ministras de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, Cayetana Aljovín; y Justicia, Marisol Pérez Tello, el jefe de Estado hizo entrega de más de 70 toneladas de ayuda a los damnificados de diversos distritos y asentamientos humanos.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: La Razón

Debido a la torrencial lluvia y granizo en la capital el retén de emergencia atendió 15 llamados de urgencia. Entre las emergencias destaca el deslizamiento de un muro de contención que se registró a horas 09.30 de este domingo, en inmediaciones de las faldas del cerro Socavón, en el distrito 5 de la capital.

20 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Los Tiempos

Las constantes lluvias registradas en los últimos días en Tarija incrementaron el caudal de los ríos en varias zonas. Ayer en la madrugada, en el valle central de este departamento, se registró una riada que afectó a, por lo menos, mil familias, según el reporte del periódico digital El País.

20 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 20 February 2017 — In view of the serious humanitarian situation, and the risk of a famine unfolding in Somalia, humanitarian partners are scaling up assistance and protection and have issued an Operational Plan for Famine Prevention to immediately scale up humanitarian response to save lives and protect livelihoods. The plan reflects a significant shift from the drought response, which has been ongoing since late 2015, to scaled-up famine prevention.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

· The drought in the Horn of Africa is generating a humanitarian crisis of alarming proportions. The number of people in crisis and emergency food insecurity levels Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) 3 or above in Somalia (2.9 million), Ethiopia (5.6 million) and Kenya (2.6 million) now stands at over 11 million people.

· Global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels among children aged 6-59 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers remain a serious concern, with levels of over 25 percent GAM being reported in some parts of Somalia and Kenya.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In Inhambane province, 70 health units were affected and 1,687 classrooms partially destroyed affecting 160,000 students;

  • 949 people were hosted in three transit centers during the cyclone in Maxixe city, Inhambane province;

  • One death was reported in Gaza province precisely in Chibuto district;

  • Approximately 29,173 ha of several crops were lost in Inhambane province;

  • The Government have enough food stock (cereals and pulses) for immediate response but need oil, salt and sugar;

20 Feb 2017 description

The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.

The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to meet food needs.