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27 May 2016 description

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 16:49 GMT

Hundreds of people fled the Fallujah area on Friday with the help of Iraqi forces who are fighting to retake the city from the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.

Iraqi forces launched an operation to recapture Fallujah, an IS stronghold located just 50 kilometres (30 miles) west of Baghdad, at the start of this week.

But few of the estimated tens of thousands of civilians inside the city have managed to escape.

27 May 2016 description

L’objectif global de cette évaluation est de procéder à une mise à jour des indicateurs clé de la sécurité alimentaire afin d’appréhender la situation courante de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des ménages, de même que son évolution au cours des 6 prochains mois. Par ailleurs, les informations à produire constitueront des données actualisées de qualité qui seront utilisés lors du prochain atelier du Cadre Harmonisé.

27 May 2016 description

Appeal History:

  • This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 April 2016 for CHF 1,702,895 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to reach 14,767 people (2,954 households) in 6 districts: Magude and Manhiça in Maputo province, Mabalane and Chibuto in Gaza province and Funhalouro and Govuro in Inhambane province. It aims to provide assistance over the next nine months with a focus on interventions on the sectors of food security (carried out through cash) and livelihoods.

27 May 2016 description


Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 98,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

27 May 2016 description


In the month of March 2016, 27,000 people made the journey across the Mediterranean to Greece bringing the total of arrivals in the first three months of the year to 151,400. In 2015, there were 856,000 sea arrivals. UNHCR iniKated a data collecKon and analysis exercise with support from the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) in order to beSer inform the wider community on the profile of refugees arriving to Greece, and improve immediate response and longer term planning.

27 May 2016 description

In 1996, the Taliban movement, a majority of who were religious students from Deobandi madrasas (religious schools) in Pakistan and rural Afghanistan, established a short-lived (4 years) Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. On arrival in Kabul, the Taliban barred women from working at public or private institutions and banned girls from schools. The Taliban regime said that the ban was because of the lack of facilities and security.

27 May 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 May 2016): 156,261

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2016: 1,159

Average daily arrivals during May 2016: 45

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 122

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 60

27 May 2016 description


• Expected losses of 40% in cereal production, representing a deficit of 900,000 tons

• In the southern provinces the harvest will not cover more than 3 to 4 months of food needs. A worsening of food insecurity is expected from July-August.

• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are still critical. More than 120,000 malnourished children reside in the 4 southern provinces.

27 May 2016 description

By Glenn Dolcemascolo

NEW YORK, 27 May 2016 – Indigenous peoples have spotlighted the need to take their concerns into account when it comes to reducing disaster risk, notably for members of their communities with disabilities.

The devastating wildfires in Canada and the earthquakes that have shaken Ecuador are just the latest reminders of how hazards affect indigenous peoples and also of their role in preparing for, preventing and responding to disasters.

27 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 2016 (IPS) - The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which has played a key role in ensuring maternal health and promoting reproductive rights of millions of women world-wide, is expected to suffer over $140 million in funding cuts by Western donors this year.

Arthur Erken, Director of the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at UNFPA, told IPS some key donors are reducing contributions not only to UNFPA but also to the entire international development community.

27 May 2016 description


  • On 18 May, two aftershocks shook the country with epicenters between the cantons of Quinindé and Muisne in the Province of Esmeraldas, and Pedernales in the Province of Manabí. The first aftershock occurred at 2:57am and another one at 11:36am with a magnitude of 6.7 and 6.8, respectively. The aftershocks resulted in additional damages in Esmeraldas Province. In response, the Government opened new camps in the affected areas.

26 May 2016 description

28,535 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services


All Syrian refugees have access to primary health care facilities. Health services in camps are provided by NGOs and DoH with support from UN agencies. No disease outbreak has been registered. Curative services in camps were implemented in line with national and international standards. A shortage of medicines in public health facilities is still a key concern.


26 May 2016 description

Aperçu de la situation

Le site de Gaoui, situé à 15 km de N’Djamena, a été ouvert en janvier 2014 afin d’accueillir les retournés tchadiens fuyant les violences en République Centrafricaine (RCA). Il compte actuellement quelque 5 200 retournés, en majorité des femmes et des enfants, principalement venus de Bangui.