The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 658,782 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver urgent assistance and support to some 40,000 refugees in Bidibidi camp for six months, with a focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, emergency shelter and health.
On 24 August 2016, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy, 76 kilometres (47 miles) southeast from the city of Perugia. The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), at the very shallow depth of 10km (six miles).
Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.
Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.
The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.
Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.
Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya
A Silent Majority: Internally Displaced People
More than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, 40.8 million of whom are displaced within their own countries and known as internationally displaced people (IDPs). Violent conflicts and natural disasters cause people to flee their homes, but because they do not cross international borders, IDPs are far too forgotten.
Heavy fighting broke out in Juba on 7 July; although a ceasefire has since been declared, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Fighting has also been reported in other parts of the country.
Efforts to scale up food assistance to populations facing rising food insecurity are ongoing. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, air drops of food assistance recently commenced.
10,246 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)
Regional Migrant Figures Update
In 2016 (as of 21 August), 269,244 arrivals were recorded by sea to Europe. Of those, 3,164 are indicated to be dead or missing.
In early August, heavy rains in the Tahoua district of Niger caused severe flooding, killing one person, washing away over 500 houses, and leaving 1,940 households in a dire situation. Many homeless families have been left sheltering in public buildings, some in need of medical attention and most worried about their future.
- Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division.
- Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD.
- Dam Levels.
- Significant Events.
- Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces).
- Railway Situation.
- Preliminary Losses / Damages Reported.
- Relief Provided.
- Any Critical Activity to Report.
- Any Recommendation.
Region-Country: Africa and Middle East / Iraq
Iraq - Over 90,000 Iraqis have been displaced in the Mosul Corridor as military operations continue in preparedness for the liberation of Mosul. This includes over 82,600 IDPs who have been displaced from Salah al-Din (Baiji and Al Shirqat districts) and Ninewa (Al Qayara district) since 16 June, as recorded by IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix, Emergency Tracking.
Turkey - The recent escalation in violence in Aleppo City has left hundreds of thousands of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
IOM has responded through a “Whole of Syria” coordination mechanism, reaching over 7,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in both west and east Aleppo since 11 August, during brief pauses in fighting. Each day as the fighting continues, the humanitarian situation becomes more dire.
On the day marking two years since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the occupation began in 1967, 16 heads of United Nations agencies in Palestine call for the uninterrupted and predictable flow of material and increased funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza’s 1.9 million residents.
Two years after the end of the most devastating round of hostilities in the Gaza Strip since 1967, signicant progress has been made in the reconstruction. However, addressing outstanding needs will require greater uninterrupted ow of material, new funding, as well as renewed emphasis on sectors that are vital to economic recovery.
Two years have passed since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967. During those 51 days, at least 2,220 people were killed, of which 1,460 are believed to be civilians, including 11 United Nations (UN) personnel. Another 11,231 people were injured, of whom 899 people were permanently disabled. Children accounted for more than a quarter of all deaths and a third of those injured.
Due to the passage of a low pressure system, heavy rain has been affecting several parts of the country over the past 24 h causing floods.
Local media, as of 26 August early morning (UTC), reported that over 1 000 people have been displaced and over 200 homes have been damaged throughout the country.
Over the next 48 h locally heavy rain and strong winds may affect several parts of the country
Up to 1,477,787 people will be reached in the coming months with food assistance;
The funding received/confirmed so far will only cover 38.2% of the total needs estimated in the SRP;
The most funded sector is the food security with US$ 67.1 million;
The maize grain prices remain well above the 5-year average by 177 percent in average and above last year prices by 136 percent in average;
The Gu rains from April to June 2016 provided some relief and reduced the impact of the drought in parts of Puntland and Somaliland. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) managed Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) Awdal, Woqooyi Galbeed and Toghdeer regions received near average to above average rainfall compared to the long term mean for the period. Recovery from the drought nevertheless remains very slow. The remaining parts of Somaliland, and most areas in Puntland recorded below average rains that were sporadic and ended prematurely.
1.0 Background and Current Situation