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19 Aug 2017 description

PASIG CITY, Aug. 16 – Cognizant of the State’s responsibility to maintain the neutrality of schools as zones of peace, and to protect learners, teachers, personnel, and community members from attack by state and non-state armed groups, the Department of Education (DepEd) fully accepts and strongly endorses the Safe Schools Declaration.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description


New Arrivals: The number of asylum-seekers from Burundi who entered Tanzania in July 2017 stands at 525 individuals, which equates to an average daily admission of 17 individuals. This is up on the figures for June 2017, where 377 individuals arrived in the country with an average daily arrival rate of 12 individuals.

19 Aug 2017 description


The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region.

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


  • 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

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.


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

19 Aug 2017 description

Amman, Jordan

Mr. President,

Yemen today continues to traverse a critical and agonizing period as civilians pay a terrible price of an unending power struggle. Those who survive the fighting face death by famine or disease as the economic situation continues to deteriorate and the humanitarian conditions worsens.

19 Aug 2017 description

Overall Findings

  1. Majority of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement

  2. There are no health facilities in Pading center or the three IDPs sites

  3. 2 functional boreholes in Pading center. No boreholes in the three IDPs sites

  4. Use of stagnant water for drinking, cooking and washing across the three IDP sites

  5. No schools accessible to IDPs living in Pading center or the three IDPs sites


19 Aug 2017 description

17,367 IDPs registered in Ajio, Kerwa and Logo sites

79% of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement

21% of IDPs intend to return to their place of origin