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18 Jan 2018 description
report Médecins du Monde

Depuis l’été dernier, les équipes de Médecins du Monde présentes autour du Parc Maximilien rapportent régulièrement les violences, intimidations et confiscations dont sont victimes les personnes qu’elles rencontrent. Avec en moyenne deux témoignages chaque jour, l’organisation pointe un problème récurrent et inquiétant. Médecins du Monde craint que les nouvelles actions policières annoncées par les autorités ne mènent à une augmentation de ces violences, et appelle le ministre Jambon à lancer une enquête.

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

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18 Jan 2018 description

"Needs have gone through the roof for the whole of the humanitarian system, and donors really can't keep up with these increased needs."

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in east Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday.

17 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Overall, the 2017 rainy seasons in Djibouti performed well, supporting pasture regeneration, increasing water availability and leading to near-average vegetation conditions. While the ongoing October-to-February rains are slightly below average to date, most households are experiencing improved food access due to a seasonal increase in access to milk and other livestock products, according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

17 Jan 2018 description

Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.

Major developments

A whole-of-society approach – a new improved way of UNHCR response

16 Jan 2018 description
report Igarapé Institute

How can states that contribute troops, police, and civilians to peacekeeping operations learn from one another about training for such deployments? Although TCCs/PCCs have historically operated in a relatively isolated fashion, new networks of exchange are helping to drive innovation, including through trans-regional South-South cooperation.

16 Jan 2018 description

ETHIOPIA

Almost 900,000 people have been displaced since September in Oromia-Somali region due to conflict. There is limited humanitarian response. IDP children are particularly impacted by the crisis: over 84,000 children do not have access to education and up to 14,000 have been separated from their families. 120,000 under-5 children and 20,000 pregnant and lactating women are in need of nutrition assistance.

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SOMALIA

16 Jan 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 54 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
- Chikungunya in Kenya
- Cholera in Malawi
- Cholera in Zambia
- Suspected Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
- Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

16 Jan 2018 description
  • Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 December 2017.

  • Since January 2017, 109,851 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, mainly from South Sudan (over 75,400), Eritrea (over 25,200) and Somalia (almost 6,700).

  • Ethiopia formally launched the CRRF, paving the way for the implementation of the nine pledges it made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in September 2016 in New York.

16 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

The rise in man-made, protracted emergencies means millions are at risk of starving around the globe this year

It’s a difficult new year for the humanitarian system and those reliant on it: a near-record number of people are in need and yet a yawning funding gap will limit what assistance can be provided.

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15 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

3.3 million people are experiencing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity

1.2 million acutely malnourished children expected in 2018

1 in 7 children dies before age 5

2.1 million internally displaced

Over 870 000 Somali refugees in neighbouring countries (sources: FEWS NET, FSNAU, UNHCR, UNICEF)

EU humanitarian funding: €119 million in 2017

Introduction