4.9 million Refugees in the Region (Source: UNHCR)
2 million Assisted by WFP in February
Overall food consumption in the region was found to be stable through 2016 4th quarter monitoring exercises, with 78 percent of households surveyed having ‘acceptable’ food consumption following WFP assistance.
Résumé de la situation
2,221 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
699 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
12,149 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017
57,872 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017
86% of returnees from Pakistan (1,919 individuals) assisted
7% of returnees from Iran (52 individuals) assisted
The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented with the number of food insecure people rising by three million in seven months. Nationwide, 65% of Yemeni households now estimated to be food insecure (of which nearly 30% severely), compared to 41% during pre‐ crisis period (2014). About 7.3 million people are anticipated to require emergency food assistance. Total food insecure population estimated to be over 17 million.
A global network of aid agencies has launched a new online platform that will allow its donors and the public to monitor humanitarian alerts as they happen, follow how money is spent and see how many people have been helped.
Start Network’s innovative portal, made public for the first time today, means that every aid agency project supported by the Start Fund in crises around the world can be viewed and its outcome evaluated by anyone who visits the website.
CHIANG MAI, 28 March 2017 (NNT) – The Bureau of Royal Rainmaking (BRR) has established an operation center in the north to combat both the persisting drought and haze.
More than 20 million people in four countries are on the brink of famine. 'We are facing the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the history of the UN. Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of starving to death. Norway is therefore increasing its support for life-saving emergency aid and food security to a total of NOK 673 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) continues to provide Internet connectivity services for humanitarians in Qayyarah: at the Mercy Hands office in town, and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Danish Refugee Council (DRC) office in Qayyarah Airstrip camp.
The ETC together with its partner on the ground, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) carried out a needs assessment mission to Hammam Al Alil camp.
ERIGAVO, SOMALILAND — As the breakaway republic of Somaliland grapples with a severe drought, medical workers are struggling to aid people left weakened by malnourishment and hunger.
A 70-year-old hospital in Erigavo, the capital of the Sanaag region, is operating beyond full capacity to treat people affected by the drought. And it's the only hospital in the region.
The drought has left tens of thousands of children acutely malnourished. In desperate need of treatment, they are checked as they lie on the beds in this stabilization center ward.
The mandate renewal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is an opportunity for the UN to reaffirm its commitments and step up its efforts to prevent further deterioration of the human rights situation and protect civilians in the DRC and the entire Great Lakes region, Amnesty International said today.
The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution for the renewal of MONUSCO’s mandate on 29 March.
In the Central African Republic, the ICRC has a delegation in Bangui, sub-delegations in Kaga Bandoro, Bambari, Ndélé and Bangui (covering the west of the country), and an office in Birao.
In 2016, we improved access to emergency and routine medical care and upgraded water and sanitation infrastructure. We helped people meet their basic needs, restored family links, visited detainees and promoted international humanitarian law. Many of our activities were carried out in tandem with the Central African Red Cross Society.
Climate scientists from multi international agencies, on 23 March 2017, released a detailed study of the Kenyan drought, whose main message is: prepare for more.
The scientists shared their findings at the conclusion of a three-day conference in Nairobi that brought together representatives from the government, private sector, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other humanitarian agencies.
March 27, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government on Monday said that the recent rift within the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) will negatively affect the negotiation and the peace process. While the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) led by Gibril Ibrahim urged its allies to overcome the crisis.
Last Saturday, the Nuba Mountains Liberation Council, an SPLM-N political body in the South Kordofan announced its support of al-Hilu’s demand for self-determination and relieved Arman from his position as secretary-general and chief negotiator.
25TH MARCH 2017, NAIROBI - KENYA
The IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government held its 30th Extra-Ordinary Summit on 25th March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly, to deliberate on current situation in the Republic of South Sudan.
March 28 – Health situation in Yemen
Preparedness saves lives and money during disasters and crises. Adequate preparedness by national actors can also significantly improve first response at the local and national level, and reduce the need for international mobilization. This goal focuses on supporting the national logistics capacity of identified disaster prone countries.
Goal 1: PREPARE
Strengthen the immediate response capacity of national actors in disaster-prone countries and identify the best capacities for response.
On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars through the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), to provide emergency health and medical care assistance for Syrian refugees and to their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.