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09 Jan 2018 description


Since 27 December 2017 fighting between armed groups in the town of Paoua and surrounding villages, near the border with Chad, displaced over 25,000 people. Around 20,000 people were displaced internally, and 5,600 refugees have been registered in southern Chad as of 5 January 2018. Shelter and NFIs, food, protection and WASH needs are reported among the displaced population. Fighting has ended in Paoua, but continues in surrounding areas.

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19 Dec 2017 description


655,000 Rohingya arrived from Myanmar into Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh between 25 August and 17 December. The influx has placed immense strain on basic services in the area. The population density is extremely high and there is a lack of adequate WASH facilities. There is therefore a high risk of the quick spread of disease. Over 1,300 suspected cases of diphtheria have been reported between 8 November and 15 December.

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11 Dec 2017 description

As of 6 December, 110 clinically diagnosed cases of diphtheria, including six deaths have been reported, with most cases in the Balukhali makeshift settlement (BMS), located in the larger Kutupalong–Balukhali expansion site. Other cases have been detected in Jamtoli and Thangkhali settlements. Low vaccination coverage amongst the camp population increases their vulnerability to the disease, which is particularly deadly for children. Congestion in sites, unevenly distributed health facilities and poor WASH infrastructure facilitate the spread of the disease, particularly during winter.

30 Nov 2017 description


The Humanitarian Overview: An analysis of key crises into 2018 focuses primarily on the crises that are expected to deteriorate in the coming year and outlines the likely corresponding humanitarian needs.

Based on our weekly Global Emergency Overview (GEO), we have identified 12 countries that are likely to face deteriorating humanitarian situations in 2018. We include a further six countries where the crises are already severe and likely to continue in a similar trend.

28 Nov 2017 description


Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation agreement on 23 November, which includes the requirement to provide proof of residence in Myanmar. This will be difficult for many Rohingya considering their statelessness and the loss of documents when they fled.

In Cox's Bazar, the WASH, nutrition, and health situation for Rohingya is poor and a significant increase in the number of measles cases has been recorded, reaching 1,270 as of 18 November.

22 Nov 2017 description

Crisis overview

As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily. This dropped to an approximate average of 3,100 arrivals per day in October (ISCG 05/11/2017; 29/10/2017; 03/10/2017).

22 Nov 2017 description

Crisis Overview

As of 21 November, an estimated 622,000 Rohingya refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh. The influx began on 25 August, after the Myanmar Army launched security operations in northern Rakhine state. In September, an average of approximately 14,500 people arrived daily. This dropped to an approximate average of 3,100 arrivals per day in October (ISCG 05/11/2017; 29/10/2017; 03/10/2017).

21 Nov 2017 description


The access situation throughout CAR has deteriorated between October and November. Violence, physical constraints, and restrictions on movement have affected the delivery of humanitarian assistance, especially in Ouham, Mbomou, Nana-Gebrizi, Haut-Mbomou, Membere-Kadei, Haute, and Basse-Kotto.

IDPs are the most affected by the limited humanitarian access, particularly in Bria where there are over 50,000 IDPs, in Zemio where they are over 20,000, and in Nouffou, as well as civilians and returnees living in Gamboula.

31 Oct 2017 description


607,000 newly arrived Rohingya in Cox's Bazar are in need of WASH assistance, which is impeded by physical access at new sites, overburdened existing facilities and the extremely limited safe water and sanitation facilities at reception areas close to the border.

There is a gap in response targeting for some 636,000 people. Protection is another major concern with 597,000 people requiring assistance including psycho-social support, child protection, and family tracing and reunification.

03 Oct 2017 description


Heavy clashes between government forces and the opposition have been ongoing in Idlib and Hama as of 19 September causing increased displacement. Civilians, the majority women and children, are being targeted by airstrikes in Idlib, leading to 30,000 people displaced in a week according to local sources. Damage to residential areas, hospitals, and schools limits access to shelter, education, and health with at least three hospitals out of service.

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26 Sep 2017 description


Between 27 April and 25 September the number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 738,700 including 2,118 associated deaths. The number of new cases per week at the country level has stabilised since the last week of August, but the waterborne disease continues to infect an estimated 5000 people per day. The five most affected governorates as of mid-September are al Hudaydah, Amanat al Asimah (Sana'a city), Hajjah, Amran, and Dhamar.

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12 Sep 2017 description


Humanitarian assistance is interrupted for at least 28,000 people in Bataganfo, Ouham, following the suspension of the activities of an NGO that was attacked on 7 September. Only MSF is now providing emergency care in the area.

Humanitarian space has severely shrunk in Batangafo since clashes between ex-seleka and anti-balaka resumed at the end of July, and several humanitarian organisations have suspended their operations.

05 Sep 2017 description


Up to 7 million people in Bangladesh need humanitarian assistance due to flooding since August. Priority needs are WASH, food, shelter, and nutrition.

In Cox's Bazar, in the southeast of the country, almost 90,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived from Myanmar following violence in Rakhine state, increasing cross-sectoral needs.

As a result of these developments, Bangladesh is now considered a situation of concern according to the ACAPS classification.

29 Aug 2017 description


The conflict in Rakhine state has escalated following a coordinated attack on police and military posts by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army on 25 August.

Over 5,200 Rohingya have fled violence to Bangladesh but only the most vulnerable where allowed to cross the border while an unknown number have been turned away. The government has evacuated 4,000 non-Muslim ethnic Rakhine villagers from the area due to insecurity. Non-essential UN staff are also being evacuated.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

07 Mar 2017 description


Cholera incidence has almost doubled since mid-February, to 194 per day. Case fatality rates are four times higher in areas that are inaccessible due to Al Shabaab activitiy, at 7% compared to 1.6%.

In Baidoa, Bay, livestock prices are a quarter of the five-year average, and staple food prices are double those of a year ago.

The prime minister says 110 people have died from cholera and hunger over just two days in early March in Bay region.

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