- UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
From July onwards, WFP will start ration reduction for relatively better-off IDPs in northern Shan, who have access to additional income sources.
WFP will discontinue relief assistance for 2,800 better-off Kokang returnees.
UNHCR appeals for additional $115 million for voluntary return, reintegration of Somali refugees from Dadaab camp
Plan also includes the relocation of 31,000 refugees to Kakuma and verification of camp population
Tuesday 26 July 2016
'The smell of blood and gunpowder fills the air': Aid workers in Aleppo and Idlib say tens of thousands of children are at risk as crisis escalates
Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.
Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.
The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed the cholera outbreak.
As of 25 July, a total of 294 suspected cholera cases including 17 deaths have been reported nationwide, with the majority reported in Juba County.
Latrines in the UN House Protection of Civilian (POC) sites are filling up fast as a result of the regular rains; keeping up with desludging of the latrines is a key to maintain adequate sanitation.
UNICEF is addressing it with intensified desludging work.
At around 5pm on 08 July, fighting erupted in Juba between members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA-In Opposition (IO). Over a period of four days, hundreds of people were killed, tens of thousands of people were displaced, and millions of dollars’ worth of humanitarian assistance was looted or destroyed. This Situation Update provides an overview of the first two weeks of the crisis and the protection impact on the civilian population.
Context and Chronology
There is a significant increase in the number of students applying for secondary schools in camps north of Nyala in South Darfur, amid a shortage of schools. New displacement from Jebel Marra seems the main driver.
The camp coordinator of Otash camp told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that Otash has only one secondary school for all children in the camp against at least 15 primary schools. He estimated that more than 90,000 people live in Otash.
· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.
POPULATION OF CONCERN
247,339 Syrian refugees
newly registered children provided psychosocial services
Increase in the number of Syrian refugee cases being reactivated.
persons are still waiting for decisions by resettlement countries following submission for resettlement in 2015
1. The present report is the twenty-ninth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requests the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
- WFP requires additional resources before the end of July to provide school meals to 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural and suburban areas near of Djibouti-city. The new school year begins in September. Without additional funding at the start of the school year, in September, school attendance will most likely be affected.
• The UN and partners coordinate rapid response to IDPs fleeing Sirte as clashes fuel further displacement.
• US$12.2 million needed to continue life-saving food assistance after September.
• Health supplies and medicines reached hospitals in response to acute health crises.
• 1,728 conflict affected children enrolled in non-formal education in Benghazi.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Aleppo City cut off from humanitarian assistance
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Menbij as fighting continues
Multiple attacks on hospitals in Aleppo and Idleb governorates
Airlifts of humanitarian supplies to Qamishli commence
An estimated 2.9 million children aged 5 and under know nothing but conflict
One out of three children under five not reached by routine vaccination
The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.
The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.
Choléra dans les zones de santé de Nyemba et Kalemie : plus de 600 cas enregistrés en moins d’un mois.
Environ 6 000 personnes ont fui leurs villages suite à l’insécurité dans le Territoire de Nyunzu.
Au moins 1 700 personnes sont sans abris dans les territoires de Kongolo et Manono suite aux incendies.
Aperçu de la situation
32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015
17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014
120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015
591,224 New displacements since January 2015
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.
In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.