A. Situation analysis
A.1 Description of the disaster
At 23:00 on 24 January rains over the province of Esmeraldas started increasing in intensity, causing the overflowing of the Esmeraldas, Muisne, Quinindé, San Lorenzo, Eloy Alfaro, Rioverde and Atacames rivers, which led to landslides that affected homes and the main roads connecting Esmeraldas and Quinindé, Esmeraldas and Atacames, and Esmeraldas and Río Verde. Road conditions began to normalize as rains decreased in intensity.
This Emergency Appeal is being issued on preliminary basis and seeks 2,994,770 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 20,000 people affected by Typhoon Haima over 10 months. The operation will focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene; food, nutrition, and livelihoods; shelter; disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building.
◾In Haiti, heavy rains are reported in the Lower Northwest department. Baie de Henne is flooded and at least 300 houses have been affected with five people reported dead and 1 missing. Road stretches are also cut off. In Anse Rouge, 115 houses have been damaged and losses in livelihoods are reported, mainly in plantations and livestock, both already decimated by Hurricane Matthew.
◾In Les Cayes, floods have been reported, both in the urban area and around the access from route nationale 2. More rain is expected to fall in the coming hours.
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4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.
Concerns Ahead of Planned Camp Demolition Next Week
By Helen Griffiths
On Monday, the French government intends to demolish migrant camps referred to as the “Jungle” in Calais. This could be particularly harmful for unaccompanied children. During the last demolition, 129 children went missing. Today, French police estimate 900 unaccompanied children live in the camp, while some nongovernment groups estimate there could be 1,300 to 1,600.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners in Duhok have begun to help the first influx of displaced Iraqis fleeing villages near Mosul, as a government offensive to re-take Iraq’s second-largest city continues.
On Friday, 144 people, mostly women and children, arrived at UNHCR’s newly-built Zelikan camp, in Sheikhan district, after being security-screened at the Nargizlia screening centre, about 40 km away.
Super Typhoon Haima made its landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 at 11:00 PM with maximum sustained winds of up to 225 kph and wind gusts up to 315 kph.
Extremely strong winds in combination with torrential rains were experienced across the northern Luzon region. At 10:00 PM on 20 October 2016, Typhoon Haima exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals were lifted.
Typhoon Haima (Lawin) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 17 October 2016 and made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11:00 pm on 19 October. Most provinces in northern Luzon have been greatly affected, including widespread damage to buildings and infrastructures and flooding to low-lying communities. People displaced by the typhoon are currently being served in and outside evacuation centres as the Government-led emergency response continues.
ACAP III continued to provide assistance to victims of the 24 August attack on the American University of Afghanistan. Since the incident, ACAP III has provided psychosocial counselling to 30 victims and 20 family members, physical rehabilitation to 8 victims and immediate assistance packages to 7 victims.
32 immediate assistance distribution events were held in various parts of the country. 367 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,298 beneficiaries (1,628 male and 1,670 female).
Fresh evidence of the threat facing civilians caught in the fight for Mosul has emerged as Oxfam calls for genuine safe routes for families fleeing the conflict.
People escaping the village of Hawd, 30 miles south of Mosul, told Oxfam that a large number of civilians were injured during the offensive to retake the village earlier this week. They were among around 500 people from Hawd who arrived at a screening facility at a school in Qayyarat over two days.
As the first displacements from the Mosul offensive started to be recorded (Al Qayyarah district); Mobile Storage Units (MSUs) have been made available to be installed in, or in close vicinity of, the displacement sites for common storage of humanitarian items.
An assessment of Qayyarah Bridge will be conducted on 23 October. The engineering team will provide recommendations either for the possible repair of the existing bridge or for the installation of a new bridge to facilitate humanitarian access into the area.
Over 200,000 people are displaced in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon.
There are about 117,000 people staying in 939 evacuation centres.
Over 6,000 homes are damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III.
CAR and Region I report PhP74.6 million (US$1.6 million) in damages to rice, corn and high-value crops, such as mangoes, bananas, papayas and vegetables.
19% of population, about 1.46 million people, are estimated to be severely food insecure (phase 3 & 4 of IPC) and are in need of humanitarian assistance. The cross-border trade and movement with Tanzania, the rising prices of basic foodstuffs and water deficit during the 2016B season are the main factors driving the food insecurity deterioration.
There is a notable increase in the number of WFP beneficiary households reporting better food access indicators compared to July and August 2016.
Binga and Buhera reported poor food access indicators (FCS, HDDS, HHS and CSI).
Maize grain availability was reported to be poor in most districts including districts that are receiving cash as the modality of assistance i.e. Chirumhanzu, Matobo, Bulilima and Mount Darwin.
Cereal prices were reported to be stable and in some districts going down slightly.