Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 27 November 2018
15,000 people in Ninewa province and 10,000 people in Salah al-Din province are in need of assistance after severe flooding from 22 November. Thousands of people including many IDPs are displaced. Humanitarian needs include food, NFIs, and shelter, as well as safe drinking water and medicine but bridges and roads are inundated and blocked by debris, hampering response. Other provinces across Iraq also face access constraints due to floods, including Missan, Wasit and Basra provinces.
Boko Haram attacked a drilling company and kidnapped 15 women in Toumour on 22 and 23 November. These are the first major incidents since a BH attack killed 10 soldiers in Bla Brin in July. Almost 250,000 people are still displaced in Diffa region including around 119,000 refugees and more than 100,000 IDPs after they fled BH violence. Access remains fragile due to insecurity and the State of Emergency in effect since February 2015.
Over 800 families (around 4,800 people) have been displaced by clashes between armed pastoralists in Galgaduud region, central Somalia, since mid-November. IDPs are camping in the open in Galinsoor and Deqlo villages and relying on support from villagers. Humanitarian needs include shelter, food and water. Host communities and local authorities are struggling to respond adequately and have called for assistance.