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24 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 24 mai 2017 – L’attaque que des individus armés ont mené contre Bangassou le 13 mai 2017 a fait plus de 4 400 déplacés, 72 morts et 76 blessés. Les affrontements intercommunautaires qui s’en sont suivis ont déchiré le tissu social et instauré une grande méfiance entre les communautés. Aujourd’hui, Bangassou qui représentait un modèle de cohésion sociale et une réussite pour le vivre ensemble commence à peine à se remettre de ce choc.

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Sana’a, 24 May 2017

Cholera continues to spread at an unprecedented rate throughout Yemen affecting men, women, and children who have for more than two years withstood the consequences of a conflict that is collapsing institutions and social safety nets. With urgency I appeal to United Nations Members States for financial and political support to help avert what is sure to be an additional and devastating blow to Yemen.

24 May 2017 description

734,942 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 22 May

582,369 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 22 May

8,733 Fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 22 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners to Mosul city

some 12,500 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 20 May

23 May 2017 description

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maria Riberio expresses alarm at the toll the continued fighting in southern Libya is having on ordinary people, including reduced access to humanitarian assistance and health services.

23 May 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 23 May 2017): The new United Nations fund set up this year to tackle the looming famine in Nigeria and a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached US$24 million.

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) – that is projected to receive $80 million by year-end and is one of 18 country-based pooled funds – allows donors to pool their contributions for a stronger and timelier response to the needs of those most affected by the ongoing crisis, including millions who face a high risk of food insecurity and disease outbreaks.

23 May 2017 description

Déclaration de l’épidémie de choléra dans le Territoire de Bukama, Province du Haut-Lomami.

22 May 2017 description

Humanitarian needs & response

2.6 million people severely food insecure

343,559 children acutely malnourished

3 million people need drinking water

2.9 million people need health assistance

1.2 million children need education assistance

2.6 million livelihoods affected

520,000 people need support for early recovery

$165.7 million required

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, 19 May 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US $ 3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for rapid response in the Lake Chad region. These funds will help provide vital humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of 40,000 people, largely former internally displaced people returning to their villages of origin, in island areas and villages south of Bol canton.

19 May 2017 description

Gaza has been experiencing a severe electricity crisis since mid-April, when the Gaza Power Plant went silent due to a dispute between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza over tax rates for the fuel needed at the plant.

Since mid-April, electricity levels have fluctuated between about 100 and 150 Megawatts. In practical terms, this means that most households and services in Gaza receive electricity from the grid for at most, four hours at a time, followed by a 12 hour power-cut.

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, le 19 mai 2017): Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, M. Stephen O’Brien, a approuvé l’attribution de 3,5 millions de dollars américains issus du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour une réponse rapide dans la région du Lac Tchad.

18 May 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 18 May 2017): Since military operations began in Mosul city seven months ago, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes, including 500,000 people who have been forced to flee from the western neighbourhoods of Mosul city alone. As fighting has intensified in western Mosul, the number of people fleeing the west of the city has increased sharply.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 17 mai 2017 – L’assaut de la ville de Bangassou 2017 au Sud-Est de la République centrafricaine le 13 mai a fait, à ce jour, plus de 3 000 personnes déplacées qui ont besoin d’une assistance humanitaire d’urgence. La communauté humanitaire a rapidement mis en place une réponse et a été en mesure aujourd’hui de transporter les intrants destinés à répondre aux besoins les plus critiques et urgents. Les personnes déplacées qui sont dans des conditions psychologiques déplorables ont été privées de nourriture et d’eau potable depuis l’attaque.

17 May 2017 description

Bangui, 17 May 2017 – Bangui, 17 May 2017 – On 13 May, the assault on Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic has resulted in more than 3,000 displaced people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community quickly responded and has been able to ship supplies to meet the most critical and urgent needs. Displaced persons who are in deplorable psychological conditions have been deprived of food and potable water since the attack.

16 May 2017 description
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668,846 people displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 16 May

460,306 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 16 May

6,994 fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 15 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners in Mosul city

over 12,300 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 9 May

15 May 2017 description

Bangui, 15 May 2017 – The city of Bangassou in the Mbomou Prefecture (South-Eastern CAR) has been the scene of indiscriminate violence since May 13 when an assault was launched by unidentified gunmen on the Tokoyo district, which is mainly inhabited by the Muslim population. Massive displacement of population followed. Within hours, intense violence forced more than 3,000 people to flee their homes. At present, nearly 1,000 people are confined in the Mosque compound following threats of an imminent attack on them.

15 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 15 mai 2017 – La ville de Bangassou dans la Préfecture du Mbomou (Sud-Est de la RCA) est le théâtre d’une violence aveugle depuis le 13 mai après un assaut mené par des hommes armés non identifiés. Des attaques ciblées contre le quartier de Tokoyo essentiellement habité par la population musulmane et des déplacements massifs de population s’en sont suivis. En l’espace de quelques heures une violence intense a contraint plus de 3 000 personnes à un déplacement forcé.

14 May 2017 description
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(Doha, 14 May 2017): The State of Qatar today announced un-earmarked funding of US$40 million over four years - $10 million annually from 2017 to 2020 - to support the core budget of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

10 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 10 mai 2017 – La situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine reste dramatique. Le premier trimestre de l’année 2017 a été marqué par la multiplication des foyers de tension entrainant de nouveaux déplacements forcés et une augmentation des besoins, déjà importants. Ainsi entre février et mars 2017, la Centrafrique a vu une augmentation de 6% du nombre de nouveaux déplacés, passant de 401 072 à 426 100. Cette dégradation intervient alors que le financement de l’action humanitaire en 2017 est très préoccupant.