Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 14 November 2017
Humanitarian organisations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are facing increasing access difficulties.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been told by the Pakistani authorities to close its medical activities in Bajaur Agency. The organisation was told to close another project in Kurram Agency, also in FATA, in September. MSF provided healthcare for more than 40,000 patients in the first nine months of 2017.
Food security crisis in Somalia deepens. 2.4 million people are currently in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and 866,000 are in Emergency (IPC Phase 4).
Further deterioration of food security until May 2018 as the ongoing Deyr rains are projected to be at least 30% below average and the Deyr cereal production is expected to be below-average. Food insecurity affects IDPs in particular: IDP settlements of Mogadishu, Baidoa, Dhusamareb, and Dolow are in Emergency.
Food, fuel and cooking gas prices have increased sharply since the Saudi-led coalition closed Yemen's borders on 6 November. Medical supplies are running critically low and fuel shortage is affecting WASH response to contain ongoing cholera outbreak. Yemen imports more than 85% of its food and medicine.
Saudi-Arabia has agreed to open government-controlled ports in Aden, Mokha and Mukalla, however 80% of imports pass through Hudaydah and Saleef ports, and these remain closed.