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23 May 2017 description
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Highlights:
- Held 48 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. A total of 372 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,731 beneficiaries (1,935 males, 1,796 females).
- Provided psychosocial counselling to 731 new beneficiaries (411 males, 320 females).
- Provided physical therapy to 305 new beneficiaries (72 female, 233 male).
- Delivered 15 income generation assistance packages tailored to victims’ and families’ needs benefitting 123 victims and families (64 males, 59 females).

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

26,160 People benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

20,962 People benefitted from cash assistance through UNHCR and UNHCRfunded partners in February

19,314 UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps

1,581 Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation this month

23 May 2017 description

Highlights - The nutrition situation remains of concern across Kenya’s northern pastoralist and southeastern marginal agricultural areas. Surveys conducted in January and February report a Global Acute Malnutrition rate of up to 30 per cent in three sub-counties.

  • Depressed rainfall is reported over most of the country, especially eastern areas, during the March to May long rains season.

  • The long rains assessment is scheduled for the end of June and may lead to a revision of the Kenya Flash Appeal.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
    Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

4,564 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

5,609 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

59,985 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017

133,544 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017

98% of returnees from Pakistan (4,471 individuals) assisted

7% of returnees from Iran (402 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

23 May 2017 description

Food imports continue, but potential for port disruptions in Al Hudaydah remain a concern

Key Messages

Conflict in Yemen continues to be the primary driver of the largest food security emergency in the world. Currently, large populations face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, the latter of which is associated with an increased risk of excess mortality. IDP populations and poor households in conflict zones are likely facing the most severe food security outcomes.

23 May 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. This document is subject to availability of data at the time of circulation. Also, and as the context rapidly evolves, information in this report is subject to constant change, with figures and locations listed which may no longer be current at the time of issuance/reading. The next report will be issued on or around 29 May 2017.

Highlights

23 May 2017 description

In Numbers

1.8 m people displaced across Northeast Nigeria (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, March 2017)

4.7 m people food insecure in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States and estimated to increase to 5.2 m between June and August 2017 (Phases 3, 4 & 5– Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

450,000 children under the age of five likely to suffer from severe acute malnutrition (Situation Report No. 10, UNOCHA, 30 April 2017)

Highlights

23 May 2017 description

Key Priorities

  • Protection monitoring, analysis and response

  • Community-based protection  Operationalizing the Tripartite Agreement and implementing the Return and Reintegration Strategy

  • Return monitoring  Registration and profiling

  • Supporting self-reliance activities  Access to Justice

  • Coordination of Protection Sector Working Groups at National and State levels

23 May 2017 description

The general security situation in North East Nigeria especially in Borno State remains fragile and unpredictable. The Nigeria Armed Forces (NAF) counter insurgency initiatives continue with active fighting ongoing in the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin, inside Sambisa Forest and in isolated villages along the international borders with Cameroon and Niger. The “Deep Punch” operation has fuelled displacement of communities as well as rescue of civilians previously held by Boko Haram insurgents, further increasing persons of concern fleeing and seeking safety inside IDP camps.

22 May 2017 description

Krasnoarmiiska Filter Station was de-energized:

The WASH Cluster was informed by Voda Donbasa, that Krasnoarmiska Filter Station was de-energized in the early hours of Sunday morning (21st May 2017) at around 0:40, for unknown reasons.

22 May 2017 description

DONETSK FILTER STATION WAS UNDER SHELLING:

On 21st May 2017 Donetsk Filter station (DFS) was under shelling. As a result, one projectile fell at the territory of the Filter Station, between the pumping station and valve switching chamber (a building containing valves to regulate the flow of water in pipes). The Pumping Station was damaged by shards of projectile.

22 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An estimated four million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Despite the large scale humanitarian assistance delivered, the FSNAU-FEWSNET post Jilal assessment indicates an elevated risk of famine (IPC 5) due to a combination of severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition, and high disease burden. The number of people in need has increased to 6.7 million, including 3.2 million people in crisis.

22 May 2017 description

This operation update details the progress of implementation from 22 February 2016 to 30 April 2017. This update also signifies the need to extend the operation by three months from 31 May 2017 until 31 August 2017 to allow the following key activities to be undertaken:

  • Shelter and Settlements

    • To complete the target of 1,200 household on Shelter repair and build back safer in which 64% have been completed.

    • To complete the targeted 35 demonstration model houses in which 50% have been completed.

22 May 2017 description

Overview

  • This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. The WHO Regional Office is currently monitoring 49 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 38 ungraded events.