By: Dana Sleiman in Beirut, Lebanon | 29 March 2017 Inside one of the countless low-rise buildings in the Shatila refugee camp, Amina, a 56-year old Syrian refugee, meticulously embroiders fish scales onto cotton fabric.
A thin concrete wall separates her from the hustle and bustle of Lebanon’s decades-old Palestine refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut, which has received a new wave of refugees from Syria since the beginning of the country’s conflict in 2011.
La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure volatile et imprévisible. Dans la nuit du 23 au 24 mars, les villages de Milimari et Naga situés dans le département du Logone et Chari ont été attaqués par les combattants de Boko-Haram qui ont emporté des vivres et non vivres avant de se replier vers le Nigéria après l’intervention des éléments du Bataillon d’Intervention Rapide basé à Fotokol. Aucune perte en vie humaine enregistrée.
- 391 Individuals arrived from Yemen
- 581 Refugee children enrolled in schools
- 671 Refugees supported with health care assistance
- 718 Refugee households provided with cash assistance
- 91 Refugees provided with transport allowance
Sana’a, Yemen, 27 March 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund estimates that the health and protection of more than 2.2 million women and girls of childbearing age are at risk as the conflict in Yemen enters two-years.
Over three million people are displaced because of the conflict, said UNFPA’s representative a.i. Ezizgeldi Hellenov. More than of half of them are women and girls; they are typically those that pay the highest price in any war.”
Interviewee: Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Program
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• On 23 March 2017. humanitarian partners in Madagascar and the Government jointly launched a Flash Appeal for $20 million to provide support to 250,000 vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Enawo.
• Response activities are building momentum, with supplies. additional humanitarian organizations and staff arriving in the most-affected areas of north-eastern Madagascar.
Louise Hunt, Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor specialising in social affairs and international development
“I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast.
Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya trying to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean.
By Aron Lund, Freelance journalist and analyst specialising on Syria, and regular IRIN contributor
This report is issued by the Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes (BNGRC) and the Humanitarian Country Team in Madagascar. It covers the period from 17 to 24 March. The next report will be issued early in April 2017, and will be published every two weeks thereafter.
On 23 March 2017, humanitarian partners in Madagascar and the Government jointly launched a Flash Appeal for $20 million to provide support to 250,000 vulnerable people affected by Cyclone Enawo.
Changes in context:
Mosul, Iraq 28 March 2017: With medical capacities to treat severely wounded people significantly reduced due to conflict and coupled with the increased trend of traumatic injuries amongst civilians, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health has opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba.
28 March 2017 – More than 14 million people in Yemen have no access to health services, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that transportation of medical personnel and treatment for the injured is getting increasingly difficult as this week the fighting enters its third year.
At least 7,719 people have been killed and 42,922 injured since 19 March 2015, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported, but the actual numbers are believed to be higher.
Approximately 74,000 Rohingya s/ Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMNs) from Rakhine State have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as of 23 February, 2017.
New families were spotted in Balukhali, Teknaf and Ukiya host villages. The new arrivals are highly mobile and were reported to be moving between makeshift settlements, upazila and district centres.
Gazans have been suffering severe power shortages for a decade, ever since Israel bombed Gaza’s power plant in 2006. Since that time, Israel has prevented restoration of the plant, impeded infrastructure repairs and upgrades, and compelled Gaza authorities to purchase only Israeli fuel at a price residents are hard put to pay. As a result, power is supplied on the basis of rotation, and residents receive electricity for only four to eight hours at a time.
• According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé (CH) report released in March, more than 50,000 people could experience famine-like conditions across the three most affected states of the North-East region from June to August;
• While humanitarian partners have scaled up emergency response in all sectors, gaps remain and new needs continue to emerge in outlying areas due to population movements and returns;
The floods in Peru continue to put the lives of thousands of children in danger. UNICEF Peru is responding to the crisis and is actively supporting the Government to protect those affected.
With heavy rains continuing in Peru the extent of the emergency is still unfolding, affecting directly at least 285,000 children.
Urban areas are reported to be more severely impacted by the disaster, with the northern town of Piura suffering severe flooding.
Joint rapid response teams reach more than 30,000 children under-five
JUBA, South Sudan, 28 March 2017 – More than one month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 thousand people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.
Thirteen mobile emergency teams, known as the Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism (IRRM), have been deployed to areas of Unity State where more than 100,000 people are living in two famine-affected counties.
This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 25th
Markets and shops are functioning, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.
This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 14th, 16th & 19th.
Markets and shops are functioning with some items available, however there is an insufficient quantity of all basic products such as food, NFIs, water etc.