Heavy rains in the departments of Sololá, Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Escuintla, Izabal, and Sacatepéquez caused landslides, mudslides, and floods, affecting 921 people and left 2 people injured, and 180 homes damaged. (OS: CONRED) (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
Landslide due to rain left six people dead, 90 homes destroyed, 50 people missing, and 50 people who were evacuated in the colony of Cambray II, Santa Catarina Pinula. (M: PRENSA LIBRE)
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.
Issue 32 of the Afghanistan Research Newsletter is now available on the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit’s (AREU) website. Newsletter 32 is the second issue published since the quarterly newsletter was revived in 2015 and the first of many to come.
Snapshot 9–15 September 2015
Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.
The Minister of Refugees and Repatriation promised with the provincial council of Panjshir province of natural damaged problems in Panjshir.
Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, Minister of Refugees and Repatriation, during his visit to Panjshir province yesterday, met the officials of Panjshir provincial council members.
During the first semester of 2015, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 138 disasters occurred in 68 countries. The impact of which resulted in 15,143 deaths, affected more than 15 million people and caused more than US$13.2 billion (A).
The major disaster was the earthquake of the 25th April, followed by a second one the 12th May in Nepal (see Cred Crunch n°39). They killed together more than 8,800 people (B) and affected over 5,5 million (C).
The FSAC has been a central part of the humanitarian response in Afghanistan since 2008. It is co-led by WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with a Non-governmental Organization as co-chair. Over 172 partner organizations countrywide are active in the FSAC, including NGOs, Government ministries UN agencies and donors.
Conflict is leading to food insecurity in affected rural areas
The Agricultural Prospects Report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL) estimates total 2015 domestic wheat production to be 4,673,000 MT, leaving an import requirement of 895,000 MT to cover domestic needs. This compares to typical annual imports of approximately 1,500,000 MT of wheat and wheat flour.
Afghanistan - Afghanistan has been affected by over 30 natural disaster incidents in the past month, killing and injuring several people, displacing hundreds of families and damaging homes and farmland in 17 provinces.
IOM has rapidly responded to these incidents, assessing damage and needs in the affected communities and delivering aid in coordination with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) and other humanitarian partners.
Snapshot 22–28 July 2015
Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.
Snapshot 15–21 July 2015
Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.
Snapshot 8–14 July 2015
Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.
Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
1) Natural disaster events include avalanches, flooding, heavy rainfall & snowfall, and landslides & mudflows as recorded by OCHA field offices and IOM Afghanistan Humanitarian Assistance Database (HADB).
2) A natural disaster incident is defined as an event that has affected (i.e. impacted) people, who may or may not require humanitarian assistance.
Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces
Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths
USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives