IOM Shelter Operations
IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.
Seventieth Session, 19th, 20th & 21st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
As the Palestinian flag was raised outside United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the General Assembly for support to see an independent State of Palestine take its rightful place among the community of nations.
El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.
Over 118,000 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, including both registered and unregistered families. Returns were halted from 24-27 September for the Eid holiday. Humanitarian activities were resumed in Bara on 22 September, after they were suspended due to curfew and search operations following the militants attack on the Air Force camp in Budhaber. The authorities will return families of Tehsil Sararogha from 29-30 September, Tehsil Serwakai from 1-3 October, and families of all Tehsils from 4-10 October.
Heavy monsoon rains together with glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) which started in mid-July caused 238 deaths across Pakistan with highest number of deaths recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) (109 people died as per Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) report). Overall, the affected provinces included KP, Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh.
Situation Report on payment of Return Cash Grant and Transport Assistance to Returnees of Khyber Agency , South Waziristan Agency and North Waziristan Agency as of 22nd September 2015 is given as under:-
Kabul 22 September 2015—President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Monday launched the ‘State of Afghan Cities 2015’ report which presents the first-ever comprehensive and reliable assessment of Afghanistan’s 34 Provincial Capital Cities.
An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to Sarwakai, Sararogha and Tiarza Tehsils South Waziristan Agency from 4 to 7 August 2015. The mission covered a sample of 47 villages that were recently de-notified by authorities. The Government has planned to facilitate the return of some 15,000 to 20,000 families to these areas.
• An estimated 80 to 95 per cent of private houses were damaged due conflict and more than seven years of weather damage.
The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.
Bangladesh: 1.5 million people are affected by flooding, which has displaced around 320,000 people in the areas of Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, and Bandarban. Shelter, WASH and food security are key priorities. 15 out 24 rivers are over danger levels as heavy rainfall continues.
Libya: An estimated 2,244 people have died this year as a result of conflict, and nearly one-third of the country’s population is affected. Humanitarian access remains severely restricted.
Over 113,175 families have returned to FATA since March 2015, which includes both registered and unregistered families.
Returns to NWA continued intermittently with 14 registered families moving in the past week.
Tiarza tehsil in SWA was also opened to returns for the first time since 2009.
After the Eid holiday the Government plans to open SWA and Kyhber returns to all tribes.
Snapshot 9–15 September 2015
Afghanistan: The number of severely food insecure has risen to 1.5 million people, according to a new assessment. 7.3 million people are moderately food insecure. Food security among IDPs is worsening, with around 200,000 people reported to be in need of immediate assistance.
Returns to the Sarwakai and Sararogha tehsils of South Waziristan Agency (SWA) are underway and proceeding as scheduled. Areas of Tiarza tehsil of South Waziristan Agency were de-notified for the first time since 2009. Approximately 4,500 registered and unregistered 4,500 returnees are scheduled to start returning on 14 September 2015. The return of Kamar Khel tribe started from Jalozai camp from 10th September, 2015. Khyber returns are proceeding as normal.
SOS Children’s Villages International is continuing to respond in every possible way to the global humanitarian crisis of refugees and displaced people. Emergency response activities are underway in the Middle East and across Europe, bringing much needed relief to refugee children and their families.
Globally, SOS Children’s Villages is working to prevent the problems that create refugees, to support children and families in their path to safety, and to provide care for unaccompanied children in the destination countries.
The overall situation in the country is returning to normal. Relief camps in Punjab are closed while in Sindh the camps are reducing and people are returning home. The water level at all barrages is normal. There are no predictions of major rains, or associated flooding for the next week.