Shelter and Non-Food Items

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31 Jul 2016 description

Sri Lanka, the country that's known to be a teardrop in the Indian Ocean, has a hot climate all year round and the only difference is the dry season and the wet season. January to April, was said to be the hottest and the driest months. As May entered, monsoon rain started and the continuous pour of rain for two weeks caused flooding to the country and on the fifth day it caused landslide to the mountainous area. Due to continuous heavy rain, rescue operations was a challenge.

30 Jul 2016 description


  • Estimated number of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers present in the country grew to around 3,600.

  • The number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU at the Northern border to Hungary slightly decreased to just over 1,200. Less than twenty pushbacks from Hungary into Serbian territory were encountered. Demanding unhindered entry into Hungary, around 100 protesters remained in peaceful hunger strike close to Horgos I border crossing at the Serbia-Hungary border.

30 Jul 2016 description


This matrix is prepared and published monthly, representing what happened in various sectors in the particular reference month. This indicators matrix is a step towards showing a comprehensive picture of the current situation in Gambella region and establishing a basis for initial trend and gap analysis. In order to better understand the matrix, following are the explanatory notes on some of the sector indicators.

29 Jul 2016 description


The mass mobilization of migrants began in November 2015 with the closing of the Nicaraguan border, resulting in huge crowds building up on the Costa Rican and Panama side. Panama detected the illegal entry of many Cuban nationals, leading to a first intervention in the province of Colon and the provision of primary care to approximately 1,000 migrants travelling by sea. Once these migrants had been assisted, they were sent to Panama so that they could continue their journey to the Paso Canoas border crossing.

29 Jul 2016 description

Summary of the Operation

On 15 September 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) supported the Papua New Guinea Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) allocation, to deliver humanitarian aid to families affected by the frost and drought resulting from the El Niño effect.

29 Jul 2016 description


  • FEWS NET reports critical levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Approximately 257,000 people need humanitarian assistance in Chad’s Lac Region
  • State/PRM announces $27 million to support humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin

Key Developments

  • In June, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) declared a nutritional emergency in Borno State and released an emergency response plan to address acute malnutrition and deteriorating food security.
29 Jul 2016 description


Babylon, the cradle of the ancient Babylonian civilization, is today a city bordering Baghdad in central Iraq; it has a population of 1,651,565 individuals, excluding IDPs.

Babylon has seen several waves of displacement over the last decade. The February 2006 bombing of the Al-Askari Shia mosque in Samarra city triggered a wave of sectarian conflict that displaced 65,000 persons to Babylon, the majority of whom from neighboring Baghdad.

29 Jul 2016 description


  • The number of people fleeing to Uganda from South Sudan on a daily basis continues to number in the thousands, with 2,319 people crossing border yesterday.

  • 1,444 refugees crossed the border using the Elegu border point (Adjumani axis), 193 in Moyo, 39 in Lamwo and 308 in Oraba (Arua district. 335 refugees were received at Kiryandongo Reception Centre in Mid-West Uganda.

29 Jul 2016 description

Posted: 07/29/16
Region-Country: Asia / Nepal

Nepal - Torrential monsoon rains over recent days are affecting large swathes of south Asia, with the mountain nation of Nepal particularly badly hit. Dozens have died in 45 affected districts, and thousands have been made homeless.

Roads, drainage, power and other infrastructure have suffered significant damage and more heavy rain is expected in the coming days.

The floods have also affected Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India.

29 Jul 2016 description

Argentina - A new study released today (29 July) by IOM and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine offers new insight into the experiences of migrants in situations of labour exploitation, including trafficked persons, in the commonly under-regulated sectors of textiles, mining and construction.

29 Jul 2016 description

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organizations in Poland. PAH implements comprehensive WASH, FSL, NFI, Education, Shelter and Protection solutions in hard to reach areas around the world. We are currently responding to humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Nepal.

29 Jul 2016 description

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 7/29/2016 - 12:54 GMT

Eleven people have died in flooding in Niger and 30,000 left homeless after vast swathes of the country -- including arid desert locations -- were deluged with heavy rain, the UN said Friday.

The worst affected regions are both desert areas: Tahoua in the west, where seven people died and 5,321 people were left homeless, and Agadez in the north where three people were killed and 18,448 lost their homes, according to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

29 Jul 2016 description

Relocation of IDPs to UN House started on 28 July with relocation of 62 IDPs from UNMISS Tongping. 16 cases of cholera so far recorded at the site with one positive confirmed by culture at the national laboratory. The wider humanitarian community including Health, WASH and protection partners to provide guidance to inform relocation going forward.

OCHA reports that 12,588 people remain displaced by the insecurity in Juba. Of these 11,338 people are sheltering in the UN Tong Ping and UN House bases. An estimated 1,250 IDPs are staying in Don Bosco collective center in Gumbo.