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17 Jan 2019 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:
Herat:
Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;
• 29,489 families verified through profiling by site management agencies in 10 settlements

17 Jan 2019 description

Bruxelles, le 16 janvier 2019

Alors que le nombre de personnes frappées par des crises humanitaires dans le monde ne cesse de grossir, l'UE a adopté pour 2019 un budget initial annuel pour l'aide humanitaire sans précédent, d'un montant de 1,6 milliard d'euros.

Entre conflits régionaux de longue durée au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique et incidence grandissante du changement climatique sur la planète, les crises humanitaires s'aggravent, tandis que les combats compromettent le bon acheminement de l'aide aux plus nécessiteux.

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 16 January 2019

As more and more people face humanitarian crises worldwide, the EU has adopted its highest ever initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.6 billion for 2019.

From long-lasting conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, to the growing impact of climate change worldwide, humanitarian crises are worsening and conflict threatens aid delivery to those most in need.

15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 1,4141 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
  • 13,511 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2019
  • 630 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
  • 7,790 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
  • 205 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
  • 5% of returnees from Iran (419 individuals) assisted
  • 75% of returnees from Pakistan (154 individuals) assisted

Return from Iran

14 Jan 2019 description

GHULAM...
...is running out of options. During the past few months, rain has refused to fall. He watched his land turn into dust and his livestock die. Like hundreds of thousands of others, he has brought his family to the city of Herat, set up small camps by the roadside and trying to survive.

Over 260,000 people have so far been displaced by drought across four provinces in western Afghanistan and Herat province is one of the worst affected areas.

14 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More people in Afghanistan need humanitarian/protection help in 2019 compared with December 2017.

  • Top 2019 HRP priorities include restoring livelihoods and rehabilitating trauma victims back into society.

  • This year, there will also be an emphasis on rolling back food insecurity and on mitigating risky, negative coping mechanisms.

  • Acute food insecurity has risen by 30% in just five years – potentially affecting 13m people in Afghanistan over 2018.

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%.

11 Jan 2019 description

Rainfall brings relief to dry conditions across South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Angola

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. An erratic rainfall distribution since the Short-Rains season has caused large seasonal dryness in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Continued below average rainfall since October has resulted in significant moisture deficits throughout southern Africa.

  3. Several consecutive weeks of poor rainfall has led to anomalous dryness across Madagascar.

10 Jan 2019 description

Highlights
- 805,850 total returns from Iran and Pakistan between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 773,125 total returns from Iran between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 32,725 total returns from Pakistan between 01 Jan—31 Dec 2018
- 5,721 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran between 01 – 05 Jan 2019
- 425 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan between 01 – 05 Jan 2019
- 4% of returnees from Iran (226 individuals) assisted
- 84% of returnees from Pakistan (357 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

10 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

6,000 new IDPs reported this week.

Food cluster reached nearly 287,000 people in need in 11 provinces with 2,614 metric tons (mt) of food and US$ 460,000 in cash transfers.

A total of 349,794 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Key numbers of the past week:

6,015 new IDPs reported in the past week

349,794 total verified IDPs in 2018

377,096 people assisted in the past week

Countrywide conflict displacement

08 Jan 2019 description

In 2018, Afghanistan has experienced severe droughts, especially in the northern and western parts. At the request of the Afghan side, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) established a special service channel for Afghanistan on the World Meteorological Centre (Beijing) portal.

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

  • Nearly 1.4 million drought-affected people were assisted in November 2018 with 15,000 metric tons (mt) of food and US$595,000 in cash transfers to cover food needs.

  • Prepositioning of 12,000 mt of food and nutrition supplies for 499,000 people is underway before winter sets in.

  • US$71.8 million are required for the next six months (December 2018 – May 2019).

Operational Updates

04 Jan 2019 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher, Similar, or Lower. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

03 Jan 2019 description

Drought continues to develop across Kenya, Somalia, and southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Poor rainfall distribution since the beginning of the Short-Rains season has caused large moisture deficits in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

  2. Insufficient rainfall since October has resulted in early-season drought across South Africa, Lesotho, and Botswana.

  3. Several weeks of poor rainfall have caused dryness in central and western Madagascar.

03 Jan 2019 description

Key issues in the past week:

1, 500 new IDPs reported this week.

Food cluster reached nearly 577,000 people in need in 25 provinces with 6,200 metric tons (mt) of food and US$1.26 million in cash transfers.

A total of 343,000 people have been verified as displaced by conflict in 2018.

Countrywide conflict displacement