Summary of population affected and reached with emergency shelter assistance
The entire population of Ambae Island (10,869 people / 2,912 households) was evacuated mainly to the three adjacent islands: Espiritu Santo in Sanma Province; and Pentecost and Maewo in Penama Province. Some people went to the capital city Port Vila independently.
Funding update - Of the 43 MUSD required for the shelter/NFI humanitarian response as per update of the Mid-Year Review, 17.6 MUSD have been mobilized (41%), leaving a gap of 25.4 MUSD.
Approximately 200,000 people are newly displaced since the beginning of the year as a result of the escalating conflict and violence forcing people to flee. Seeking refuge in spontaneous sites and host families, these IDPs are in dire need of NFI and emergency shelter. The crisis has exacerbated the vulnerability of the already 400,000 people displaced since 2013. The magnitude of NFI needs is significantly visible in host communities and IDP sites.
Insecurity situation and sporadic fighting in in Jonglei and Upper Nile States generated significant new IDP caseloads. Thousands of displaced populations are reported taking refuge in Nyirol, Ulang and Maiwut counties, some of them are also reported crossing the border to Ethiopia seeking protection and humanitarian assistance. The cluster partners are responding to the needs of new caseloads while access remains an added challenge hampering the response.