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25 Apr 2017 description

Geneva, 25 April 2017

As delivered

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today, including the very real risk of famine. I do thank you for coming today to demonstrate your solidarity, commitment and generosity to save lives and lessen the suffering of women, children and men caught in a conflict which is not their own.

25 Apr 2017 description

The European Commission announced today at the United Nations in Geneva its intention to release further support of €116 million for those in need in Yemen. The support includes €46 million of emergency humanitarian aid and €70 million to support resilience and early recovery in 2017.

The country has become one of the world's largest humanitarian crises after 2 years of conflict with 18.8 million people, almost 70% of the Yemeni population in need of assistance.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 23 April, SDF-advances in northern Ar-Raqqa had displaced an estimated 39,000 people to Jib Al-Shaair makeshift camp in Ar-Raqqa governorate.

  • Although the IDPs have since been relocated to a better equipped camp south of Ein Issa, as many as 21,000 new IDPs are expected to arrive to Jib Al-Shaair in the coming days.

  • The UN has dispatched readyto-eat food rations, shelter items and non-food items, and hygiene kits to Jin Al-Shaair, and continues to monitor the situation on the ground.

25 Apr 2017 description

South Sudan – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners are responding to an influx of more than 22,000 displaced persons in and around Wau town, South Sudan, since the upsurge of violence on 10 April 2017. The influx is stretching existing humanitarian resources, and space to shelter displaced families is running out. Needs in the area have remained high since clashes in mid-2016 displaced more than 42,000 people.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description

Situation Update

Cholera has been confirmed in Mayom and Kodok after one of two samples in each of the locations tested positive for Vibrio cholerae on 20 April 2017. A total of 18 counties in 10 (31%) of 32 states countrywide have confirmed cholera outbreaks (Table 1; Figure 1.0). During week 16 of 2017, eight samples from Duk (6), Mayom (1), and Kodok (1) tested positive for Vibrio cholerae (Table 3). Cumulatively, 218 (38%) samples have tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae inaba in the National Public Health Laboratory as of 21 April 2017 (Table 3).

25 Apr 2017 description

Impending famine, ongoing fighting and a failing health system leave millions at risk in Yemen

More than two years into the crisis in Yemen, the humanitarian and health situation has reached a critical point, with millions of people at risk and on the brink of famine.

25 Apr 2017 description

El Equipo Local de Coordinación de Córdoba (ELC), es un espacio de coordinación inter-agencialestratégica, conformado por 24 organizaciones internacionales y nacionales, que promueve el intercambio de información, análisis y toma de decisiones, frente a los vacíos y necesidades humanitarias, iniciativas de desarrollo y de construcción de paz de la región, evitando duplicidades, facilitando sinergias con la institucionalidad, con un enfoque de acción sin daño, y promoviendo acciones de impacto en la respuesta complementaria al Estado.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

25 Apr 2017 description

Résumé de la situation

Le cyclone tropical Enawo est entré par le district d’Antalaha, au Nord-Est de Madagascar, région de SAVA, le mardi 07 Mars et est sortie du territoire malgache la nuit du jeudi 09 mars 2017 par la pointe du Sud de l’île. D’après les données recueillies, les districts d’Antalaha, de Maroantsetra (région Analanjirofo), et de Brickaville (région Atsinanana) sont les plus affectés par son passage.

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flooding affects approximately 1.1 million people throughout Peru

  • GoP-led efforts to repair transportation infrastructure increase humanitarian access to severely affected northern regions

  • 24 DoD-supported flights transport more than 328 MT of relief assistance to flood-affected communities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Apr 2017 description

Fighting increased in Eastern Ghouta, causing major displacement, including for Palestine refugee families. In response to recent developments, UNRWA distributed vital food and non-food assistance to Palestine refugees newly displaced from Qaboun and Barzeh. The Agency also assisted internally displaced Palestine refugees who fled the area of Dera’a to Damascus. To meet the urgent needs of the newly displaced, UNRWA reinforced its contingency stock in Dera’a camp.

24 Apr 2017 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC1 y con información suministrada por miembros del Equipo Local de Coordinación de Nariño.

24 Apr 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

Two years after the escalation of conflict in March 2015, the humaniarian situation in Yemen has reached a milestone with millions of lives pushed to the brink of famine. The man-made disaster is causing one of the largest food and protection emergencies in the world. Today, over 18.8 million Yemenis are in need of humanitarian assistance and 7 million people face the threat of famine.
As of 13 April, only 14.4 per cent of $2.1 billion needed for life-saving assistance to 12 million people has been met.

24 Apr 2017 description
report Government of Peru

I. HECHOS:

A consecuencia de las fuertes precipitaciones pluviales que afectaron diferentes regiones de nuestro país, generando inundaciones y aniegos desde los primeros días del mes de febrero se viene registrando la presencia del mosquito AEDES AEGYPTI, transmisores del virus Dengue y Zika las cuales viene afectando la vida y salud de las personas.

Códigos SINPAD N° 00081876

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • Bridge crossings at Qayyarah and Nimrud were closed for much of the week due to flooding along the Tigris River, disrupting humanitarian operations.

  • This week, some aid services were also impacted by the temporary suspension of UN missions to western Mosul for four days due to security threats. This temporary suspension was lifted on 22 April.

24 Apr 2017 description

A massive outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are working alongside Ethiopian health authorities to bring the outbreak under control, while warning that more external funding and resources are urgently needed to stop the disease from spreading further.