Geneva, 25 April 2017
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.
WHO? - Abdou Dieng, Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP),
- Richard Danziger Regional Director, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Yves Habumugisha, Regional Director for Emergency and Humanitarian Affairs, World Vision
- Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Regional Representative, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
WHAT? Humanitarian Regional Directors visit to Central African Republic
WHEN? From 25 to 28 April 2017
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 42 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, two Grade 1, and 31 ungraded events.
In 2016, 5.45 million people were identified as being in need of protection services in the states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe. The Protection Sector in the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan envisioned assisting 1.64 million of the most critically vulnerable persons for which it estimated requiring $31 million.
165+ IDP sites around Baidoa of which 85 new in 2017
155,000+ displaced individuals* of whom 122,000+ new in 2017
25,800+ IDP households of which 20,200 new in 2017
85% of new displacements are from within the Bay region
The latest results of the Cadre Harmonisé show a marked deterioration of the food security situation.
Some 601, 000 people are estimated to be in urgent need of food assistance compared to 425,000 in 2016. More than half of them are in conflict affected areas where they suffered from localised droughts in the north as well as excessive flooding in the central part of Mali combined with widespread insecurity.
On the eve of a key pledging conference to address the crisis in Yemen, the UN Refugee Agency warns up to half a million people could be uprooted by worsening conflict.
By: Shabia Mantoo | 25 April 2017
South Sudan: Enhancing Peaceful Co-existence and Resilience in Maban County
Ministry of refugees and repatriation with assistant of WFP (World Food Program) held a workshop on the use of digital system to help the needy at the MoRR on Sunday April 23.
Fazel Ahmad Azemi, deputy minister of plan and policy of MoRR, Mac Norantin, head of WFP in Afghanistan and more than 50 staff of both sides WFP and MoRR participated at this workshop, the purpose of the workshop is to improve the capacity building level and providing better services to the needy families of IDPs and returnees.
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.
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.
UNICEF and partners conduct lifesaving vaccination campaign
BAIDOA, Somalia, 25 April 2017 – Almost 30,000 young children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in an emergency campaign in Baidoa, a town at the heart of one of Somalia’s hardest-hit areas.
Many of the children have never been immunized before – they come from remote areas health workers often cannot reach because of a decades-old conflict that has ravaged the impoverished country in the Horn of Africa.
Fragile, impoverished Yemen already ranked among the world’s poorest countries when political transition erupted into all-out war two years ago. To make things worse, the country is also suffering the largest food security crisis worldwide. It will take far more than emergency aid to address one of the worst food and humanitarian emergencies in recent memory.
Civilian casualties and major attacks are increasing in many parts of Afghanistan; a devastating attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in central Kabul on 8 March claimed dozens of lives
Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict in March; around 1700 families were displaced
Flash floods in Herat province killed four people and affected 352 families. Further 795 families were internally displaced in western provinces due to conflict
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.
Author: Aurore Mattieu
Internally displaced people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are struggling to find long-term solutions to improve their resilience to shocks in a region that has been beset by armed conflict for more than 20 years.
The six-year war in Syria has killed nearly 500,000 people, uprooted half of the country’s population and blighted the economic mainstay of agriculture in one of the world’s earliest centers of farming. Mercy Corps has stepped in to help farmers feed their communities again and give displaced persons the means to raise their own food.