A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, accompanied by Amy Martin, UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Darfur, and Major-General Fida Hussain, Acting Force Commander, UNAMID, visited the victims of the recent fire at Korma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), North Darfur, on 15 June 2017. The fire occurred on 9 June and destroyed some 700 homes; five displaced persons were killed as well.
Sector partners - 11
IDPs in sites – 592,453 indiv. and 1,240,290 in
Host communities/ No. of sites – 207
GAPS/ NEED ANALYSIS
Ministry of Health and Sanitation staff and partners were trained on implementation of the stunting prevention pilot in Moyamba district.
Homeless storm victims received food assistance in Mile 91 town of Tonkolili district in northern Sierra Leone.
WFP, in collaboration with the national disaster management authority, Red Cross and Save the Children, provided food and non-food items to households affected by fire and host families sheltering them in Susan’s Bay area of the capital Freetown.
Overview of Hazard Incidents in May 2017
Overview of Hazard Incidents in April 2017
Among the other hazard, fire caused injury of 50 garment workers as well, guttered 10,000 sq. feet warehouse and 28 shops with financial loss amounting to approximately BDT 6.2 million. 8 people died in Sylhet, Jhalokathi, Kishoreganj and Munshiganj due to lightening throughout April.
Three humanitarian corridors identified in Southern Chad for the potential voluntary return of CAR refugees not yet functional.
Potential refugees for the Chadian national exam-Baccalaureate for 2016/2017 increased by 34%. Women make up 60% of candidates.
Preliminary results of the Survey on the intentions of return of Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad shows that less than 3% are willing to repatriate in 2017.
DE FORTES PLUIES TUENT TROIS PERSONNES ET DÉTRUISENT DES MAISONS
De fortes pluies dans la région de Mandoul, au sud, ont tué trois personnes et ont endommagé plus de 180 maisons. Une équipe du Service aux affaires sociales du pays se trouve dans la région pour évaluer les dégâts et fournir de l'aide. L’aide alimentaire et aux moyens de subsistance, ainsi que les abris sont les principaux besoins.
LE FEU DÉTRUIT UN SITE DE DÉPLACÉS À KAGA BANDORO
HEAVY RAINS KILL THREE, WRECK HOUSES
Recent heavy rains in southern Mandoul region killed three people and damaged more than 180 houses. A team from the country’s Social Affairs Services is in the region to assess the damage and provide assistance. Food, shelter and livelihood assistance are the main needs.
Central Africa Republic
FIRE DESTROYS IDP SITE IN KAGA BANDORO
Heavy equipment is at work in reclaiming 24 acres of land at Warpeik village in Rakhine State where fire brokeout on 13 November evening last year in addition to violent attacks it faced a month earlier.
Zenebe Teklewold/Filip Andersson
Swift, well-coordinated actions by different components of UNMISS saw two separate outbreaks of fire in the Bentiu protection of civilians site being taken care of without any resulting deaths or injuries. The fires, occurring over the weekend, destroyed a total of 117 shelters.
“The coordination between different components of UNMISS was really commendable and that was what made a timely and effective response possible,” says Anastasie Nyirigira, Acting Head of the UNMISS Bentiu Field Office.
During the reporting period, 2,749 households in North and south Darfur were provided with ES/ NFI items from the NFI Common Pipeline through implementing partners. A breakdown of distributions can be seen in the table below.
By Matt Maura
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Social Workers from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, will continue to provide extended hours assistance at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium for residents of the Jubilee Gardens and Tall Pines Communities.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in February, 2017
In this month of February, most frequent hazard incident was fire. A total of 22 fire incidents occurred in Barisal, Bhola, Dhaka, Chittagong, Faridpur, Jhenaidah, Gazipur, Patuakhali and Narayanganj districts. The other hazards that occurred in this month was landslide in Gowainghat upazila under Sylhet district. Also, the country felt little or no tremor on February 06 due to earthquake originated in India.
More than 600 people have been left homeless, destitute, and without food after a fire that broke out at camp El Neem north of Ed Daein in East Darfur destroyed 100 homes on Wednesday.
One of the camp sheikhs explained that the intense wind helped the fire to spread. Provisions and agricultural crops were also destroyed, however no injuries or loss of life were reported.
The sheikh appealed to the authorities and organisations to speed up the provision of aid to those affected.
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
A massive fire swept through the crowded shanty Parola compound in Tondo area, near the port of Manila in the evening of February 7, destroying more than 1,000 makeshift houses and leaving 3,000 families (15,000 people) homeless. Seven people were reported injured.
Overview of Hazard Incidences in January, 2017
Hazards that occurred in January were fire incidents in several places like Dhaka, Comilla, Barguna,
Gazipur and Sylhet, earthquake felt in Dhaka, Sylhet, Comilla, Chittagong and other adjacent districts and landslide in Companignj upazila under Sylhet district.
• Severe bush fires started on 23 November in the two provinces of Haifa and Jerusalem resulting in the evacuation of 60 000 people.
• In immediate reaction to the fires, several Participating States have provided assistance via the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.
• 10 amphibious firefighting aircrafts, 2 command and logistical planes and 70 people were deployed through UCPM
• 179 flight hours and 216 water drops were operated.
• The last deployment ended on 30 November.