Ibb, 26 July 2016: I am extremely concerned by reports of rising tensions in Taizz Governorate and in particular the reinforcement of the closure on Taizz city as well as the escalation of hostilities in the area of Al-Sarari.
(Maiduguri, Abuja: 21 July 2016): On Thursday 21 July vital food supplies were transported to Banki in north-east Nigeria when a humanitarian convoy reached the town.
The World Food Program (WFP) team in Cameron delivered 30 metric tons of various life-saving food items. The food was received by the WFP team in Nigeria and immediately distributed to the 25,000 civilians living inside the town of Banki. An additional 700 kilograms of supplementary food for malnourished children was airlifted from the state capital Maiduguri to Banki on the same day.
(Antananarivo, 22 July 2016) Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.
I am gravely alarmed by the disturbing developments in the eastern part of Aleppo City in Syria, where civilian, humanitarian and commercial movements have been effectively cut off following the closure of Castello Road, the last remaining access route in and out of this area. An estimated 200,000-300,000 people are at risk of besiegement.
(Baghdad, 20 July 2016): Humanitarian partners in Iraq are warning that urgent steps need to be taken to prepare for Mosul. Partners are appealing for USD 284 million to start preparing for the operation, which could impact as many as 1.5 million civilians.
(New York, 19 July 2016): United Nations Special Envoys on El Niño and Climate, Ambassador Macharia Kamau and Mrs. Mary Robinson, have raised the alarm among donors and humanitarian and development partners after travelling to meet with affected communities around the world. They called for urgent action to address the humanitarian needs of more than 60 million people who are affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather events made more devastating by the 2015-2016 El Niño.
London, 14 July 2016
The impact of the current El Niño is felt globally, affecting over 60 million people. Southern Africa is of particular concern as the region is facing its worst drought in 35 years, with an estimated 40 million people facing food insecurity, including some 23 million in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
(N’Djamena, 16 July 2016): At the end of a visit to the Lake Chad Basin countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration of the US Department of State, Ms. Anne Richard, and EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Mr. Christos Stylianides, as well as UN Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer, called on the international donor community to increase their financial support for populations affected by violence.
(N’Djamena, 16 juillet 2016) : A la fin d’une visite dans les pays du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad et Niger), la Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat pour la population, les réfugiés et la migration du Département d’Etat américain, Mme. Anne C. Richard, et le Commissaire européen chargé de l’aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, M. Christos Stylianides, ainsi que le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies Toby Lanzer, appellent la communité internationale des bailleurs de fonds à accroître leur soutien financier aux populations affectées par la violence.
WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Malawi and Madagascar
WHEN: 16 – 22 July 2016
WHERE: Lilongwe, Antananarivo and field locations
Beginning in late January 2016, there was an influx of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan and settling for the first time in large numbers in East Darfur. By the end of June 2016, some 53,000 verified and unverified arrivals have been recorded throughout eight localities in the state. The majority of these arrivals, some 30,000 people, have settled in Ed Daein locality’s Khor Omer IDP camp while the remaining are scattered throughout the other seven localities.
(Juba, 12 July 2016): Following days of clashes in Juba that have left tens of thousands of people displaced, and hundreds killed or injured, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan has called for swift, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to all people in need.
(N’Djamena, 12 July 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator in Chad, Mr. Stephen Tull, accompanied by the Head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Mr. Florent Méhaule, visited Abeche, Ouaddai region, on 4 and 5 July 2016 to better understand the main humanitarian issues in the east of the country.
(N’Djamena, le 12 juillet 2016) : Le Coordonnateur Humanitaire au Tchad, M. Stephen Tull, accompagné du Chef du Bureau de la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA), M. Florent Méhaule, s’est rendu à Abéché, dans la région du Ouaddaï, les 4 et 5 juillet 2016, afin de mieux appréhender les principaux enjeux humanitaires à l’est du pays.
Addis Ababa, 7 July 2016: The newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño & Climate Mrs Mary Robinson, said in her remarks at a meeting with UN agencies and humanitarian donors on the impact of El Niño in Ethiopia that responses by governments and international partners to climactic events must urgently integrate humanitarian, development and resilience strategies to ensure effective, coherent and sustainable change.
(MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, 8 July 2016): “Since 5 April when I visited Bama, the United Nations has travelled by road to various parts of Borno State, Nigeria. Thanks to the Nigerian authorities, access for aid agencies has improved markedly over the past three months. This week, I was able to travel to the historic town of Dikwa and the important city of Monguno.
Rome: The newly-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on El Niño & Climate Ambassador Macharia Kamau issued a stark warning and challenge to the global community today in Rome, saying that a failure to adapt to the ‘new normal’ of increasing climate-linked emergencies such as El Niño would put global development targets at risk.
During June 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 2,373 calls, pushing the total number of calls since the Iraq IIC’s launch in July 2015 past 22,000. By the end of the month, 99.5% of cases were classified as closed.
The drop in calls compared to the five-month average since the start of the year is in line with expectations following the reduction in United Nations Iraq official working hours during the holy month of Ramadan.