Tens of thousands displaced across Anbar Governorate as ISIL takes over Ramadi City
Hundreds of displaced families stranded at Bzbiz Bridge, as well as other checkpoints, unable to reach safety
Food, WASH supplies and other essential relief items rapidly deployed to multiple sites hosting Ramadi IDPs
Kerbala evictions of over 1,100 IDP families halted after high-level support provided
MSF emergency teams launching activities
24 May 2015
A cholera outbreak has struck overcrowded camps where thousands of Burundian refugees are gathering in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 15 confirmed cholera cases and more than 1,000 acute diarrhoea cases have been reported among the refugees. In collaboration with local authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is opening rehydration points and cholera treatment centres in Kagunga and Kigoma camps.
This rapid assessment report presents a summary of key findings and priority reported needs in Solokhumbu district, Nepal, based on primary data collected from key informants on 14 May, in the direct aftermath of the second earthquake.
Amid ongoing recovery efforts following the earthquake of 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a second earthquake on 12 May, with a magnitude of 7.4.
Daily Key Messages
Partners must be able to scale up response activities in order to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of conflict affected people in Yemen, including over 545,700 internally displaced people.
Nairobi / Genève, 23 mai 2015 – La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est profondément alarmée par la situation actuelle au Burundi et par ses conséquences humanitaires dans le pays et la région.
Tensions et violences préélectorales se sont aggravées ces dernières semaines au Burundi, avec de nombreuses victimes à déplorer dans la capitale Bujumbura. A ce jour, plus de 100 000 habitants du pays ont déjà cherché refuge au Congo, au Rwanda ou en Tanzanie.
Sud-Kivu : Plus de 9 300 Burundais ont trouvé refuge dans les territoires d’Uvira et de Fizi.
Nord-Kivu: Plus de 275 000 déplacés internes difficilement accessibles dans Rutshuru et Beni.
Province Orientale : L’insécurité handicape la lutte pour la sécurité alimentaire en Irumu.
Katanga : Le mauvais état des routes freine l’assistance dans le Territoire de Malemba Nkulu.
Des réfugiés burundais affluent au Sud-Kivu
Description of the emergency
Situation of refugees & displaced people in Far-North in numbers
106,000 TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDPS) (OCHA, APRIL 2015)
34,368 TOTAL NUMBER OF REFUGEES IN CAMPS (UNHCR, APRIL 2015)
39,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED SAM CASELOAD IN THE FAR NORTH IN 2015
· The situation in South Sudan has drastically deteriorated in the past two weeks, with heavy fighting on-going across Unity and Upper Nile states. 100,000 people have been displaced and 650,000 have been cut off from aid as humanitarian organizations have been forced to withdraw from affected areas.
In order to assist people affected by the crisis in the Eastern Conflict Areas (ECAs) of Ukraine, WFP acts through its Emergency Operation (EMOP), which followed the Immediate response (IR)-EMOP. WFP provides food assistance through in-kind and voucher modalities with a view to ensure life-saving, time-critical assistance to the most vulnerable groups among the internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, host families and those trapped in conflict hotspots of the ECAs.
WFP has been present in Ukraine since 2014.
WFP Peru has shifted from a food aid to a food assistance agency with a focus on institutional capacity development and support to eliminate chronic childhood undernutrition and anaemia. In the context of recurrent natural disasters, WFP Peru provides support to emergency preparedness and early response. WFP has been present in Peru since 1964.
BLUF – Implications to PACOM
Note: This is the last daily Nepal Earthquake CFE-DMHA Disaster Information Report. A final, wrap-up summary will be distributed the week of 25 May.
Major redeployment/phased force flow continues with additional planned movements occurring over the next 72 hours. All four MV-22'S departed Nepal with 2x KC-135J'S providing aerial refueling out of Utaphao, Thailand. (USPACOM)
All JTF-505 personnel and equipment should complete retrograde from Nepal no later than 24 May 2015. (USPACOM)
Humanitarian community augments response during five-day pause in hostilities; conflict and resource constraints limit operations
Figures of fatalities, injuries, and IDPs since March 26 significantly increase
Re-animating commercial shipping to Yemen remains essential to averting a comprehensive humanitarian catastrophe
USAID/FFP provides 1,640 metric tons (MT) of emergency food assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP).
Debris and other obstacles hinder humanitarian access and assistance in some affected districts.
Relief actors initiate district-level contingency planning in preparation for the monsoon season.
The humanitarian pause provided limited relief to the over 12 million Yemenis in need across the country. Security issues and lack of fuel prevented many vulnerable communities from getting the help they needed, and violence increased immediately following the end of the humanitarian pause. Conflicting parties have agreed to talks in Geneva next week, but fighting has continued in the interim days, especially in Sana’a and Marib. There continue to be large gaps in supplies of food, water, medical supplies, and fuel.
This map is intended to provide humanitarian actors with a regularly-updated picture of which groups control territory in Syria, in order to facilitate an estimation of the obstacles that may be faced in program operations. Due to the limitations of available data, it is not comprehensive, and should be used to complement, not replace, information from the field.
The MSF teams organized quickly to provide aid to the Nepalese population after the first earthquake. Ann Taylor, MSF head of mission, explains how the aid was deployed after a second quake struck the country.
Is the situation returning to normal?
Due to ongoing instability and conflict in Ukraine since April 2014, areas primarily in the eastern part of the country have experienced a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Heavy shelling and armed conflict has led to significant displacement of people. In the planning figures for the revised Humanitarian Response Plan for 2015,5 million people are estimated to be in need, including 1 million internally displaced people (IDPs).