Logistics and Telecommunications

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08 Dec 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 24 June 2016, as a result of heavy hailstorm and rains, an unprecedented landslide seriously damaged Karchaghbyur village of Gegharqunik region and Artik city of Shirak region with homes, public buildings, streets and bridges as well as agricultural lands were seriously affected.

08 Dec 2016 description

In Numbers

253,384 people affected

3 districts affected

191,626 post Burundian influx

253,384 people in need of food assistance


  • WFP acknowledges the generous contribution from Irish Aid of EUR 500,000 and from Germany of EUR 6.5 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Tanzania.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

N’DJAMENA, le 8 décembre 2016 – Pour la quatrième année consécutive, UNICEF et Panalpina ont unis leur force pour affréter des produits indispensables à la réponse humanitaire dans un pays où les conflits dans les pays voisins, l’afflux de réfugiés et les taux élevés de malnutrition ont conduit à une situation précaire. Tôt en matinée, l’avion cargo s’est posé sur le tarmac de l’aéroport international de N’Djamena avec un chargement de 81.2 tonnes de produits de premières nécessité pour les programmes d’accès à l’eau potable, d’hygiène et de nutrition.

07 Dec 2016 description


  • Most local markets in Grand’Anse and Sud reopen, WFP reports

  • WFP reaches approximately 730,000 people with emergency food assistance

  • USAID/OFDA provides an additional $2 million for shelter interventions in Sud


07 Dec 2016 description


Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration. Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

7,705 Number of new arrivals between the 30th of November and 6th December 2016

2,235 Daily average of new arrivals since 7th July 2016

414,127 Number of new arrivals in 2016

07 Dec 2016 description

Following an initial assessment in September and a worsening humanitarian situation the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Sector was officially activated in North-Eastern Nigeria on 23 November.

​In Nigeria, all clusters are being referred to as sectors. The ETC is therefore operating as the ET Sector with all project plans, appeals, services and deployments adhering to established procedures.

07 Dec 2016 description

For the very first time, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) has been officially activated to support emergency preparedness activities. The request for activation and inclusion of the ETC in the list of Pacific Humanitarian Team clusters was endorsed by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on 30 November, with the World Food Programme (WFP) as nominated lead.

07 Dec 2016 description


  • WFP is extending the regional EMOP 200777 until December 2017, increasing the number of targeted people in Nigeria in 2017 to 1.8 million. Assistance will be delivered through cash-based transfers and in-kind food assistance.

07 Dec 2016 description

This bulletin is issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – has analyzed, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), that available information points toward significant humanitarian needs. A scaled-up response which will require financial support from the IFRC international disaster response mechanism is envisioned.

The situation

07 Dec 2016 description


  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) was officially activated in North-East Nigeria on 23 October.

  • Initial funding has been received from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) which the ETS has used to purchase security telecommunications and Internet connectivity equipment.

  • Regular Local and Global ETS Nigeria meetings are being held to identify gaps, challenges and activities, and to ensure a coordinated response.

07 Dec 2016 description


  • FEWS NET projects improved overall food security despite areas of concern

  • USAID, partners respond to emerging needs in southern, southeastern areas

  • USAID deactivates Ethiopia drought DART, RMT

Key Developments

06 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

Vital food imports have plunged below half the level the country’s needs

Yemen’s population is at risk of catastrophic hunger as food imports continue to plunge and on current trends the war torn country will effectively run out of things to eat in a few months, Oxfam warned today.

06 Dec 2016 description


The situation in Yemen has deteriorated significantly since March 2015, with a dramatic escalation of violence and armed conflict, further compounding the already precarious humanitarian situation. OCHA estimates that as many as 18,8 people are in need of some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10,3 million who are in acute need1 . The scale of the needs and the scope of the emergency response have required a large, multi-agency and multi-sector response to be undertaken.