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16 Aug 2017 description
Hours after the mudslides around Freetown, WFP began distributing initial two-week rations of rice, pulses, vegetable oil and salt to some 7,500 people in the hardest-hit communities.
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
16 Aug 2017 description
WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.
16 Aug 2017 description
Where safe access is possible, WFP plans to assist 25,000 displaced persons in Kasai Central and 17,000 people in the Kasai province in the coming days.
16 Aug 2017 description
More rain is likely to fall until the end of the rainy season in November, which could lead to further flooding. The risk of waterborne diseases is high, and compounded by a poor health system.
16 Aug 2017 description
190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria. Of note was an increase in the number of attacks on sites sheltering displaced civilians.
16 Aug 2017 description
This is the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. Affected communities require shelter, access to food and safe drinking water, as well as emergency medical services.
15 Aug 2017 description
report Plan
Flash floods and landslides triggered by weeks of continuous heavy rainfall have forced families from their homes, leaving them in desperate need of food, water, sanitation and shelter.
15 Aug 2017 description
The new 10,000 arrivals add to some 65,000 asylum seekers in DRC since mid-May 2017, and 103,000 registered refugees who arrived since the beginning of the crisis in CAR in 2013.
15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
These past months and weeks have seen horrendous reports on children’s rights violations, UNICEF says. Armed groups control two-thirds of the country, attacking civilian populations.
15 Aug 2017 description
IOM has been offering support to IDPs since November 2016 – virtually since the start of the Mosul crisis – by providing integrated psychosocial services to 24,399 displaced Iraqis.
15 Aug 2017 description
report The Guardian
A national emergency has been called after the city suffered heavy flooding, thought to be the worst in Africa over the past two decades.
15 Aug 2017 description
The evacuation of over 30,000 tourists and thousands of local people out of harm’s way was done in a timely and disciplined manner, said the head of the IFRC Country Cluster Support Team.
15 Aug 2017 description
More than 33,000 Congolese refugees are being moved from overcrowded reception centers in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua – some 100 km further inland.
15 Aug 2017 description
Heavy rainfall in Nepal has caused severe flooding and landslides. As of 14 August, 66 people have died and 35 are missing. In Bangladesh, floods have affected an estimated 586,000 people.
15 Aug 2017 description
The rains have triggered widespread flooding and landslides in 27 of the country's 75 districts. Search and rescue efforts have been initiated.
14 Aug 2017 description
Macul y Villa Alemana serán las comunas donde serán reasentadas las familias durante la primera etapa del Programa de Reasentamiento de Refugiados Sirios.
14 Aug 2017 description
The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies have been taken to the central morgue in Freetown. Police and military personnel were at the scene in the mountain town of Regent searching for people trapped in the debris.
14 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The Ministry of Health led a team of 5,000 people, supported by UNICEF and WHO, to vaccinate more than 120,000 refugee and migrant children under the age of five.
14 Aug 2017 description
As of August 2017, the overall number of people requiring emergency food assistance between August and December 2017 is 8.5 million of which 3.3 million reside in the Somali region.