The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.
The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.
The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.
Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.
Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.
The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.
One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.
Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.
Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba
32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015
17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014
120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015
591,224 New displacements since January 2015
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.
In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.
Regional Protection Dialogue and Tripartite Meeting: Abuja 6-9, June 2016
The relative improvement of the security situation in Borno has enabled humanitarians to access areas that were previously cut off.
IOM has received 2,400 solar lanterns from Panasonic Corporation, a Japanese multinational electronics company. They will be distributed to internally displaced families in Ethiopia, notably in communities affected by El Niño drought.
The in-kind donation is part of a Panasonic campaign to provide 100,000 solar lanterns to people in need by 2018. The aim is to improve and enhance the quality of life in emerging economies and developing countries with limited access to electricity.
Yemen - IOM evacuation operations out of Yemen resumed this week (13 July) with the voluntary return of 150 Ethiopian vulnerable migrants from Hodeidah, western Yemen, back to Ethiopia via Obock port, Djibouti.
The group, which was comprised of 61 children (7 girls and 54 boys), most of whom were unaccompanied children and 83 females in total, included six medical cases and a pregnant woman.
Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM has assisted over 73,000 IDPs in Abyan, Aden, Al Dhale’e, Hadhramaut, Hajjah, Lahj, Al Mahrah, Sa’adah, Shabwah, Socotra and Taizz governorates with shelter and non-food item support.
In June, 773 migrants living with foster families or hosted at IOM’s Migrant Response Points in Al Hudaydah and Sana’a received daily food assistance from IOM. Since March 2015, IOM has provided nearly 8,000 migrants in Aden, Al Hudaydah, and Sana’a with daily food assistance.
Facts & Figures
Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti
55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals
74% of people live on less than $3 per day
Life expectancy: 58 years
6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished
Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.
European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:
Total since 2012: over €6 million
• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.
• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.
• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.
La situation est restée globalement calme dans la région du Lac, malgré la reprise des opérations militaires à la frontière avec le Nigeria et le Niger.
Le deuxième rapport sur l’accès humanitaire dans la région du Lac souligne que l’accès humanitaire est globalement satisfaisant pour la plupart des partenaires.
- 72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
- 61 per cent
cross by private cars
- 43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
- 74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
- 51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016
National school exams commenced on 3 May for grades 1 through 12. In June, permission was granted for 47 grade 12 students from Khan Eshieh camp, 47 from Lebanon, and 45 from Yarmouk to travel to Damascus to sit for their examinations. The students were hosted in several facilities in central Damascus for the duration of their stay and provided with food baskets and hygiene kits.
identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
NFIs distributed since January 2015
shelters distributed since January 2015
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 562,357
USD 226,880,884 requested
3,262 Number of new arrivals Wednesday 20th July (as per field reports)
18,149 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)
33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)
*Figures (not updated daily) according to Uganda Government Refugee Information Management System (RIMS)
Less than a week before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office, Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo highlighted the urgent need of Filipinos for adequate and affordable healthcare as indicated by the fact that medical assistance is the number one request of those seeking support from the DSWD.