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11 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

 Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.

10 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The current number of arrivals in South Sudan is now reported at 199,608. During the last three weeks, 4,720 new arrivals were identified countrywide.

  • UNHCR’s individual bio-metric registration is on-going in the White Nile State. Five sites have been completed and currently the last two sites are being covered, namely El Redis II and Um Sangor. The exercise in El Redis I was completed on 19 January. By 31 January, 62,108 arrivals have been individually registered.

10 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • On 21 January, UNICEF’s Representative participated in an inter-agency UN mission led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. The mission visited the Taiz enclave and witnessed the extreme difficulties faced by people living in the three districts, due to limited access to basic services, goods and supplies.

  • Through local partners, UNICEF has been able to reach some of the most affected communities in Taiz city, however access continues to be challenging for humanitarian actors.

10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.

FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

10 Feb 2016 description

SITUATION ANALYSIS

During the reporting period:

  • 60 health staff from MoSA were trained on nutrition screening and referral to ensure timely detection of acute malnutrition among vulnerable children under five receiving social services at SDCs. In PHCs, coaching of healthcare providers on malnutrition screening, referral and management continued as part of the Integration of Nutrition Screening in primary health care and by the end of December, the project was handed over to MoPH.

10 Feb 2016 description

Around 13.5 million people are dependent on emergency aid

+++ Update (February 2016) 90.000 Syrian people flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies. Huge crowds of refugees, mainly women and children, have been forced to wait at the Turkish border crossing, which remains closed. Near Azaz Humanitarian Aid Organizations set up refugee camps. Welthungerhilfe as well immediately started to help these refugees around Azaz through distribution of tents and stoves. Further activities are planned. +++

10 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SYRIA

  • 6 million children (under 18) are in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 2.8 million displaced Syrian children (under 18)

  • Over 2.1 million children (5-17 years) are out of school inside Syria

  • 2 million children are living in hard to reach areas; over 200,000 children are living in locations designated as besieged

  • The United Nations documented over 1,600 cases of grave child’s rights violations

10 Feb 2016 description

In December 2015 and January 2016, the Common Feedback Project partnered with People in Need to conduct targeted perception surveys in VDCs in Northern Gorkha, particularly in areas that People in Need have been supporting for earthquake recovery. A total of 56 (22 female and 34 male) surveys were completed for beneficiaries from People in Need supported initiatives.

10 Feb 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim a doublé en un an.

  • Le système d’assistance téléphonique, dédié à la protection, aide les victimes d’abus et permet d’avoir une vue d’ensemble des violations des droits de l’homme.

  • Le conflit entre les éleveurs et les communautés locales s’intensifie en raison de l’aggravation de l’insécurité.

  • Une sérieuse insuffisance de financement mine les opérations humanitaires : seulement 52 % du financement sollicité reçu en 2015.

10 Feb 2016 description

By Caroline Haga, IFRC

Chios and Samos are two of the islands that since last summer have seen tens of thousands of people arrive on their shores in search of safety. When numbers peaked in the autumn, the Spanish Red Cross stepped in with medical staff and experts in psychosocial support to support the Hellenic Red Cross (HRC)and 66,000 migrants.

09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to respond to flooding and AWD/cholera outbreaks.

• The round five of the Polio National Immunization Day conducted in Central and Southern Somalia, as well as in Puntland. A measles campaign also took place in Somaliland during the reporting period.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

09 Feb 2016 description

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.

09 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 11,705 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in January. For the first four days of February, 425 individuals have been received.