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22 Aug 2017 description

Damascus and Amman, 22 August 2017

Ali Al-Za'tari, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, and Ramesh Rajasingham, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria a.i, express their deep concern over the significant number of civilians reportedly killed in the last few days due to the use of explosive ordnances, including through Coalition airstrikes, against targets of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in densely populated neighborhoods of Ar-Raqqa city.

22 Aug 2017 description

Key Issues

  • Round 5 relief food distribution kicks off, targeting 3.3 million Relief and PSNP food beneficiaries in Somali region.

  • OCHA Ethiopia and OCHA AULO Commemorate World Humanitarian Day

  • The AWD outbreak continues to spread in Amhara region.

22 Aug 2017 description

The end of fighting in Mosul will not signal the end of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, and millions of Iraqis will continue to need assistance well into 2018. As military operations in Mosul entered their final phase the rate at which people fled the city slowed. The cumulative number displaced since military operations began in October approaches 1 million as humanitarian needs among affected people continue to grow. Some 690,799 people are currently displaced to camps and host communities, 97 per cent of whom are from West Mosul.

22 Aug 2017 description

Aperçu humanitaire du 14 au 20 août 2017

Zone Centre

Préfecture de Nana-Gribizi / Sous-préfecture de Kaga-Bandoro / Kaga-Bandoro

22 Aug 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 730,200 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 31 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 131 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 2,708.5 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.

22 Aug 2017 description

The CHF is a strategic pooled financing tool that enables a timely response through support to humanitarian partners for addressing critical gaps and delivering priority actions of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, whilst strengthening coordination and leadership through the Humanitarian Coordinator and the Cluster System. The CHF First Standard Allocation was launched in early May with US$15 million designated for 3 priority areas outlined within the allocation strategy approved by the Humanitarian Coordinator and in consultation with the CHF Advisory Board:

22 Aug 2017 description

In 2016, the Humanitarian Coordinator directed the CHF through two Standard Allocations and three Reserve Allocations to respond to prioritized humanitarian needs.

The Health Sector remained the largest recipient, with 35 per cent of the Fund in 2016, due to the continued need for life-saving trauma services in areas of active fighting with high numbers of civilian casualties, as well as health services to vulnerable populations in the underserved areas affected by conflict and natural disasters and cross-border movements.

21 Aug 2017 description

Desde el 21 de julio en el marco de un paro minero que se lleva a cabo en los municipios de Segovia y Remedios, al menos 5.500 familias (22.000 personas, ver tabla anexa) pertenecientes a comunidades indígenas, afrocolombianos y campesinos de zona rural y urbana[1], presentan restricciones al acceso de alimentos, bienes, servicios, y movilidad como resultado de las confrontaciones entre mineros artesanales (manifestantes) y la fuerza pública.

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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for June 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 347,168 IDPs living in 342 informal settlements in June 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for May 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 339,921 IDPs living in 341 informal settlements in May 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • From January to mid-August, 202,109 people fled their homes due to conflict, up by more than 9,000 people compared to the previous week.

  • Some 849 spontaneous returnees and 56 deportees arrived in Afghanistan from Pakistan, according to IOM from 13 to 19 August, and from Iran, 3,708 people returned spontaneously and 6,540 were deported.

  • In the same week, 957 registered refugees returned to Afghanistan, 865 from Pakistan, 84 from Iran and 8 from other countries, as reported by UNHCR.

21 Aug 2017 description

Kasaï : plus de 100 000 nouveaux déplacés enregistrés aux côtés plus de 250 000 retournés

Les donateurs humanitaires se manifestent de plus en plus en faveur de la crise humanitaires, notamment dans le Kasaï, et les acteurs humanitaires s’en réjouissent.