Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 28 August 2018

from Assessment Capacities Project
Published on 28 Aug 2018 View Original


From 26-27 August, at least five people were killed and 33 wounded during clashes between armed groups responding to the Government of National Accord.

The groups appeared to be fighting for control of some strategic areas, such as the international airport region.

A resumption of violence in Tripoli could further hamper humanitarian access in the country as most aid organisations that have returned to the country since June operate from the city.

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The arrival of hundreds of IDPs in Bama LGA, Borno state, due to insecurity and poor living conditions places pressure on the availability of shelter.

From 8-14 August, 671 arrivals and three departures were recorded in Bama LGA, of which 478 arrived at Government Senior Science Secondary School (GSSSS) camp. In total, 5,000 people were in need of shelter in GSSSS camp as of July.

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Heavy rains and flash floods have affected West Kordofan, Kassala, and Darfur states since late July, resulting in the displacement of more than 50,000 people.

Thousands of houses have been damaged along with infrastructure, including a bridge linking North and South Darfur.

Emerging humanitarian needs also include WASH, health, nutrition, and education. 

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