World events - ECHO Daily Map | 12/05/2016
Libya - Conflict
• An escalation of conflict in areas located between Sirte, Misrata, Abu Ghareen and Zedadah, and the declaration of Sirte as a military zone, are causing an increase in displacement from Sirte to Bani Walid, Tarhouna, Tripoli and other cities.
• According to initial estimates, up to 5 560 households have left Sirte and arrived to Bani Walid, Tarhouna, Tripoli, and cities nearby. More households are expected.
Tajikistan - Severe weather
• Mudflows triggered by heavy rains and strong winds affected 11 districts of the Sughd Province in northwestern Tajikistan. At least three persons were killed; approximately 170 houses were severely damaged.
• According to Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations clearing the debris in Panjakent town is urgently needed to avoid further flooding in the town of 33 000 inhabitants.
• Flooding was also reported in the Rudaki district, South of Dushanbe, affecting 1 500 households.
China - Severe weather
• According to official reports, severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds, has continued to affect the southern and south-eastern parts of the country over the past week causing more deaths and damage.
• National authorities report 66 people dead, 10 missing, 95 000 evacuated and over 81 000 homes partially or fully damaged in the provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi,
Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan, as of 11 May.
Ethiopia - Humanitarian situation
• On 10 May, the government and OCHA presented a Prioritisation Statement.
• The total financial requirement of the HRD has been increased from 1.4 billion USD to 1 524 billion USD with immediate priority requirements amounting to around 700 million USD, particularly for emergency assistance in the sectors of food, nutrition and agriculture (seeds and livestock).
Ethiopia - Severe weather
• Abnormally heavy spring rain is currently affecting south-eastern and central Ethiopia, causing floods and landslides as well as dozens of deaths and over 100 000 people displaced.
• The worst affected areas are Somali, Oromia, SNNPR, Amhara and Harari regions. The heavy rain have hampered the dispatching and distribution of food and nutrition supplies, particularly in the Somali region.
Yemen - Conflict
• Media reported that authorities in the South carried out deportations and detentions of Northerners in Aden and other cities in the South of Yemen, with security concerns being cited as a reason.
• According to WHO, 6 444 people dead and 31 091 injured between 19 March 2015 and 30 April 2016 at health facilities. During the month of April, 25 people died and 616 were injured.
• WFP reports that food insecurity remains high with 70% of respondents borrowing from friends or relatives to cover food needs and 60% responding having reduced the number of meals per day.