HUMANITARIAN SITUATION OVERVIEW
• In accordance with the Government’s Strategic direction for the Refugee programming, UNHCR in collaboration with LRRRC has relocated 1,380 refugees to the camps during the week, added to the total of 31,500 refugees. The strategic plan is to relocate 80, 000 refugees by the end of2011.
• In Grand Capemount, two coastal villages were affected with recent high sea wave. As a consequence 42 houses in Tailalor and 16 houses in Kru fishing villages were washed away by the wave. Though no casualties reported, the affected families lost all their belongings including their locally manufactured boats and fishing nets.
• The Humanitarian country team has decided to go for the CAP for the 2012. The CAP process has already begun and sector leads are meeting with partners, donors and relevant ministries for consultation. The CAP workshop will take place on 3rd OCT 2011 that will finalize the Country strategy, objectives, indicators, monitoring mechanism and criteria for the project selection. The final CAP document will be finalized by the end of October 2011.
• The rain which is further expected to intensify in September is worsening the road conditions, making some refugees and vulnerable host populations inaccessible especially in Nimba and Grand Gedeh for delivery of humanitarian assistance. UNMIL road engineers continue to make small repairs and maintenance to clear the muddy roads.
• EHAP 2011 was 48% funded by the end of last week. The Agriculture and Education sectors continue to remain the most underfunded sectors.
• Providing protection to the refugees, meeting the urgent need of safe drinking water, sanitation, food, nutrition, health care and education continue to be the priorities for humanitarian assistance. Health sector is working along with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to minimize the risk of water borne and sanitation related diseases and epidemics during the rainy season. Clothes, blankets and mosquito nets are urgently required for immediate distribution to children and women.