Ongoing conflict in Anbar, Ninewa, Salah alDin and Diyala has triggered new displacement.
23,000 individuals have moved to camps across Iraq in less than a month from other shelter types (including unfinished and abandoned buildings).
Reports continue to be received of IDPs being prevented access to safe areas of Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and to Khanaqin City in Diyala Governorate.
A telecommunications team has increased the physical capacity of the digital radio network in Sulaymaniyah in order to provide comprehensive digital radio services to all the UN agencies operating there.
Repeaters supplied by UNAMI in Sulaymaniyah were re-configured to provide increased analogue radio coverage to the humanitarian community.
Since last week, 124 new cases have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,416 (2,127 confirmed; 263 probable and 26 suspected cases).
The case fatality rate is still high at 63%, with 1,525 deaths among the 2,416 total cases.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has started his visit to West Africa in Ghana.
A warehouse with supplies for the EVD operation caught fire yesterday morning at the main humanitarian logistics base in Conakry, Guinea.
In Sierra Leone, WFP has started distributing food baskets to prevent households from going to local markets during the Western Area Surge.
● Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 488,500 have fled to neighboring countries
● Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
● The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, challenging local power structures, affecting natural resource availability and altering disease patterns.
As part of efforts to further strengthen the partnership with the Carter Center and LACC to promote active listening and advocacy around transparency and accountability in the use of EVD resources in Liberia, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has donated one hundred (100) wind –up solar energy radios to the LACC.
UNDP Country Director Kamil Kamaluddeen handed over 150 solar powered wind up radios to survivors of Ebola and other vulnerable groups who have been affected by EVD in New Georgia in Montserrado County.
The President recently launched the “No New Ebola Case Campaign” campaign in New Georgia in recognition of the way in which residents came together to fight the disease.
The South Kordofan & Blue Nile Coordination Unit, which works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conflict-affected states, has just released its November update.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the emergency
These Sitreps are distributed every two weeks. The next report will be issued on or around 28/12/14.
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster has not been activated in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As there are clear needs across the three affected countries for ICT services, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has mandated the World Food Programme (WFP), as global ET Cluster lead, to respond as if the cluster was activated. The ET Cluster, its partners and membership are responding together for a coordinated response.
By Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar
November distributions under the Emergency Operation and the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation. In November, WFP and its Cooperating Partners reached over 1 million people with a total of approximately 14,100 mt of food overall in South Sudan, including about 580,000 people and 8,300 mt under the EMOP and 420,000 people and 5,800 mt under the PRRO.
1.4 million IDPs (OCHA estimates)
469,000 displaced outside South Sudan (OCHA estimates)
A. Alert level status of Mayon Volcano has been lowered from alert level 3 to alert level 2 as of 19 December 2014, 8:00 AM
B. Since the last recorded seismic swarm on 29 November 2014, a general decline in the overall activity of Mayon Volcano has been observed, as indicated by the following monitored parameters:
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
"RUBY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the evening of 10 December 2014.
II. AFFECTED POPULATION (Tab A)
• A total of 944,249 families / 4,149,484 persons were affected in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, CARAGA and NCR
• A total of 18,938 families / 100,264 persons are currently being served inside and outside 327 evacuation centers
III. CASUALTIES (Tab B)
• Eighteen (18) deaths were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, VII, and VIII