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19 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

19 Aug 2017 description

Situation overview

• The UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) has been deployed on Friday 18 September for an initial period of three weeks to support the ongoing assessments, coordination and reporting efforts.

• By 19 August, UNFPA will have finalised inventory information on the stock status at the Central Medical Store level. The results of the inventory status will be compared with findings of the rapid assessment to inform procurement of reproductive health commodities

19 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Sierra Leone: Let’s increase the surveillance and start the response to prevent outbreaks following the heavy floods that bereaved once again the country.

19 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Nepal experienced incessant rainfall beginning 11 August 2017, triggering widespread flooding and landslides in 35 of the country’s 75 districts.
    Weather has now improved and water levels have receded in all rivers.

  • Monsoon flooding and landslides have so far claimed 131 lives (including 27 children), injured at least 30 people, affected 301,453 families and displaced 44,683 families throughout the country particularly in Terai (southern plain area bordering India). Thirty two people have been reported missing.

19 Aug 2017 description

Bangui, le 19 août 2017 – La République centrafricaine traverse à nouveau depuis le début de l’année 2017 une période d’instabilité notamment marquée par une forte recrudescence de la violence, la hausse du nombre de déplacés et des attaques devenues plus fréquentes contre les acteurs humanitaires. Depuis janvier 2017, le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’assistance humanitaire est passé de 2,2 en janvier à 2,4 millions en juin. Aujourd’hui, 600 000 personnes sont déplacées.

19 Aug 2017 description

On a hot, flat, stony plateau outside Kismaayo, hundreds of people pack into a settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Bashir Muhamed Muktar stands at a water point, helping weary ladies lift jerry cans of water. Over the last five years, he has witnessed a raft of humanitarian crises that have affected many communities in Somalia’s Jubbaland state. Mr. Muktar could have easily opted for another profession but decided to work as a humanitarian aid worker in one of the harshest environments in the country.

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, open-source monitoring identified 17 ambulances reportedly destroyed and 24 reportedly damaged in two countries. In 2016, 73 ambulances were reportedly destroyed and 55 damaged in three countries. In 2015, two ambulances were reportedly destroyed and seven damaged in three countries. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, open-source monitoring identified 18 health facilities reportedly destroyed and 30 reportedly damaged in five countries. In 2016, 68 health facilities were reportedly destroyed and 100 damaged in 11 countries. In 2015, three health facilities were reportedly destroyed and 17 damaged in five countries. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 21 aid workers were reportedly assaulted in 16 incidents. In 2016, 36 aid workers were reportedly assaulted in 33 incidents. In 2015, 40 aid workers were reportedly assaulted in 37 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

29%of affected staff were assaulted in Uganda (6 aid workers).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 97 aid workers were reportedly kidnapped in 21 incidents. In 2016, 143 aid workers were reportedly kidnapped in 50 incidents. In 2015, 166 aid workers were reportedly kidnapped in 57 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

67% of reported kidnapped staff were released.

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 72 aid workers were reportedly injured in 36 incidents. In 2016, 176 aid workers were reportedly injured in 93 incidents. In 2015, 158 aid workers were reportedly injured in 88 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

64% of affected staff were injured by explosive weapons:
Syria (28 aid workers)
Nigeria (13 aid workers)
Somalia (5 aid workers).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 104 aid workers were reportedly killed in 56 incidents. In 2016, 192 aid workers were reportedly killed in 124 incidents. In 2015, 164 aid workers were reportedly killed in 94 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

53% of affected staff were killed by explosive weapons:
Syria (42 aid workers)
Nigeria (9 aid workers)
Kenya (4 aid workers).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 83 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, fined or imprisoned in 44 incidents. In 2016, 220 aid workers were reportedly affected in 69 incidents. In 2015, 115 aid workers were reportedly affected in 64 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

During the first six months of 2017, 294 aid workers were reportedly killed, injured, kidnapped or assaulted (KIK) in 120 incidents. In 2016, 547 aid workers were reportedly affected in 284 incidents. In 2015, 528 aid workers were reportedly affected in 263 incidents. This data is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

19 Aug 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents actions taken by authorities ("authority action") that affected aid agencies and their staff.1 This includes incidents where aid workers2 were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, fined or imprisoned1 by state or non-state actors. This report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources3 and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). It covers a total of 177 incidents in 43 countries in which 418 aid workers were affected during the last 30 months.

19 Aug 2017 description

Flood condition of Ayeyarwady River

According to the (13:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ayeyarwady River at Thabeikkyin has exceeded by about (½) foot above its danger level and it may rise about (½) foot during the next (1) day and may remain above its danger level.

Advisiory

It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying areas in Thabeikkyin Township, to take precaution measure.

Flood condition of Chindwin River

19 Aug 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents KIK incidents1 that affected aid agencies and their staff.2 This report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources3 and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). It covers a total of 120 incidents in 36 countries in which 294 aid workers were affected during the first six months of 2017.

104 aid workers were reportedly killed:

19 Aug 2017 description

Ridwaan Abdi remembers vividly his life in Somalia with his parents during the civil war.

“I was about four years of age, and we would lineup to receive nutrition biscuits,” Ridwaan recalls. “I know what it feels like to have no food, no shelter, and no access to water. I was one of the thousands of children who experienced real hunger.”

Ridwaan says his childhood experience influenced his choice of career.

“What I witnessed living in Mogadishu during the civil war greatly determined my decision to become a humanitarian worker,” he remarks.

19 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Lattakia, Syrian Arab Republic, 2 August, 2017– When violence started to force families out of their homes in northern rural Idleb back in late 2014, Dr. Khaled, a UNICEF health and nutrition facilitator in Idleb was among the first to respond.

19 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 16 to 18 August 2017.

Highlights

  • Following the floods, there are significant concerns about the possibility of disease outbreaks, with affected people facing challenges in accessing adequate health care.