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18 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yemen’s cholera caseload exceeds 522,000 new suspected cases and nearly 2,000 related deaths

  • Revised 2017 Yemen HRP appeal requests $2.3 billion for humanitarian response efforts

  • USAID/FFP partner WFP reaches more than 6 million people with emergency food assistance in July

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

Plan International has launched a multi-country response to flooding in the South Asian countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal that has claimed hundreds of lives and displaced millions.

Plan International is providing humanitarian relief support to children and families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their homes, personal belongings and livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains.

18 Aug 2017 description

Brussels, 18 August 2017

When countries face natural disasters such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes or are in need of emergency assistance due to other crises, the EU has a range of funding and emergency response tools to help.

Within the European Union: helping citizens and Member States at home

EU Civil Protection Mechanism

18 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network

Thousands of vulnerable people in dire need following mudslides in Sierra Leone are to begin receiving urgent help today, following the decision yesterday by a global network of NGOs to fund six rapid-response projects.

18 Aug 2017 description

August 18, 2017, Malé - A UNDP-supported project set to transform water security in the outer islands of the Maldives has moved one step closer to implementation this past week, with a meeting of key stakeholders and a special function attended by the Minister of Environment and Energy, Minister of State for Environment and Energy, and UNDP Resident Representative.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.

These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.

Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.

18 Aug 2017 description

18 August 2017

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is deeply grateful for the receipt of the annual contribution of US$ 2 million from the Government of Kuwait in support of the Agency’s Programme Budget during a meeting held at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait on 17 August. The generous contribution assists in ensuring that UNRWA can continue to provide crucial health, education, relief and social services for Palestine refugees.

18 Aug 2017 description
report ECOWAS

Togo’s Head of State, and Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, as well as the West African Community expressed their affinity with the people of Sierra Leone.

President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, accompanied by the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel de Souza, travelled to Freetown on 17 August 2017 to give financial support to victims of floods and mudslides which occurred on Monday 14 August 2017.

18 Aug 2017 description

N’DJAMENA ── The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Ja-pan’s contribution of US$2.6 million (Yen 300 million) to provide food assistance to 177,000 vulnerable people in Chad’s Sahel region, many of whom are uncertain where their next meal will come from.

The funding will contribute to providing WFP rations of cereals, pulses, oil and salt to some 62,500 Chadian households in the Sahel, along with half-rations to 114,500 Su-danese refugees who have been living in camps in the East for more than a decade.

18 Aug 2017 description

APERÇU DE LA CRISE

Depuis l’élaboration du PRH en novembre 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en RCA s'est considérablement détériorée. Plus de 500 000 personnes sont déplacées, un niveau qui n’avait été atteint qu’en août 2014 avant le déploiement de la mission onusienne de maintien de la paix (MINUSCA). Le nombre de personnes déplacées est passé de 402 000 en janvier 2017 à plus de 500 000 en mai 2017. Soit une augmentation de 25% en cinq mois et de plus de 30% depuis le lancement du PRH.

18 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains critical until the end of the year. Continued large scale assistance is required to keep Somalia free of famine.
  • In July, WFP reached 2.3 million beneficiaries with emergency food and cash-based assistance.

Situation Update

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017
  • 0 contributions received
  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 179.5 M required for 2017
  • 43.4 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
  • 136.0 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Aug 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017
81.0 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements
232.9 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Aug 2017 description
  • 89.6 M required for 2017
  • 21.8 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
  • 67.8 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tripartite Commission assembles to discuss implementation of Tripartite Agreement

  • Nigerian military forcibly enters UN compound in northeastern Nigeria, prompting UN to suspend operations

  • Nearly 6,700 Nigeriens flee to Chad due to fear of attacks by armed groups

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Aug 2017 description

Situation overview

The Government and the UN system through the Resident Coordinator have requested international support. A deployment of a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team should take place within 48 hours to support the ongoing assessments, coordination and reporting efforts.