46,000 Individuals displaced by the drought
149,327 Drought affected individuals assisted
53,754 Individuals benefited from cash assistance
2,369 Individuals enrolled in community-based projects
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
18.8 million people in need
1,988,946 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
81 Percentage of IDPs displaced for more than a year
900,258 IDP returnees
860,061 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
280,096 refugees and asylum seekers
24,559 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
By 25 June, the overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia shrunk to 5,948. 93% were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.
Washington, June 26, 2017 – The World Bank is injecting US$120 million into Lebanon’s health care system as part of a larger package to provide thousands of poor families with a critical service that has been suffering from structural issues, compounded by the influx of large numbers of Syrian refugees. The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has earmarked an additional US$30 million to the project, which aims to reach up to 340,000 people.
One night, at a refugee settlement in Uganda, 26-year-old Joyce (not pictured above) watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts. As he became more intoxicated, he started yelling and hitting her. Suddenly, he grabbed a machete and threatened to cut her. Terrified, Joyce grabbed their six children and ran to a neighbour’s tent.
For Maban, the epicenter of Sudanese refugees, health related issues are one of the greatest fears worrying the local population and humanitarian actors. This fear was worsened with the declaration of cholera earlier this year in parts of the country. ACTED as the water and sanitation and hygiene lead actor in Doro, Kaya and Gendrassa Camps in Maban, took swift action to avert any chances of a break out in the camps and to minimise the risk of diseases.
The children, all refugees and mostly from Syria, filed awkwardly into the unfamiliar school. With its lush grounds and English posters on the walls, it was starkly different from their government-run public school in an outer suburb of Beirut.
UNICEF is supporting the Government of Angola and UNHCR to resettle refugees from existing reception centres which are near capacity to an identified new settlement site in Lovua. Relocation has not yet commenced.
UNICEF and partners have constructed 108 latrines and 92 shower units to improve sanitation and hygiene conditions benefitting 5,700 people, and reached 16,729 refugees with hygiene promotion messages.
The Fall Armyworm infestation continues to destroy meher crops across 233 woredas in six regions, and it is spreading at an alarming rate.
First quarter Therapeutic Feeding Program admissions exceeded HRD projections.
The number of irregular Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has reached 35,000 (of an estimated 750,000 irregular Ethiopians residing in KSA) as the Amnesty period ends this week.
Government of Ethiopia is negotiating for an extension to the amnesty period.
Date of information: 26 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.
Lebanon has submitted its Country Strategic Plan (2018-2020) for approval at the upcoming session of the WFP Executive Board in June.
Assistance to vulnerable Lebanese under the National Poverty Targeting Programme commenced in May.
In May, WFP resumed life-saving assistance to over 60,000 Syrians stranded at the north-eastern border with Syria, the Berm, for the second time this year. The distribution was carried out through a third party contractor. The distribution is complemented with registration through iris scanning being conducted by third party monitors and through UNHCR.
The CO received a mission from the Adaptation Fund from 30 April-3 May 2017 to document success stories from the Climate Change project. The mission found the work very impressive, and will be documenting the project’s stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming approaches as best practices in a knowledge product for guidance on Adaptation Fund projects.
WFP provided monthly assistance to 1.6 million Iraqis and 55,000 Syrian refugees in May 2017. In addition, ready-to-eat food was distributed to support 400,000 people, mostly from western Mosul.
Purchasing power remains a challenge for many families in eastern Mosul. Many people are going into debt to buy items from shops and markets, which have rebounded quickly in secure neighbourhoods.
In the former Kasai region, 55,000 new IDPs who have fled violence were recorded in Tshikapa, Kasai province so far in June. Ethnic violence has been reported, with concerns about Bana Mura, a militia backed by the government, targeting Luba and Lulua. For those that fled violence between Batwa and Luba in Haut-Katanga, the humanitarian situation is dire: extremely high WASH, food, shelter, and education needs are reported in Kalemie, Tanganyika. In Nord-Kivu, tensions are increasing. A new coalition of armed groups attacked Beni on 22 June.
Earlier this month, Britain’s Prime Minister called for human rights laws to be overturned if they were to "get in the way" in the fight against terrorism.