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23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

164,571

The camp population as at 28th February 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

2,069

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in the month of February 2017

23,642

The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

FUNDING

USD 65M Requested for Kakuma operation.

Funded 31%

Gap 69%

PRIORITIES

22 Mar 2017 description

BY THE NUMBERS

643,216 people affected

101,104 people injured

78 people dead

141,149 houses affected

Source: Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – Rainy Season Executive Summary (March 20, 2017)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 Mar 2017 description
report New Era

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Oshakati-The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, recently visited flood victims in Omusati and Oshana regions to familiarise herself with their needs and living conditions.

Shaningwa visited Okalongo, Tsandi and Ekuku flood reception areas at Oshakati in Oshana Region that accommodate 570 flood victims who include 123 children under five years of age, 159 children from ages six to 18 years and 289 adults.

Pregnant women and people with disabilities are also accommodated at the reception centres in 32 tents.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ANKARA, March 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) on Tuesday signed with Turkey three agreements worth USD 15 million to contribute to the response plan of Syrian refugees living in the Turkish cities of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa.

The agreements were signed by KFAED's Director General Abdul-Wahab Al-Bader and Mayors of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa, in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

21 Mar 2017 description

Numbers

5.6 million people in need of relief assistance.

4.7 million are targeted in the joint WFPGovernment of Ethiopia (GoE) response, with the balance assisted by the NGO consortium Joint Emergency Operations Programme (JEOP)

2.7 million moderately acute malnourished children under five and pregnant and breastfeeding women in need of specialised nutritious food, of which WFP will assist 1.3 million in Priority 1 woredas.

USD 436 million requirement from March to December 2017 for Relief, TSF, PSNP and Refugee activities.

20 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

• Disability Services Expanded in Lattakia
• UNHCR Shelter Intervention in Bayn Al Hayteen, Homs
• Legal Assistance in Aleppo
• UNHCR Small Business Grants:
• UNHCR Concludes 2016/2017 Winterization Programme
• UNHCR Continues to Assist Refugees in Syria

Disability Services Expanded with the Assistance of UNHCR in Lattakia

20 Mar 2017 description

Overview

Decades of conflict and the search for better economic opportunities have pushed millions of Afghans into neighboring Pakistan and Iran.

While an estimated 2.5 million Afghans are registered refugees, a possibly equal number of Afghans live in Pakistan and Iran without legal refugee status. These undocumented Afghans face numerous protection challenges both in their host country and upon their return to Afghanistan either voluntarily (“spontaneous return”) or through deportation.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need along with cash and jobs.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 20th

Highlights

  • WASH needs are deemed the top priority need by most informants, a reflection of the lack of access to clean drinking water for the neighborhood’s residents.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 23rd.

Highlights

  • Food was noted as the key need for the community with food security being hindered by a lack of sufficient access to staple foods in addition to low/poor purchasing power.

  • Informants note that access to electricity is one of the key priorities, with the current electrical network destroyed.

20 Mar 2017 description

As a result of the lack of livlihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.

19 Mar 2017 description
report UN Radio

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Support for people with disabilities around the world who are preparing for disasters is "still in a symbolic stage".

That's the frank assessment of veteran activist and NGO chief executive, Carlos Kaiser from Chile, speaking at a recent UN-backed conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas.

16 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Hurricane Earl made landfall on 4 August 2016, with wind gusts of up to 110 km/h, as estimated by the United States’ National Hurricane Centre.