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01 Jul 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM has appealed to donors to address the humanitarian crisis affecting the Lake Chad Basin, which has displaced nearly three million people in four countries, and the crisis in the Central African Republic, which has displaced a further 400,000.

The Lake Chad Basin crisis began in 2014 with the Boko Haram insurgency and ensuing military operations in the region. Thousands have lost their lives and millions have been displaced across Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 93,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

29 Jun 2016 description

Change to food assistance: Since early 2016, distinct changes in type and level of WFP’s relief assistance have ushered in Kachin IDP camps. Firstly, cash-based transfer was introduced in order to enable IDPs to diversify their food choices. In this regard, 27,600 IDPs have transitioned to cash based transfers. Based on a recent market assessment, WFP intends to employ combined cash and food (rice only) transfer modality for the remaining 8,000 IDPs currently receiving regular food baskets.

29 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • During May 2016, WFP alongside its cooperating partners Mercy Corp and People in Need (PIN), provided food assistance to 51,622 people. Of this, 29,025 female and 22,597 male, of which 3,820 were children reached through emergency operation (EMOP) 200765.

  • The six month net-funding requirements for WFP Ukraine EMOP is USD 29.4 million (July - December 2016). If no additional funding is confirmed by August 2016, WFP may be forced to reduce the number of monthly entitlements received per person.

28 Jun 2016 description

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SOUTH SUDAN
Since late June, tens of thousands of people have been displaced due to fighting in and around Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal. Up to 10,000 people are sheltering at the nearby UN base. Over 101,000 people were already registered as displaced in Wau county after fighting escalated in mid-February.