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07 Feb 2017 description
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Key messages

  • Escalating conflict in recent weeks has forced over 34,000 people to flee their homes inTaizz Governorate. Fighting and displacement have mainly been concentrated in Al Mukha and Al Dhubab districts.

  • The parties to the conflict must ensure the protection of an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 people still residing in the town of Al Mukha.

  • Humanitarian partners are mobilizing assistance in areas affected by fighting or hosting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Situation overview

07 Feb 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • En 2017, la communauté humanitaire a besoin de 399,5 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins de 2,2 millions de Centrafricains

  • La multiplication des foyers de tensions dans les préfectures de la Haute Kotto et de la Ouaka entraine de nouveaux déplacements et fait craindre une croissance exponentielle des besoins humanitaires

06 Feb 2017 description
  • Luego de un período de escasez hídrica, desde el 31 de enero se han presentado emergencias por lluvias intensas, inundaciones y deslizamientos, principalmente en las regiones del norte del país.

  • Se han identificado daños significativos al sistema de agua y alcantarillado en zonas urbanas, además la capacidad de los servicios de salud se ha visto afectada.

06 Feb 2017 description
  • After a period of near drought conditions, emergencies due to heavy rains, floods and landslides, have been occurring since 31 January in the northern regions of the country.

  • There are significant damages to water and sewer systems in urban areas and the capacity of health services are affected.

06 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

• Increased insecurity triggered new civilian casualties and widespread humanitarian needs across the ‘contact line’.

• Water and heating provision for some 1.1 million people is at risk.

• Humanitarian partners and authorities mobilized a coordinated response.

• An inter-agency rapid needs assessment mission took place on 1 February.

06 Feb 2017 description

Regional Highlights

  • On 17 January, a Nigerian military jet accidentally bombs an IDP site in Rann locality, Borno state, killing at least 112 civilians, including six Nigerian Red Cross workers, and wounding 100.

  • The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cameroon reaches 191,908 in the country’s Far North, more than doubling since 2015.

06 Feb 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

  • A high-level mission to Borena zone sheds light on drought response and gaps in the area

  • The Logistics Cluster handed over a refurbished logistics hub facility to NDRMC in Adama

Spring rains expected to be weak in current drought-affected areas

06 Feb 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen to 646,698, as joint teams continue to finalise assessments of those displaced last year. In 2017 so far, 9,759 individuals have been verified as displaced. Around 68 per cent are located in hard to access areas.

06 Feb 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Last year was relatively calm across the region, with countries that usually suffer from seasonal disasters, such as Armenia, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, mostly spared.

  • Tajikistan experiences one of the costliest years on record in terms of economic losses incurred by mudflows.

  • 2016 could also be dubbed the year of regional cooperation with governments making progress in joining efforts on risk reduction and border demarcation.

06 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • An avalanche in the early hours of 5 February 2017 is believed to have killed 50 people and injured 13 in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan Province, with at least 70 houses initially reported as destroyed.

  • Another avalanche in Dawz Bala in Badakhshan province is reported to have killed 10 people and injured 12.

  • Further casualties related to extreme weather conditions have also been reported elsewhere in the country, and OCHA is working with partners to assess the information.

05 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights

  • As of 5 February 2017, approximately 162,000 people were living in displacement due to the Mosul emergency. Over 190,000 people have been cumulatively displaced, and 30,000 people have returned to their homes.

  • Food, water and fuel are scarce in western Mosul, leading to negative coping mechanisms. It is highly likely that the humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate as commercial supply routes remain cut off and stocks cannot be replenished.

04 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

• Nigerian military aircraft on 17 January accidentally bombed a settlement hosting internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rann, a locality in the far-east of Borno state. Ninety-eight injured people were transferred to Borno capital Maiduguri for treatment in the days following the airstrike. In Rann, 319 people were treated.

• The food security sector assisted more than 1 million people in January. Some 5.1 million people are projected to face “emergency” and “crisis” levels of food insecurity in the coming months.

04 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Humanitarian organizations continue to respond to the needs of 52,088 people displaced from east Aleppo registered in west Aleppo and to 81,725 people registered in east Aleppo neighborhoods.

  • All of former east Aleppo city has now become accessible, however reports of unexploded ordinances and remnants of war in the area continue to hinder access and delivery of humanitarian assistance to some areas.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Fighting in the vicinity of Wau Shilluk and Malakal has displaced civilians and disrupted humanitarian activities.

• More than 52,600 South Sudanese fled to Uganda in January.

• South Sudanese are likely to face extreme levels of food insecurity in an extended lean season from February to July 2017.

• After extensive negotiations, a humanitarian team travelled to the Greater Baggari area, outside Wau town.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Possible famine in 2017

  • Access and bureaucratic impediments persisted in 2016.

  • $32 million from pooled funds boosts drought response.

Possible famine in 2017

03 Feb 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Plus de 33 600 personnes déplacées internes dans le Territoire de Moba en janvier 2017

  • Plus 20 000 personnes ont bénéficié d’une assistance humanitaire dans la ville de Kalemie

  • Au moins 6 millions USD nécessaires pour l’assistance en vivres à plus de 280 000 personnes d’ici fin avril

Aperçu de la situation

02 Feb 2017 description

Main Points

  • A minimum expenditure basket for recurrent Multi-Purpose Grant (MPG) transfers was recently agreed for piloting in Haiti. The MPG involves three sectors: Food Security, WASH and Shelter/NFIs.

  • WFP has established a hotline service to allow people affected by the hurricane to ask questions and provide feedback on assistance provided, including cash-based transfers.

02 Feb 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Afghanistan in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 13 to 29 January 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 12 February 2017.

Highlights

  • So far in 2017, 5,844 undocumented Afghans have returned from Pakistan, more than half (9,335) the total figure which arrived in the first quarter of 2016. No registered refugees from Pakistan were recorded in the last seven weeks as the winter pause in the repatriation programme continues.

02 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Typhoon Nock-Ten-affected regions sustain heavy damage to agriculture and infrastructure as humanitarian actors find ways to further assist government recovery efforts.

• A Catanduanes community finds that preparedness and evacuation measures can achieve zero casualties.

• FAO augments government assistance to Typhoon Sarika and Haima-affected farmers.

• Flash flooding displaces thousands in Mindanao and Visayas.

• An inclusive dialogue with stakeholders ensures a safe and dignified return for Lumads in Mindanao.