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18 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

IOM voluntary humanitarian returns from Libya: On 8 August 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reported that it had facilitated the return of 10,950 stranded migrants from Libya through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) Programme, following an important increase in the number of detainees recorded in Libya. Among these, 9,636 were returned to countries in Central and West Africa.

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

884 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1,580,450 cash- based transfers made

US$ 9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 13% of total requirement (US$ 61 M)

236,700 people assisted in JULY 2018

Strategic Updates

15 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rainfall in Hod El Chargui has directly affected an estimated 1 000 households in Bassikounou. This includes 57 households in M’Bera refugee camp, who have been temporarily relocated to community centres.

Humanitarian organisations are assessing the situation under the lead of national authorities. The main humanitarian emergency needs currently identified are shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation.

14 Sep 2018 description

TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.8 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.2 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 350 million

14 Sep 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total 1,329,991 million Swiss francs, representing a reduction by 361,215 CHF over the initial budget of 1,693,785 million Swiss francs. This reduction reflects the new operational strategy of the Mauritanian Red Crescent (MRC) following the geographic repositioning and implementation constraints. The revised Emergency Appeal focuses on Livelihoods and Health activities, with no significant change in the response sectors in relation to the initial plan of action.

14 Sep 2018 description

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

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2019

12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

12 Sep 2018 description

Key figures:

57,144 Malian refugees in Mbera camp

4,879 Malian refugees with specific needs identified

2,381 refugees and asylum-seekers registered in urban areas

5,366 arrivals from Mali at Mbera refugee camp since 1 January 2018

Funding USD 20.1 M required for 2018

Population Movements

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

How to "Transform a Social Norm" is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018) of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change. It complements a more quantitative report, How to Transform a Social Norm, of this phase of the largest global programme on the abandonment of FGM, as called for in Target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

06 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

05 Sep 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

6th world highest child mortality rate

1.46 million people need emergency food assistance from June-Aug 2018 (Food Security Cluster)

275 000 children under five severely malnourished in 2018 (OCHA)

61 400 Malians internally displaced due to violence (OCHA)

138 000 Malian refugees in neighbouring countries (CMP/Gov June 2018)

EU humanitarian funding: €35.35 million in 2018

Introduction

05 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19191

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General commends the people of Mauritania for the peaceful conduct of parliamentary, regional and municipal elections in the country on 1 September, which saw broad participation of political parties.

04 Sep 2018 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

04 Sep 2018 description

There was an overall downward trend in the levels of organised violence and protests on the African continent during the month of August 2018 compared to the rest of the year. There are fewer reported events than is typical for August based on previous years, but this pattern may still be reversed due to reporting lags. Significant developments still spanned a number of countries in August 2018.