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23 May 2018 description


• A total of 296 new cases of suspected AWD/cholera with 4 deaths were reported in week 18 compared to 112 cases and2 deaths in week 17

• In Lower Shabelle, new AWD/Cholera cases were reported Afgoye, Lower Jubba while in Banadir new cases were reported in 15 districts in week 18

• A cumulative total of 2,968 cases including 17 deaths have been reported since December 2017

23 May 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MEKUNU continued moving north-west over the Southwest Arabian Sea, strengthening. On 23 May at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 240 km south-east of Socotra Island (Socotra Archipelago, Yemen) and had maximum sustained wind speed of 102 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving toward northeastern Yemen and southwestern Oman, strengthening. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect several areas of Socotra Archipelago, northeastern Somalia, northeastern Yemen and southwestern Oman over 23-28 May.

23 May 2018 description

Protection Mainstreaming brief

Protection Mainstreaming is a shared responsibility of all humanitarian actors to avoid creating or exacerbating protection threats. This note aims to highlight specific issues and provide guidance for the response to Gu 2018 floods.

Humanitarian principles

23 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

Alors que plus de 128 millions de personnes dans le monde ont besoin d'une aide humanitaire immédiate, principalement en raison de la guerre et de la violence, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies a exhorté la communauté internationale à faire davantage pour protéger les civils pris dans les conflits.

António Guterres a lancé cet appel lors d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité mardi, au cours de laquelle il a présenté un rapport décrivant trois façons dont les gouvernements peuvent intensifier leur action.

23 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

22 MAI 2018

Près de 90 intervenants, dont 5 ministres, ont pris part aujourd’hui au débat annuel du Conseil de sécurité sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé, présidé par le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la Pologne, M. Jacek Czaputowicz. Après avoir brossé un tableau très sombre de la situation, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a engagé les États Membres à prendre des mesures concrètes pour asseoir le respect du droit international et inciter les parties à tout conflit à adopter de bonnes pratiques.

22 May 2018 description

22 MAY 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

22 May 2018 description

2017 was unprecedented in terms of the scale of disasters and conflicts that left millions of people in need. Despite the United Nations repeated calls on parties to conflict and Member States to protect civilians, and to stop direct and indiscriminate attacks on civilians and their vital infrastructure, many warring parties continue to flagrantly violate international humanitarian law with impunity.

22 May 2018 description

Thale Jenssen | Published 22. May 2018

Surrounded by a region in conflict, Ethiopia is Africa's second largest refugee hosting country, after Uganda. In addition, conflict, drought and flooding causes displacement inside the country. How are these refugees welcomed?

In January 2018, Ethiopia hosts close to 900,000 refugees, and the number is growing. They are mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. More than 1.5 million people in Ethiopia are internally displaced.

22 May 2018 description
report Save the Children

Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

22 May 2018 description

Tropical Storm expected to cause moderate rains and winds of medium strength along the coastline areas of Bari region in Puntland

A tropical storm has developed in the northern Indian Ocean and is expected to make a land fall in Oman in 3 to 4 days. The storm poses an immediate threat to the shipping lane that links Somalia and Gulf states. Further, it may affect the coastal areas of Bari Region in Puntland in the next 24 to 48 hours.

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


More than 17,479 cholera / AWD cases and 268 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.5%) have been reported in 10 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia accounts for 23.4% of the total case load reported this year followed by Kenya at 22.5%.

21 May 2018 description


• Despite ongoing conflict, humanitarian access to parts of Al-Wazi’iyah and Mawza districts in Taizz Governorate has improved, including from Aden and Al-Turbah City.

• Hundreds of families have fled military operations in Altuhayat District, Al Hudaydah Governorate, with an estimated 705 arriving in Zabid and Al-Garrahi districts.

• Heavy rains affected several governorates in the southern coastal areas as Cyclone Sagar passed the Gulf of Aden, but minimal damage was reported.

21 May 2018 description
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Communication on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

21 May 2018 description


In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

21 May 2018 description

20,000 people were affected by flooding in Djibouti, more than 10,000 people were displaced in Somaliland, and homes and fishing boats were destroyed in Puntland.

"This cyclone left a trail of destruction when it hit Puntland and Somaliland. The storm then continued to Djibouti, where it caused major flooding, not least in Djibouti city. This is the biggest storm to hit the region in years," said Nigel Tricks, Regional Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council.

21 May 2018 description


The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 272,642 individuals as of 18 th May 2018, representing 19% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was reached with 7,901 individuals verified in a single day last week.