REACH is an initiative of the Geneva-based association IMPACT, implemented with ACTED and UNOSAT in the framework of a global agreement between the 3 organizations. REACH aims at facilitating planning by aid actors through the provision of assessment, database and mapping services in countries that are in crisis or at-risk of crisis.
The Government of Iraq (GOI) re-established control of Telafar from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in August 2017, after the city had been held by the group since June 2014.1 At the time it was retaken, the city and surrounding areas had almost completely emptied of people.
Since then, approximately 60,000 – 80,000 residents have returned, which is estimated by local officials to be around 30-40% of the pre-June 2014 population.
Famine was declared in South Sudan’s Unity State counties of Mayendit and Leer in early 2017. Although this Famine was constrained through increased humanitarian assistance, subsequent updates from the Integrated Phase Food Security Classification (IPC) for South Sudan have continued to highlight the risk of Famine in different parts of the country. The January IPC update estimated that 5.3 million South Sudan are facing crisis and emergency acute food insecurity.