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28 May 2017 description

The movements of refugee returnees from Banki to Pulka continue and humanitarian groups continue to provide life-saving assistance despite numerous challenges, especially limitations in the water supply. On 27 May, close to 1,300 women, children and men arrived in school buses and trucks, carrying their remaining possessions (such as bicycles, chickens, mattresses, water jugs, and other items).

SITUATION TO DATE (Needs and gaps)

28 May 2017 description

BERBERA, Somalia: A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies, provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to alleviate the dire living conditions and assist those affected by drought, has arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia.

28 May 2017 description


  • Humanitarian partners have assisted more than 80,000 people in Akobo, Nyirol and Uror counties.

  • Emergency food assistance has been distributed to more than 17,300 people in Aburoc. Water remains a predominant concern.

  • An attack on Luom, Mayendit County, in May left homes looted, burned and destroyed, and the area’s Primary Health Centre reportedly looted.

  • Eleven months on, the cholera outbreak continues to spread, with counties most recently affected increasingly distant from the River Nile.

28 May 2017 description

La situación permanece estable en los 3 departamentos afectados por las inundaciones: Artigas, Cerro Largo y Salto. De acuerdo al último relevamiento asciende a 194 el número de personas desplazadas. De ese total 108 son evacuadas y 86 son autoevacuadas. Permanecen cortadas las rutas nacionales 6, 7, 28, 30 y 44. La CTM de Salto Grande continúa realizando las maniobras de evacuación de agua y moniterando la situación en permanente coordinación con los CDE de los departamentos afectados y con la Dirección Nacional del SINAE. ÚLTIMA ACTUALIZACIÓN: SÁBADO 27 DE MAYO, 12 HORAS

28 May 2017 description


  • SDF advances east and west of Ar-Raqqa city resulted in the displacement of over 20,000 people bringing the total number of IDPs tracked since November 2016 to almost 200,000.

  • The Self Administration reportedly decided to enact a rule to prevent IDPs from Ar-Raqqa governorate from leaving Ein Issa camp. Camp management authorities later indicated the rule will not be enforced.

28 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and corresponding flash floods as a result of the El Niño phenomenon and the regular Belg rains (March – May) occurred in the Eastern and Southern parts of Ethiopia in April 2016. The Belg rains, though late in onset, were heavier than usual both in terms of intensity and geographic coverage. The first reports of flash floods and subsequent displacements of communities, especially in Somali region, was reported and responded to from 7 April.

28 May 2017 description

Por su parte, el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional informó que para este domingo se esperan lluvias en ambas ciudades, y días nublados y fríos hasta el próximo miércoles, cuando esperan que se produzcan nuevas precipitaciones.

La creciente del río Uruguay provocó la evacuación y autoevacuación de 32 familias en la ciudad entrerriana de Concordia y 17 en Concepción del Uruguay, informaron ambos municipios.

28 May 2017 description

T*his bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is assessing the evolving situation for a potential DREF request or Emergency Appeal depending on the evolution of the current rainfalls and its impacts during the next days.*

The situation

28 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

EIRUT, May 27 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Saturday launched an 'iftar' (Muslim evening meal in Ramadan) campaign and a 'kiswat eid' (feast clothing) campaign in Lebanon.

The first project targets distributing 80,000 iftar meals throughout the holy month of Ramadan at a daily rate of 2,750 meals, said coordinator of the relief works of the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) Youssef Botrous.

28 May 2017 description

28/05/2017 – Various Locations in Sri Lanka: Inclement weather 48 hours ago has brought in much deluge across the country displacing over half a million people while 122 people have lost their lives to various incidents that has brought in by the rains. The floods are said to be the worst since 2003.

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society supported by the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been launching number of activities in order to assist people affected by floods.

28 May 2017 description
report IHH

In 25th anniversary of its establishment IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, launched its 2017 Ramadan campaign with “They are Waiting for You” slogan. Throughout Ramadan IHH is going to deliver aid to 1 million people.

IHH, which has been delivering food hampers and food aid packages to help the poor break fast in abundance, is geared up to put a smile on the faces of orphans and needy.

27 May 2017 description

The First Indian cargo Ship carrying relief goods, medical teams and equipment for the flood and landslide victims arrived at the Port of Colombo this morning.

The relief goods were handed over to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake by the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

27 May 2017 description

This final report consolidates all the achievements of the response operation over a period of 12 months. The IFRC on behalf of the Rwanda Red Cross Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the emergency appeal. More specifically RRCS and IFRC would like to thank the following partners for their contributions; American Red Cross, Austrian Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society, Norwegian Red Cross, Red Cross of Monaco, Swedish Red Cross, The Canadian Red Cross Society (from Canadian Government), The Netherlands Red Cross (from Netherlands Government)

27 May 2017 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is to inform budget revision and progress of the operation. The main changes include an increase in terms of extension of geographical reach and duration of the water trucking activities as well as the geographical reach and duration of the psychosocial support for earthquake survivers. Note that the operation timeframe and overall budget remain unchanged. The budget revision is triggered by:

27 May 2017 description

History of the appeal:

• The Somalia Drought Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 25 March 2016 for CHF 1,290,936 to support the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in assisting 78,990 drought's affected people for six months. A DREF loan of CHF 129,394 had been processed at the beginning of the appeal to support the start-up activities by SRCS. At the end of the initial appeal period, the appeal timeframe was extended by six months to a total of 12 months.

27 May 2017 description

To ensure the smooth flow of relief operations for the families affected by the current armed conflict in Marawi City, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office through the Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) prepared requests for sub-allotment and transfer of funds for Field Offices VIII and XII.

DSWD CO will download P19,080,000.00 intended for the purchase of 40,000 family food packs (FFPs) and handling and hauling for the delivery of relief goods for the victims of armed conflict .

27 May 2017 description
report CARE

CARE in Iraq: Helping women and families rebuild their lives

CARE is providing long-term help to thousands of women struggling to raise their families after years of sectarian violence in Iraq.

26 May 2017 description

27/05/2017 – Various Locations in Sri Lanka: According to Government Statistics by 26th May 2017, 1900hrs, 91 people have lost their lives and 110 people are still missing from flash floods and landslides in 7 districts of Sri Lanka. Over half a million people are affected from the inclement weather conditions.

According to the Met Department this severe weather condition could continue for another couple of days.

Meanwhile the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) also extended their landslide watch in another 24hrs.