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18 Jan 2017 description
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KEY FIGURES

81 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

55 per cent of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about shelling

41 per cent Travel to visit relatives

37 per cent are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

14 per cent of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

18 Jan 2017 description
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  • Funded and facilitated provision of one of the first electric hands in Afghanistan to a double amputee. The procedure was successful and the beneficiary has been able to resume daily activities, improving his quality of life.

  • Held 42 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. 352 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,486 beneficiaries (1,732 male and 1,754 female).

18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Identify People with Disabilities; Ensure Access to Services

17 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2016

4,780
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,881
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 January 2017)

13, 118
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 January 2017)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2017

USD 19 M
Requested for the operation
Funded 0%
Gap 100%

17 Jan 2017 description
report Kenya Red Cross

Destocking is an exercise that the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has taken up -through funding from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), with an aim of supporting drought affected communities who are currently losing their cattle due to the biting drought that has hit various parts of the country.

The exercise that has so far taken place in the North Eastern and Coast regions, kicked off in December 2016.

17 Jan 2017 description

Vlada and Alexandr, among 66,000 people with disabilities forced to flee the fighting in eastern Ukraine, are determined to make the most of their new lives.

By: Don Murray in Sviatohirsk, Ukraine

Teenager Vlada and fellow displaced Ukrainian Alexandr have known hard times. They are among 66,000 people with disabilities who fled the fighting in the east of the country in 2014, along with two million others.

17 Jan 2017 description

Ethiopia: Government and partners launch the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017

US$948 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 5.6 million people

((Addis Ababa, 17 January 2017): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners today officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD seeks US$948 million to help 5.6 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

17 Jan 2017 description

Background

Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.

16 Jan 2017 description

As a result of the lack of livelihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.

16 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

148,092
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October(1)

16,878
UNHCR kits of core relief items (CRIs) distributed to families (assisting some 101,000 people) displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas

10,105
Family plots (for some 54,000 people) in UNHCR built camps are ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul corridor, of which 4,435 (44%) are currently occupied

16 Jan 2017 description

Since the start of winter the electricity cuts in the Gaza Strip have continued to worsen, seriously impacting access to basic human rights of the population of two-million. The current electricity supply stands at four hours, followed by a 12-hour blackout, but on sporadic rotation. The vulnerable populations that live in the hundreds of high-rise building in Gaza face particular difficulty, notably older, sick and disabled people, as elevators are inoperable.