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21 Jan 2019 description

Although we are looking back on our successful fight against the looming famine during the 2016-2017 season, the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the last six months demonstrates the continued unpredictable and volatile context in Somalia. While the unexpectedly plentiful Gu rainy season (April-June) led to an overall improvement in the food security outlook country-wide, it also brought severe flooding across vast areas of southern and central Somalia.

21 Jan 2019 description

Key figures:

24M people in need

3.9M displaced

81% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees

1.2M IDPs given in-kind or cash assistance in 2018

Funding in 2018

USD 198.6 M required for 2019 operations

USD 35.4 M received as of 9 January 2019

Emergency assistance

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

17 Jan 2019 description

During the month of December 2018, 3,637 persons from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi arrived in Uganda, with the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the DRC.

Refugees from South Sudan continue to report fleeing primarily out of fear of attack by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post-election violence.

16 Jan 2019 description

General update

CCCM partners conducted a mapping of community governance structures and the formation of 20 camp management committees for targeted sites in Sool.

Members of the committees were selected by the community to be representative of all aspects of the displaced population including women, elders, youth, traditional leaders and minority groups.

16 Jan 2019 description

General update

The CCCM Cluster conducted a three day Introduction to Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training for 25 partners working in Banadir and Afgooye. Partners are implementing CCCM projects in 75 IDP sites in the Banadir region.

Data collection for the second round of the Detailed Site Assessment has kicked off. 29 districts have been covered so far, with another 8 districts planned for December.

15 Jan 2019 description

A new Global Compact on Refugees has been agreed upon by UN members states. The compact will further guide the roll-out of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Ethiopia, and across the world.

Two multi-dollar investments were made by the global fund ‘Education Cannot Wait’ and the African Development Bank in December which have potential to further the Global Compact and CRRF agenda in Ethiopia.

15 Jan 2019 description

Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering 905,831 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 August 2018.

Approximately 231,000 of all the refugees in Ethiopia, have gone through the comprehensive (L3) registration, helping to develop a system to better manage and assist refugees.

13 Jan 2019 description

Key figures:

24M people in need

3.9M displaced

81% of IDPs displaced for more than one year

1M IDP returnees

1.2M IDPs given in-kind or cash assistance in 2018

Funding in 2018

USD 198.6 M required for 2019 operations

USD 35.4 M received as of 9 January 2019

Cash assistance

11 Jan 2019 description

CLUSTER SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

SO1: Contribute to the protection of newly displaced people and those affected by natural hazards. (NFIs, ESKs)
SO2: Improve the living conditions of the protracted internally displaced persons (Transitional shelters, NFIs)
SO3: Facilitate access to durable solutions for IDPs that are willing to locally integrate or return (Permanent shelters)

NEEDS ANALYSIS

11 Jan 2019 description

KEY INDICATORS

  • 2,202 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – December 2018

  • 1,647 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

  • 53,510 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

11 Jan 2019 description
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At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.

08 Jan 2019 description

Baidao – Tens of thousands of drought and conflict displaced Somalis received shelter materials and non-food item (NFI) kits distributed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia last month.

The distribution of basic necessities like kitchen sets, blankets, jerry cans, plastic sheeting, wood and tools to 8,560 internally displaced families in 153 camps began on 11 December.

03 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• No Ebola case has been reported in Uganda despite the persistent influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and regular trade activities across the DRC/Uganda border. This is largely attributed to the intensive Ebola prevention and preparedness efforts by the Ministry of Health and partners, including UNICEF. Over 100,000 people, including 35,000 children, were reached with messages on signs, symptoms, prevention and control of Ebola by UNICEF and the Uganda Red Cross Society.

31 Dec 2018 description

January: Pushing for access in Syria

Despite enormous challenges, OCHA and other humanitarian organizations continued to press for access in war-torn Syria, reaching an average of more than 5 million people in need each month in 2018. Syria continued to face protection and access challenges in areas such as Idlib, eastern Ghouta and southern Syria. More than 1.5 million people were newly displaced in 2018 as the crisis entered its eighth year.

28 Dec 2018 description

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians (3,607,563 individuals) who are granted temporary protection (TP) status. In November, more than 17,000 irregular border crossings on entry and exit from the country were recorded, 18 per cent decrease compared to 20,865 registered in October 2018.

28 Dec 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

The Somali Cash Consortium, in partnership with REACH, is currently preparing the publication of a comprehensive report on the spending patterns of Somali households who received a total of 18 million dollars of life-saving cash transfers in 2018. Through thousands of surveys and focus group discussions, the report shows that an overwhelming portion of the received cash was spent on food, water and firewood − items integral for sustaining life.

22 Dec 2018 description

The UN Refugee Agency has been working in Ukraine since 1994 and established a country office the following year. A host country agreement was signed in September 1996.

Ukraine acceded to the 1951 Convention relating to the status of refugees and the 1967 Protocol in 2002. A 2011 law regulates the treatment of refugees and other persons of concern in Ukraine.

In 2013, Ukraine acceded to the two UN Conventions relating to the status of stateless persons (1954) and on the reduction of statelessness (1961).

KEY POPULATION FIGURES

20 Dec 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum

In this issue

  1. Humanitarian Overview
  2. Partners activities in Camps
  3. Partners activities in Host Community
  4. Voice from Jordan
  5. Advocacy
  6. Changing the narrative

Humanitarian Overview