Water Sanitation Hygiene

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25 Mar 2017 description

Twenty million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and northeastern Nigeria have been grappling with a serious food crisis since 2016.

25 Mar 2017 description

Appeal history

14 December 2015: Typhoon Melor makes landfall in Batag Island, Northern Samar, and moves westward.

16 December 2015: Typhoon Melor exits to the west of the Philippines. Information bulletin no. 1 issued.

17 December 2015: The President of the Philippines declares a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by Typhoon Melor.

18 December 2015: Tropical Depression Twenty-Three makes landfall in Davao Oriental province, eastern Mindanao. Information bulletin no. 2 issued.

24 Mar 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

A long continuous drought combined with heavy rainfall attributed to the El Niño phenomenon and climate change over the past two years brought difficult times for Cuba. In recent years, rainfall patterns during both the dry and rainy seasons have not reached normal historical values, which has caused a decrease in groundwater resources and the drying up of the rivers and dams on which the population depends on for its water supply.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains have created emergencies in Peru and Ecuador. Rains are expected to continue through the weekend.

  • In Peru, 12 departments have been declared under a state of emergency for risks from the rising Amazon Rivers. Another seven departments have been declared under state of Sanitary Emergency due to worsening health risks.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Italy

"Responding to the appeal made by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, we have arranged, through Italian Cooperation, a package of humanitarian aid worth 10 million euros in response to the very serious food crisis that is endangering the survival of 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, including 1.4 million children under 5 with acute malnutrition problems".

24 Mar 2017 description

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.

In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Haute Kotto and Ouaka Prefectures remain areas of tension in need of assistance from the humanitarian community

  • Insecurity is hindering humanitarian action. By the end of February, the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan has only received 5% of the expected resources required for 2017. However, the humanitarian community remains ready to assist the areas of tension in spite of the humanitarian action's chronic under funding.

KEY NUMBERS

# displaced persons 402,240

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Above-average harvest reduces food insecurity levels across Sudan

• GoS implements revised humanitarian directives to facilitate relief operations

• Humanitarian actors report improved access in Jebel Marra region

• Relief agencies coordinate to support influx of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Mar 2017 description
report Global Communities

The USAID Promoting Resiliency through Ongoing Participatory Engagement and Learning (PROPEL) program, implemented by Global Communities and Catholic Relief Services, is bringing together communities and strengthening their capacity to drive their own development through harnessing their own resources and supporting the implemention projects that address priority needs.

24 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

• Depletion of water sources and lack of sanitation facilities have led to a sharp increase in cases of AWD/cholera in 12 of 18 regions, in particular in Bay and Bakool regions. Case fatality rates at 2.3 per cent are of serious concern.

24 Mar 2017 description

Several seasons of consecutive poor and failed rains have taken their toll on pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, forcing them to travel vast distances to find water and grazing land for themselves and their dying animals. Distress migration has begun on a large scale, with rural populations gravitating towards urban centres in search of relief. The influx of displaced populations in Somalia is already overwhelming limited services as the drought intensifies in most parts of Somalia and families who have lost everything struggle to survive.

24 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • On 23 March, explosions at a military warehouse in Balakliia caused at least two civilian casualties (one fatality) and damage to civilian infrastructure and residential buildings within 10 km of the site. Detonations are expected to continue for up to a week.

  • The State Emergency Services and volunteers supported evacuation of more than 20,000 people who left the area to other villages in Kharkivska oblast. Some people already started to return.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

02:30. Puno, mar. 24. La población puneña, se une a la campaña de solidaridad en favor de los damnificados por los huaicos del centro y norte del país, por lo que cientos de puneños acuden al centro de acopio ubicado en la Plaza Manuel Pino, llevando víveres, agua y ropa.

La campaña es promovida por la Municipalidad Provincial de Puno, el Ejercito y estudiantes del Colegio de Alto Rendimiento, al que también se sumaron la sociedad civil y la empresa privada para recolectar la mayor cantidad posible de ayuda humanitaria.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Se amplía campaña de acopio de ayuda humanitaria

10:04. Lima, mar. 24. El ministro de la Producción, Bruno Giuffra, señaló hoy que el Gobierno ha implementado un “mapa de donaciones” para acelerar el proceso de acopio y distribución de la ayuda humanitaria en favor de los damnificados.

Refirió que para elaborar este mapa se recoge información de dos fuentes como son el Insituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) y las autoridades involucradas, ya sean los gobiernos regionales y locales, además de los ministros asignados a diferentes regiones.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Peru

08:11. Lima, mar. 24. La institución Pro Asistencia Social (Proas) y la Cámara de Operadores de Casinos del Perú se hicieron presentes con donativos a cientos de damnificados que se quedaron sin nada a raíz de los últimos huaicos e inundaciones ocurridos en la carretera Central debido a la torrenciales lluvias y desborde del río Rímac.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

Hace algunos minutos, el Embajador de Suiza en Chile, Edgar Doerig, hizo entrega al presidente nacional de Cruz Roja Chilena, Patricio Acosta, de una donación por US$30.000 - otorgada por la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE)- cuyo objetivo es atender necesidades humanitarias básicas de las comunidades que resultaron en situación vulnerable a raíz de los incendios forestales que se dejaron sentir en la zona centro sur del país, en enero pasado.

24 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Government of Kenya estimates that the current number of people needing assistance has gone up to 3 million, and is expected to rise to 4 million by July (2017 Kenya Flash Appeal).

  • On 16 March 2017, the UN and humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal for US$ 165.71 million to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection for the next 10 months (1 March to 31 December 2017).

24 Mar 2017 description
  • Financiamiento será aportado por los costarricenses a través del Fondo Nacional de Emergencias y de los recursos ordinarios de las instituciones.

  • Para Upala, la Junta Directiva de la CNE aprobó recientemente 13 planes de inversión para la recuperación de este cantón.

  • En Los Chiles, se realizaron casi 50 intervenciones de primera respuesta después del impacto del huracán.