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25 Apr 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • Civilian casualties and major attacks are increasing in many parts of Afghanistan; a devastating attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in central Kabul on 8 March claimed dozens of lives

  • Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict in March; around 1700 families were displaced

  • Flash floods in Herat province killed four people and affected 352 families. Further 795 families were internally displaced in western provinces due to conflict

17 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 40 percent higher than in 2015

  • 2017 Afghanistan HRP seeks $550 million to meet humanitarian needs

  • Relief organizations report spike in security incidents involving staff

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Apr 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2016: The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 increased to 660,995, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 41 per cent increase on the 470,000 displaced in 2015.

2017: 58,656 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 26 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

14 Apr 2017 description

Dryness remains in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions. However, above-average rainfall since March has helped to alleviate seasonal dryness.

  2. Despite an increase in moisture following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, long- term moisture deficits remain due to very poor rains earlier in the season throughout central and eastern Madagascar.

13 Apr 2017 description

NEEDS

  • Afghanistan will continue to require both short and longterm emergency shelter support - ranging from temporary shelter solutions (such as tents), to shelter reconstruction/repairs (more common after natural disasters), rent support, winterization and the reestablishment of a safe shelter in places of origin.

11 Apr 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2016: The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 increased to 660,672, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 40 per cent increase on the 470,000 displaced in 2015.

2017: 54,455 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 25 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

11 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Under a heavy shower of rain, in a flooded remote village of Daikundi, 24 year old Khadija was stuck under a collapsed wall with no hope for help. Khadija lived with her two underage kids while her husband was away working in Iran.

Summer is the rainy season in the central highlands in Afghanistan with floods flowing down the mountains and at times sweeping away houses and farm lands.

10 Apr 2017 description

OVERVIEW

Although the flow of returnees to Afghanistan has slowed since its peak in mid-2016, more than 60,000 people have returned from Iran (54,000) and Pakistan (almost 10,000) this year. They are in need of livelihoods and shelter as well as protection assistance.

07 Apr 2017 description

Colombia - In support of the Government of Colombia, IOM has deployed a team of experts to assess the needs of over 300 families, displaced due to recent extreme weather. Twelve temporary shelters have been set up by local authorities in Mocoa, the municipality in the southeastern part of the country severely affected by the heavy rains on 31 March, which caused the Mocoa, Sangoyaco and Mulata rivers to overflow.

07 Apr 2017 description

Increasing moisture deficits recorded in the Greater Horn of Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

05 Apr 2017 description

La Cooperación Española contribuye a paliar las consecuencias de esta catástrofe en la población de Mocoa con la activación de un convenio humanitario con Acción contra el Hambre y una aportación al Fondo de Socorro para Desastres (DREF), que incrementará la capacidad de la Cruz Roja Colombiana para afrontar esta emergencia

05 Apr 2017 description
  • Más de 34 700 personas, casi el 90% de la población de Mocoa, están afectadas por la falta de agua segura y de electricidad.

  • Acción contra el Hambre, está haciendo llegar alimentos en albergues, kits de agua y de higiene pero advierte de que la ayuda que llega no es suficiente.

04 Apr 2017 description

Continúa la emergencia en Mocoa por avalancha, inundaciones y desbordamiento de ríos y quebradas.2 Hasta el momento se reporta, más de 300 familias afectadas, 2733 personas muertas, 262 heridas, 372 personas desaparecidas (información por depurar). Alrededor de 12.500 niños, niñas y adolescentes en edad escolar, no continuaran con sus clases porque se declaró la suspensión temporal de actividades académicas hasta el 7 de abril4 , además algunos colegios están siendo utilizados como puntos de concentración.

03 Apr 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 reduced to 660,569, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year. This remains the highest number on record, and a 40 per cent increase on last year’s high of around 470,000.

In 2017 so far, 50,017 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 22 provinces recording some level of forced displacement.

03 Apr 2017 description

Continúa la emergencia en Mocoa por avalancha, inundaciones y desbordamiento de ríos y quebradas.[1] Hasta el momento se reportan 254[2] personas muertas de las cuales se han identificado 129 personas, 262 heridas, 441 personas desaparecidas (información por depurar), más de 300 familias afectadas, 4 instituciones educativas afectadas y 25 casas destruidas.[3] Se continúa con la consolidación del censo de población afectada, con el paso de las horas el número de personas afectadas podría variar. Se ha declarado la calamidad pública.

02 Apr 2017 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información suministrada por miembros del Equipo Local de Coordinación Putumayo.

Flash Update No. 2 – Colombia: Avalancha e inundación en el municipio de Mocoa (Putumayo)

31 Mar 2017 description

Erratic and below-average rainfall continues in East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and degraded ground conditions across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rains earlier in the season throughout northern Madagascar.

30 Mar 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Continuous heavy rains and snowfalls broken the record of many years in Balochistan province, and caused widespread flooding across 3 districts of Balochistan from 17th to 22nd January 2017. Government declared the emergency in 3 most affected districts and call for assistance for 60,000 families that were affected by onset of disaster situation in Balochistan. Government has also requested PRCS to support affected population.