Drought conditions prevail in Puntland as well as several parts of Somaliland, central and southern regions. Water shortages are reported in all drought-affected regions, increasing the risk of an acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak. With populations on the move in search of water and pasture, an estimated 35,000 children are at risk of dropping out of schools. The drought will further aggravate the malnutrition crisis with an increase in enrolment in nutrition programmes.
For more than five decades, the armed conflict in Colombia has prevented the country’s youth from building a future. Now, they might soon be given a seat in the classroom.
In Colombia’s rural areas, the armed conflict has prevented children and youth from attending school, according to a new report by the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
“Getting these children back to school will be key to secure peace and stabilisation in Colombia,” said NRC’s country director in Colombia, Christian Visnes.
The majority of the IDP and returnee households in all five assessed districts of Kabul province (Bagrami, Deh Sabz, Kabul, Qarabagh and Surobi) access their food through credit, reliance on friends and family or from humanitarian assistance. Only a few purchase food with cash.
Returnees seem to have more diverse sources of income than IDPs, who rely almost exclusively on casual labour. Several returnees reported being engaged in smallscale farming/gardening and small business activities such as petty trade.
POPULATION TOTALE 20M
PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 1,9M
PERSONNES CIBLÉES 1,5M
BUDGET (US$) 271M
# PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES 129
LE COORDONNATEUR HUMANITAIRE
Un enfant sur quatre est confronté aux conflits ou catastrophes
Environ 535 millions d’enfants, soit près d’un sur quatre, vivent dans des pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes. Ils sont souvent privés de soins médicaux, d’une éducation de qualité et d’une nutrition et d’une protection adéquates, affirme aujourd’huil’UNICEF.
An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a tangible commitment from SPLM-N to seek real solutions to protecting the children of Sudan from recruitment in armed conflict.
Of 21 children earlier released from detainment for association with armed movements, 20 have been reunified with their families and one placed in an alternative care arrangement.
• WFP has resumed its school meals programme benefiting more than 7,000 students in 21 schools in Blue Nile State.
• WVI project helps 800 farmers in Blue Nile State increase their sorghum production.
• Preparations underway for establishing El Nimir camp for 11,000 South Sudanese refugees from Western Bahr el Ghazal in East Darfur.
• Aid agencies continue to assist about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in four locations in North Darfur.
WFP resumes school-feeding in Blue Nile State
Following further military advances, GoS forces now also control Al-Sha’ar, Karm Qatrjy, Karm Miyasar, Qady Askar neighbourhoods, as well as parts of the old city of Aleppo.
The population of Aleppo are bracing themselves for an intensification of hostilities and further displacement. The UN and humanitarian partners are also preparing for this scenario.
Nearly 4,000 refugees relocate from Yida to Pamir camp: In Pamir refugee camp, as of 30 November, UNHCR relocated 2,332 refugees from Yida to Pamir including 2,185 refugees previously settled in Yida settlement. Cumulatively, 3,766 refugees have been relocated from Yida to Pamir, including 3,386 individuals previously settled in Yida settlement since opening its opening in September. The total population of Pamir camp now stands at 3,788 individuals (869 households).
Les conflits intercommunautaires ; l’implication des hommes armés
Nord-Kivu : Protection des civils et accès humanitaire, deux défis majeurs.
Le RRMP, seule alternative pour les nouveaux déplacés et retournés.
Le transfert monétaire : pour une assistance flexible
Sud-Kivu : Les conflits intercommunautiaires impactent la protection des civils
The October launch of military operations to retake Mosul from ISIL has forced an additional 84,000 men, women and children to flee their homes. The offensive is part of a wider effort to bring large swathes of Iraq back under Government control.
Military operations in Kirkuk Governorate to the south-east have also triggered new waves of displacement. This adds to an existing humanitarian crisis, which had already forcibly displaced 3.1 million people in Iraq.
Nearly 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in north east Nigeria. If humanitarian assistance is not provided, an estimated 400,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months across the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
The upcoming Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 targets 6.9 million people living in the three most affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, who require immediate, life-saving assistance.
414,552 South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 13 Nov)
1,309,275 Total South Sudanese refugees as of 13 Nov (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
260,453 Refugees in South Sudan
1.8 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
FUNDING (as of 17 November)
Les zones de santé de Kasaji et Sandoa confirmées en épidémie de fièvre jaune
Des cas de choléra continuent d’être rapportés dans la zone de santé de Kilwa, malgré la réponse en cours
La zone de santé de Kinda en alerte nutritionnelle depuis le début de l’année
Besoins et réponses humanitaires
Immense challenges face 150 million people across the Sahel. These include violent extremism, climate change and abject poverty, and a fourth – the demographic explosion that will see the region’s population double in the next twenty years – exacerbates the situation still further. Concerted action in terms of peace and security, trade, development, human rights and humanitarian action are required to help the region’s communities and their governments avert greater insecurity, poverty and migration, and instead reach a more stable and prosperous future.
While Ethiopia battles residual needs from the El Niño-induced drought, below average rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country caused by the negative Indian Ocean Dipole have led to new symptoms of drought. There are expectations of an overall strong harvest in northern and western parts of Ethiopia. Livestock deaths and water shortages are already reported from the primarily pastoral affected areas. In addition, disease outbreaks and food and nutritional insecurity persist in few other pocket areas.
La situation sécuritaire reste volatile sur les régions nord et centre du pays. La criminalité et le terrorisme constituent des menaces réelles contre les populations. A noter aussi la persistance des braquages ciblant aussi bien les humanitaires que les convois commerciaux. Au 30 septembre, le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire (HRP Mali) n’était financé qu’à 29%.
• 82,068 displaced people, over 8,000 returnees and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-retaken areas require assistance.
• As many as one million people are estimated to remain out of reach of humanitarian assistance in Mosul. The humanitarian community is extremely concerned for their safety as reports of food and water shortages continue to emerge.