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25 Jul 2016 description

Key Issues

  • Improved food security in some areas allowed for a reduction in nutrition hotspot classification
  • El Niño-induced flooding and inter-clan conflict has contributed to the rise of internally displaced people (IDP) in Ethiopia, leaving over ten thousand internally displaced households need emergency shelter and NFIs

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency

The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in …

25 Jul 2016 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) has called on the authorities in South Sudan to help recover an unspecified number of supply trucks believed to have been stolen from the agency. Most of the vehicles are specialized all-terrain trucks the agency relies on for plying bad roads and accessing hard-to-reach areas for food aid.

Evidently, the loss of the food trucks would be most felt by recipient communities for whom the WFP fleet was a lifeline.

25 Jul 2016 description


Some 525,000 individuals and 87,000 vehicles have crossed the ‘contact line’ through the five operational checkpoints between 1 and 21 July 2016. People keep crossing despite insecurity and hardship to visit relatives, access markets, cash, basic services and receive their social benefits and pensions.

25 Jul 2016 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the twenty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requests the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

25 Jul 2016 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).

25 Jul 2016 description
report Miraya FM

A convoy of 45 trucks carrying food and and other merchandise have arrived in Juba, a week after insecurity left many traders stranded at Nimule border post.

The convoy came from the town of Nimule on the Ugandan border and is the first to reach the south by road since fighting broke out in Juba almost three weeks ago.

Insecurity along the Juba – Nimule road made it extremely difficult for the traders to proceed to Juba and this in return resulted into food shortage at the heart of South Sudan’s capital city.

24 Jul 2016 description
report AlertNet

By Lin Taylor

LONDON, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the first questions aid worker Isaac Kwamy was asked in Greece's camps for refugees and migrants was not whether there was food or water, but whether there was internet access.

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23 Jul 2016 description

In Numbers

105,710 people assisted in first month
28,136 people have benefitted from family cash transfers since June
2,700 cubic meters of relief supplies stored by WFP for 13 organizations to date


  • On 16 April 2016 at 06:58 pm local time, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador.

  • The death toll has climbed to 660 people.

  • WFP activated an L2 emergency.

23 Jul 2016 description


  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Aleppo City cut off from humanitarian assistance

  • Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Menbij as fighting continues

  • Multiple attacks on hospitals in Aleppo and Idleb governorates

  • Airlifts of humanitarian supplies to Qamishli commence

  • An estimated 2.9 million children aged 5 and under know nothing but conflict

  • One out of three children under five not reached by routine vaccination

22 Jul 2016 description

 This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,247,478 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to support 12,327,000 people for 6 months, primarily through social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns, in addition to emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and to support National Society capacity building. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point and will be adjusted based on further developments …

22 Jul 2016 description

Guidance for responders leading Emergency Telecommunications Cluster operations

In 2005, when the Cluster Approach was introduced, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was activated in one emergency – the Pakistan earthquake. By 2015, the ETC was responding to eight humanitarian emergencies across the globe, concurrently.

22 Jul 2016 description

Sexual violence, including rape, by soldiers in uniform continues in Juba. The majority of attacks reported are taking place against women leaving the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in search of food and other life-saving needs, including in the immediate vicinity of the PoC gates. Humanitarian agencies have requested additional foot patrols by UNMISS soldiers.

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In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.

22 Jul 2016 description


32,713 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015, at the early onset of the crisis

7,015 Yemenis registered in Somalia since 27 March 2015 (including Somalis with dual Yemeni-Somali citizenship)

20,575 Arrivals registered at Reception Centres in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu since 27 March 2015

52% Registered arrivals expressing intention to return to Mogadishu

9,992 Somali returnees provided with onward transportation assistance since 27 March 2015


21 Jul 2016 description


  • Peace negotiations resume in Kuwait following two-week consultation phase.
  • Fuel imports decrease in June, fulfill only 25 percent of monthly needs.
  • Relief organizations continue to report security concerns, particularly in Aden and Ta’izz.

Key Developments

  • UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Yemeni delegates resumed Kuwait-based peace negotiations on July 16; the resumption follows a consultative period between July 1 and 15 that allowed delegations to meet with respective leaders and the UN …