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20 Sep 2018 description

Conflicts and climatic shocks aggravate current food insecurity in many countries

Some 39 countries in need of food assistance - FAO expects slightly lower global cereal production

20 September 2018, Rome - Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today.

19 Sep 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

19 Sep 2018 description

CHANGES IN CONTEXT

Kachin/Shan

The first half of 2018 has seen increased fighting between the military (Tatmadaw) and different ethnic armed groups in Kachin and northern Shan states, including conflicts in or near civilian areas. This has resulted in the death of more than 20 civilians and (re)displacement of approximately 20,000 civilians since the beginning of the year.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

3,873 mt of food assistance distributed

US613,820 cash based transfers made

US$ 25.96 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements

541,634 people assisted In August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

12,798.02 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2.8 m cash based transfers made

US$ 242.6 m Phase II (March – Dec 2018) total funding requirement for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

US$ 108 m total confirmed contribution for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

US$ 83.4 m six months (Sep 2018 - Feb 2019) net funding requirements for CSP of which US$ 54.8 m is for Cox’s Bazar L3 Emergency Response

18 Sep 2018 description

Over 725,000 refugees fled Myanmar after August 2017. The nutritional status of many refugees was weak due to a poor food security situation they faced in Myanmar, which was exacerbated by emergency conditions in the overcrowded settlements in Bangladesh. The situation especially affected young children and pregnant and lactating women.

17 Sep 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • UNHCR increases community outreach across settlements

  • Helpline assisting refugees find protection solutions

  • Support to host community college with safe water

  • Sanitation mapping ongoing

  • Cyclone preparedness training intensified

  • Registration and verification

  • Refugee arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

17 Sep 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

WFP supports Rohingya refugees with life -saving food assistance through in-kind distributions, e-vouchers, malnutrition prevention and treatment programmes along with essential support to vulnerable members of the host community. WFP and partners are also enhancing self reliance skills among the refugee women and adolescent girls through life skills and vocational trainings.

16 Sep 2018 description

Highlights
- WFP and partners have launched the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) pilot project for refugees, with distributions of cooking stoves and gas cylinders.
- WFP’s response to meet the needs of the Rohingya refugees and the most vulnerable in the host community costs USD 20 million per month.

14 Sep 2018 description
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FUNDING REQUIRED $25.33B

FUNDING RECEIVED $10.19B

UNMET REQUIREMENTS $15.14B

COVERAGE 40.2%

PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M

PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M

COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41

13 Sep 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

12 Sep 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

11 Sep 2018 description

Over 13,009 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise. Shelter upgrades continue, including mid-term and transitional shelter solutions with increased wind resistance. WASH and Health Sector coordination has improved further with relation to sharing information on and responding to reports of diarrheal diseases. Despite integration of GBV concerns into health strategies, post-rape coverage remains low. Child protection services, including for adolescents, also need expansion.

11 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 13,009 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.

11 Sep 2018 description

Category 1 incident reporting: On any day an incident occurs, the Site Management Sector, with technical support from IOM NPM, collates reports received from Site Management Support agencies. A report is then circulated each evening. This provides an overview of incident, needs, and immediate response provided. Please note that information provided through these initial incident reports is preliminary. Numbers are subject to change with more detailed assessment.

11 Sep 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

On 30 May 2017, tropical cyclone (TC) Mora made landfall in the south-eastern part of Bangladesh, with a maximum wind speed of 130 km/h. The cyclone crossed north and several hours later passed through Chattagram division. According to a situation report dated 31 May 2017 of Bangladesh’s Department of Disaster Management (DDM), seven people lost their lives and more than 50,000 houses were damaged in Chattagram (former Chittagong) and Cox’s Bazar districts.

10 Sep 2018 description

On 29 August, damage to Swar Chaung dam in Myanmar’s Bago Region led to flooding across four townships: Yedashe, Taungoo, Oktwin and Kyaut Gyi. Flooding affected at least 85 villages and by 7 September, some 78,500 people from the four townships had to leave their homes. Hundreds of houses were damaged or destroyed, and more than 60,000 acres of farmland were flooded. As of 6 September, flooding had led to the closure of 325 schools, as infrastructure and materials were damaged.

10 Sep 2018 description

Summary

This framework document aims to introduce a proactive approach to assess adaptation needs and encourage timely adaptation. The idea behind this approach is that if an assessment shows that specific policies and practices of stakeholders are at risk of failure due to climate change, corrections are encouraged and losses or damages can be prevented. The approach focuses on identifying whether and when the performance of policies, management, and social-cultural practices drops below a decisive level due to climate change, and adaptation is required.