On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 800 people and leaving thousands displaced and living in temporary shelters. The category 4-strength storm, with winds gusting to 230 km/h, heavy rain and flooding, caused massive damage to infrastructure, homes and crops in many communities, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases. The country was still vulnerable to disasters, not having fully recovered from the 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic.
Outline of Needs
Total population in the city: 1.5 to 3 million ind
Est. % of IDPs (of total pop.): 25%- 50%
Date of armed group arrival: June 2014
Date of armed group departure: n/a
Humanitarian access: not possible
Month of data collection (2016): September/October
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 92 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.
UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
806,000 people need food assistance urgently.
141,493 displaced people are living in 204 temporary shelters in the affected areas.
774 out of 17,828 schools in the affected areas are damaged or destroyed, leaving 116,000 children out of school.
3,423 suspected cholera cases reported from 4 to 24 October, including 1,065 in Sud and 752 in Grand’Anse Departments
SUIVI DE LA REPONSE HUMANITAIRE 2016
The national SMART nutritional survey conducted in August-September 2016 reveals global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 11.9% and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 2.6%, which are above the alert and emergency thresholds, respectively.
Since January, 127,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for therapeutic care, reaching 66% of the fixed annual target (193,943).
Over 10,500 people are currently displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. Partners are providing emergency assistance in camps and host communities. The majority of displaced people are sheltering in host communities.
Population movements are fluctuating as the front lines move, including people returning to their homes following improved security conditions in the immediate area.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
The nutrition situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, exacerbated by economic situation and weakened national systems, putting millions of Yemeni children and their families at risk of losing access to basic services.
Ce rapport est produit par le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) en Haïti en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il est publié par OCHA Haïti et couvre la période du 21 au 24 octobre 2016. Le prochain rapport sera publié le 26 octobre.
900 000 personnes ont besoin de vaccination contre le choléra dans les zones le plus touchées.
894 057 enfants parmi les 2,1 millions de personnes touchées
Global Handwashing Day was celebrated on 15 October. UNICEF is supporting the celebration across the country during the month. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG), 500 members of 10 school hygiene clubs underwent refresher training in hygiene promotion.
Key priorities highlighted by the Inter-Ministerial Task Force (IMTF) for emergency response in the north east are food, nutrition, primary health care, WASH, education, recovery and resettlement with livelihood support.
In total 105,285 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic feeding programmes in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, reaching 26 per cent of the target for 2016 (398,188).
By Atif Khurshid
25 October 2016
Recently I visited a primary school in Basra as part of a UNICEF team. As our plane landed at Basra airport by night, I could see flames shooting out of the oil wells that dot the landscape. Basra, which used to be best known for its port – Sinbad the Sailor journeyed from there – is now synonymous with oil.
• After a short-lived cessation of hostilities in Syria in September, Aleppo has witnessed an unprecedented level of violence, particularly in the East of the city, where scores of civilians were killed and infrastructure, including water and health facilities, were repeatedly attacked. East Aleppo has not received UN humanitarian aid since early July.
900,000 people are expected to need vaccinations in the most affected areas
894,057 children are among the 2.1 million affected people
13,650 women will give birth in next 3 months in the areas affected by the hurricane and 15 per cent will have birth complications.
806,000 people need food urgently.
116,000 children are out of school.
DEBAGA CAMP, ERBIL, 24 OCTOBER, 2016 – There are more than 16,000 children in Debaga Camp, displaced from various areas in northern Iraq. Many of these children have lived under the so-called Islamic State and walked long hours with their families to reach safety. On a UNICEF visit to the camp this week to look in on our child-friendly spaces, schools and vaccination facilities, the children rushed towards us, held our hands, and did not stop talking. It is time their voices are heard. These are some of their stories. ….. Maher, 14, has been in Debaga camp for just 15 days.
This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.
The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.
There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.
In order to support management of the humanitarian response in Ethiopia, sectors have identified a set of response and contextual indicators. The monthly data provided against those indicators by the sectors has been visualized in the following info graphics. These visuals will help understand how the drought response is progressing and identify where issues are developing so that proactive measures can be taken