Since the start of winter the electricity cuts in the Gaza Strip have continued to worsen, seriously impacting access to basic human rights of the population of two-million. The current electricity supply stands at four hours, followed by a 12-hour blackout, but on sporadic rotation. The vulnerable populations that live in the hundreds of high-rise building in Gaza face particular difficulty, notably older, sick and disabled people, as elevators are inoperable.
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union.
AMOUNT: EUR 379 400 000
7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.
The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.
More than 1,300,000 people have beneficiated of food distribution since 3 months on.
Additionnally, 520,687 people have been provided with safe water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene
The security situation in Grand’Anse has deteriorated following the arrest of senator-elect Guy Philippe, on 05 January with many demonstrations and road blocks reported and affecting humanitarian operations which were either temporally suspended or limited
The preliminary results of a new Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) show that food security and availability in markets have improved in the communes affected by Matthew with the levels of inadequate food consumption decreasing in both Sud and Grand’Anse.
Plus de 80 personnes, dont 90% de femmes, ont pris part le 29 décembre à une séance de sensibilisation sur le rôle des personnes handicapées dans la réconciliation et la cohésion sociale au siège de l’Association des femmes handicapées de Tombouctou. Appuyée par la Division des droits de l’homme et de la Protection (DDHP) de la MINUSMA, cette activité vise à soutenir et promouvoir leur contribution au processus de paix.
- Total Active Registered Iraqis: 61,004
- Total Active Registered Syrians: 655,344
Security situation: OHCHR recorded 30 cases of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine – a two-fold decrease compared to October. Five people were killed and twenty injured, mainly by shelling from artillery systems or mines (19) or explosive remnants of war and booby traps (9).
After three months, CBM is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members are being identified and included in response activities.
Ensuring inclusive response - now and long-term
Since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti and Cuba on 4 October 2016, CBM Emergency Response Unit, in close collaboration with our Haiti Country Coordination Office and local partners, has implemented a response which includes persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members.
PAH’s Emergency Responses in South Sudan
South Sudan has been facing serious challenges since its independence. The conflict (on going since December 2013) renewed after the July 2016 fighting in Juba. The regions that were viewed as peaceful in the past years, mainly the Greater Equatoria states and Western Bar El Ghazal State, as well as Greater Upper Nile are experiencing huge violence. The conflict is causing a massive displacement of people.
Background and context
The overall humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to deteriorate. Ongoing military operations are hampering the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance to areas in Aleppo, Rural Damascus, Rural Homs, Idleb, Hama, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor. UNICEF and partners are scaling-up the provision of essential services and supplies to affected communities and displaced populations, particularly the most vulnerable.