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21 Feb 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Ayan looks content as she winds up her night shift at Duruqsi Mother and Child Health Center (MCH) in Somaliland. She had just referred a pregnant woman with complications to Buroa Hospital. The woman is among those affected by drought, which has affected many parts of Somaliland.

“The woman started having fits while she was in labour. She was in a critical condition and could have easily died if we did not respond quickly,” said Ayan, adding: “Fortunately I am trained to handle such kind of emergencies.”

21 Feb 2017 description

2016 Key Figures

1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world

28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)

15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)

24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)

32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

75,271
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 Jan

1,509,462
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 January 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

262,560
Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,862 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

159,053
The camp population as at 31st January 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

1,532
Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in January 2017.

19,402
The population hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement as at 31st January 2017.

20 litres
The per capita water consumption per person per in Kakuma refugee.

FUNDING

20 Feb 2017 description
report Save the Children

More than one million children in war-torn South Sudan risk starvation, Save the Children is warning, as a famine is declared in the country’s Unity State.

The latest government and Famine Early Warning Systems figures predict that 4.9 million people (nearly half the country’s population) will be in a food crisis across the country, many of them close to famine level, between now and April. This includes at least one million children. That figure is expected to jump to 5.5 million people at the height of the lean season in July.

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Even though security remains a challenge, access continues to open up into more remote areas of the Far North region. Through its partners, UNICEF was able to reach displaced children on the border with Nigeria, providing them with nutrition, primary health care, education and child protection services.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.

  • The WFP is assisting 945,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the northwest and southwest regions.

Operational Updates

Refugees

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP reached a record 4 million people with food and nutrition assistance in South Sudan – the highest number on record since South Sudan’s independence in 2011.

  • In response to rising urban food insecurity, WFP and World Vision launched an urban poor cash response in Juba through which 42,000 people will receive cash based transfers and skills training.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 5.6 million people will be in need of humanitarian assistance, under the 2017 Humanitarian Requirement Document. 2.7 million children, pregnant and breast-feeding women will be in need of specialized nutritious food.

  • The relief operation urgently need funding to provide critical food assistance to the drought affected population in the Somali Region.

Operational Updates

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to newly arrived Ethiopian asylums seekers, already existing refugees and vulnerable local populations in drought-affected and urban areas continues to be undermined by limited funding.

Operational Updates

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of a WFP developed, multi-dimensional approach to nutritious school meals, a school garden is established in Nadhour, Zaghouan governorate. Trees have been planted, and the irrigation system and a greenhouse have been set up. The garden will supply the school canteens with fresh home-grown vegetables.

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

655,732 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half children growing up in exile

61,405 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half originating from the Baghdad Governorate

38,000 Work permits issued over the past year to Syrians in a livelihoods initiative supported

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

20 Feb 2017 description

New York, 16 Feb 2017- Six women and a girl were killed and dozens of people were wounded as a result of an alleged airstrike, which hit a funeral in the Arhab district of Sana’a Governorate yesterday afternoon.

20 Feb 2017 description

Hanna Röth, Zina Nimeh and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Key messages

  • Around 655,000 Syrian refugees are currently registered in Jordan and are unlikely to return to Syria in the near future. With many living outside camps, they struggle to meet basic needs such as shelter and food.

  • Vulnerable Jordanians benefit from various government-run social protection schemes depending on the type and extent of their vulnerability, but these programmes do not support refugees in need.

20 Feb 2017 description

Anglican Bishop Paul Yogusuk said soldiers had attacked at least five women and girls a week ago following a deadly ambush on a military convoy

By Denis Dumo

JUBA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations that soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters on Sunday, after a week of high-level army resignations by officers citing rampant abuse.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

20 Feb 2017 description

Provincial officials in eastern Afghanistan say 11 members of an Afghan family have been killed by a grenade attack on their home.

Authorities say the dead were all civilians and the victims included women and children.

Sarhadi Zwak, the spokesman for the governor of Laghman Province, told RFE/RL that unknown gunman late at night on February 19 threw two hand grenades into the family's home in the province's Baad Pakh district.

Zwak said 10 of the family members were killed inside their home.