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31 May 2016 description
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Situation Overview

Continued conflict and import restrictions have all but destroyed the economy and social fabric in Yemen. As of the end of April 2016, over 6,400 people have been killed and 30,000 injured since the escalation of violence in March 2015. Almost 2.8 million people have moved from their homes in search of safety and security. Social services are waning as a result of violence, lack of personnel, lack of fuel, supplies, and equipment. The economy is collapsing due to a lack of exports and currency devaluation.

31 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sortony, that accommodates tens of thousands of displaced people in North Darfur, remains cut-off from transport by militiamen who have blocked the road to Kabkabiya for consecutive weeks. The UN has begun to operate flights from El Fasher to Sortony.

“The siege on Sortony has made movement to and from Kabkabiya very difficult, too,” the coordinator of the camps in the northern locality told Radio Dabanga. Approximately 22,600 people displaced from Jebel Marra have taken shelter adjacent to the UNAMID base in Sortony, the UN said last week.

31 May 2016 description
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Health sector partners provided 385,017 outpatient consultations during this period, an increase of approximately 100,000 from February. More than 50% of this increase is attributed to Eastern Aleppo alone. The number of treatment courses provided however decreased by approximately 100,000 in March, specically across Aleppo and Rural Damascus.

30 May 2016 description

Quito (Pichincha).- La Corporación Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) entregó equipos y servicios de telecomunicaciones a los organismos de socorro para atender la emergencia generada por el terremoto del 16 de abril.

30 May 2016 description

On 23 May the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) welcomed the decision to resume the private import of cement into Gaza. The suspension of private cement imports through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) lasted for nearly 45 days. The GRM is an essential tool for UNRWA’s self-help shelter repair and reconstruction programme which facilitates dual-use goods, like cement, for these repair and reconstruction works through private sector imports.

30 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • During April 2016, WFP along with its cooperating partners (CPs) provided food assistance to 131,000 people under Emergency Operation (EMOP) 200765. Of this, 54 percent went to people in government controlled areas (GCAs) and 46 percent to non-government controlled areas (NGCAs).

  • Currently, WFP is collaborating with local authorities in their efforts to promote recovery and resilience at village level. The project focuses on rebuilding assets as well as the rehabilitation of community infrastructures.

30 May 2016 description

This Operations Update No. 6 gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS)`s response for the period between 1 September 2015 and 29 February 2016, with the support of its partners, to the needs of internally displaced persons and returnees affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

Summary:

30 May 2016 description

Dubai, 30 May 2016 – From the migrant crisis in Europe, to the earthquake in Nepal, the ability to communicate is essential to humanitarian emergency operations. World-leading satellite operators and integrators: Arabsat, EMC, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat are conducting technical training for humanitarian personnel starting in Dubai this week, to support the provision of communications to all those responding to emergencies including affected populations.

30 May 2016 description

In Numbers

679,437 rural people affected

All 10 districts affected

477,000 people in need of immediate food assistance

4,000 cash-transfer (households)

Highlights

  • The results by the Lesotho Vulnerability Committee (LVAC) shows that 679,437 rural people affected by the El Niño drought are in need of livelihood and food assistance.

  • WFP is appealing for financial assistance to implement its wider response programme targeting 263,000 people in the worst affected areas.

30 May 2016 description
infographic Logistics Cluster

Monthly food imports and price fluctuation
In the last months of 2015, import supplies of food increased. However, from February 2016 a decrease in the importation of food supplies was reported.
General food imports in April decreased by 21% compared to March 2016, and by 47% compared to February 2016. On average, wheat flour prices in April were 154 YER/KG, which is 12% higher than pre-crisis level (137 YER/KG).

29 May 2016 description

In Numbers

1.69 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)
714,882 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR estimates)
186,660 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)
2.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, January to March 2016)

Highlights

29 May 2016 description

In Numbers

6.2 million total population (World Bank)

2.4 million people affected (HRP)

417,123 people displaced (IOM)

210,000 people targeted for WFP food assistance (WFP)

Highlights

  • In March, WFP Libya was significantly affected by funding shortfalls and as a result, was only able to distribute 112 mt of food, reaching approximately 10,200 beneficiaries.

28 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Acute malnutrition has reportedly caused the death of a number of children and elderly people from Blue Nile, in a refugee camp in South Sudan during the past week. UNHCR has relocated the first Sudanese refugees from Yida camp.

Other children are suffering from the shortage of food and nutritients, a camp coordinator in Yusuf Batil told Radio Dabanga.

“There is a severe shortage of food and medicines in the camp. Hopefully humanitarian organisations will speed up the delivery of aid and medicines,” the coordinator said.

28 May 2016 description

Qui l'eût cru ? La radio communautaire Bashu de Butembo située à l’Est de la RDC, a désormais sa propre mini-centrale hydro-électrique !