The 7 December 2015 earthquake affected over 5,000 persons, displaced 654 people, including 354 children, led to 2 fatalities and at least 10 injured.
The main impacted area is the upper Bartang Valley Jamoats of Basid and Savnob, which is mountainous, remote and isolated. 66% (347) of all partially damaged and 88% (147) of all destroyed homes are within these two Jamoats. UNICEF is targeting affected households (HH) in these two locations as well as those displaced to Rushon.
Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.
Five months after the Nepal earthquake, the Singapore Red Cross has identified and committed to rebuild 70 community facilities in the most severely affected districts of Dolakha, Dhading, Gorkha, Sindupalchowk and Khotang. These include 39 schools (for 8,000 students), 21 medical facilities, 10 community halls, a residential facility for vulnerable children and women, and water solutions, totalling S$6.2 million.
On the afternoon of 26 October 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck North West Pakistan. With the epicentre in a remote part of the Hindukush mountain range, the tremor was felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of northern India.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KP) and Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were listed as the worst affected areas in Pakistan, and remained the focus of relief efforts in the subsequent weeks.
(Kabul, 27 January 2016): The humanitarian community in Afghanistan is seeking US$393 million to meet, through collective and coordinated action in 2016, the acute life-saving needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Afghans. Support related to food as well as access to health care, nutrition, safe water and sanitation will reach an estimated 3.5 million people under the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Afghanistan. “I look back with admiration on the tireless efforts that the humanitarian community have made in 2015.
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,700,000
Total affected population: 8.1 million
Total affected children (under 18): 4.6 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 1.8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 944,000
**2016 programme targets**
Total affected population: 10 million
Total affected children (under 18): 4.3 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 778,000 (35 per cent adults)
Total children to be reached in 2016: 506,220
2016 programme targets
- 800 unaccompanied and separated children benefitted from family tracing and reintegration follow up
Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.
KEY FINDINGS IN DECEMBER
In December, community perception surveys saw a positive increase on certain issues, such as winter preparedness, and stagnation on other issues. Overall perceptions on the progress of the earthquake response did see a positive change from the previous round.
With a population of almost 200 million, Pakistan faces a multitude of interlinked challenges:
Estimation of 1 161 248 people still in displacement due to military operations against non-state armed groups. Most of the IDPs have sought refuge in the adjoining districts in Pakistan, but also across the border in Afghanistan. In 2015, 660 540 IDPs returned to their place of origin.
Nigeria: An outbreak of Lassa viral haemorrhagic fever was announced in Nigeria on 8 January. At least 140 suspected cases and 30 confirmed cases, including 53 deaths, have been reported in 14 states. The indicated case fatality rate stands at 37.9%.
Gambia: Almost 182,000 people (9% of the population) are severely food insecure after erratic rains caused drought and crop failure. Most affected regions are Upper River, West Coast, and Northern Bank.
The number of displaced families in North Cotabato province temporarily increased from 186 families to about 600 families (2,800 people) following armed conflict over land between two clans associated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 7 Jan. About 60 per cent of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) returned home by 12 Jan. Remaining IDPs are staying with friends or relatives. Initial assistance was provided by municipal authorities.
2,800 people displaced
DRC: Violence between Hutu and Nande, in Miriki, Lubero, Nord-Kivu, allegedly over land, has left 17 dead and over 20,000 displaced. The displaced urgently need food and drinking water.
Iraq: In Ramadi and Hawija, Islamic State has stalled civilians’ attempts to escape conflict zones and persecution. People from Hawija must trek for two days across mountainous terrain to reach safety: 60 people were reported to have died on the journey between November 2015 and January 2016.
A. Situation Analysis
A.1 Description of the Disaster
On 16 September 2015, an 8.4 earthquake struck Chile between the regions of Atacama and La Araucanía. ONEMI issued a tsunami alert for the entire coastal area in Chile, evacuating more than 600,000 people. ONEMI reported that approximately 681,484 people were affected and the Coquimbo region was declared a catastrophe area.