Gabrielle Berman and Kerry Albright
NEW YORK, 22 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced today that Data for Democracy (D4D) has won the Unite Ideas Internal Displacement Event Tagging and Extraction Clustering Tool (#IDETECT) data challenge.
- Amidst persisting political instability and the deteriorating security situation in Libya, as well as the increase in food insecurity of IDPs, returnees and refugees in need of food assistance, WFP aims to scale up from its target figure of 90,000 in June to reach 175,000 food insecure individuals during the last quarter of 2017. WFP prioritizes those most vulnerable to food insecurity, including unemployed households headed by women.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 690,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 23 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, 96 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,977.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.
DAMASCUS – A convoy of three trucks from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) using a newly opened land corridor has arrived in Qamishli in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh governorate, carrying lifesaving food assistance for hungry families. This is the first time that WFP has been able to deliver food by land in two years since the area became inaccessible in December 2015. Since that time, WFP has had to operate costly airlifts to bring food to vulnerable families.
In April, WFP delivered food assistance to 7,700 people residing in the non-government controlled (NGCA) of Donetsk, which is estimated to be the region with the highest number of food insecure people.
WFP is in critical need of funding support: USD 16 million is urgently required in order to continue providing direct food assistance and implementing Food-for-Assets and Food-for-Training activities, scheduled to start in May of 2017.
The evolving negative impact of IOD has resulted into below-average rainfall and drought situation in Ethiopia. There is significant gaps in drinking water supply to households in the six most affected regions. Water scarcity in lowland areas of Oromia, part of SNNP, Somali and Afar region is critical. Approximately 3.9 million people needs immediate water supply in 195 woredas of the 4 regions.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
629,682 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016
272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi
171,561 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya
81,597 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi
ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES
Shelter and NFI
In most of the 206 displacement sites assessed, most displaced people are living in makeshift tents (63 or 28%), followed by school (31 or 23%), government structures (25 or 19.5%) and tents (39 or 18%). In 1,719 host communities where IDPs are residing, all IDPs have shelters and in 207 sites less than 25% households are living in tents.
The Logistics Cluster continues to coordinate and facilitate passenger movement via sea on a WFP-chartered vessel, which also serves as an emergency rescue and evacuation vessel. Additionally, staff accommodation and cargo transportation on board of the same vessel are facilitated. Since May 2016, a regular schedule and booking system have been in place, with weekly rotations between Djibouti and Aden. The schedule has been designed so as to allow passengers to easily connect with UNHAS ights between Djibouti and Sana’a.
Individual and Households assisted by type of item
CRI Kits 138,313 (21,963 households)
Shelter Kits 39,312 (5,616 households)
Returnee Kits 6,609 (944 households)
Cash Assistance 4,347 (621 households)
UNICEF requires US$20.7 million to implement its 2017-2018 Response Plan for Undocumented Myanmar National (UMN) children. For 2017, to address the needs of affected children and their families, UNICEF is seeking US$9.45 million.
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5m people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, and 6.9m targeted for humanitarian assistance. Now in its eighth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating and is adding to the long history of marginalization and chronic under-development as well as high rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
Date of information: 19 June 2017
1. Situation update
WHO, UN Agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners continue to support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to rapidly investigate and respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north-east of the country.