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23 May 2017 description

At a glance

483,257 people of concern as of April 2017

The Burundi crisis was categorized by UNHCR as a Level 2 emergency on 11 May 2015. Since April 2015, some 420,689 Burundians have fled to neighbouring countries, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. Within Burundi, a further 55,293 people are displaced and 7,275 refuge returnees have been reported.

US$250 million is needed in financial requirements for the Burundi situation for January until December 2017

22 May 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 336,193 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,405,216 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in delivering assistance and support to 24,050 people (reduced from 30,775 people) affected by floods in late 2016. The operation is focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; and disaster risk reduction. The main changes are the removal of recovery shelter and National Society capacity development components.

19 May 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,184,769 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) deliver assistance and support 63,540 people (South Sudanese refugees) for 12 months. The response will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; water sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including Household non-food items); and National Society capacity building.

15 May 2017 description
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Full Appeal

Strategic Overview

Period January to December 2017
Current Population 1,769,241 (at 31 March 2017)
Population Planning Figures 2,130,500 Target Beneficiaries2,130,500
Financial Requirements US$ 1,382,909,571
Number of Partners 58



Latest Developments in South Sudan

12 May 2017 description

This update reduces the appeal budget from CHF 2,007,914 to CHF 1,818,879 to align the plan with financial resources anticipated to be mobilized, agreed implementation approaches and activities achievable within the timeframe. In view of the reduction in budget, corresponding revisions have been made to the Emergency Plan of Action.

Appeal History

  • 13 September 2016: Typhoon Meranti (local name Ferdie) batters Batanes, in northern Philippines.

10 May 2017 description

People affected

5.5 million people lacking access to basic healthcare services
2.9 million people living in ‘Emergency’ or ‘Crisis’ phase
3.3 million people affected by severe drought and food insecurity
363,000 children acutely malnourished
36,066 cholera cases in 2017
6,500 measles cases in 2017

Funding needs

02 May 2017 description

Introduction from the IDMC Director

We start 2017 facing a number of global challenges.

28 Apr 2017 description


Nécessaires pour atteindre 731.000 personnes avec une assistance pour sauver des vies et une protection dans les six mois à venir.



26 Apr 2017 description
report Save the Children

Children’s lives have been torn apart after two years of brutal armed conflict in Yemen. They have been bombed, starved and denied the chance to go to school with a staggering 10.3 million children in need of humanitarian and protection assistance.

16 Apr 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 179,493.15
Balance Requested: US$ 179,493.15


14 Apr 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,670,638 Swiss francs (increased from 690,325 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in assisting 136,666 people (an increase from 30,000 people) for 12 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and National Society capacity building. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population and number of activities to be implemented.

13 Apr 2017 description


Executive Summary

Every day, WFP and its partners work to achieve the vision of a zero hunger world. In full alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), achieving this vision by 2030 will require not just WFP but the world to make nutritious food accessible and available all year round, to eliminate stunting; increase rural economic opportunity; prevent food waste; and promote sustainable agricultural development.

11 Apr 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Drought Response in Kenya 2017 - (KEN 171)

Appeal Target: US$ 4,684,059

Balance Requested: US$ 4,541,733



Kenya is facing a drought emergency confirmed by early warning information sources. Food and water scarcity has reached levels of concern and this scarcity is predicted to intensify into early 2017. Immediate causes of drought in Kenya include a late onset of 2016 short rains, which were also brief and weak.

10 Apr 2017 description

US$ 38.3 million
Required to support 320,000 people in the North Coast (Ancash, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Piura and Tumbes.).

This document was prepared by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs with support of partners and the national government. It covers the period from April to October 2017.