Global Emergency Overview Weekly picks, 4 April 2018
Up to 15,000 people were affected by torrential rains and strong winds that caused flooding and landslides across the country in March.
Around 1,000 people were displaced and 80 casualties were reported, mostly in Cankuzo and Bujumbura Mairie provinces. Extensive shelter and crop damage was reported across the country. The main needs of the newly displaced and affected populations include shelter and NFIs, food, and WASH.
Since beginning of 2018, some 22,000 Congolese refugees have returned from Zambia to Pweto territory in Haut-Katanga region, though all returnees remain in need of multi-sectoral assistance.
Moreover, the security situation in Pweto territory continues to be of concern: 79% of all protection incidents since early 2018 in Haut-Katanga were registered in Pweto. Health concerns are also growing, with 437 measles cases reported in Haut-Katanga between 1 January and 18 March 2018, more than during the same period in 2017.
Around 53,000 IDPs have arrived in northwestern Syria since 25 March, the majority from Eastern Ghouta. Reception sites and collective shelters in Idleb, Hama, and Aleppo report heavy congestion, urgent WASH needs, and protection concerns due to airstrikes in these areas. The affected governorates already host large numbers of people displaced after governmental offensives in the beginning of 2018.
Next GEO updated on Tuesday 10 April 2018