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30 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

33,166 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

7,249 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

20,958 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015

52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu

30 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • WFP is experiencing a serious lack of financial resources: USD 23.3 million are urgently needed to provide food assistance to people affected by the conflict until the end of 2016.

  • WFP has prepared a prioritisation plan identifying the most vulnerable. This means that WFP will be able to reach only 100,000 people compared to the initial plans of 280,000 people.

In Numbers

  • 3.7 million people affected (OCHA)

30 Aug 2016 description

Emergency response to floods: Since early August, 474,490 people in 10 regions/ states across Myanmar were affected by torrential floods. In cooperation with the government counterparts and partners, WFP launched emergency flood response with rapid needs assessments and subsequent food distributions in the worst affected areas of Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, Mandalay and Magway Regions as well as Rakhine State. The assessment results indicated that 189,000 people were in need of immediate food assistance.

30 Aug 2016 description

REVISION SUMMARY

Original 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

The 2016 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) was released in February 2016 and sought $1.8 billion to reach 13.6 million people with life-saving and protection services across the country. All activities were organized around four strategic objectives:

  1. Provide life-saving assistance to people in need, prioritizing the most vulnerable

  2. Promote and advocate protection, access and accountability to and for affected people

30 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) continues to provide vital security telecommunications and data services to the humanitarian community in five sites across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

• A total of 132 humanitarians have registered to access ETC Internet connectivity services since the beginning of the operation.

• The ETC has carried out assessment missions to two potential common operational areas: Tikrit and Zummar.

30 Aug 2016 description
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The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

30 Aug 2016 description
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  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

30 Aug 2016 description
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UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

30 Aug 2016 description
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Since the beginning of the conflict in June 2014, UNHRD has supported Partners in sending critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Iraq. For the World Health Organisation (WHO) alone, over US$ 2 million worth of medicine, health kits and other supplies have been dispatched from UNHRD depots in Dubai and Brindisi.

30 Aug 2016 description
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Since the escalation of the conflict in March 2015, UNHRD has supported 6 Partners responding to the crisis by sending 452.7 MT of critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Djibouti and Yemen. Most recently, UNHRD dispatched 35 metric tons of medicine to Hoedida on behalf of WHO.

For information about stocks available for emergency deployment through UNHRD’s Loan and Borrow facility, please visit www.unhrd.org or contact unhrd.customerservice@wfp.org.

30 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016 in Mogadishu. The report consists of comprehensive data and analysis on the state of Somali children, as well as recommendations crucial to support UNICEF’s work of fulfilling the rights of all Somali children and positive trends in child survival and development.

29 Aug 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains, which started pouring on 11 August 2016 and continued to 20 August 2016, have caused flooding in five provinces of Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Initially, rains affected the provinces of Luangprabang, Oudomxay, Salavan and Xaignabouli on 11 to 18 August. As conditions began to improve, a week later there followed more rains fuelled by effects of Tropical Storm Dianmu, mainly affecting the province of Xiangkhouang.

29 Aug 2016 description

29/08/2016 Bangkok, Thailand - Recent advances in information and communication technology are leading to remarkable improvements in agricultural production and food safety in Asia and the Pacific, a UN forum of ICT experts meeting in Bangkok heard today.

From drones to smart phones, advances in ICT are bridging the extension gap, providing information on climate-smart technologies and practices, and helping to level the playing field by making these technologies more affordable, accessible and applicable for even the poorest smallholder and family farmer.

28 Aug 2016 description

Resumen

  • El sismo ocurrido el 14 de agosto de 2016 de magnitud 5.2 ML, afectó 12 distritos de la provincia de Caylloma, declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 062-2016-PCM) a 7 de ellos el 16 de agosto y declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 065-2016-PCM) a 5 de ellos el 25 de agosto.

  • El último reporte del COEN - INDECI (Informe de Emergencia N° 624) reporta 10,967 personas afectadas en mayor o menor medida.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Phase III scale-up in full swing in Northern Bahr el Ghazal

    • WFP and UNHCR to sign a MOU for cash-based transfers in the Makpandu refugee camp
    • Lengthy tax exemption processes hamper road deliveries of life-saving nutrition commodities from Kenya and Uganda.

Highlights

  • Approximately 189,000 beneficiaries have received life-saving food assistance in Northern Bahr el Ghazal since early August.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.

26 Aug 2016 description

The biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever held in Africa is underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo. With high risk of transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the densely populated capital city of Kinshasa, the vaccination campaign aims to protect as many people at risk as possible and stop the outbreak before the rainy season begins in late September.

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