4 septembre 2015 – La Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Kyung-wha Kang, a terminé vendredi une visite de quatre jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), au cours de laquelle elle a appelé la communauté internationale à ne pas laisser l'une des crises les plus longues du monde « sombrer dans l'oubli humanitaire ».
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the 6 to 8 inches of rainfall in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.
Armed clashes between al-Houthi and pro- RoYG forces affected all of Yemen’s 21 governorates in August
The Yemen crisis has internally displaced 1.4 million people and caused approximately 100,800 people to flee the country as of August
State/PRM announces $6.1 million in additional funding for people seeking refuge in Djibouti and Somalia as a result of the Yemen crisis ￼
As of August IOM DTM report 2015 and compared to June (IOM DTM report), there has been a dramatic increase (58%) in the number of insurgency related IDPs in the three North East states reaching almost 2 million. Since June 2015, the Borno IDP population has increased the most (65%) with 1.65 million IDPs. The number of returns has also increased (18%) to 262,324 returnees.
(Kinshasa, 4 September 2015) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, ended today a 4-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where she said the world should not let it - one of the world’s most protracted crises - “fall off the humanitarian radar.”
For a year now, thousands of refugees have been crossing the Afghan border, fleeing the fighting between the Pakistani army and the Taliban in the province of Waziristan. Our head of mission, Philippe Bonnet, sheds light on the situation.
As at 02 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,495 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The total registered camp population was 181,723 as at 31 August.
230 CAR refugees were registered in Bétou areas and Brazzaville this week. The number of new arrivals, except for the regularization, is currently lower.
Up to 30 august 2015, 30,114 CAR refugees were registered in the Republic of Congo, including 19,473 who arrived after 5 December 2013.
The extraordinary contribution of US$500 million from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to relief operations in Iraq in June 2014 came at a time of increasing population displacements and unprecedented humanitarian needs. The contribution represented more than 60 per cent of humanitarian funding received last year for Iraq— more than all other donors combined—and covered nearly half of the relief requirements in the country.
During the reporting period, a total of three boats carrying 96 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (54 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (42 persons). Out of them, 88 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
During the reporting period, a total of two boats carrying 88 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (21 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (67 persons). Out of them, 52 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
Twenty years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the consequences of conflict – including the long-term effects of displacement – are still being felt in the Western Balkans. FMR 50 examines the case of people who were displaced from and within Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result of the 1992-95 war, and reflects on the lessons that may be drawn from the successes and failures of the Agreement. FMR 50 includes 20 articles on ‘Dayton +20’, plus five ‘general’ articles.
Escalated fighting in Taizz Governorate has destroyed critical civilian infrastructure and severely restricted access to basic services.
The entire health system across the governorate has nearly collapsed due to violence and insecurity, lack of fuel to power health facilities and water plants, and lack of medicines and supplies to treat patients.
Parties to the conflict continue to disregard international humanitarian law as civilians endure continued conflict.
The Coordination Meeting on the Recovery of the flood-affected states and regions was held on 24 August, Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. President U Thein Sein (left) states that though the emergency needs of the affected population are being met, these are temporary solutions. Recovery and rehabilitation needs must be considered.
Islamic Relief aid workers are to arrive in Greece tomorrow, to assist refugees on the island of Lesvos.
In July, over 50,000 vulnerable people arrived in Greece – more than during the whole of last year. The situation is changing rapidly, and there is no clear information about others who may be undertaking often perilous journeys get to the country’s shores. Most travel by dangerous sea routes, typically on flimsy boats, across the Mediterranean in a bid to reach safety in Europe.