RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
November 2013: Baseline survey
December 2013: Community Policing introduced
February 2015: Formal opening of Community Police Sta5on
March 2015: Follow-up survey
Aim of survey: to measure the perceived level of safety amongst residents in the camp before and aMer the interven5on and to es5mate the impact of community police on safety.
●Over 12,500 housing units totally destroyed and nearly 6,500 severely damaged in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 summer hostilities, according to latest damage assessments.
●Concern over the precarious living conditions of approximately 100,000 internally displaced persons, particularly of those belonging to vulnerable groups.
●Successful spring season harvest in a restricted area in northern Gaza, following rehabilitation interventions.
Low-lying areas along the Lua Lua River in the district of Mopeia suffered mass flooding in January 2015 after heavy rainfall struck the area. As a result, approximately 4,000 families in the area were forced to leave their homes in search of safe locations in higher grounds. The National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to establish four official relocation communities within the district to house internally displaced persons (IDPs), however the majority of families remain in seven accommodation centers.
The heavy flooding of early 2015 caused more than 1,500 families in the district of Mocuba to flee their homes for safer grounds. As opposed to other areas within the province of Zambezia, the prospect of returning to their former land is not viable for the vast majority of families from Mocuba as the area along the Licungo River is now unrecognizable and largely unsuitable to rebuild.
The heavy rains of January 2015 caused mass evacuations in low-lying areas along the Licungo River in the district of Maganja da Costa. As a result, over 3,000 families in the area fled their homes in search of safe ground. More than four months after the heaviest rainfall, 2,861 families and 12,740 internally displaced persons (IDP) continue to live in six relocation sites throughout the district.
The revised 2015 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan aims to provide humanitarian assistance to the 11.7 million people in most urgent need
Extreme rainfall in early 2015 caused mass flooding in the district of Namacurra, Zambezia leading more than 2,000 families to abandon their damaged or destroyed homes in search of safer grounds. The majority of displaced families settled themselves in close proximity to their homes throughout four relocation sites, three sites in the locality of Furquia (Mucoa, Munguissa and Ronda) and one in the locality of Mbawa (Brigodo).
Isolated areas of the district of Pebane experienced flooding as a result of heavy rainfall in early 2015. In February, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to create two relocation communities in the administrative post of Naburi to house families that lost their homes to the floods. These two communities, Mutuluma and Namurro, currently contain 236 displaced families who have begun to build new homes and lives within the sites.
Nearly 1,000 families in the district of Nicoadala were forced to leave their homes as a result of high levels flooding in January 2015. In response to the emergency, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) worked with local government to establish the relocation community of Nantete to house displaced families along with the previously established community of Namitangurine. The internally displaced person (IDP) population of Namitangurine has remained relatively constant over the past months while Nantete has witnessed a decrease of 162 families that have departed the site.
Heavy rains during the month of January 2015 caused mass floods along the Chire River bordering the district of Morrumbala. The flooding led to nearly 3,000 families in the area fleeing their homes in search of safe locations including many from the district of Mutarara in Tete Province who crossed the river to find higher ground.
IDMC's discussion paper provides an updated estimate of the number of IDPs in Sri Lanka, examines the dynamics of protracted displacement in the country and assesses current challenges and prospects for durable solutions.
New CARE Study: Evidence of worsening conditions as Syrian refugees in Jordan run out of resources
Amman, Jordan (30 June, 2015) - Aid agency CARE International releases “Five Years into Exile: The challenges faced by Syrian refugees outside camps in Jordan and how they and their host communities are coping”.
Guidelines on Exit Interviews and Post-Distribution Monitoring
Fighing continues in Hasakeh city
The Department of Social Affairs estimates that 120,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting
Almost 23,300 IDPs identified/registerd by parterns in the northern districts
The authorities establish a new camp in Gre Rash/Tal Aswad
Since 26 March, 4.4 million people have received humanitarian assistance.
The national health-care system has reached a breaking point. Dengue fever cases are rising, chronic diseases lack treatment, and vital medical supplies and personnel cannot reach targeted people.
Commercial imports of food, medicine and fuel are at a virtual standstill. Seaports and airports are operating at minimal capacity and road networks are non-functional.
WFP urgently requires USD 63 million for the next six months to meet the needs of existing operations that are responding to the Burundi crisis.
In Burundi, a recent inter-agency assessment recommended immediate food assistance for 100,000 people in Kirundo, Makamba Provinces and Bujumbura.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.