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24 Aug 2016 description



On 21 August, a suicide bombing in Mora, in the Far North region, killed three people and left 27 seriously injured. The town hosts more than 20,000 IDPs and serves as a hub for humanitarian activities in the Far North. Mora also is central for cross border operations to Banki, in Nigeria. Following the attack, humanitarian activities in and around Mora were temporarily suspended.



24 Aug 2016 description



Le 21 août, un attentat suicide à Mora, dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord a tué trois personnes et blessé gravement 27 personnes. La ville accueille plus de 20 000 personnes déplacées et sert de plaque tournante pour les activités humanitaires dans l'Extrême-Nord. Mora est également au centre des opérations transfrontalières vers Banki, au Nigeria. Après l'attaque, les activités humanitaires dans et autour de Mora ont été temporairement suspendus.


24 Aug 2016 description

This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016.


24 Aug 2016 description

Ethiopia is responding to an El Niño-caused drought emergency: The El Niño global climatic event wreaked havoc on Ethiopia’s 2015 spring and summer rains driving food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages in affected areas of the country. A well-coordinated response is underway, although the scale of the emergency exceeds resources available. Given the lead times necessary for the procurement of relief items, the Government and its partners urge immediate and sustained support for this slow onset natural disaster.

23 Aug 2016 description


• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description


The Citizen Solidarity and Joint Responsibility Law has raised about US$500 million, as of June, as response to the 16 April earthquake. Authorities have already used $140 million of this amount - $70 million for the province of Esmeraldas. Reconstruction efforts continue in the north coastal areas of Ecuador.
National authorities via El Telégrafo.


23 Aug 2016 description


ECUADOR: La Ley Solidaria y de Corresponsabilidad Ciudadana por las afectaciones del terremoto de 16 de abril ha recaudado hasta el momento cerca de US$500 millones.

PERÚ: Cerca de 300 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria se enviaron la semana pasada a la provincia de Caylloma, en la región de Arequipa, para asistir a los cerca de 6,000 damnificados por el terremoto que también dejó 4 personas muertas.

23 Aug 2016 description

Most West African countries are now in the middle or second half of the rainy season. The seasonal forecast of the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), indicating the likelihood of above-average rains in parts of the central Sahel, has so far proven accurate. Mali, Burkina Faso and western Niger have received abundant rainfalls. The overall impact of flooding due to these rains can be described as average by annual comparison over the last 5-10 years. Western Niger so far has been most affected area.

22 Aug 2016 description
  • Excellence Monsieur le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Femme, de l’Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Internationale,

  • Excellence Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants du Corps Diplomatique,

  • Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des Ministères, des Institutions et Services Etatiques,

  • Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs de Missions et Représentants des Organisations Non Gouvernementales et des Agences du Système des Nations Unies,

  • Mesdames, Messieurs les Chefs de Délégation du Mouvement de la Croix Rouge,

22 Aug 2016 description

(Abuja: 22 August, 2016): "I have just concluded my fifth visit to rural parts of Nigeria's north-east and for the second time was able to witness the situation in one of the most destroyed towns, Bama. I was last there in the first week of April and since then there has been progress. Again, I was honoured to be in Bama with His Excellency Governor Kashim Shettima with whom we marked World Humanitarian Day on Friday 19 August.

22 Aug 2016 description


Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.

Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR has displaced refugees to Cameroon, and caused internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.

Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.

19 Aug 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, 19 August 2016. - In the wake of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), and six years after the devastating earthquake of 2010, humanitarian needs in Haiti still remain very high, even though much progress has been achieved. For example, about 96 per cent of the 1.5 million displaced people have been relocated from the camps to adequate housing. Schools, hospitals or administrative infrastructure have been rebuilt.

19 Aug 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, le 19 Août 2016.- Au lendemain du Sommet Humanitaire Mondial (WHS), et six ans après le tremblement de terre dévastateur de 2010, les besoins humanitaires en Haïti restent importants même si des progrès considérables ont été atteints. A titre d’exemple, environ 96 percent des 1,5 millions de personnes déplacées ont quitté les camps pour un logement adéquat. Des écoles, des hôpitaux ou encore des infrastructures administratives ont été reconstruits.