An estimated four million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Despite the large scale humanitarian assistance delivered, the FSNAU-FEWSNET post Jilal assessment indicates an elevated risk of famine (IPC 5) due to a combination of severe food insecurity, high acute malnutrition, and high disease burden. The number of people in need has increased to 6.7 million, including 3.2 million people in crisis.
Seven years ago an earthquake destroyed homes and schools in Haiti. It was the starting point of Finn Church Aid’s largest humanitarian operation up to then; an operation that allowed thousands of children to return to school and continue their education. What will be the legacy of that work?
Responding to the protection crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
I. HECHOS: Desde el 14 de enero de 2017, se vienen registrando fuertes precipitaciones pluviales en los distritos de Lurigancho – Chosica y Chaclacayo, provocando huaycos y deslizamientos, los cuales vienen afectando a viviendas, vías de comunicación, instituciones educativas y daños a la vida y salud de las personas.
"Youth groups say there are only a few options if you want to make money - become a criminal, a trafficker, a rebel or a jihadist fighter. Otherwise, you may become a victim..."
By Kieran Guilbert
MOPTI, Mali, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cradling her baby in a health clinic in central Mali, Mariama Tieminta clutched him to her breast as she recalled the moment jihadists stormed her village, firing their guns into the air.
• The number of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers registered in Turkey increased slightly in April, to over 3.3 million. Of these, nearly 3 million are Syrians– including over 1.3 million children – while the remaining 310,000 are nationals primarily from Iraq and Afghanistan.
• UNICEF established 30 child-friendly interview rooms in 23 cities to promote the best interests of children in contact with the law, including protection against hardship and stress associated with judicial proceedings.
• Mosul retake: since 17 October 2016, UNICEF has supported delivery of multi-sector emergency response (MSEP) reaching 1,044,444 individuals (178,668 families) in 16 re-taken communities in Ninewa.
• In April, the Rapid Response Mechanism consortium reached 400,825 people including 188,388 children with life-saving supplies.
Measures implemented to address the critical nutritional situation in the camp of Oure Cassoni, eastern Chad.
UNHCR assists the Chadian Government in providing assistance to the newly arrived CAR refugees in southern Chad.
Two MoUs signed with institutions of higher education in Abéché, eastern Chad, to facilitate refugees’ enrollment under the same conditions as Chadian nationals.
Heavy Flooding in Dadaab
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
LAKE CHAD CRISIS OVERVIEW
The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) is facing one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world today; approximately 17 million people are affected by the conflict in the region1 . Since 2009, an area spanning four countries in Central and West Africa has been affected by the violence perpetrated by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram.
In the ensuing years, the insurgency group has turned to violent attacks against local populations, causing an unprecedented protection crisis.
3,234 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
927 core relief items distributed to 695 households (2,920 returnees)
1,199 newly enrolled students
2,632 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
92 shelters and 63 latrines constructed
2,425 beneficiaries enrolled in community-based projects
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
387: People of concern registered
1,675: Households provided with subsistence allowance
318: Individuals provided with reinstallation grants
176: Individuals enrolled in technical and vocational training
620: Individuals enrolled in small-business management
676 new arrivals from Yemen
903 individuals provided with health care assistance
This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter- agency portal and at http://scs.raisunhcr.org/default.aspx
I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Since 2007, IOM has been contributing to the stabilization of Iraq by improving the resilience of communities and promoting social cohesion. IOM aims to achieve this through a comprehensive approach to transition and recovery that encompasses five main outcome areas:
Increasing Human Capital
Promoting Good Governance
Improving Access to Social Services
Supporting Local Economies
Creating Safer Communities.
19 May 2017
By Claudio Cordone, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon
Ten years ago today, on 20 May 2007, fighting erupted in the Nahr el-Bared camp for Palestine refugees in North Lebanon. Three months later, the camp lay in ruins, with its 27,000 residents displaced. Since then, with the support of the Lebanese Government and the international donor community, UNRWA has been engaged in its largest ever individual reconstruction project, with an estimated cost of US$ 345 million.
May 20, 2017 9:53 AM
Mohamed Olad Hassa
WASHINGTON — More than 23,000 Somali students are sitting their final Secondary School exams despite recent militant threats that it will punish parents who send their children to Western-style schools and universities.
Somalia’s minister of education, Abdurahman Dahir Osman, said the exams, which began Saturday, will be conducted in 77 centers across five federal states – Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Southwest, Jubaland and Benadir.
1.8 million South Sudanese assisted by WFP (April)
2 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
1.7 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
231,537 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
5.5 million people facing severe food insecurity from May to July 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)
WFP conducted a successful test airdrop of Energy Biscuits (HEB), specialized nutritious food as well as water, blankets and medical kits.