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24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the afternoon of 5 January 2016, the western and north-eastern parts of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were hit by a heavy snowstorm. In the evening, the temperatures decreased to 25 Celsius degrees below zero. The mountain passes through Gostivar, Kicevo, Kriva Palanka – Kustendil put a ban on the movement of heavy vehicles, while motor vehicles were moving in difficult conditions due to the icy road conditions.

24 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response

Emergency: Emergency support to cold snap affected people from East Ukraine Date of Emergency: 17th January, 2017 ACT Requesting Member(s): Hungarian Interchurch Aid(HIA) Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

24 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees.
The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.

23 Jan 2017 description

El territorio guatemalteco se encuentra bajo efectos de un Frente Frío y un Sistema de Alta Presión que genera el descenso en la temperatura y viento del Norte de características moderadas, condiciones que son monitoreadas por la Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres –SE-CONRED- y el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología –INSIVUMEH-.

23 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Chile

Rancagua, 20 de enero, 2017.- El SEREMI de Salud de la Región de O’Higgins, Eduardo Peñaloza, junto con equipos de la Autoridad Sanitaria y la red asistencial, se encuentran recorriendo la Provincia de Colchagua y Cardenal Caro, afectadas por los incendios forestales, declarados como Zona de Catástrofe.

23 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response

Emergency: Winterization support to refugees/migrants in Serbia

Date of Emergency: 17 January 2017

ACT Requesting Member(s): EHO – Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation Novi Sad Philanthropy, Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

23 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR STEPS UP WINTER ASSISTANCE AS SNOW STORMS HIT SEVERAL PARTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST

22 Jan 2017 description

IN NUMBERS

160,000 People are currently displaced

85% of displaced people are in emergency camps

6,600 Family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

565,000 People in need, in and out of camps, have been reached by first-line emergency assistance

1.2-1.5m People could be affected overall by the military operations

21 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

THE CRISIS

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

20 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 11,825 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 11th and 17th of January. The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,689 new arrivals, compared to 1,140 in the previous week.

 The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 529 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,918 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

As Somalia faces its second major drought this decade, the government has issued an urgent appeal for large-scale, life-saving aid.

Holding a joint press conference with the country's National Drought Task force on Thursday, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said millions of his people are at risk of starvation if action is not taken soon.

20 Jan 2017 description

LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

The end of the year has seen a number of legislative developments affecting internally displaced persons (IDPs), including access to free legal aid for IDPs, changes in IDP registration procedures and physical verification of IDP pensioners.

20 Jan 2017 description
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This is a list of essential hygiene items that are appropriate to the specific needs of older people and people with disabilities. Humanitarian agencies undertaking interventions in hygiene promotion should incorporate these items into their general hygiene package so as to target older people and people with disabilities within their response.

Furthermore, the guiding notes also contain tips on what implementing organisations should take into consideration prior to a distribution and after a distribution exercise whilst planning for older people and people with disabilities.

20 Jan 2017 description

Bujumbura, 19 jan 2017 : Le ministère des Droits de la personne humaine, des Affaires sociales et du Genre axe ses perspectives de l’année 2017 sur plusieurs points, a annoncé mercredi le 18 janvier, le titulaire dudit ministère, M. Martin Nivyabandi, au cours de sa présentation du bilan des réalisations de l’année 2016.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • In December, WFP prepared for the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) implementation which will replace the Emergency Operation in 2017 and will focus on activities designed to meet the short to medium term food security needs of vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine, providing emergency food assistance and engaging people in livelihood creation activities.