Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 20 November 2018
At least 37 civilians were killed during the attack of an IDP settlement in Alindao town, Basse Kotto prefecture. Some 20,000 people were newly displaced as large parts of the camp were burnt down and tensions remain high between UPC fighters and Anti-Balaka militias in the area. Needs include shelter, food, and NFIs.
200,000 people have been newly displaced by ethnic violence along the Oromia-Somali border to overcrowded camps in Somali region since July. Health needs are particularly significant as there has been a measles outbreak in the region since January. Vaccination coverage remains sub-optimal and resources for new IDPs are limited.
Over 7,000 people are displaced in Mugwo county, Yei River state, after clashes between NAS and SPLA-IO in Ondukori village on 16 November. IDPs are in urgent need of food, NFIs, and shelter as they are currently living under trees and others in a school, surviving on yams and wild fruits. In October, active hostilities in Yei River state had a direct impact on humanitarian action and restricted movement, impeding access to relief for IDPs.