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25 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.


  • The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.

  • There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.

25 Oct 2016 description
report UN News Service

24 octobre 2016 – À l'occasion d'une séance d'information sur la République centrafricaine (RCA) organisée le 21 octobre, le Vice-Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Jan Eliasson, a déclaré que le pays peut désormais se concentrer sur la stabilisation, la réconciliation et la reconstruction, maintenant que le pays est sorti d'une des « pires crises de son histoire ».

25 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

We, Shana, Daniella and David, Young Reporters from Ituri, went to meet students from one of the schools in Mandro, a town near the city of Bunia. The goal was to immerse ourselves into the movement for the schooling of vulnerable children in Ituri.

Too many vulnerable children in Ituri do not go to school

What can we do so that all children, even the most vulnerable, such as those who have lost their father or mother or whose parents cannot afford school fees, can go to school?

25 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 24, 2016) — Tomorrow’s planned demolition of "The Jungle" camp in Calais should be halted immediately until every child is accounted for and found a safe place to stay.

25 Oct 2016 description
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• Humanitarian Needs Overview foresees that 1.3 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2017.

• The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, protection of the most vulnerable, access to essential goods and services.

• Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale down operations due to lack of funding.

UN and partners launch 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview and Response Planning process

24 Oct 2016 description

South Sudan: Deliberate killings by government troops as UN forces fail to protect civilians

  • Guns turned on civilians
  • Targeted killings and rape
  • UN failure to adequately protect civilians
  • Call for arms embargo

South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, Amnesty International said in a new report launched today.

24 Oct 2016 description


Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015

Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.

Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece

24 Oct 2016 description
report World Vision

World Vision is one of the first agencies to start supporting children at a new camp just 25km (15 miles) from Mosul, as a military offensive to re-take the city continues.

Child protection staff are creating safe spaces for children in the recently-constructed Zelican camp, north-east of Mosul.

The new camp comes as a military operation, announced a week ago, advances towards the city. Aid agencies fear that up to a million people could flee the fighting.

24 Oct 2016 description

Au sommaire

Inondations : plus de18 000 sinistrés p.1 Taux moyen de malnutrition à 30 % depuis 2010 p.2 Rentrée des classes et risque de suspension des repas scolaires p.3 Sensibilisation aux risques de mines p.3 Migrations irrégulières au Mali p.4 Niveau de financement du plan de réponse humanitaire p.6


  • Assistance aux sinistrés des inondations et risques liés à la cure du fleuve

  • Risque de suspension des repas scolaires pour faute de financement

24 Oct 2016 description

In this issue

More than 18 000 people affected by floods p.1 Average rate of malnutrition to 30% since 2010 p.2 Back to school and risk of suspension of school meals p.3 Awareness of the risks of mines p.3 Irregular migration to Mali p.4 Level of funding of the humanitarian response plan p.6


  • Assistance to flood victims and flood forecasts

  • School meals at risk of suspension due to lack of funding

24 Oct 2016 description

New York – In a new report on the situation of children affected by the armed conflict in Colombia, the UN Secretary-General reiterated his full support for the peace process and encouraged all parties to continue to address the impact of conflict on children.

24 Oct 2016 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: October 24, 2016 1:44 PM

Lisa Bryant

Bundled up in jackets and surrounded by suitcases, migrants from Calais’ sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp lined up in the pre-dawn chill Monday for the next step in their European odyssey.

By mid-morning the first busload of mostly Sudanese migrants were bound for Burgundy, some shouting "Bye, bye Jungle,” as their bus drove out of France’s largest slum. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that 2,318 migrants had been evacuated from the camp by day's end.

24 Oct 2016 description


La situation sécuritaire est relativement calme dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord. Toutefois, elle a été marquée par deux tentatives d’incursion de Boko Haram en territoire camerounais dans le département du Mayo Sava, à Magdemé et à Kerawa. Les membres des comités de vigilance ont riposté à ces attaques avec des armes de fabrication artisanale en attendant que la force mixte multinationale n’intervienne pour les repousser. Un combattant BH a été tué.

24 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

During a months-long investigation, IRIN tracked down and spoke to those held in so-called Islamic State’s secret prisons

Tom Westcott
Freelance journalist based in Libya, and regular IRIN contributor

“I have been subjected to immense misery for about nine months for no fault of mine,” a desperate prisoner wrote to his so-called Islamic State captors in the Libyan town of Sirte. “I am sure you are merciful. Please show some mercy and release me from prison especially because I have been very sick and weak.”

24 Oct 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Venezuela: El gobierno arremete contra críticos mientras la crisis se profundiza

Son necesarias medidas urgentes para abordar la escasez de medicinas y comida

24 Oct 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Venezuela: Government Assails Critics as Crisis Deepens: Urgent Measures Needed to Address Shortages of Medicine, Food

24 Oct 2016 description


  • 6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.

  • Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.

24 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.