In Greece, IOM continues to be present on the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Kos and Crete and works closely with authorities (Frontex, the HCG, and the First Reception Service) to identify vulnerable migrants and refugees, including unaccompanied and/or separated children, the elderly, and those with medical needs.
Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.
IOM distributed 10,825 shelter kits, 11,300 mosquito nets, 2,000 tarpaulins, 500 family kits, 200 dignity kits and 11,400 blankets to the floods and landslides affected communities.
IOM worked with 9 partners to provide emergency assistance to affected communities in 7 States and Regions. Over 115,000 beneficiaries were supported during the flood response.
In response to recent floods and landslides, IOM provided support in CCCM, shelter, NFIs, food, protection, WASH and early recovery assistance.
Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.
Yangon – January 29 2016 - Six months on from the devastating floods that struck Myanmar, around 400,000 people have received emergency assistance and support in their recovery from the Myanmar Red Cross Society and its partners in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
At their peak the floods affected over 9 million people across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions. The floods temporarily displaced over 1.7 million people and destroyed 15,000 homes as well as more than 840,000 acres of agricultural crops.
Analysing trends over time of camp-based displacement in northeast Myanmar
Report launched from JIPS and Stats Norway support to the CCCM Cluster
In January 2016, a report was published on the displacement situation in northeast Myanmar. Based on data from a profiling exercise of the camp-based displaced population in Kachin and northern Shan states, the report provides an overview of the displacement situation over time and highlights differences between camps in Government and non-Government controlled areas.
Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.
Key displacement and population movement in 2015
Boat crisis: Around 30,000 people estimated to have departed from Bangladesh and Myanmar via the Bay of Bengal in 2015. Over 1,000 people rescued o the coast of Myanmar in 2015.
Floods: 1.7 million people temporarily displaced by floods and landslides in June-August 2015.
Most quickly returned. 9,000 people still in evacuation sites at the end of 2015.
Between 19 and 23 Jan, local authorities reported floods in Sumatra (Jambi and South Sumatra provinces), Java (Central Java and East Java provinces), and Sulawesi (South Sulawesi and North Sulawesi provinces). Following torrential rains, landslides killed three people in Kerinci District, Jambi Province on 20 Jan and one person in Manado Regency, North Sulawesi Province on 21 Jan. This flooding inundated at least 4,900 houses. Local authorities have provided emergency assistance.
Four people killed
Around 100,000 people were newly displaced in Kachin and Shan states in 2015; about 90 per cent have since returned home.
Almost 2,000 people remain displaced following armed conflict in southern Shan.
Six months on, humanitarian access to IDPs in the Sumprabum area of Kachin, remains restricted.
Cash grants are helping flood affected families in Rakhine recover.
Providing reproductive healthcare after the floods.
146 children released from Myanmar army in 2015.
Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.
Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.
In the aftermath of Cyclone Komen, Dawt Hnem and her three children had to abandon their home and belongings to seek refuge in a camp. Cyclone Komen brought floods and landslides to large parts to Myanmar, and when Dawt Hnem saw houses close to her own become affected by landslides, she made the difficult decision to leave her house.
She and her children now live in the Bethel Church camp in Hakha, Chin State. Housed in a light-weight tent, and when the temperature drops below zero in winter time, the tent becomes excruciatingly cold.
DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.
Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.
Highlights 1-31 December 2015
Bangladesh: During December, IOM provided return assistance including food and onward transportation to 116 Bangladeshis under IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR) Programme. As of 31 December, the total number of returnees is 2,382. To date IOM has provided return assistance to 2,326 Bangladeshi nationals including reinsertion grant for 1,642 Bangladeshis.
This series of maps shows the concentration of people in are as which appear to have been affected in some way by the 2015 Flood s (July-September).
The MlMU Countrywide Listing of Possible Flood -affected Villages (September 22, 2015) indicates that:
7,104 villages from 3,571 Village Tracts were possibly affected
The overall population of village tracts which were possibly affected is 9.5 million people .
The actual extent of the flood impact is still being determined .
The MlMU Listing is drawn from:
Tat Kone Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP001
Njang Dung Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP002
Tat Kone Galile Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP003
Tat Kone Emanuel Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP004
Tat Kone San Pya Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP005
Shatapru Sut Ngai Tawng, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP006
Shatapru Thida Aye Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP007
Man Hkring Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP008
Shwe Zet Baptist Church, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP009
Du Kahtawng Qtr. 4, CP_Pcode : MMR001CMP010